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Thursday March 21 2019

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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West Lothian Presbytery welcomed Dr Arie Glas, the new Medical Directory of Mulanje Mission Hospital, during his visit to Scotland last week. He takes up this position on April 1, succeeding Dr Ruth Shakespeare, who was West Lothian’s mission partner. Dr Glas spoke to meetings in Bathgate, Linlithgow and Uphall about the work of the Mission Hospital in combating illness and its causes in southern Malawi. Mulanje Mission Hospital traces its history back to the 1890s, when a mission station was established by Church of Scotland missionaries on the slopes of Mount Mulanje.
Picture: Dr Glas speaking in Linlithgow


Ultra-runner Mark Calder, who is running Scotland’s pilgrim routes in aid of Embrace the Middle East, stopped for a lunch break at Bervie Church Centre in Aberdeenshire, where minister the Rev Andrew Morrison presented him with a cheque for £500 from the Arbuthnott Bervie and Kinneff Church World Mission Team. Mark’s latest run was the 95 miles from Aberdeen to St Andrews.
It was one of Andrew’s first official duties as minister, having been inducted to his first charge the night before.


Carrick Knowe Parish Church, a Fairtrade congregation, celebrated the 40th birthday of Traidcraft on Sunday March 10 as part of their Fairtrade Fortnight activities. Suzie Stevenson (fairtrade co-ordinator) and the Rev Douglas Nicol (locum minister) cut a cake decorated with the Traidcraft logo and made from at least some Fairtrade products. This was enjoyed by the congregation after the service where a quiz and a bake sale raised £143 for Traidcraft Exchange who provide the ‘premium’ for the producers to use in community projects. The congregation was reminded of the reason for buying products with the Fairtrade logo and encouraged to continue so producers can receive a fair price for their crops.


Five elders from the Kelso Country Churches in the Presbytery of Jedburgh received long service certificates at services in Roxburgh and Stichill Churches. From left: Robert Duncan, John Elliot, John Logan, James Smith, Oliver Stark.


Parish News Round-up

Parish News Round-up

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Parish News Round-up

Parish News Round-up

A mission partner in Malawi, an ultra-runner, a Fairtrade celebration and long-serving eld...

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Parish News Round-up

Parish News Round-up

A mission partner in Malawi, an ultra-runner, a Fairtrade celebration and long-serving eld...

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