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Parish News Round-up

Thursday October 24 2019

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Visitors from Ghana sang and danced as they shared worship in Greenhills Parish Church where the congregation all wore Kente print scarves. The Africans are part of the Ghanaian community in Glasgow, and they invited Greenhills to join their annual dinner dance for the Ghana Welfare Association. Irene Anderson from the Presbytery of Hamilton spoke of the twinning with Kwahu Presbytery in Ghana.


The Rev Julie Rennick was inducted into Larbert West Parish Church on October 17.

Orchardhill Parish Church, Giffnock, is again hosting a concert in support of the Scottish Huntington’s Association on Sunday December 1, starting at 6.30pm.

This year’s concert features Rock Choir, Falkirk Gaelic Junior Choir and Giffnock Primary School choir. Refreshments and home baking will be served at the interval. A similar event last year was a resounding success and a sell-out.

Tickets at £10 can be purchased online at or call Linda on 0141 848 0308. All proceeds will support families affected by Huntingdon’s disease.

On Sunday September 29 at Dunfermline Abbey Church, Margaret Tait was presented with a Long Service Certificate marking 40 years as an elder. She is pictured with the Rev MaryAnn Rennie.

Eleven elders of Blackburn and Seafield Church in West Lothian were honoured for a total of 399 years of service.

Back row: Keith Burnett (33 Years), Tom Stockman (30 years) Edward Younger (42 years) Robert Dunlop (40 years) Jim Robertson (41 years), Sam Merry (33 years)

Front Row: John McAloon (33 years), Isobel Henderson (32years), Elma Stockman (43 years), Jean Lumsden (42 years), May Shields (30 years) and the Rev Sandra Boyd.

As part of the ongoing bicentennial celebrations of the Abbey Church of Dunfermline, a series of high-profile historical talks by learned academics has been arranged for November 2019. These “Bruce Lectures” will be on consecutive Tuesday afternoons (5th, 12th, 19th & 26th) and then on Saturday November 30. All talks will be in the Abbey itself and will start at 2pm.

The lectures will be:-
Nov 5 – Michael Penman from Stirling University will talk on the finding and reinterring of the Bruce Bones on the anniversary of the reinterment
Nov 12 – Iain Fraser will talk on the Lost Tomb
Nov 19 – Martin McGregor from Glasgow University will talk on the identity of the Incumbent of the Tomb
Nov 26 – Michael Penman will return to talk about his Radar Studies and Findings in Dunfermline Abbey, a long anticipated talk
Nov 30 – Lucy Dean from the University of the Highlands and Islands will talk on Bruce’s Funeral Ceremony and Other Similar Burials.

Entry to each talk is £5 on the door, or a ‘season ticket’ for the entire series will be available for  £20 at either of the first two talks.


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