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Parish News Round-up

Thursday December 12 2019

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Ladies from the four churches in Auchterarder (Auchterarder Parish Church and the local Roman Catholic, United Free Church of Scotland and Scottish Episcopal Churches), near Perth, have given out over 700 knitted angels to local people this Christmas.

The initiative was conceived in May, and followed a joint effort to create over 6000 knitted poppies last year.

Marjorie Paton, who initiated the project, said: “On Saturday morning we hung them all over Auchterarder - outside shops, round the town Christmas tree, in the town planters, anywhere we could find. Some of the cafes, shops and library also agreed to have baskets of them to hand out. By teatime they had all flown away, with their message of love which had been placed round their necks (Joy, Peace, Goodwill to Men etc), as a gesture of love to all people. Some shops also took photos of them outside their shop to send to their head office."


Glenrothes: St Margaret’s Church has been bringing joy to the world via knitted angels this Advent! The ladies of the church knitted over 200 angels to which a little gold gift card was attached, giving the message of the angels to the shepherds.


It was celebration Sunday at Forfar St Margaret's when four new elders, including a mother and daughter, were ordained and admitted.

Pictured are (l to r) Mary Coyle, Joanne Whyte, the Rev. Maggie Hunt, Fiona Whyte and Joan Ross.


Four elders with a total of 170 years’ service received long service certificates at Larbert West Parish Church. Joseph Taylor (60 years’ service), Arthur Priestly (50), Mae Marsden (30) and Linda Marshall (30) are pictured with the Rev Julie Rennick.


Jill Pratt was ordained to the eldership in Lumsden Church, in the Presbytery of Gordon. Jill is pictured (centre) with locum minister the Rev Simon Crouch and her fellow elders.


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