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Parish News Round-up

Thursday January 9 2020

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Members of Crail Parish Church Guild presented Louise from Maggie’s Centre Fife with a cheque for £800 before their Christmas Lunch. The money was raised at the Guild’s Christmas Coffee Morning. Maggie’s Centre, based at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, supports people living with cancer and their families.

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day people from Meadowside St Paul’s and St Andrew’s Churches in Dundee came together for two events.

In the morning a service celebrating Andrew was held in St Andrew’s, featuring a display telling his story from the bible (above).

In the late afternoon activities for children were laid on in the garden of Meadowside St Paul’s, including a torchlight treasure hunt for chocolate fish and finishing with the lighting of sparklers and a candle as a taster for Advent.

Among the antecedents of Meadowside St Paul’s is St Andrew’s Free Church, so this provides a common thread between the two congregations, who were linked a couple of years ago and are currently in the process of looking for a new minister. The St Andrew’s Day celebrations were planned by the Nominating Committee. Among the young participants at the Advent Adventure in the afternoon were members of St Andrew’s Girls’ Brigade and Meadowside St Paul’s Cubs.

Three elders at Hoddom Kirtle-Eaglesfield Church in Dumfries and Galloway were presented with long service certificates of 30 years each. Left to right: Drew Clark, Elaine Irving, Frank Stirling and the Rev Chris Wallace.

Freddy Groundwater, an elder of Stromness Parish Church in Orkney, received a long service certificate marking 50 years as an active elder.


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