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Parish News Round-up

Thursday January 30 2020

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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A dove of peace created by a Fife congregation has been presented to the Scots Kirk in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The dove was created by the Auchterderran Kinglassie congregation following the terrorist attacks on Sri Lankan churches last Easter, and an appeal by then Moderator of the General Assembly, the Very Rev Dr Susan Brown.

The presentation was made by the Very Rev Dr Russell Barr last week.

Scone Company Boys’ Brigade raised £420 for Guide Dogs Scotland through a Christmas card delivery service.

A cheque presentation took place recently to help support the work of the British Legion in Forfar. The money was raised from Christmas visits by Bellshill Salvation Army band to churches in the Forfar area. The cheque, presented by the Rev Brian Mulraine of the Community Church, was received by Tommy Roche, president of the Forfar branch of the British Legion.

Left to right: Major Jim McCluskey of the Salvation Army, Tommy Roche, Margaret Brown, chair and treasurer of Forfar British Legion, the Rev Brian Mulraine of FACT (Forfar Action of Churches Together), and the Rev Maggie Hunt of Forfar St Margaret's, the British Legion chaplain.

The congregation of the Scots International Church Rotterdam held a farewell party for the Rev Derek Lawson, who is retiring this month after four years at the church. He is pictured with his wife Moira.

On Sunday December 22 Peggy Moore retired as a member of the choir at Howwood Parish Church after 74 years. She was presented with flowers and a photo album by the Rev Alistair Shaw.

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