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Parish News Round-up

Thursday March 12 2020

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Anne Robertson from the Aberdeen Fairtrade Steering Committee is pictured presenting the Helen Kelbie Award to the Fairtrade Team at Woodside Parish Church.

The award, in memory of a local Fairtrade campaigner, is in recognition and appreciation of the team’s work, running a regular Sunday morning and early afternoon Fairtrade stall, and promoting Fairtrade in the congregation and community for many years.

The Deacons Court of Stirling St Columba’s Church met for the last time on February 5 2020. The congregation is uniting with that of Allan Park South Church on April 1 to form Stirling Park Church, and will thereafter adopt the Unitary Constitution

The Church has its roots in the disruption of 1843, and was formerly the North United Free Church before the 1929 Union with the Church of Scotland.

At the meeting on February 5 2020, the church’s interim moderator, the Rev Gary McIntyre, paid tribute to those who had served as members of the Deacons Court through the years.

A church elder from Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire celebrated her 100th birthday with a party earlier this month.

A Valentine's Day baby in 1920, Margaret Young was born in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, but her family soon moved to Bishopbriggs. During the second world war, she  was part of the Auxiliary Territorial Service in the Royal Corps of Signals, working in a gun operations room on the south coast. Only very recently she applied for and received a war medal which she now wears with pride.

Margaret became an elder at Cadder Parish Church in 1990 and is still active, fulfilling her Sunday duty team role every six weeks.

Depute Provost Gary Pews, who has known Margaret for a number of years, attended her celebration and presented her with flowers and a card on behalf of the Council and the people of East Dunbartonshire.

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