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                                                                                                                                 Thursday June 4 2020

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Centenarian Chorister

THE longest serving member of the choir of Hamilton Old Parish Church has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Peter Condie, who was baptised in the  Lanarkshire church, reached the milestone in May.

He joined the choir in 1932 and still regularly takes his place in the tenor section – meaning he has served with the choir over an 88-year period (excluding war service in the RAF from 1939).

The great-great grandfather has been an elder since 1973 and although now inactive has now retired from the office.

He is pictured at the Church in his choir robes.


Online Service Honouring St Margaret

 

EVERY June hundreds of people flock to Dunfermline to take part in a pilgrimage honouring the life of St Margaret, who lived in the Fife town throughout her reign in the 11th century and was known for her piety and charity.

Last year a special ecumenical service opened the day at Dunfermline Abbey, the home of an outdoor shrine to St Margaret, who lived on the site.

The Coronavirus Covid-19 has resulted in the cancellation of this year’s pilgrim visit and procession, but thanks to technology, a special ecumenical service is to take place online, bringing together congregations from the Church of Scotland, local Roman Catholic and Episcopalian churches.

Minister at the Abbey Church of Dunfermline, the Rev MaryAnn Rennie said: “Our congregations have formed new bonds through this annual celebration of the life of St Margaret and we felt it would be good to bring people together again online, even if we cannot be physically present together.

“A special pre-recorded service, including contributions from St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church, Holy Trinity Church and the Abbey Church of Dunfermline, will be broadcast online on YouTube and Facebook Live at 3pm on Sunday afternoon (June 7) – which coincides with when the pilgrims would have entered St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church

“The service will include prayers and readings read by members of all three congregations and a song about Margaret written by Wayne Pearce, minister of Edzell Lethnot Glenesk linked with Fern Careston Menmuir, and will bring all people together with an interest in the life of this saint, whose life and faith was firmly rooted in Dunfermline.”

The service will be broadcast at 3pm on all three congregations’ Facebook pages and on YouTube at www.youtube/c/dunfermlineabbey on Sunday June 7.

 


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