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Parish News Round-up

Thursday October 29 2020

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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The Knitting and Crochet Group at Eaglesham Parish Church have created a poppy display extending over the wall of the church and into the attached cottage’s garden.

Three short morning services were held at Cramond Kirk on Sunday October 25 to allow as many people as possible to bid farewell to the Very Rev Dr Russell Barr, retiring after 27 years at the church, and his wife Margaret.

Services were live-streamed to the Kirk Hall for the “overspill” congregation, and also online for those unable to attend in person. Choir members had recorded Russell’s favourite hymn, played during the time for reflection.

Russell and Margaret had already chosen some garden furniture for their new home, and at each service they were presented with specially designed garden cushions featuring Cramond scenes. A commemorative edition of the Kirk magazine ‘The Grapevine’ featuring the highlights of Russell’s time at Cramond, was also published.