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Parish News Round-up

Thursday December 10 2020

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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On Sunday November 29, the Rev Ken Froude retired after 41 years ministering to St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy (originally St Brycedale).

A June retirement date had been moved to November to support his congregation through these challenging times.

A place had to be booked for one of his three “last Sundays”, so as many as possible could say farewell. YouTube Live also allowed people to watch at home, and a live feed in the church hall.

During his time, St Bryce has been converted from a traditional large Victorian Gothic building to a flexible, family-friendly worship space as well as a church centre, with coffee bar and meeting rooms.

Tributes have been made to Ken on the church’s website at and a detailed summary of Ken’s dedicated career can also be found there in the church magazine -

Ken is pictured with his wife, Agnes-Ann.

An Edinburgh church is inviting people to hang a wooden heart with a message in memory of a loved one on a Memory Tree in the church garden.

Inverleith St Serf’s Church has launched the initiative as it is unable to welcome people into the usual remembrance service this year. The hearts can be picked up from the church centre this Friday and Saturday, and the tree will be placed in the church garden from December 14-27.

A recorded service remembering loved ones will also be uploaded to the church’s Facebook page on December 16.


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