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Parish News Round-up

Thursday February 18 2021

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

Send items of parish news to or Life and Work, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN. All submissions will also be considered for the magazine, but we are unable to print everything we receive.
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An Edinburgh charity and a local church working in partnership has announced the purchase of a canal boat which will be used to help improve community wellbeing.

The All Aboard Canal boat, to be run by People Know How and Polwarth Parish Church, will be docked at the Polwarth Parish Church’s pontoon on the Union Canal.

Currently being built by New and Used Boat Co, the boat will serve as a safe space to gather, socialise and improve wellbeing. It will also host People Know How’s projects supporting children, young people, families and adults, while providing work or volunteering experience for the people who maintain it.

The boat will launch in the spring, with socially distanced plans for running it outside of lockdown already in place. The charity is also recruiting for an All Aboard Coordinator to oversee the day to day management of the project.

You can find out more about the project on the All Aboard website.

Picture: a barge was moored at the church in 2019 to test the idea.

The young church and families of Dollar Parish Church got round the difficulties of holding a nativity service last year by recording their nativity outside. The recording took six weeks, using a script written especially for lockdown by Fay Rowland called ‘God is With Us Everywhere’. The congregation were treated to the final product at two services on Sunday December 20.

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