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Parish News Round-up

Thursday March 25 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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A statue depicting Jesus as a homeless man was unveiled in Kilmarnock last week.

Local artist and sculptor George Duff, who donated his interpretation of the Homeless Jesus statue, is pictured unveiling the sculpture with the Rev David Cameron, Minister of New Laigh Kirk.

The original Homeless Jesus sculpture was created by the Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz, and now has 101 replicas in prominent urban locations around the world. The sculpture shows a person lying on a bench under a blanket, but the feet – the only visible part of the body - are bearing the marks from being pierced by nails.

Mr Cameron said “We’re delighted to have this interpretation of a universal piece of art located in such a prominent position in the town.”

Picture by Colin Brockie

To mark Mothering Sunday, each member of Glencorse Church Guild, part of Esk Valley Guilds Together, was sent a plant, along with some sweets and a sheet explaining the meaning of the Church of Scotland Guild emblem.


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