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Thursday October 14 2021

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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The ‘Magnificent Seven’ from Alloway Parish Church raised over £13000 for their Christian Aid ‘Hunger Appeal’ at September’s Kiltwalk.

They were among 4000 people who stepped out to raise funds for 500 charities.

Alloway’s minister, the Rev Neil McNaught, said: “Once again we are so indebted to our church family and friends for generously supporting us.

“Sir Tom Hunter also deserves great praise for his commitment to assisting good causes. So too the Kiltwalk organisation and sponsors added another 50%. Thus our £6,605 became £13,210!

“Harvest time is a great time to remember and help some of the poorest of the world and Christian Aid does just that. This help will be directed to Afghanistan South Sudan and Ethiopia where the need is acute.”

He added: “We were so glad on the day it was neither too wet nor windy!”

Pictured left to right with Kevin the Carrot: the Rev Neil McNaught, Lynda Mary, Simon Mann, the Rev David Hume, Madge Irving, Jen Howie and Nick Howie. Front: Johnston the black labrador.

Banff Parish Church is pictured floodlit in blue and pink in support of Baby Loss Awareness Week, October 9-15.

At the Re-Dedication Service of the Abbey Church of Dunfermline on September 30, the Moderator of the General Assembly presented seven Long Service Certificates. Pictured left to right: the Rev MaryAnn Rennie, Dorothy Wilson (40 years’ service to the carillon), Lydia Lawson (30 years as Roll Keeper), Anne Coke (31 years an elder), Lord Wallace, Sheila Howorth (40 years a chorister), Lorraine Fraser (31 years an elder), Margaret MacMillan (40 years a chorister) and Ian Dewar (40 years an elder).

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