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Thursday June 16 2022

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Broughty Ferry churches, near Dundee, held a successful Jubilee Pentecostal Picnic on June 5.

The sun shone brightly, the sky was blue and everyone was in party mood. They celebrated in style with a piper, cake, loyal toast, tree planting, ice cream and kite flying. This was followed by a singsong by the enthusiastic crowd. The three churches in Broughty Ferry are preparing to enter union and this was a wonderful experience in getting to know one another.


 

On Trinity Sunday Border Kirk, Carlisle recognised the long service of two elders, Alfred Brown (50 Years) and Gillian Robinson (30 years). The Rev Wes Brandon recognised their dedication, commitment and value to the church. He also gave thanks to May Moffat, whose Prayer Shawl ministry has given comfort over the years especially during the past two years of Lockdown.

Most special however was the moving baptism of four Iranian refugees, following another four who were baptised a few before (no names or photos are included as their situation is still vulnerable). The church has provided Farsi bibles and arranged for the intimations and order of service to be translated for them.


The Rev Stan Kennon presented long service certificates to elders of Abernethy & Dron & Arngask Parish Church in March.

Arngask (above): Ian Fairweather (47), Alex Johnston (40), Rosemary Johnston (34), Helen Clark (30), Margaret Scott (30)

Kirk of St.Bride, Abernethy (below): Bill Christie (46), Ian Miller (42), George Gardener (34 as Beadle), Kathleen Baird (33), Elizabeth Taylor (31)


On Sunday June 5, Galston Parish Church in East Ayrshire marked the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the awarding of long service certificates to Elders, Sunday Club teachers and Choir members. The elders are:  Andrew Cowan, John Miller, David Gemmell and Robert Murray (50 years); Tom Smith (40); Jack Adams, Alistair Cunningham, David Gray, Robert Lynch, Jim Davidson (also on the property committee) and John Yeudall (30).

Robert Murray was also marking his retirement, after 30 years, as Session Clerk.

Sunday Club teachers: Marian Ayre (50) and Anna Mathieson (40)

Choir members: Cathie Houston and Anna Taylor both celebrated their platinum service, and Helen Haigh and Jim Mair (60) Maud Denham (50), June Ramsay, Jean Simpson, Marilyn Thomson and Anna Yeudall (40), Marie Beattie and Margaret Gorman (30).

In total over 1,000 years of faithful service to Galston Parish Church was recognised and members of the congregation joined in the celebratory buffet lunch following on the service.


Long Service Awards were awarded to elders of St Andrew's Parish Church, Dundee on Saturday 4th of June at a special service. Three had served for over 50 years: Ron Coull, Alexander Gibson and David Pirie. Three more elders have served for over 30 years: Alex Coupar, Bill Early and David Smith.

Pictured left to right: Ron Coull, Alex Coupar, David Smith, David Pirie, Alex Gibson.


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