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Thursday October 13 2022

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Lauren Petherbridge, Christian Aid Community and Events Fundraising Officer, visited two Dundee congregations on October 9, receiving donations totalling over £1000 for the East Africa Hunger Crisis Appeal.

Lauren first spoke to the congregation at Kingsgait Kirk (a new union of Meadowside St Paul’s and St Andrew’s) to give an update on the charity’s work, after which the Girls’ Brigade officers served up homemade soup and home baking. Donations for lunch amounted to £300.

She then visited Monifieth Parish Church, where she was presented with a cheque for £860. This was raised on 1st October at Monifieth, when a large number of people enjoyed bacon or egg rolls and home baking, plus the opportunity to purchase handmade cards and crafts and Fair Trade gifts and snacks. This was organised jointly by members of Monifieth and Monikie & Newbigging and Murroes & Tealing churches, some of whom are shown in the photo as Lauren (in the Christian Aid t-shirt) accepts the cheque.


On August 14, a long service certificate was presented to May Lamont of the Shore Kirk, at Strone, in Argyll Presbytery. Mrs Lamont’s connections with Strone (St Columba’s) Church stretch over 100 years.

May was the volunteer manager for many years at the Churches Charity Shop and says she enjoyed every minute of it. She is pictured with the Session Clerk, Jim Ritchie, Interim Moderator the Rev Janet MacKellar, and members of the congregation.


Members and friends of Forfar St Margaret's, (l to r) Muriel Drummond, Alice Smart and Margaret Cousins, part of a team running a pop-up school uniform ‘shop’ at the church, held several times during the school year.


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