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Thursday September 21 2023

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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A ‘Big Sing’ at East Mainland Church, Orkney, on September 3 raised more than £1400 for  a music charity in Malawi.

Seven choirs from churches across the islands gathered for the event ‘Raise the Roof for Malawi’, which was organised by church organist, Ruth Harvey.

The Rev Chris Wallace,  minister at East Mainland welcomed all to the fundraiser before performances from choirs from East Mainland, East Kirk. Orphir/Stenness, Milestone Church, Firth/Evie/Rendall and the Salvation Army.

Over £1,400 was generously donated to the Malawi Music Fund (Building for Hope).  Alan Massey spoke on behalf of the organisation, and explained how funding was used to transform the lives of orphaned children through education, and to build a hostel for at risk girls in Mulanje.

 

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A faithful member of Fallin Parish Church recently celebrated her 100th birthday recently with an afternoon tea in the church hall, attended by over 100 people.

Betty Spence, who attends church every Sunday, received a special letter from the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, thanking her for many years of teaching and pastoral work within the Church. She also received a special birthday card from the King and Queen.  

 

 

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Over 400 years of service at Monifieth Parish Church, near Dundee, was celebrated on September 17.

Long service presentations were made to elders during worship.

The Rev Tim Thorpe presented certificates to seven elders and a further three, who were unable to attend, were also honoured.

Pictured are: back Row:  Malcolm Gordon (40 years), Ed McIntosh (40 years)

Front Row: Henry Chapman (40 years), Lindsay Hood (50 years), Jane McArtney (40years), Drew Scott (40 years) and Ian Clapperton (30years)

Elders who were unable to attend the ceremony were, Peter Howie (50 years), Stewart Brown (40 years), Ewen Robertson (40 years).

 

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