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Thursday November 2 2023

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Bellshill Central Parish Church celebrated its 150th anniversary over the weekend of October 21-22. On the Saturday the church held an open day with displays and exhibitions, with a talk from Professor Robin Webster on stained glass. On Sunday, the anniversary service was attended by guests including former members and ministers. The congregation shared in Communion, and organist Alan Mathew donned robes to act as precentor for the opening psalm.


Ronald Seath of Linktown Church, Kirkcaldy, was presented with a certificate marking 50 years in the eldership. Ronald was ordained at Crossgates Parish Church, then moved to Invertiel Parish Church in Kirkcaldy, which later united with Bethelfield to become Linktown.

The presentation was made by the Rev Dr Graham Deans, locum minister.


The Rev Carolann Birnie was inducted to the charge of Jersey St Columba’s on October 20. The induction was presided over by the Moderator of the Presbytery of England, Susan Pym, and was attended by members of presbytery and ecumenical partners in Jersey.


The congregation of Craiglockhart Parish Church celebrated the 100th birthday of John Hume on October 19.


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