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Thursday March 7 2024

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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The Basis of Union agreed between St Giles and St Columba’s Church of Scotland Elgin, Elgin High Church of Scotland and Birnie and Pluscarden Church of Scotland was approved by the General Trustees with the date of the Union as December 1 2023.  The new congregation is now known as Elgin Parish Church of Scotland.  

On February 25 2024, the Rev Stella Campbell, Moderator of the North East and Northern Isles Presbytery, led the Service of Union at Elgin Parish Church of Scotland, formerly St Columba’s South Church.

Ministers, the Revs Deon Oelofse and Sonia Palmer affirmed their ordination vows and Paula Baker, ministries development worker who has worked at Birnie and Pluscarden linked with Elgin High for 16 years, was introduced to the united congregation.

Pictured from left: the Rev Deon Oelofse, the Rev Sonia Palmer, the Rev Stella Campbell, Paula Baker and Ruth Mackenzie. Picture by Cecil Taylor.


St Leonard’s in the Fields Church in Perth, has been holding an annual coffee morning on the first Saturday in March, every year for around 50 years.
This year’s event, on March 2, raised £850 for church funds.


Duntocher Trinity Church Guild held a visit to CrossReach’s Waterfront Campus in Erskine. The campus supports 36 children aged from 8-18 with additional support needs. The Guild members were shown around by Kyle Fleming, head of education.


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