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Thursday March 3

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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The Rev Jeff Martin was inducted to Cupar Old and St Michael of Tarvit Parish Church, linked with Monimail.

Jeff was, until 2014, a minister in Boonsville, Missouri, at which time he and his family moved to Duns in Berwickshire as part of a familiarisation placement into the Church of Scotland.

He preached as sole nominee of the two parishes on January 10 and was virtually unanimously elected to become the new minister of the two churches. The inductionservice was led by the Rev Dr Ann Allison, Moderator of St Andrews Presbytery.

Jeff is pictured with the session clerks of Cupar Old and Monimail, Jean Martin and Hugh Laidlaw.


 

 

Tickets were sold out for a Celebration Meal in January at Forfar East and Old Parish Church to mark the 225th anniversary of the present building. A delicious three course meal was served in the sanctuary to 100 diners in formal wear.

A feast of entertainment followed with Maggie Findlay singing, Gordon Penman playing violin and viola, Isobel Luke on keyboard and Heather Crabb on flute (pictured).


Williamwood Parish Church in Glasgow, together with other local churches, has a partnership with Ekwendeni in Malawi. For the last year several women in the congregation have been knitting squares and sewing these into blankets to be shipped to the community in Malawi.

Most of the wool has been handed in by members of the congregation who have odd bits of wool lying around. Some of the ladies are pictured with the knitted blankets.


 

A small congregation on the west coast of Scotland raised over £500 towards the World Mission Council’s campaign ‘Let Us Build a House’, for the rebuilding of homes in Nepal.

The money was raised by Ardnamurchan Parish Church, which has a winter congregation of around a dozen people, through a series of Advent coffee mornings and donating money given at the Christmas Eve service.


 


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Stories from Glasgow, Ardnamurchan, Forfar and Cupar in this week's round-up

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Parish News

Parish News

Stories from Glasgow, Ardnamurchan, Forfar and Cupar in this week's round-up

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Parish News

Parish News

Stories from Glasgow, Ardnamurchan, Forfar and Cupar in this week's round-up

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