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Guild's Work Makes 'Tremendous' Difference says Moderator


THE Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has praised the work of the Church of Scotland Guild for making a difference and changing lives.

Speaking today (Sat) at the Church of Scotland Guild’s annual gathering in Dundee, which was attended by more than 2,000 people, the Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr said: “Making a difference, helping people’s lives be a little more joyful than they were – that is something you do all the time.”

He added: “The difference you are making is tremendous and I want to congratulate you for making that difference and people’s lives will be changed for the better and they will go out with joy because of what you as a Guild are doing.”

Dr Barr paid particular tribute to the Guild for their support of the ‘Out of Africa’ project set up by the Scots Kirk in Malta supported by the World Mission Council of the Church of Scotland where he served as convener. He said the micro finance project established as a result of Guild support had continued to ‘make a difference’.

Dr Barr also paid warm tributes to former Guild President Anne Hepburn, who died recently and the late Alison Twaddle, a close friend, who had served as Secretary to the Guild. Both, he said, had ‘made a difference’ locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr Barr was presented with a gift of a tie in the new Guild tartan and also presented with gifts of a Guild scarf and tie in the tartan to pass on to H M the Queen and Prince whom he was expected to visit shortly.

In turn the Guild’s National Convener Rosemary Johnston was presented with a Quaich by the Moderator along the with the prayers and blessings of the General Assembly.

The gathering also heard that a total of £241,499.10 had been raised up to the end of the first year by Guild members for the six three-year partner projects. The Projects are:

The Ascension Trust (Street Pastors)

Care for the Family (Let's Stick Together)

Christian Aid (Caring for Mother Earth in Bolivia)

Feed the Minds (Breaking the Cycle of FGM)

Mission International (Haiti Project)

Prospects (All Friends Together)


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