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Parish News Round-up

Wednesday October 5

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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On September 4, a new fellowship was born out of the Union of the former Craigentinny St Christopher Church and New Restalrig Parish Church, in the east side of Edinburgh.

The official Service of Union for what is now known as Willowbrae Parish Church was held in the church buildings, on the prominent Jock's Lodge crossroad site. The Rev James Dewar, Moderator of Edinburgh Presbytery, the Rev Dr George Whyte, Clerk to Edinburgh Presbytery, and Interim Moderator the Rev Tom Gordon officiated.



The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, preached at St Andrew Blackadder Church in North Berwick on October 2, part of his Moderatorial visit to East Lothian presbytery. The service was a joint one with the Abbey Church.

The Moderator is pictured (right) with the the Rev Neil Dougall, minister of St Andrew Blackadder, and the Rev Dr David Graham, minister of the Abbey Church.



The Kirk Session of Cheviot Churches (Linton, Morebattle, Hownam and Yetholm) marked the retirement of the Rev Robin McHaffie on September 2016. The picture is taken in the newly refurbished Yetholm Kirk.


The Rev Elspeth McKay of Echt Parish Church in Aberdeenshire is pictured presenting Bill Watson with a certificate to mark 50 years in the eldership




On Sunday September 18 long service certificates were presented by the Moderator of the Presbytery of Irvine and Kilmarnock, the Rev Colin A Strong, to elders of Kilmarnock Riccarton Church

Pictured left to right, back: James Robson, James Bircham, the Rev Colin Strong, George Holland, James Barnes; front: Margaret Henderson, Thomas Linton.

James Wilson and James Dunsmuir were unable to attend.




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