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Parish News Round-up

Thursday January 19

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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The minister of Annbank linked with Tarbolton, the Rev P Jill Clancy presented long service certificates and Church of Scotland ties to two elders.

Left: Thomas Jardine, who had been an elder in Tarbolton Parish Church for 25 years but now has sadly had to retire from duty due to ill health. He is pictured with Mrs Clancy and his wife, Jean.

Right: Henry Ross who has been and still is an active elder in Annbank Parish Church for 50 years. Pictured with Mrs Clancy and his wife, Margaret.

 On November 30 the congregation of Baillieston St Andrew’s Church in Glasgow marked its 50th anniversary.

The occasion was marked wit a Fun Day for the church’s young people and a acelebration dinner for members and friends.

A Celebration Morning Service was also held on Sunday November 27, including the dedication of new communion cups, two new banners and a memorial banner designed and made by the members of our Girls Brigade Company.

The congregation was formed in 1966 from the Union of Baillieston Parish Church and Rhinsdale Church.


Broom Parish Church in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, held a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat over four nights in November.

The show was the initiative of minister, the Rev Jim Boag, as part of the church’s community and outreach programme.

The entire show was produced in-house, with Elder Lindsay Stevenson producing and directing and choirmaster Hugh McAulay agreeing to be musical director. Rita Jane was choreographer and Hamish Watson built the sets.

The role of Joseph went to Joe Forrest, a pupil from a local school with no connection to the church. Other main characters were recruited from a number of local schools and Broom’s Sunday Club.

Elders, parents and grandparents all joined in to cover the wide range of tasks from selling tickets and producing the programme, to organising the costumes and dressing the cast.



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