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Parish News Round-up

Thursday September 21 2017

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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A group based in Kinross Parish Church is the number one seller of Traidcraft goods in Scotland and fifth in the UK.

The group brought in £17,021 this year - almost £1000 more than the previous year.

One of the group, Karena Jarvie, said “All the Kinross churches are now involved in selling Traidcraft goods and there are also an increasing number of local businesses who are contributing to this fantastic total. By buying and stocking fairly-traded goods they support some of the poorest farmers and producers in the world.

“We are aiming to sell £20,000 of goods a year. To do this we need even more involvement of businesses in the area. We also hope to have many of the local schools starting the journey towards Fairtrade Status.”

Kinross-shire was the first Fairtrade County in Scotland, and the group has helped towards Perth and Kinross becoming the 25th Fairtrade Zone in Scotland, which was achieved during Fairtrade Fortnight in March 2017.


Oathlaw Tannadice Church in Angus has held a special service celebrating the dedication and consecration of the church of Tanethys in 1242 by the Bishop of St. Andrew's.

The site has an older history and is reckoned to have been a place of worship since the 7th century, associated with St. Adamnan. The present church dates from 1846.

The service, led by the Rev John Orr, was attended by visitors from the linked charge of Kirriemuir: St. Andrew's and the formerly linked charge of Fern Careston Menmuir.
Pictured: Harry Hay and Jean Wilkie cut the anniversary cake.


The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning, presented long service certificates to elders on a visit to Ayr: St Columba Church. Back from left: Robin White, church minister the Rev Fraser Aitken, Dr Browning, Moderator’s chaplain the Rev John McMahon, John Crone; front: John Ferguson, Beryl Robertson, Anne Swan, Jean Lindsay, Duncan McCallum, Bill McCulloch, Donald Macrae.


 


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