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Parish News round-up

Thursday October 26 2017

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning, preached at a special service celebrating the 150th anniversary of Allan Park South Church in Stirling.

The service was attended by leaders of the local Roman Catholic and Scottish Episcopal churches, both of whom led prayers. The three churches have agreed to discuss working together more closely in future, and the theme of the service and Dr Browning’s sermon was ‘building bridges’.

Pictured left to right: Father Andrew Kingham of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church; the Rev Lynne Mack, Moderator of the Presbytery of Stirling; the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning; Jean Porter Deaconess at St Mark’s Parish Church, Stirling; the Rev Alistair Cowper, minister of Allan Park South; and the Rev Christoph Wutsher, Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Christine Sime, Minister of Dalgety Parish Church, has been named Moderator of Dunfermline Presbytery. Christine, who was born and brought up in Edinburgh, has a degree in molecular biology and worked as a lab technician before entering the ministry in the early 1990s. Her first charge was at Dunscore linked with Glencairn and Moniaive in Dumfriesshire, and she was called to Dalgety Bay in 2012.


Fifteen people attended the first meeting of a new Guild which has been formed in Scalloway, Shetland.



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