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Parish News Round-up

Thursday November 2 2017

 

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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A mural in the form of a map of East Kilbride was unveiled in the National Museum of Rural Life, on which children of Kirktonholme Primary School marked with names and designs places in the town with Scots in the name.

The children had spent class time with school chaplain, the Rev Douglas Wallace from Stewartfield Church, investigating nearly 20 such names, and produced a hand-made book and artwork. Artist Julie Arbuckle carefully arranged these onto a map shape of the town and met with the children at the start of the school year to paint the mural. On the second afternoon of painting, three art students at Duncanrig Secondary School added final touches, including a striking version of East Kilbride’s coat of arms, with its bird of St Bride.

The Moderator of Hamilton Presbytery, Roberta Hutton, who remembered previously visiting the museum with a schools group, opened the mural and accompanying book to the public in a ceremony on October 26 attended by people from school, council, business and church, including former provost of the town, Mr Bill Niven. The cost of the artwork was borne by Stewartfield Church, a new charge development congregation of the Church of Scotland, glad of this project with children in the local community.


 

The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning, attended a service to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the building of Dunoon High Kirk. During the service he presented long-service certificates to six elders and the organist who between them have nearly 300 years’ service.

Pictured from left: minister, the Rev Aileen McFie, Donald Manson (31 years), Donald McDiarmid (53 years), Edna McIntyre (34 years), Dr Browning, Marion Tudhope (42 years), Jane Fisher (36 years), J Cameron Smith (45 years), Sandy MacPherson (50 years organist and choirmaster).


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