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Parish News Round-up

Thursday December 7 2017

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

Please send items of parish news to magazine@lifeandwork.org or Life and Work, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN. Digital photographs should not be reduced. Please check the quality of your pictures: images which are blurry or too dark cannot be used. If there are children in any picture please confirm that their parents or guardians have given permission for publication.

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in George Street, Edinburgh is hosting a Christmas Tree festival and live music, opening this Saturday and continuing until Christmas.

The church has been decorated with over 40 trees, including some that are interactive, with a chance to add a name to the prayer

tree or remember someone no longer with us, and a Children’s Tree.

Music will be performed by groups and choirs from all over the city, and donations will go to three charities: Médecins sans Frontières, VOCAL (Voice of Carers across Lothian) and Pasda (support for adults with autism). The trees are from Bethany’s Caring Christmas Trees, which supports homeless people across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The church has organised nursery visits, when the children will hear the story of Christmas, sing a carol and bring a decoration they have made. The Undercroft Café is open throughout the festival.

The church is also open from 10 until 6 (late opening Thursdays and someshort closures for rehearsals), from December 9-23 December, and entry is free.


The Rev Dr Ian Maxwell celebrated 40 years as an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland on November 22. His current congregation of Uphall South Church planted a grove of trees in the Caledonian Forest on his behalf in recognition of his long and faithful service and a lunch was held after the service on November 19. Ian is pictured with his cake.


Professional opera singer Frances McCafferty and Dunfermline Abbey’s Master of the Music Matthew Beetschen will perform a programme of seasonal songs to celebrate epiphany in the Abbey on Saturday January 6, 2018, at 4pm.
Tickets priced £10 are on sale at Sew Yarn Crafty in the High Street, Dunfermline or from either Frances McCafferty or Sheila Howorth at all services in the Abbey. Tickets will also be available at the door. Refreshments are included and all proceeds will go to the Dunfermline Abbey Restoration Fund.


Go In Love was the theme of the services both Brae and Hillswick Church of Scotland, in Shetland, held for Guild Week on November 19.  Members of the Brae Guild (pictured) took part in both services.


Gus Carnegie and Anne Baird are pictured with long service awards for 37 and 26 years’ service respectively to Boat of Garten, Carrbridge and Kincardine Church in the Presbytery of Abernethy.


 


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