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Parish News Round-up

Thursday December 21 2017

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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Banff businesses have joined forces to offer a group of knitted mice somewhere to keep warm in the run-up to Christmas.

Chris-mouse and his 32 friends have been given refuge in shop windows around the town as part of a mouse hunt competition run by Banff Parish Church.

Adults and children were challenged to find the mice hiding among the festive gifts and decorations.

Moira Gess, co-ordinator for outreach at Banff Parish Church, said the idea came from an event that took place earlier in the year.

She said: “At the Coastal Fringe Festival in May we had knitted mice hidden around the church for children to find. So we have kind of expanded that and all the shopkeepers in Banff have got on board with it.

“It is a free bit of Christmas fun for the community rather than a fundraiser or anything.”

Elinor Smith, the church’s session clerk, was involved in making the mice.

She said “I knitted some of them but there was quite a crowd of us involved. They are great fun to knit. I hope it promotes local businesses with folk going round the shop windows looking for mice.”

Banff minister the Rev David Locke said it was all about invoking community spirit.

He said: “It gets people in the community involved, it is for all ages and starts the Christmas celebrations, so it is a good thing.”


A Christmas Big Sing held at Forfar St Margaret's Church raised £515 for the work of Christian Aid.


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