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Parish News Round-up

Thursday January 18 2018

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.

Wardie Parish Church, Edinburgh, welcomed the Year of Young People with a drama presented from the Wardie Players Youth Ensemble.

Dickens’ Children by Nick Warburton comprises six short scenes from novels, each portraying an aspect of Victorian childhood, from Pip’s encounters with the convict and Miss Havisham in ‘Great Expectations’ to Nicholas Nickleby’s dramatic confrontation with the horrific Mr and Mrs Squeers.

For many years Wardie Players have presented a pantomime in early January but as this was not possible this year, it was decided to give the talented youngsters the chance to take part in a challenging venture which would not only entertain all ages but address the pitiful aspects of some young people’s lives, common in Dickens’ time, but which persist in 21st century Scotland.


A concert celebrating epiphany in Dunfermline Abbey, featuring professional opera singer Frances McCafferty and the Abbey’s Master of the Music, Matthew Beetschen, raised over £2200 for the Abbey’s Restoration Fund.


In December 2017 Robert Fleming completed 50 years as an elder. Ordained in Croftfoot Parish Church, he has served in two United Reformed churches in north-east England, as well as Falkirk West and now Clackmannan Parish Church. He has served as Property Convenor and as Session Clerk in Clackmannan.

He was presented with a long service certificate by the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning, in August during bicentenary celebrations for Clackmannan’s current building.


The congregation of Newton Mearns Parish Church welcomed their new minister, the Rev Stuart Crawford, in December following his ordination and induction by the Presbytery of Glasgow.
Mr Crawford is pictured with the Rev Marnie Johnston, who had been interim moderator during the vacancy at Newton Mearns, and the Rev Ian Galloway, Moderator of the Presbytery of Glasgow.


 


Parish News Round-up

Parish News Round-up

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Parish News Round-up

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Dickensian drama, music for epiphany, long service and a new minister in this week's paris...

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