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Parish News Round-up

Thursday March 8 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. Please check the quality of your pictures: images which are too small, 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.

Kilmonivaig Parish Church in Lochaber held a double celebration on March 4, with the official opening of its hall following a major refurbishment and more than doubling the size of its Kirk Session.

The Lord Lieutenant, Cameron of Lochiel, performed the official opening. Guests from St Margaret’s Catholic Church, various community groups, Highland LEADER, Highland Council, along with the former minister the Rev Donald MacQuarrie, and former Interim Moderator, the Rev Adrian Varwell, joined current minister the Rev Richard Baxter and members of the congregation for the celebration.

It is hoped that the hall will be used by a wide range of local community groups, and will also be of value when events take place at the nearby Commando Memorial.

The church also celebrated the ordination of six new elders and admitted two more who have transferred from elsewhere.

The Rev Richard Baxter said: “The opening of the new hall and the ordination of new elders are signs of life and growth in a flourishing rural church. In the months ahead we’re also hoping to have the opportunity to welcome new members and to find new ways to serve our local community.”

Picture: the new elders, back row (from left): Chris Carver, Heather McMaster, Fred Toms; front row: Morag MacNeill, Liz Fotheringham, Christine McWhinnie, Jennifer Skene (missing from photo: Helen Critchley)


The Eco-group at Inverkip Church in Greenock have been recognised for their achievement in environmental best practice by winning a gold award in the charities category at the Scottish Green Apple Awards.

An award ceremony was held on 5th March at the CMS Innovation Hub, Castlecary which was attended by Hilary Cameron, Convenor of the Eco-group and Susie Gemmill, member of the Eco-group and the Property Convenor.

The group was formed in 2016 and in less than 2 years, have achieved their first Eco-congregation Scotland Award, been highly commended in the green congregation category of the Church Times 2017 Green Awards, and have been awarded Fairtrade Church status.

Hilary said 'I am thrilled to receive this award on behalf of the Eco-group. It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of the group in caring for Creation. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us.'


St Bryce Kirk in Kirkcaldy presented long service certificates to three elders who have each served for more than 30 years. Pictured from left: Tom Murphy, Valerie Malcolm, the Rev J Kenneth Froude, Peter Renfrew and Andzia Wilson, Session Clerk.


Parish News Round-up

Parish News Round-up

Stories from Lochaber, Greenock and Kirkcaldy in this week's parish news.

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Parish News Round-up

Parish News Round-up

Stories from Lochaber, Greenock and Kirkcaldy in this week's parish news.

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Parish News Round-up

Parish News Round-up

Stories from Lochaber, Greenock and Kirkcaldy in this week's parish news.

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