Our minister, the Rev Jane Barron, continues to recuperate from the effects of a
fall when she sustained a serious head injury. It is not yet known when she will
be able to resume her duties.
Meanwhile, the Presbytery of Aberdeen has appointed the Rev Bob Brown as Interim
Moderator. Mr Brown, now retired, was the minister of Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen.
Bell Ringing: Monday ringing practice from 7.30 - 9.30 and Sunday ringing from 10.15am.
Visitors or learners always welcome. Contact Ian Talboys (01467 623682) or Ruth Ogilvie
Cathedral Choir: Choir rehearsals on Fridays. If anyone is interested in choir membership
or would like details, please contact the Director of Music, Michael Thomson, or
any choir member.
Meditation Group meets every Monday from 1-2pm in the Gatehouse. All are welcome
to come along and join us for a time of stillness and silence. Speak to Anne (tel.07938870940)
or Val(tel.07787244020) if you are interested.
Christian Aid Week 12-18 May: Have you ever saved someone’s life? Would that be a
marvellous thing to do? You can achieve that by offering a couple of hours of your
time to help with St Machar's house-to house collections during Christian Aid Week.
Small sums can have dramatic effects in saving young lives and helping impoverished
communities to a better future. Contact Bill Howie (483669 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bread and cheese lunch: Following morning worship on 19 May, there will be a bread
and cheese lunch in aid of Christian Aid. Please support this effort on behalf of
those who go hungry in the world.
Pentecost Picnic: Food, fun and fellowship await at the Pentecost Picnic being organised
by the Donside Partnership next Sunday 19 May, at 2.30p.m. at High Hilton Church
(inside if wet). All ages are invited, so come along and enjoy yourselves, and meet
some of our friends in neighbouring churches.
Stated Annual Meeting This year’s Stated Annual Meeting of the Congregation will
take place after the morning service on Sunday 26th May.
Eco-Congregation Reminder: The annual plant exchange with proceeds to Christian
Aid will take place at the Cathedral on 2nd June after the morning service. Please
bring in any plants you can spare on the day, take away any plants you would like
and leave a donation for CA.
The Learig Orchestra hold their annual charity concert here on Sunday 9th June at
8pm. This year, their charity is Instant Neighbour which provides food parcels for
struggling families and to which we gave our Lent offering.
Friends of St Machar Cathedral - AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of
St Machar's Cathedral, normally held in May will this year take place on Friday 14th
June, commencing with a service at 7pm. Full details will be published well in advance
Creche: Children up to the age of five years are welcome at any time during the morning
service to join the crèche which is in the session house behind the organ.
Sunday School meets in the gatehouses for some part of the morning service. All children
between the ages of 5 and 12 are welcome. Visiting children over the age of five
are also welcome to join the Sunday School.
A Short Tour of the Cathedral will be given immediately after the service. Anyone
interested should meet a guide at the west end of the Cathedral.
Coffee, tea and other refreshments will be served after the morning service. All
are warmly invited to remain behind.
Visitors Book: If you are a visitor please sign our visitors book on the table at
the back of the church. Anyone who would like to be kept informed of special services,
events or concerts in St Machar’s Cathedral is invited to fill in their details in
the book or on the cards on the pews.
Stewardship Committee 7.30pm 18th June in the West Gatehouse
Coffee on Tuesday 4 June at The Coffee House in Gaelic Lane