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PRESBYTERY ON-LINE UPDATE

Presbytery Events Calendar: www.aberdeenpresbytery.org.uk/events.html

 

Contact address: events@aberdeenpresbytery.org.uk


Check out the Cathedral Shop, where there are many fairly traded items on sale at very reasonable prices.

 

In the March Life and Work, In his article "A time for reflection", Ron Ferguson considers the place of Lent in today's turbulent world. Read too the report on the official opening of Mannofield Church after a £1.5m refurbishment. Now on sale at £2.50.

 

FAIRTRADE Copies of the Spring catalogue with order forms are now on the Fairtrade stall in the West End. Orders can be handed into the shop or please contact Alexis Darg, 01224 70819, with any queries.


If you are visiting or relatively new to us, The crèche is along the passage behind the organ. There is a toilet and plentiful

toys; and the service is relayed there. Feel free to take your children through. Visiting children of 5 and over are welcome to join the Sunday School which starts in the church and leaves at the end of the second hymn for lessons in the east gatehouse.

Both the Cathedral Choir which rehearses on Friday night, and the Bellringers who practise on Monday night welcome enquiries from new enthusiasts. There is always a guide available after Sunday morning service to show visitors round the Cathedral. The Cathedral shop is in the west end.

In every case, ask a duty elder, the beadle or the Minister to point the way or to introduce you to a contact.


The Friends of Seaton Park invite you to CakeFest4, on Saturday, 18th March at the Dunbar Hall, 10am-12 noon. £3 for a drink and three cakes. Vote for your favourite. Crafts, raffle, tombola. If you would like to enter a cake, please visit our website for further information: https://friendsofseatonpark.org.uk


Old Aberdeen Heritage Society Meeting "Portsoy - New Life for the Old Town"

An illustrated talk will be given by Ross Wilson, Historic Environment Officer with Aberdeen City Council, on Friday 24th March at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen.

Mr Wilson led the recent regeneration scheme in Portsoy which has brought new life to old buildings round the harbour of this picturesque seaside town. He will also outline the new regeneration scheme for Union St in Aberdeen. All welcome.


MEMORIAL CONCERT - MICHAEL THOMSON

(A date for your diary)

A Memorial Concert will be held in the Cathedral at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th April 2017, in memory of Mike Thomson, our much missed Director of Music, who died in July last year.

The Concert programme will reflect Mike’s life and varied musical interests, and the performers will all have a personal connection with Mike.

There will be no admission charge but a Retiring Collection will be held in aid of Maggie’s Centre, Aberdeen.


CHURCH SECRETARY

We are sorry to say that Delaine, our Secretary, has obtained another post and will be

leaving us early next month. We are very grateful to Delaine for her hard work and

commitment she has shown during our time with us. We wish her every success in her

new venture.


In the meantime we have advertised the 15 hour a week post. If you are interested, or

know of anyone who might be, please speak to Alan Grant, Session Clerk or any elder

and we would be delighted to provide more details.