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DR AMY BENDER Last week, in the midst of all the other activities, it did not escape the congregation’s notice that we were joined by Dr Amy Bender, who is training for the Ministry. She is with us for a nine month placement, until Pentecost, 2019. Amy has written a piece introducing herself and her family which will be distributed with the October edition of St Machar News, so all we need to do here is to express our welcome to Amy, and her family. We are sure she will enjoy her time with us.

THE BIG SLEEPOUT As many of you know there will be a national effort to raise money for Social Bite, the Homeless Charity. Mass sleepouts are taking place on Saturday 8th December in Edinburgh, Glasgow Dundee and Aberdeen. It is supported by the Church of Scotland nationally and locally. The Aberdeen event takes place in the Duthie Park. To find out more, visit www.sleepinthepark.co.uk. If you fancy joining a team from St Machar’s, please speak to Alan Grant, Session Clerk.

New in the Cathedral Shop: Greetings cards and mounted prints of the Cathedral designed and drawn by Petr Janecka of Abernethy in Perthshire. Rhubarb and ginger jam, made with rhubarb from the Chanonry and home–made marmalade are on sale now.

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.

RINGING REMEMBERS 1,400 bell ringers died during the First World War. Honour their memory by becoming one of 1,400 new bellringers this year and be part of a nationwide movement by ringing on the centenary of the Armistice on 11th November 2018. St Machar’s Cathedral would warmly welcome anyone who is interested in becoming one of the 1,400 new bellringers this year. Bell ringing practice is held at St Machar Cathedral on Monday evenings, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Please contact Ruth on 01464 820862 or at stmachar@sacr.org for more information.