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

New this week: Blank greetings cards by Nancy Jackson of Deeview Designs, £2.00.

Glass Sun Catchers designed by Helen Stephen, including one of the Twin Spires at £7.50.

2017 Diaries. Diaries for 2017 are now in stock in the same popular style as last year, selling at £6.00 each.


September ‘Life and Work’ In the September Life and Work, the Moderator, the Rev Dr Russell Barr asks readers to help him recruit more ministers to the Church of Scotland to what he describes as "the best job in the world". Now on sale at £2.20.

Challenge, Comfort Forgiveness and Welcome We are delighted to say that the above book, a collection of Sermons by our Minister the Rev. Barry Dunsmore, is available for purchase in the shop, at the attractive price of £5.00. All proceeds will go to St Machar’s Cathedral.

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.

The music before today’s Service Mike Thomson wrote this Trumpet Tune in response to the celebrated

Tuba Tune of C.S.Lang. It is a fine example of a celebratory march. Franz Liszt, better known for his virtuosic piano music, was also an ardent and productive composer of church music. This generally quiet piece, based on the composer’s own Ave Maria, suddenly breaks out into two dynamic chordal passages of great beauty.

Morning service on Sunday, 25th September is a celebration. 125 years ago, on the corresponding Sunday, our splendid Willis organ was heard for the first time in worship. We will remember also the life and work of our late Director of Music and Organist, Michael Thompson. Thirdly we celebrate and support the Friends of St Machar’s in their work for the Cathedral. The Friends will hold their AGM in the Mitchell Chapel after the service.

Harvest 2016 Once again, there is the opportunity to donate foodstuffs for those in need in our City. The foodbanks frequently find themselves unable to meet increasing needs, some of them fuelled by redundancies. Not only the single homeless but families in very low paid work have often to resort to foodbanks. As always at this time, our collection will be distributed by the St Vincent Paul Society at St Mary’s Cathedral. The trugs are by the corner table for canned and packet foods. Alternatively cash can be given to the beadles or any elder which will be used to buy more food.

St Machar Development Project On Sunday 9th October, at the conclusion of morning worship, the congregation will get the opportunity to have an update on the stage we have reached with our plans for refurbishment and development of the Cathedral- our "2020" Project. Barry will give a presentation and there will be the chance to ask questions and have input into the biggest building project at St Machar's in a generation. Don't miss it!