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Life and Work: In the August Life and Work, BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym, a Church of Scotland elder in London, describes how he got involved in the work of the church.

Great Aberdeen Run Sunday 26th August: Many of you will already be in training for the second Great Aberdeen Run. You may already be aware that the route passes along the Chanonry and there will inevitably be some disruption to our access

arrangements for morning service on the 26th. You may remember the arrangements last year. We are in discussions with the organisers and will let you know any special arrangements for parking and access.

Sunday School: The new session of Sunday School will commence on 26th August. Children from age 5 will be very welcome! We move from Church during the second hymn and walk to the East Gatehouse where we have our lesson and follow up activity. We return to the Cathedral to coincide with the end of the morning service. We look forward to seeing old friends and, hopefully, welcoming new ones!

Annual Outing – Friends of St Machar’s Cathedral Our annual coach outing will take place on Sunday 15th September, visiting Douneside House in Tarland, former home of philanthropists Sir Alexander and Lady MacRobert, who had so many connections with Old Aberdeen. At the house (now a lovely country hotel), there will be an illustrated talk by Marion Miller, author of the recent book about the remarkable story and legacy of the MacRobert family. There will also be an opportunity to look round the beautiful gardens and view the stunning scenery, finishing with afternoon tea in the conservatory. All are welcome. For further details, please contact the Church Secretary on 01224 485988. The inclusive cost for the afternoon is £23 per person. Booking is required.

Volunteers required: On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September we plan to welcome students to St Machar’s during Aberdeen University Fresher’s Week. We are looking for volunteers to help with greeting students, handing out leaflets and serving refreshments. If you are able to spare one or two hours and would like to help then please speak to Shona or Trish or contact the office on 01224 485988 /email for more information.

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. – Feel Good Shopping Do you shop online? Perhaps you’d consider joining where you can help raise funds for St Machar’s Cathedral each time you buy online from thousands of retailers.

You can also make a donation to St Machar’s Cathedral online. Visit and click on the ‘DONATE’ button at the bottom right of the screen to donate by PayPal or card. However large or small, all donations made to the church are warmly received and greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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 for more information.