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A BREW AND BLETHER On the last Friday of every month we warmly welcome you to join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a blether here in the Cathedral. The next brew and blether will be in the Gatehouse on Friday 26th April,

1.30-3.30pm. It is an informal afternoon where you can come on your own or take a friend, stay for 10 minutes or two hours, whatever suits you. Future dates are – 31st May, 28th June, 26th July and 30th August. We hope you can join us.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019: 12th- 16th May As ever, we are looking for new collectors for the annual house-to-house collection in the Parish. This involves delivering an envelope to each address in an assigned ‘district’ to be collected later.

Now, CAid, recognising that some people are unhappy about collecting, have issued a set of envelopes which invite the recipient to return the envelope to (in our case) the cathedral.

So, if you would be prepared to be a deliverer and collector or a deliverer only please speak to Bill Howie (T: 01224 483669) or Charles Morton (T: 01224 314505)

CATHEDRAL SHOP Home-made jam and marmalade, hand crafted needle felted items, greetings cards and a selection of Fairtrade items are on sale now.

easyfundraising.co.uk – Feel Good Shopping Do you shop online? Perhaps you’d consider joining easyfundraising.co.uk 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 www.stmachar.com 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.

CHARITIES CHOSEN FOR 2019-2020 As many will know, it is our practice in St Machar's, every two years, to choose two charities, one local and one international, to support. We have just completed two years supporting Aberdeen Cyrenians and the Uganda Schools Trust, and the Kirk Session has now chosen the two charities for 2019/2020.

The local Charity is Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service. Developed from Mental Health Aberdeen, this organisation gives support and advice to people coping with a wide variety of mental health issues. In particular, they are focussing on the issues of young people struggling with depressive and suicidal tendencies throughout the North East.

The overseas Charity is the Leprosy Mission Trust. Often thought of as a disease of the Biblical era, leprosy continues to be a problem in many parts of Africa and the Indian Sub Continent. Leprosy Mission provides medical and practical support to sufferers and their families.

The first opportunity to support these charities will come at the Christmas Eve Carol Service, when the collection will be split between the two charities. Other fundraising opportunities will follow. Spokespersons for both charities will be invited to give a brief summary of their work after morning worship one Sunday, early in 2019.