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We welcome Mrs Debra Cheyne as Cathedral Secretary and hope she will find the position rewarding and the community friendly, office hours are now 9.30 – 12.30. As before, the beadle can sometimes deal with queries outwith office hours.
We Acknowledge 160 years of Eldership
Charles Gimingham, John Cameron, Walter Duncan
Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre at 184 Market Street is a very necessary source of advice,
support and recreation for the thousands of seamen and women whose ships dock in
Aberdeen. Some of these are away from home for as much as 9 months a year, many serving
on the British merchant fleet. The Port Chaplain needs as many as 5 -
Church of Scotland Churches in Europe
The Church of Scotland web site lists English speaking congregations in various parts of Europe. Fourteen are mentioned, seven of them named St Andrew’s. If you plan a holiday in Europe then why not enjoy the experience of visiting such congregations? From Brussels to Budapest, from Lisbon to Lausanne, from Rotterdam to Rome you will find a welcome. A list of churches can be consulted on our West End notice board or looking in ‘world mission resources’
Starter Packs in Aberdeen
Homelessness Sunday, 27 January, saw the next stage of starter pack development in Aberdeen.
At St Machar's Cathedral, Donside Christian Partnership launched their contribution, which will see churches in the city centre and beyond working together with local housing associations to provide basic essentials to people who have been homeless. Rt Rev Bruce Cameron gave the Homelessness Sunday address.
St Machars is one of several congregations in the Donside Christian Partnership joining the initiative. Churches in the city centre and beyond will work together with local housing associations to provide basic essentials to people who have been homeless. Woodside Parish Church, a member of DCP has been doing this in the Woodside parish for the last 7 years, and the new work will see this extended.
"When a homeless person or family is allocated a flat by a housing association, it is totally empty. They have to start from scratch with little financial resource. A starter pack contains some of the basic items needed to make daily living possible: bedding, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, glasses, cleaning equipment etc," says Jane Barron, minister at St Machar's.
The launch follows work done by Diane Beckett, Scottish Churches Housing Action's
Development Manager. Items for starter packs are now gathered by the churches of
the City Centre Parish Grouping and the Donside partnership churches. Distribution
Rev Dr Alan Falconer Honoured
Rev Dr Alan Falconer: On Thursday 29th November was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Aberdeen University.
To help celebrate Alan’s achievement he was our guest preacher on Sunday 2nd December which was the first Sunday of Advent. The bell ringers marked Alan ’s award with a quarter peal after the 11am service.
On Friday 30th November Alan and Marjorie warmly inviting all friends to join them for an informal celebration in the Divinity Library at King’s.
Mr Leslie McLeish has been appointed to the post of Monday and Wednesday beadle following the retirement of Mr David Brown. Leslie sings in the Cathedral choir on occasions when there is no service in King’s College Chapel.