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October News

Volunteers Evening, 19th October at 7.30pm

This evening is for our current volunteers and those interested becoming a volunteer in  St Machar’s.

The main job for volunteers is to welcome visitors and answer their questions, but there is much more with which volunteers can help. At the meeting we  will outline our different volunteering opportunities, and establish any training or information sessions required to help volunteers in their roles.

There will be short presentations on the renovation project and activity plans for the next few years; and there will be an introduction to the new interactive visitor display and guide books. There will be plenty time for questions and an opportunity to share experiences.

Welcoming visitors is rewarding. Talking about the Cathedral is very rewarding. We need many more folk to help, and the commitment can be tailored to meet your own timetable.

Please email or phone us to let us know if you will be joining us, if you are busy on the 19th but want to join us at other events, let us know. treasurer@stmachar.com or call Shona 07703566089

Gift Sunday 31st October:

St Machar’s is participating in the Church of Scotland National Giving Day.

We have all been through many challenges over the last 18 months and Gift Sunday will give us the opportunity to offer gifts of thanksgiving back to God.

The gift Sunday is not about the renovation project. That has been completed, and all the finance was successfully raised.

The Cathedral was closed for worship and to visitors during the coronavirus lockdown so our income is greatly reduced; we face the possibility of ending the year with a large deficit if we don’t act now.

Our new minister will be with us soon and our activity plan continues to develop:   we have much to celebrate. We are asking the St Machar’s congregation to make a financial gift to support our mission.

Please bring your contribution in an envelope marked Gift Sunday and place it on the collection plate. Unless you wish to make it anonymous please supply your name so that we can claim Gift-Aid on what you give.

If you require a Gift Aid declaration or would like to set up a standing order for St Machar’s Cathedral please contact treasurer@stmachar.com or call Shona on 07703566089.

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ROYAL VISIT 21-09-2021

Following the recent completion of our work to replace the roof, repair the stained glass windows and refurbish the Heraldic Ceiling, we were delighted to receive a visit from HRH The Duke of Rothesay (as he is known in Scotland).

On a perfect day of warm sunshine, the Duke, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant, Barney Crockett,  met representatives of the Architects, the  Contractors and the subcontractors and toured the building inspecting the works.

He also met representatives of the Cathedral and listened to a short piece played on our organ by our Director of Music, Roger Williams.

These pictures, taken for us by Niall Hastie,  capture the highlights of a memorable day.