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Update . . . It is now two weeks since I preached as Sole Nominee at Glasgow Cathedral. Moving forward, nothing is firmly in place, but the date of my final service at St Mary’s and the date of my induction at the Cathedral have been provisionally set. The process requires Presbytery, if it is so minded, to sustain the Call issued by the Cathedral. Once / if Presbytery sustain the Call, everything can be put in place. This is provisional, but my final service at St Mary’s is likely to be at 11:00am on the 17th of March 2019. The service of Induction is pencilled in for 7:00pm on the 4th April 2019. Please remember these are provisional dates. All going well, I hope these are the actual dates and I look forward to seeing you there.

Christian Aid..

The annual Christian Aid Fair takes place on Saturday 2nd March 10am till 1pm in our Church Hall. St Mary’s will have a paper stall. All donations gratefully received, including napkins, colouring-in

books, stationery. Other stalls include books, baking, groceries, attic finds, crafts, toys. Donations to these stalls also greatly appreciated. Admission is £2, including a visit to our tea room and tickets can be purchased from Paul Malcolm. If you can spare an hour to help with our stall just let Paul know. Please come along and support the work of Christian Aid.


If any Elder or Congregational Helper will not be available for duty for Communion on Sunday 03 March, please contact Garry Burns or Sally McLellan. Thank you.

Open Doors..

Open Doors . . . Wednesday 06 March is our first Open Doors day and will continue through to December 2019. The sheets to sign up are now available in the Church Vestibule. New volunteers are always welcome.

Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire ..

Picture here are members of the Strathkelvin Battalion Boys Brigade receiving their Presidents and Queen Badge Awards at Torrance Parish Church, the awards were presented by Rev Mark Johnstone, Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire and Mr Alan Brown, Provost, East Dunbartonshire Council.

Open days at St Mary’s

The Church will now be open on the first Wednesday of each month, between 10 am and 3 pm

Everyone in the community is invited to visit our beautiful and historic building; all are welcome
Tea, coffee and biscuits (or occasionally home baking) will be available
Why not drop in and see us if you are in town and have a little time to spare
The dates for 2018 are:
2nd May    6th June    4th July    1st August    5th September    3rd October    7th November    5th December.