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Soup Sunday

The annual soup lunch in support of Christian Aid is across in the hall after Sunday’s service. If you can’t make it but would like to make a donation this can be left in the

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vestibule. Many thanks for your support

Church News..

Christian Aid – The annual Christian Aid service takes place this evening at 7pm in Hillhead Parish Church. The speaker will be Val Brown, Church and Community Manager, Christian Aid Scotland. Music provided by Concordia. As Christian Aid week approaches, we will hear of the work in Sierra Leone which is the focus this. All welcome.

THIS YEAR’S COLLECTION STARTS on 12th May and if you can help please contact Paul Malcolm .One evening is all that is required.

THE ANNUAL CHRISTIAN AID SOUP LUNCH is on 19th May, after the Sunday service. – Please come along and help the poorest people on Earth.

Church Gardens…

CHURCH GARDEN and GROUNDS . . . Winter has come and gone. Spring is in the air and that means it is time to tend the gardens and surrounding areas of the Church. Our garden receives much praise from the passing public and we do have to maintain that high standard. New volunteers are required and would be much welcomed. Hours are flexible and always in decent weather; after all you choose your own hour(s). Please contact Garry Burns

Appointments ..

Rev Ian Taylor will be our Interim Moderator during our vacancy. Ian is Minister at Springfield Cambridge Parish Church in Bishopbriggs (One of Mark’s new neighbours!). We will have the opportunity to meet Ian on the 28th April, when he will lead us in Worship. Taking on the role of Interim Moderator is a significant commitment on Ian’s part. As a Kirk Session, we are grateful to Ian and we look forward to working with him.

Secondly, we have also been speaking to Morris Dutch, with a view to appointing him as our Locum Minister. Many folks will remember Morris, as he was our Locum Minister before Mark joined us in 2001. The paperwork has not been finalised yet, but it is hoped that Morris will be with us from the beginning of May.

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:
Wednesdays
2nd May    6th June    4th July    1st August    5th September    3rd October    7th November    5th December.