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News & Events - 2019
On the first Craft Group meeting of 2019, it was decided to commemorate the making and unveiling of the new banners with a photograph of all those who helped in their creation.
Licensing of Rev Canon Christine Fraser
On 9th March, during the Eucharist to celebrate the Diocesan Synod, the Rev Christine Fraser and the Rev Graham Taylor were licensed as Canons of St Ninian’s Cathedral by Bishop Ian.
Presentation to Rev Canon Christine from congregation
On Sunday 10th March, Bill Page presented Rev Canon Christine with a planter of flowers from the congregation to celebrate her appointment as canon.
To finish off this session, the craft group were given dream catchers to make. The first task was to give the background ring a colour scheme then to make a mesh across the centre before embellishing. Photos show some of the finished articles.
Prayer Group Lenten Service
On Wednesday 10th April, the Prayer Group hosted an afternoon Lenten Service with the title ‘Pause and Pray’. The church was quiet and the sight of all the symbols in front of the altar was awe inspiring. These symbols represented: a brick - homelessness, food - hunger, chain - the oppressed, water - clean water, red-dyed cloth - war and pills - addiction. These symbols were all placed round a large cross.
The service was a mixture of hymns and thought provoking readings and prayers. At various stages during the service the congregation, a mixture of parishioners and visitors, were invited to place items on the cross to represent our own personal concerns and to give thanks.
The Holy Week services commenced on Sunday 14th April with Palm Sunday, during which we heard a dramatic reading of “The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke”.
On Thursday 18th, we held our Maundy Thursday service which was drawn from the Celtic Church tradition which connected easily with the natural world. During this service the congregation were invited to come forward for hand washing and anointing. At the end of the service the altar was stripped and a vigil held.
The Good Friday service was themed on the “Stations of the Cross” and gave the congregation time for reflection and Prayer as candles were extinguished after each Station.
Easter Sunday was welcomed with brilliant sunshine. The Church was beautifully decorated with glorious flowers courtesy of Janey Legge and her group of flower arrangers. The service commenced with the lighting of the Paschal Candle and the renewal of baptism vows. After the service the large congregation were treated to tea & coffee together with hot-cross buns and cake.
Edinburgh Society of Organists
On Saturday 27th April, St Peter’s were delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Society of Organists. Photos show Dr John Kitchen, Edinburgh City Organist and organist of Old St Paul’s, Edinburgh giving a recital and explaining some of the intricacies of our specific organ.
We continue to have a good number of ladies plus our tea boy coming on a Tuesday afternoon. This week (7th May), we were doing iris folding (see photos). Also this week, Jo has measured and cut the material for curtains to be hung in the wee meeting room. A group of ladies were planning our next project - pew hangings. It was decided to make 8 for Harvest Thanksgiving and think about another 8 for Christmas.
With the monies made at the last sales table, the craft group would like to buy new curtains for the main hall, these will have to be specially made, also in the planning were curtains for the office upstairs.
Another busy year for the craft ladies. For those who don’t want to or can’t sew, there are always other crafts available on a Tuesday.
On the evening of Friday 7th June, the Social & Fundraising Committee hosted a very well attended and successful Ploughman’s Supper and Quiz Night.
Thursday Group Outing
On Thursday 20th June, the Thursday Group travelled to Caulder’s Garden Centre in Cupar where lunch had been booked. The menu had a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts and from the feedback everybody thoroughly enjoyed what they had ordered. After lunch, the group was free to explore all the garden centre had to offer.
Craft Group Visit
On Tuesday 25th June, the Craft Group visited Kandra Creations Fife at Pentland Place, Kirkcaldy to experience what these creative ladies can do with cast offs and recycled fabrics. I believe that the ladies were very impressed and came away with ideas to try themselves.
There was a large attendance at St Peter’s to welcome Bishop Ian for his first Patronal Festival here.
After the service, the congregation were invited to a bring and share lunch in the hall where members could meet with Bishop Ian.
A big thanks to Janey Legge and her helpers for the floral displays and to all those who contributed to the delicious spread.
Provincial Youth Network Sleepover
During the weekend of 7th-8th September, 35 members of the Provincial Youth Network had a very successful sleepover at the church. The leaders had organised many activities for the delegates who represented all 7 dioceses.
On Sunday morning, they all contributed to the 10.30 service with the readings, a re-enactment of the gospel (Luke 14 v. 25-33) and intercessions with a few surprises included (party poppers & paper aeroplanes) followed by a squeezy peace where every one holds hands and a hand squeeze is passed round the congregation. This was well received by the regulars.
It was a pleasure to have the young people and look forward to seeing then all again. Thanks to James Gardner for the attached photos.