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Food Bank Christmas Cheer

Posted: 13th December 2017

A huge thank you to everyone for the overwhelming amount of Christmas goodies delivered to the Food Bank on 12th December.

Thanks to the generous and imaginative donations, 37 boxes were filled which will bring some brightness to local families, homeless people and individuals in need. As well as Christmas treats, we gave each person or family a supply of basic foodstuffs, so that no one should have to go hungry at this time.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to remember others in the midst of their own busy preparations. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and every blessing in 2018.

Stewartry Food Bank Team.

Next collection date is January 9th.

Father Christmas Makes Surprise Visit to Kirkcudbright!

Posted: 6 December 2017

It was a lovely day for Father Christmas to arrive at Kirkcudbright Harbour to an excited crowd. Gary McKie, assisted by retired naval officer and Greyfriars member, Nigel Davies, piloted the boat carrying him safely ashore. Father Christmas and his pipers were escorted to the parish hall where a variety of stalls offered lots of ideas for Christmas presents. Father Christmas with his special elf, both helped by Mother Christmas, had a great time meeting lots of children to hear their Christmas wishes. The Inner Wheel cafe was a welcome place to sit and have a mince pie and cup of tea.

Winter Wonderland is an annual event organised by Vivien Dania and members of Greyfriars congregation. This year we raised a massive £2,300; 10% of which will go to the Inner Wheel charities, The Macular Society and Marie Curie.

Thanks to everyone involved in ensuring that this event was such a success.

Say it with Flowers

Posted: 20th November 2017

Mrs Patricia Oliver recently resigned as Flower Convener for the church after nearly thirty years of dedicated and creative service. We are incredibly grateful to her for all she has given, and she'll be a hard act to follow.

We hope to build up a small team of people who will carry this on and if you'd be interested in joining, please add your name to the list which is up in the church porch. Or you may simply like to contribute occasionally, such as helping to decorate the church on special festivals or even doing the flowers to commemorate an anniversary that has special significance for you. We hope you'll feel free to do so. Please speak to Hazel Hazlet or Gwen Shaw (Vestry Secretary)  if you'd like to know more about the new flower roster arrangements.