Once again Greyfriars church was delighted to host a well-attended service celebrating Sea Sunday. This is a world-wide event, and we in Kirkcudbright are familiar with the sight of fishing vessels and their crews.
The church will be open to visitors from 9th July - 31st August (except Sundays during that period). The town is noticeably filling up with visitors, attracted no doubt by the opening of the splendid new Kirkcudbright Galleries, amongst many other attractions.
Notice is given that the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway of the Scottish Episcopal Church is making preparation for the removal and re-interment of cremated remains from the former Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Knightswood to a new memorial garden at St. Bride’s Episcopal Church, Hyndland.
On behalf of the whole church, Rev'd Stephen Hazlett and Gwen Shaw, visited Grant Oliver to present him with a gift of a decanter with 4 glasses in grateful thanks for 30 years of faithful service as church treasurer (and many other unnamed roles and duties!).
Some of you may listen to a Radio 4 programme called Last Word. In effect it offers appreciations and assessments of interesting people who have died in the week or so before the programme is broadcast. As I write, the cast includes Stephen Hawking and Ken Dodd. But it occurs to me that it’s an odd title for a programme which makes no claim that what is said is to be understood as either authoritative or the last word about anybody.
I’m truly grateful that MND Scotland has been chosen to benefit from the Lenten Appeal across the Glasgow and Galloway Diocese of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Your support will make a real difference to the lives of people living in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease. Nearly 200 people will be diagnosed this year, and MND Scotland ensures people do not go on this devastating journey alone.
Children of Greyfriars’ Sunday School with their teacher Drostie Tame and assistants, Rosie Main and Catherine Summers, on the occasion of the Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway’s visit to Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse Scottish Episcopal Churches on 4th February. +Bishop Gregor blessed each child by name.