Harvest Festival 2017

What a celebration of the Harvest!  The church looked wonderful thanks to the hard work of the pupils from Gatehouse Primary School.  After the service the Rector held an action of the produce to raise funds for St Michael's School in Malawi.  We raised a total of £242.75 and have sent £250 to St Michael's school.

 

After the service and auction, the congregation had a jolly lunch together at The Mill on The Fleet - thank you to them for wonderful food and a loevely welcoming atmosphere.

Harvest 3 2017

 Photos taken by Pene Richmond.

Decorating the church for Harvest Festival 2017

Thank you to Gatehouse Primary School pupils!

 

Thank you to everyone at Gatehouse Primary School, who made wonderful art celebrating Harvest and also came today to decorate St Mary's ready for Harvest festival on Sunday.

You did a great job ..

 We are so looking forward to celebrating Harvest and taking communion at such a beautiful altar.

 Harvest 1

 

  

 

Gatehouse Gala 2017

St Mary's joined all in Gatehouse in celebrating Gala week 2017.  The church was opened every day with a small exhibition of some local clubs, and teas, coffees and cakes available.  There were a variety of musicians playing daily, providing much enjoyment.  Below are photos of our rector, Stephen Hazlett and Ruth and a sing-a-long led by Sue St Joseph.

2017 Gatehouse Gala 1

Photo taken by Pene Richmond

2017 Gatehouse Gala 2

Photo taken by Vivien Millner

Sea Sunday 2017

Some of St Mary's and other friends excelled themselves at knitting a large collection of knitted articles which will be taken over to Grangemouth for distribution by the chaplain of the Mission to Seafarers.

 

When our Rector Stephen was port chaplain to Rotterdam, a video was made for YouTube on the rescue of survivors of the Baltic Ace. This can be accessed at Mission to Seafarers: Caring Across the Seas Youtube

2017 Sea Sunday

Rt Rev Mark Strange elected Primus

Today (Tuesday 27 June ) the Episcopal Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church elected the Rt Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness as Primus. Bishop Mark says “I am humbled by the confidence shown in me by my colleagues and I will seek to serve the church as Primus with love and strength. Read the whole artilce on the Diocesan website:  scotland.anglican.org/

Episcopal Church - Canon on Marriage

A key part of this year’s General Synod was the second reading of the proposed change of the church’s Canon on Marriage (Canon 31). Following a range of contributions from a number of Synod members, General Synod voted in favour of altering the church’s Canon on Marriage to remove the definition that marriage is between a man and a woman, and add a new section that acknowledges that there are different understandings of marriage which now allows clergy to solemnise marriage between same sex couples as well as couples of the opposite sex. 

Read the full article on the Diocesan website:  www.scotland.anglican.org

 

A Pilgrimage to Whithorn 2nd September 2017

Whithorn 2017

 

The Development Team for Prayer and Spirituality offers the chance to join a Pilgrimage to Whithorn on Saturday 2nd September 2017, led by Bishop Gregor and David Wostenholm.

Transport will be arranged where possible, to arrive around mid-day at St. Martin & St Ninian’s Church, where the Eucharist will be celebrated. After lunch (please bring a packed lunch), the options will be to explore the Whithorn Museum and Iron-age Roundhouse, or for the hardy, to scramble over the rocky beach to St Ninian’s cave, before leaving for home about 4.30pm.

The pilgrimage is open to everyone, so please bring a friend and spread the word.

Will all those interested please notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Christine at the Diocesan Office, 5 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2DH, Tel: 0141 221 5720, or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20th July.

You can also see the Diocesan website:  glasgow.anglican.org/ 

 

pisky scot - A new online magazine and forum

A new online magazine and forum – pisky.scot – was launched by the church’s Information & Communication Board at this year’s General Synod. Pisky.scot is designed to be a forum for information, articles, the proactive curating of blog posts from across the Scottish Episcopal Church and beyond, and the telling of our stories through word, image, sound and video; and will hopefully provide a challenging yet safe space to encourage dialogue and debate.

Do visit this new site...