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Thank you to Vivien

The beautiful handcrafted beaten copper birds on stones, bought from the Whitehouse Gallery with money donated by the congregation.  They are given with grateful thanks to Vivien Dania for all the years of hard work she has put into Winter Wonderland.  They and a bouquet of flowers from Lily Knowles, were taken to her yesterday by the Rector, with love and gratitude from us all.   In thanking him for the lovely presents she said it was a wonderful surprise and that she would be grateful if he would also pass on her thanks and best wishes to the congregation.

Winter Wonderland 2021

Saturday 4th December saw Greyfriars famed “Winter Wonderland” return. This year it was hosted in Greyfriars church instead of the parish hall. It was a success! Despite many last-minute arrangements, over £500 was raised for church funds.

A big thank you to everyone who organised the event, staffed stalls, made delicious jams, chutneys, tray-bakes, confectionary and donated coffee for sale. Also Christmas cards, crafts, and decorations and even some jewelry went down well.  Thanks too to our stewards, musicians including a piper and angel presiding at the harp and piano ... and of course the big man Santa Clause himself, accompanied by his elf-wife and a  snow-man who arrived by boat. Not seen in the crowd that wound their way enthusiastically to the church rumour has it he may have melted!

Our official photographer did his usual good job. The Rector chatted to a number of young families, visitors and locals, who expressed delight at being in such a beautiful place, and enquired about future services etc. For this reason alone, we should probably host the event “at home” in Greyfriars church from now on, especially as we could utilise Greyfriars House etc. Up to 350 people passed through the doors, including some 100 children.

Kirkcudbright Art Trail at Greyfriars

Some photos from Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail 29 July -2 August 2021, exhibition of “Coasts & Waters” in Greyfriars Church. As well as the talented displays, which visitors adored, musical recitals enhanced the occasion. Gordon Mursell and Stephen Hazlett gave a piano and violin duet on Saturday, and Dianne Stafford played the harp and sang Celtic airs on Sunday.

 

Service coverage

Sun 28 March       Palm Sunday                                1100           Gordon Mursell

Thur 1 Apr           Maundy Thursday                           1000           Gordon Mursell

Fri 2 Apr              Good Friday                                   2pm – 3pm Rachel Inglis

Sun 4 Apr             Easter Day                                   1100           John Martin

Thur 8 Apr           Thursday of Easter Week                1000           Gordon Mursell

Sun 11 Apr           Second Sunday of Easter               1100           Gordon Mursell

Thur 15 Apr                                                              1000           Gordon Mursell

Sun 18 Apr           Third Sunday of Easter                  1100           Gordon Mursell

Thur 22 Apr          St George (transferred from 23 Apr)  1000           Gordon Mursell

Sun 25 Apr           Fourth Sunday of Easter                 1100           Gordon Mursell

Thur 29 Apr          St Catherine of Siena                      1000           Gordon Mursell

Sun 2 May            Fifth Sunday of Easter                   1100           Gordon Mursell

Thur 6 May                                                               1000           Gordon Mursell**

Sun 9 May            Sixth Sunday of Easter                  1100           John Martin

Thur 13 May         Ascension Day                              1000           Gordon Mursell

Sat 15 May           time tbc       Wedding (Gordon Mursell)

Sun 16 May          Seventh Sunday of Easter              1100           Gordon Mursell

Thur 20 May                                                            1000           Gordon Mursell

Sun 23 May          Day of Pentecost                          1100           John Martin

Thur 27 May                                                            1000           Gordon Mursell**

Sun 30 May          Trinity Sunday                              1100           John Martin