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1 The Claik o the Kirk The Magazine of Fraserburgh Old Parish Church September 2014 Broch Bells Concert L-R: Back Row Mabel Sinclair, Rosemary Urquhart, Bette Maitland, Joe Watt, Shelia Watt is hiding, Carol McCann, Shelia Beedie, Ray and Eric Simpson. Middle Row Mari and Rev Park receiving their wall mounting bell. Front row Zandra Todd. The Broch Bell s will miss them very much. For us to continue we need more members, if this is for you speak to any of the members. It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High Ps 92:1

2 Regular What s On Sundays: Mondays: Tuesdays: Wednesdays: Thursday: Friday: Worship at 11am & 6pm Crèche & AK Club for children Covenanters for teens, 7.15pm Playgroup, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Badminton, Playgroup, Anchor Boys, Junior Section BB s, Hand Bell Choir. Playgroup, Junior Badminton, 3 rd A Guides Lunch Club, Wednesday Club, Guild (all fortnightly) Men s Fellowship (Monthly) Playgroup, Junior Choir, Choir Practice, Girls Brigade (all sections.) Playgroup, BB Company Section. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY We meet every Sunday for worship at 11am and 6pm. Family Service last Sunday of each month Every Sunday is special but the following are a bit different. Will parents please note that on Family Service days youth church all attend the morning service Some special services over next 4 months September 2 nd 1st Fraserburgh BB Junior Section Enrolment pm 7 th 11am & 6 pm Holy Communion will be celebrated. The Rev. Dr. I. Macnee who will be taking on the post of locum for the church. 10 th Wednesday club Resumes. The talk is The life of a gardener s daughter. 13 th The Auld Kirk Has talent 14 th Guild Dedication service with Presentation of Long Service awards. Faithlie home service 3.30pm All welcome 28 th Youth Dedication Service. October 11 th Wednesday Club Buttery Morning and car boot sale th Guild Coffee Morning 10-12noon 31 st Concert with Scottish According Music Group in Church Centre. Tickets will be available soon November 9 th Remembrance day service follow to War Memorial Faithlie home service 3.30pm All Welcome. 26 th Session Meeting 22 nd Christmas Bazaar December 7 th 11am & 6 pm Holy Communion 13 th A K Club Christmas Party A total of 989 was raised for Christian Aid week this year. Thanks to all who donated A coffee morning was held for Daniel Paterson s expedition the sum of 622 was raised.

3 Vacancy Update Following the retirement of Rev. Peter Park, the charge of Fraserburgh Old Parish Church was formally preached as being vacant on Sunday 29 th June 2014 by Rev. Dr Iain MacNee. Rev. MacNee was appointed by the Presbytery of Buchan as our Interim Moderator for the vacancy period to oversee the day to day ministerial affairs of the church. Many of you may recall that Rev. MacNee was also our Interim Moderator during Rev. Park s period of illness in 2012 so is a familiar face to us in the Auld Kirk and we are very pleased to have him with us. As Interim Moderator, Rev. MacNee is responsible for ensuring that all preaching and pastoral requirements are covered but does not necessarily have to conduct all these duties himself. It s been fortunate that Miss Dorothy Mair has been home from America over the summer months as she has conducted many of the Sunday services for us as well as providing excellent pastoral cover and we are very grateful to her for this. From October, as well as being our Interim Moderator, Rev. MacNee will become our Locum Minister which means that he will conduct most of the morning services and some of the evening services himself, as well as providing for our pastoral requirements. The remaining evening services from October will be led by Elders groups which is being co-ordinated by Mrs Angela Gracie. This arrangement worked very well during the last vacancy and we are grateful to all those who have agreed to participate in the worship teams. In terms of the vacancy and finding a new minister, the Kirk Session is keen to get this process started as soon as possible but unfortunately are unable to make any real progress at this present time as no churches within the Presbytety of Buchan are currently permitted to call a minister. The reason for this is that the Presbytery Plan for all churches in Buchan is currently under review and no progress can be made until such time as the plan has been formally approved both at Presbytery level and by the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. It seems likely that it will be at least September 2014 before any further progress is made in this regard. In the meantime, we are thankful that we have Rev. MacNee at the helm, enthusiastically supported by Miss Dorothy Mair and by a hard working Kirk Session and with these arrangements in place, I m sure that the ship will be kept firmly on course until such time as God s plan for our church has been fulfilled. Introducing our Interim Moderator Rev. Dr Iain MacNee retired in 2011 as minister at New Pitsligo with Strichen & Tyrie and lives with his wife Anthea in Alvah near Banff. Iain was born in Glasgow and came to faith in Jesus Christ through Scripture Union camp in his early teens. After leaving school he worked in full-time youth work for four years with the YMCA in Glasgow and Aberdeen, before studying for the ministry at Aberdeen University. After an assistantship at Port Glasgow, Iain ministered first in Glasgow, South Carntyne and thereafter at Newbattle Dalkeith, Girvan South and Canisbay in Caithness before going to Strichen. Canisbay Parish includes John O Groats and the Castle of Mey, the holiday residence of the late Queen Mother. Iain had the privilege of leading worship on more than a dozen occasions when Her Majesty was present and on three occasions with Prince Charles in attendance. Iain has been kept busy in his retirement and as well as being Interim Moderator with us during 2012 he has also been part of a team which covered the vacancy at Buckie North in the neighbouring presbytery of Moray and more recently was providing cover in the islands of Jura and Islay! Ronnie Birnie Session Clerk

4 Invitation to Communion The OPC will celebrate the Sacrament on 7th September 2014 at 11am and 6pm We look forward to sharing fellowship and breaking bread together If anyone cannot manage on this occasion we hope that you can join us in 7th December when we next celebrate the Sacrament If any of our housebound members would like the Minister to visit with Home Communion please let him or the office know To all at the Old Parish Hillview 24 McKelvie Rd OBAN PA34 4GB Firstly we want to say a big thank-you for all the gifts, cards and kind words we received from our Broch friends on our recent retirement. The last weeks of our ministry were hectic but we think we managed to give individual thanks as appropriate. If we missed anyone please accept our apologies; if you know of anyone who is aggrieved at not getting a personal thanks please let us know who they are and we will contact them. We are now settling into our new home in Oban. Most of the boxes are unpacked and stowed away although we still need to decide where some pictures and paintings will hang. The garden is a work in progress and is beginning to take shape. We spent a few days in Glasgow during the Commonwealth games and we are planning a few days away in our caravan its amazing how retirement allows us to do all these things! When we announced our retirement, and that we were moving to Oban, many of you told us of your visits to the West. We hope that if you are coming this way in the future you will let us know and hopefully we can meet for a fly cup and fancy piece and catch up on all the news. Every blessing Peter and Mari Rev Peter and Mari Park cutting there retirement cake Used Stamps We Welcome any used stamps to the small box in the north narthex or the larger box in the session room Or handed to any elder. Or the Church Office. Thanks again for your support. Anna and helpers would welcome babies and toddlers, during Sunday morning worship. Helpers are also needed for the crèche if you would like to help tel Anna Carle

5 FRASERBURGH OLD PARISH CHURCH In the Church Centre on Barrasgate Road FRIDAY 31 st OCTOBER at 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Scottish Accordion Music group and local butcher Ian McIntosh TICKETS : 5.00 each to include sandwiches, home bakes and shortbread at interval. Tickets on sale at the Coffee Lounge, from the Thrift Shop and at church. Tickets are going fast ---hurry!!! Raffles, prizes and fun evening! All proceeds to KASH 4 THE KIRK FRASERBURGH OLD PARISH CHURCH KASH 4 THE KIRK Come and enjoy the talents of the finalists of the first Auld Kirk Talent show you will love it! Who will win on the night?? ( Audition dates on 2 nd and 5 th September to choose the best for the show ) SATURDAY 13 th SEPTEMBER Fraserburgh Church Centre Barrasgate Road at 7 :30 p.m. TICKETS : 5.00 including teas( for Kash4 the Kirk ) Raffles!Trophies awarded to the winners Application forms from Church Centre to take part! (Youngsters must have their parents consent to be auditioned and to take part information on the forms

6 Welcome Just a little reminder to all Ladies and Gentlemen that the Guild starts on Wednesday September 3 rd at 7.30pm in Church Centre Penny Schoolie. It would be lovely to see all our friends back and hopefully with some new faces coming to join us. We hope you have all had a relaxing summer and are ready for the new session. We have a variety of items on our syllabus this year. Our opening night is a joint venture with the Men s Fellowship when our guest speaker will be Mr Ian Bain. As has become the custom at our opening meeting we will also have a Strawberry Tea with pancakes and strawberry tarts to remind us of summer days (which we hope are not over quite yet). We look forward to seeing you on the night when you can collect your syllabus to see what is in store this year. Please encourage any of your friends who are not members to come along and join us for what we pray will be a session of fun and fellowship! Yours Sincerely Beldie Blackhall Convener Fraserburgh Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms Ltd. 52 MID STREET FRASERBURGH ABERDEENSHIRE AB43 9EP Phone: (01346) Fax:: (01346) View our Extensive Showroom Catering for all Budgets, Styles and Requirements. Let us take the Strain by providing you with our service from Design through to Completion Specialists in Joinery Manufacturing Windows, Doors, Stairs and much more.. Domestic and Trade Enquiries Welcome

7 Retirement of Rev. Peter Park By Session Clerk Ronnie Birnie Rev. Peter Park retired on Saturday 28 th June 2014 after conducting the wedding ceremony of Miss Amy Maitland and Mr Dannie Buchan with his final formal service of worship being the Family Prizegiving L-R Rev Peter and Mari Park, Elder Mrs Rosemary Clark and Mr Alex Urquhart Beadle. Service on the morning of Sunday 8 th June. On a beautiful sunny morning the church was suitably filled with AK Club and Covenanter members and their families as well as representatives of our uniformed organisations. A healthy representation was also present from the local Sea Cadet Corps and RNLI lifeboat, including coxswain Mr Victor Sutherland. Following a lively service, during which Mrs Mari Park made the prize-giving presentations, Session Clerk Mr Ronnie Birnie stepped forward to pay tribute to Rev. Park s ministry. Mr Birnie recalled how Rev. Park had been inducted into the charge of Fraserburgh Old on Thursday 22 nd November 2007 and reflected on his contribution to the church and community during his seven year tenure. Mr Birnie explained that Rev. Park had celebrated his 65 th birthday recently and had agonised over his decision to retire, adding that the health problems he had experienced in recent years had been a contributing factor in his final decision. Mr Birnie thanked Rev. Park for his ministry to us and on behalf of the Kirk Session and congregation wished both him and his wife Mari many blessings for their retirement and every happiness in their new home in Oban. Mr Birnie explained that the Kirk Session had commissioned a painting of a local Broadsea scene as a gift to mark Rev. Park s retirement and invited Mrs Rosemary Clark to make the presentation while the beadle, Mr Alex Urquhart presented Mrs Park with a bouquet of flowers. Mr Birnie added that the painting had been done by local artist, Val Thomson, the daughter of church member, Mrs Grace Thomson and explained that the frame had been donated by the family in recognition of the support Rev. Park had given to them when Val s father had passed away in Mr Birnie also explained that a separate collection had been raised from the members and on behalf of the congregation Rev. Park was presented with a hymn book by Miss Lisa West and a cheque for the balance of the collection by Mrs Grace Wemyss. Following the service, Rev. and Mrs Park were presented with a special retirement cake at the Church L-R: Miss Lisa West Rev Peter and Mari Park and Grace Wemyess Centre where tea and refreshments were served by the ladies of the Guild. All the proceedings went very well and many thanks to all those who contributed in any way to making it such a special send off day for our minister! Covenanter Team Challenge Shield The winners of the Covenanter Team Challenge Shield this year were the 'Hebrews'. Over the course of the year, the teams are awarded points for church attendance, reading and ushering duties and participation in church events. They also compete against one another in various other challenges such as sports, quizzes and problem solving tasks. The winning team pictured from left to right are; Heidi Murdoch, Will Buchan, Aidan Colley, Jade Kay and Lisa West. Also in the picture is Rev Peter and Mari Park and Covenanter Leader Ronnie Birnie

8 Plans for a basic refurbishment programme were started during the middle of last year and at that time a fundraising group was also set up to provide additional funding for the proposed works. Under the enthusiastic leadership of Elder Mrs Beldy Blackhall, the Kash for the Kirk fundraising programme took off with many varied and excellent events having already taken place and with raised so far. Unfortunately the programme of refurbishment has been a slower process, as a result of the various permissions that are required through the Church of Scotland, and approval for the work has taken somewhat longer than first anticipated. It was therefore very pleasing when the first stage approval was granted just before the summer and work Church Refurbishment Programme could begin on repairing and replacing our railings which were very badly corroded and broken. This work was completed at the end of July and the railings now look absolutely magnificent making a huge difference to the appearance of the front of the church. The old railings were painted black but the new galvanised railings have a silver grey appearance and will not be painted to ensure that they remain in top condition for many, many years to come. This aspect of the work was initiated by Mrs Mary May and the ladies of the Thrift Shop and the cost was fully covered from shop proceeds which had accumulated over a number of years. This is a very worthwhile use of Thrift Shop money and we offer our sincere thanks to Mary and the hard working volunteers for this most generous contribution. Many thanks also to Mr Bill May who co-ordinated the work with the contractors and ensured that the job was completed to the highest of standards. Following completion of the railings, the next stage is for the paths and entrance area to be resurfaced and for the external notice boards etc. to be repainted and tidied up. This work has been instructed and we look forward to this being progressed and completed very soon. Permission to commence work inside the church is still awaited as this requires final approval by the Church of Scotland s Art & Architecture Committee (CARTA) and a delegation from this committee will be visiting the church shortly to review the proposals. The initial work proposed includes refurbishment of the entrance vestibule, including new internal doors, new lighting and associated rewiring and also some upgrades to the heating system. Once approval has been granted by CARTA the work can proceed and will be progressed without any further delay. In the meantime, we very much look forward to completion of the external work and acknowledge once again the hard work being done by our Kash for the Kirk volunteers to raise the required funding for our new railings at the side of the church ongoing improvements. Ronnie Birnie Session Clerk The new railings out side the church

9 AN INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL NOBLE I interviewed Rachel Noble in church one Sunday in June about her upcoming trip to Africa. Rachel is well known to us as a regular church attender. Her parents, William and Sylvia live at 1 Bona Place, along with her older brother, James. Rachel came up through the AK Club and has been in the Covenanters for the last five years. She is always willing to be involved in activities and is a regular usher in church. You may also have seen her helping in the Coffee Lounge! It is always good to see young people like Rachel with a solid Christian up bringing. Rachel had taken part in Global Rock with a team from Fraserburgh Academy and they came third in the Scottish finals. Since then she had been on work experience at Aberdeen Royal Foresterhill Hospital. When asked how she found the work there, her answer was Amazing! as she had seen a C section, witnessed a hip replacement and a new baby born! She also answered that the shift work was rather exhausting! Rachel leaves in August for Tanzania in Africa, flying by herself from Aberdeen to London then to Dubai and finishes in Tanzania where she then has a four hour bus journey over difficult terrain to reach the hospital where she will be working. She is not looking forward to travelling alone! The group sending her to Tanzania is GAP Medics, an international organization which specialises in giving young people work experience in medicine, dentistry, midwifery and nursing. As Rachel s ambition is to study medicine at University and become a doctor, this work experience will be great for her as she will have many experiences working in the hospital for two weeks. There is also an orphanage nearby and Rachel will visit and bring money there to help the children. A recent coffee morning at the Centre had raised 447 and the generosity of our Kirk folk at a retiring collection and donations then saw that boosted by another 400 making almost 1,000 which will go with Rachel to Tanzania. Rachel was also given a small Bible to take with her and to give it to someone interested in learning about Christianity. We wonder who will receive this Bible far away in Africa? Rachel has agreed to come back and tell our church later experiences at the hospital and orphanage in Tanzania. We wish her God s speed, a safe journey there and back and lots of new and exciting things to do, people to meet up with and to make friends from all over the world as she works with other young people in Africa. Come back and do bring some photos to show us in church! Dorothy Mair and Rachel with her mascot doctor bear who will travel with her. LETTER FROM BANNOCKBURN VISITORS TO THE AULD KIRK Having been coming on holiday to Fraserburgh for the past few years, my husband and I have had the pleasure of attending the Auld Parish Church for Sunday morning services. We have been made most welcome by the preachers, elders and by the congregation. The services have been interesting and the sermons have been comforting to us. The various preachers greatly impressed us. I could go on but we want to thank you one and all for making us welcome. We would also like to thank the volunteers who keep the coffee shop going. They so a grand job and also make us most welcome, along with regulars who attend it. Thank you all again. Agnes and Bob Hunter from Bannockburn

10 Fraserburgh and district Sea Cadets 8th June 2014 Would like to thank Rev Peter Park for his hard work, guidance and enthusiasm towards our unit over the years as our chaplain. We as a unit have had the pleasure today of listening to his last service and may we say what a very good service it was sir. I know all the officers, Instructors and cadets would like to wish you all the happiness you and Mrs Park deserves up in you new abode in Oban. So with that we bid you a very greatfull thank you and God bless you and Mrs Park in whatever road you take. - RETIREMENT OF REV PETER B PARK As you retire And the time has come For you to depart We know that Fraserburgh Old Kirk Will have a special place in your heart And everyone here will miss you It will be hard to say goodbye But we will behave memories to treasure That will never die Your uplift sermons were gratefully received And we will never forget the comforting way That you had with the bereaved Thank you for all your involvement with the young ones They will be sad to see you go We are sure they will keep on doing what they do And follow their faith as they grow So we wish you and Mari A long, happy retirement As you head for the Western shore To the bonny town of Oban Where blessings of health and contentment Awaits you evermore By Mrs. Mary Ritchie Member of Fraserburgh Old Kirk Our Chaplin the Rev Peter Park stands next to our newest trinity that had just been named after his good self the Rev Peter Park. at Sandhaven. Mari received a bunch of flowers. Dennis Gordon Electrical Ltd Electrical Contractor Showroom 68 High Street Fraserburgh Tel Large selection of light fittings & appliances. CI S Burgess All types of electrical work carried out.

11 In Loving Memory Marjory Buchan Simpson I wish to thank all my Church Family from the bottom of my heart for the numerous flowers, cards, visits and telephone calls I have received since my mam died so suddenly on 10 August - also to those who have helped me in so many ways - you know who you are. Mam and I were always together. She was not only my lovely mam but my best friend too and I shall miss her so very much. Mam loved donating things for Kash 4 the Kirk and was always fair chuffed when I told her how much her efforts had raised. She had already been making plans with Beldy for another fundraising idea but sadly that was not to be. It was a great tribute to Mam that so many people came to her funeral service and she would have been delighted to see so many ladies wearing her scarves. I especially want to thank Peter and Mari Park. My mam's greatest wish was to have Peter conduct her funeral service. She told him so many times and circumstances made that happen. Peter, thank you for all the love and support you gave our family through some very sad times in recent years. Mam really did appreciate it. Lastly to Alfie and Isobel Park. Thank you both for everything you have done to help me and for everything you are still doing. Love you both very much. God Bless you all Heather Ritchie If you leave a article in the office to go into any Claiks you will have to leave your name with it or it will not be published, This is due to copy right. Editor Zandra Todd utts by Shirley-Ann Gents Hair Salon 27 College Bounds Fraserburgh Tel: No Appointments Necessary Opening Times Tue Sat 9-4 Fri 9-5:30 Saturday 6th September Old Parish Church Centre noon Adults 2 Children 1 Home Baking Raffles Tombola Buchan Design Ltd 24 Buchan Road Fraserburgh Tel Plans for all type of building work: Alterations, extensions etc Commercial and Industrial Projects. James B Buchan M.B.I.A.T.M.C.I.O.B. Architectural Technologist

12 Shelia Beedie Story Here is some pictures taken by my cousin Mari Who comes from Kolboth in Norway. She came with me to one of our bell ringing practice. Mari has never heard bell ringing before and was very impressed. The rest of her holiday was spent visiting the west coast. Mari and Shelia Beedie. Here are some of the hand bell rings. With Peter in deep thought. Here is Margaret Cruickshank enjoy a cup of tea at the coffee lounge. You can see there is a scarf round the tea pot to keep her tea hot and to keep her scarf warn to put round her neck In a cold day. The Scarf was knitted by the Late Mrs. Marjory Simpson Wednesday Club Butter Morning & car boot sale Saturday October 11th noon Limited spaces available for organisation 8 per table to book a table Please let Margaret Cruickshank know if you wish to reserve a place Before 27th September

13 In Loving memory of Catherine's Davidson Guiding days? Catherine's Guiding days started back in 1983, when she became Brown Owl of the 3rd Fraserburgh Brownie unit. She gained her Guider's warrant in 1985 and went on to become a successful Guider where she influenced the girls along their Guiding adventure -some who have remained in Guiding to this day. Catherine's roll as Brown Owl meant she dedicated a lot of her time, effort and commitment to the unit, developing the girl s skills through the Brownie programme. At the weekly Brownie meetings, the girls also took part in team building activities, playing games, undergoing challenges and singing songs. n 1991, Catherine introduced Pack Holiday to the unit where she gained her Holiday Licence - even after all these years we can still remember Peter Pan as our first Pack Holiday theme where the girls had lots of fun and made lasting memories. Catherine then met the Queen in 1992 at the Fraserburgh 400 celebrations. She was one of the few people the Queen took time to speak to and this was always a highlight Catherine treasured. After a lot of thought and consideration, Catherine decided to hang up her Guiding hat in 1996 to dedicate time to her family. She remained a good friend and helper to Brownies for many years after and some of her inspired ideas still remain in our Browne unit today. 3 rd Fraserburgh Brownies Gold Sword Award Covenanter Claik Covenanter Lisa West received her Gold Sword Award at the June prizegiving service from leader Ronnie Birnie. At the prizegiving service, Mr Birnie explained that Lisa had been a loyal and long serving member who had made an outstanding contribution to the activities of the group over five years of attendance. He added that she had shown great commitment and enthusiasm and had always been willing to participate in the life and worship of the church through regular reading and ushering duties as well as helping at various church events. Mr Birnie finished by saying that Lisa had been a model member, showing a good example to the younger members of the group, and was very deserving of the Gold Sword presentation. Many congratulations Lisa! Ronnie Birnie Covenanter s Leader

14 A DORIC SERVICE Fit a gran Sunday mornin we hid. The hale service one Sunday in August in Doric, oor natural dialect! Fae the beginning, piper Sarahjane Morrice piped in the Bible an then, aifter we hid geen ech ither the han o peace, we sang A people fa on earth dae dwell tae the tune Ye banks an Braes. James Bicocchi led us in the prayers o thanksgiving an then also through oor prayers o intercession for e world, while Sarah Jayne played a bonnie lament for e world on the pipes. George Ritchie recited a poem on Brotherly love by the Peterheid poet, Peter Buchan and Beldy Blackhall read a poem on Jesus and the little Children as well as deein the Lord s prayer in doric. They a did afa weel! Our sangs o Amazing Grace an The Lord s my shepherd in doric were sung afa weel by e congregation. Dorothy Mair even managed tae dee her sermon in the doric, asking the folk, Fir are ye deein here is morning? We feenished wi Robert Burns sang A man s a man for a that and went oot to enjoy Sarah Jayne piping at the front door o the kirk. A great morning tae praise God in oor ain language. Visitors from Newburgh who enjoyed the Doric service. L-R:Churchof Scotland Reader Dorothy Mair, Elder James Bicocchi, Elder Beldie Blackhall, Elder George Ritchie and Sarahjane Morrice. Doric Version Of The Lord s Prayer Oor Faither, fa bides in hivven, We ll aye hae a gweed conceit o ye. Yer croon winna be ill tae fit, Sae yer wye o it maun be the wye o it, Doon by, nae less nor the wye o it in hivven. Gie us oor mait an a pucklie loaf the day, an ilka day. An dinna haud it agin us nor we mak a cuddy o things, Jist as we widna skelp fowk fa chunce their haun agin us. An dinna scunner us wi wyes tae swick, Bit ding doon ony o Aul Nick s coorseness Michty me, bit ye ve a haud o aathin Sae it smichty you an aa, An aat s jist rare, Iv noon an fir ivvermair. Fairly aat, min. AMEN If you or anyone you know would like the Minister to visit them in Hospital please Tel. office:

15 Girls Brigade Parents Night on Thursday 1st May 2014 Inspecting Officer Buchan Division Commissioner Mrs Pauline Robertson Retirement Gift to Rev Peter Park and Mari received flowers. Perfect Attendance Cup Winners Junior and Explorer Top Squads for the Year Pictured are girls who had Perfect Attendance throughout the session. l to r: Back: Brigader - Emily May. Front: Explorers - Lexie Murdoch, Lexi May and Lois Mitchell. Division Commissioners Trophy Awarded to the Company who collected the most money by filling Smartie tubes with twenty pences. This year the Trophy went to the 2 nd Fraserburgh. L to R: Back Row Junior Squad 2 : Emma Flett. Ava Stewart, Shannon Lumsden, Isla Stephen. Front Row Explorer Squad 1 : Eve Flett, Mya Lumsden, Megan Farquhar, Emily Strachan, Katie Crockett, Lois Mitchell. Brigader Top Squad of the Year L to R: Brigader Squad 1 - Jessica Brannon, Emily May, Lauren Reid and Rhiann Muirhead. Pictured with the Trophy are: L to R: Back: Brigaders - Lauren Reid and Emily May. Front: Explorer - Lexi May, Juniors - Isla Stephen, Abbie McBeath and Kaitlyn Barclay. (Lexi May also collected the highest amount by any girl in the division)

16 2nd Fraserburgh Girls Brigade McLeod Shield Winners Trophy Winners For general knowledge quiz are pictured with Captain Mrs Annette Milne and Inspecting Officer Mrs Pauline Robertson. L to R:-Junior, Emma Flett, Explorer, Emily Strachan, & Brigader, Rhiann Muirhead. Buchan Division Poster Design Competition. (Commonwealth Games) The girls were not told the subject of the competition until they arrived For Session 2013/14 pictured with Captain Mrs Annette Milne and Inspecting Officer Mrs Pauline Robertson at the Company Open Night L to R:- Emma Flett with the Junior Cup, Ava Stewart with the Rachael Rosebowl awarded to the best new girl in the Junior Section. Charlie Buchan with the Explorer Cup. Rhiann Muirhead and Lauren Reid who shared the Brigader Cup. Explorer Entry was judged a winner Brigader Entry. Junior Entry. Help Is Needed The Coffee Lounge is looking for volunteers every second Monday from 1-4pm. Every second Thursday from 1-4pm and for help with dishes every second Thursday1-4pm Contact Agnes at the Coffee Lounge! Help Is Needed Thrift Shop is also needing help every Monday from 10am 1pm. and every second Thursday from 10-1pm Contact Mary May tel

17 Silver Anniversary Baptism with a difference Stewart and Marie Gairns was married by the late Rev Douglas Clyne 20/05/1989 They have 2 children Andrew and Hanna Coxswain Vic and Pamela Sutherland's daughters Eilidh, Ailsa and Lucy were baptised aboard the lifeboat Willie and May Gall on 17th May 2014 Rev Peter B Park who conducted the Baptism. The bell is the lifeboats bell it's traditional to turn the ships bell upside down and use it as a font, the water was taken back from the Holy land I believe by member's of the congregation who had visited. L-R Lucy, Ailsa, mam Pamela, dad Victor Eilidh and Rev Peter Park Wedding Bliss Congratulations to Laura West who graduated from Heriot Watt University with First Class Honours in the Masters Degree in Chemistry with Forensics and was awarded first prize in Physical Chemistry. Laura who lives in Kirkcaldy is the granddaughter of Elder Andrew West and Chris West and of John & Evelyn Hutcheson of West Road. Well Done Graduation Miss Amy Maitland and Mr Dannie Buchan got married on the 28th June 2014 it was Rev Peter Park last wedding her conducted before retiring. Junior Choir Boys & Girls from Primary 5 upwards are invited to come along and be part of the Junior Choir. Practice will be on Thursdays from pm At the Church Centre For more info contact Karen Masson on

18 Boys' Brigade Company Section Parents Night 16th May 2014 Inspecting Officer Elder & A K Club Leader Mrs Beldie Blackhall. Trophy Winners for Pictured are the trophy winners of the1st. Fraserburgh B o y s B r i g a d e Company Section for the 2013/14 session after receiving their trophies at the A n n u a l P a r e n t s N i g h t Demonstration. The trophies were presented by Mrs. Beldie Blackhall, Inspecting Officer. L to R:-Josh Stephen with the Palmer Trophy for Junior P.T. Kyle Skinner with the Cup presented to the boy who finished best in the vault on Parents Night. Liam Ritchie with the Sinclair Trophy for Senior P.T. and the Sandy Scott Shield (presented to the boy who had contributed most to the Company during the session) Matthew Pirie with the James Bruce Memorial Cup for Best Recruit Kevin Kay with the 75th Anniversary Shield for Best Overall Boy (which includes Church Attendance), the Alex. Beattie Memorial Cup for Best Turn-out on Parade during the session, and the Boy's Boy Trophy (voted for by the boys themselves) Scott McDonald with the Tom Ingram Memorial Cup for Endeavour & Enthusiasm. The Squad Cup was won by Squad 1 having accumulated the most points over the session.. In her closing remarks Beldie commented on the smartness of the boys on parade and on their enthusiasm in the physical displays. She also added that she was fair chuffed at having been asked to be the Inspecting Officer Bringing Young People Together Through Fun, Laughter And Faith. September 2 nd 1st Fraserburgh BB Junior Section is for boys in primary 4,5 & 6 Enrolment pm Retirement Gift of a wall mirror to Peter & Mari Inspecting Officer Beldie with her gift from the Coy Section.

19 Music That You Might Like To Listen Too The piano guys are a semi classical group based in the USA. They consist of a chelo & piano. The tracks I recommend are Let It Go from Disney s Frozen. The second track is the Elvis Pressley classic Can t Help Falling In Love. My second choice is Ben and Ellen Harper. Ben & Ellen are a mother and son duo who perform country folk music. The first tract is more spiritual How Could We Not Believe. The second track is from the alum childhood home. House Is A Home. My third choice is Jesse Winchester, Jessie died on the 11 th April 2014 age 70 he has left a amazing amount of music on you tube. Jesse left the US to escape the Vietnam War, he settled in Canada. When you listen to his music it s a good job he left the first tract is I Wave Bye Bye a hunting melody, second track is that s what makes you strong the final tract is completely different he is joined by Elvis Costello and Sheryl Crow for payday Please enjoy Church Chuckles By Phil Mason Notice in the kitchen of a church hall: Ladies: when you have emptied the teapot please stand upside down in the sink. To Which has now been added: No hot bottoms on the formica. There is an audio loop system for the hard of hearing. Turn your aids to the T setting. Also, large print bulletins are available from Elders. BROCH CANDY SHOP 15 High Street Fraserburgh Manufactures of Traditional Broch Candy Tommy Whyte CARPET FITTER 24 Rowan Place Fraserburgh AB43 9DF Tel

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21 LEARNING FROM THE TITANIC by Dorothy Mair A few weeks ago I flew from Aberdeen and spent several days in Belfast on my own. The main purpose was to visit the Titanic exhibition. What a building! It is a stunning sight, shaped like the hulls of a ship with aluminium shards added which make it look like a gigantic iceberg. And when the sun shines on it, is beautiful! At the start, I learned about Belfast at the turn of the century as a thriving boom town and I experienced a thrilling ride through a dramatic presentation of the shipyards and the Titanic under construction. I even explored the sumptuous luxury and superb craftsmanship of Titanic's interiors. A FIRST CLASS CABIN Then I was brought deep into the stories of the passengers, the crew and the heroes of the day; and relived the drama of the tragic end to Titanic's maiden, and only, voyage from Belfast. What a story and what a ship to be built with such co-operation from the 15,000 workers of Harland and Wolff. They worked closely together, fitting over 2,00 steel plates to form the hull and put in over 3 million rivets together with their work mates. And I thought of our church everyone working together, building up our Church Centre and our Church thousands of men and women from our past who had faith and trust for the future of the Auld Kirk and its outreach in the town- riveting together the unseen hull of our ship, working to make sure we had a future. It is up to us now, during the vacancy, to keep this ship afloat to work tirelessly for the Lord s kingdom and to bring people to the church and to a living knowledge of God. How can we do this, you may ask? I am just one person, you may say but, like the many workers on the Titanic, we can work TOGETHER for the good of our church. So come on, everyone, take part in all activities to provide fellowship and let s provide for the future. As we wait for a new minister, remember that WE are the church - don t let it sink..

22 Presentation to our Church Secretary It was with sadness that we said farewell recently to our Church Secretary, Mrs Christine Mitchell, who decided to move on to pastures new after seven years in the secretary s seat at the Church Office. Christine s last day was on Friday 8 th August and as a token of appreciation for her dedicated service she was presented with a special gift edition of the Good News Bible, a gift token and a basket of flowers at the special Doric service held on Sunday 10 th August. Reader Miss Dorothy Mair conducted the service and had a wee newsie with Christine before Session Clerk, Ronnie Birnie, made the formal presentation. During Dorothy s chat, Christine explained that she had thoroughly enjoyed her time at the OPC and that she would really miss all the people and friends that she had made during her time with us. In a light hearted moment during her chat with Dorothy, she also said that the worst part of her job was delivering the Orders of Service to the church on cold Mrs Christine Mitchell pictured with Session Clerk Ronnie Birnie and Coffee Lounge Supervisor Mrs Agnes Whyte. dark winter nights when she couldn t get away from the church quick enough! Miss Mair also recited a little Doric ditty she had written especially for Christine which raised quite a few laughs with the congregation. Ronnie thanked Christine on behalf of the entire church family for all her hard work and paid tribute to the pleasant and respectful manner with which she carried out her duties. She was then presented with her flowers by Mrs Agnes Whyte. Christine was a great asset to the church and leaves with our very best wishes for the future. Nellie is picture with Cllr Mr. Brian Topping. Also in the picture you can see she received a card from Her Majesty The Queen Nellie marked her milestone birthday with friends and family at Windmill Court on 4/7/2014 Nellie has 2 children Kenny and the late Keith as well as five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Nellie s late husband, Andrew passes away in She married Andrew in Fraserburgh in She worked in the office at Morrison s Bakery in Maud. Nellie like doing crosswords, Sudoku puzzles and reading and she did her exercise every day to keep her fit

23 Firstly I have to thank Annette Milne for letting us know about the House of Dun. It is really difficult getting that is not too far away. So thank you Annette. Lorna Wallace does a great deal of work behind the scenes for our trips away. Thank you Lorna you are a treasure. Guild Outing 25 th June 2014 When I telephoned the House of Dun on Tuesday 24 th to confirm our time of arrival, shock of shock they did not know we were coming. Lack of communication on their part the lady said. However she quickly arranged guides to be there for us on the day. On a beautiful sunny morning all our ladies set off with happy smiling faces. It is lovely to see everyone in bright summer colours and happy. A sunny day makes all the difference. We picked up Elma at Philorth, then our guests Dorothy and Anne at Just some off the ladies pose for a photo that went into the Ellon park and ride. It was great to hear everyone hang a good blether. Kineal s coach was just beautiful, what a comfy journey with John as our driver. walk in the gardens. house, some of the ladies stay on the bus, or just went for a In no time we were at Brechin Castle for our tea/ lunch. After an hour break we were off again for House of Dun. The weather was by then very overcast and most of us went into the house. John Pepper was our tour guide and boy did he know his stuff. John had a lovely manner and was very interesting to listen too. We could not believe how clean the house was and so many of us reminiscing at some of the things we remembered seeing in our granny s homes. You cannot touch anything, which was not very easy as you want to touch everything. We just did not have enough time to see everything, the ladies who went into the gardens and explored had a nice time also. Some of our ladies stayed on the bus as there were a lot of steps to go up so that was a problem. Back on the bus and a short journey into Montrose for an hour of shopping or just a cup of tea. The weather was overcast but not cold and no rain. L-R: Patty Muirhead, Sheila Watt, Annette Milne and Elma Mitchell. Posing for a photo. Our driver took us the scenic route to Banchory Royal British Legion for our high tea. When went into the drive it looks stunning, but lots of steps again (sorry Ladies). Inside was lovely as well. Dorothy said grace and we tucked in, the food was piping hot and delicious and there were no complaints so that was great. The young waitresses were really nice, and to make our day some of the pipe band were having a practise and asked if we would like a few tunes. They were really good and it was lovely to see so many young pipers coming along, so thank you for a special end to a lovely day. Zandra took some photographs for our Claik Magazine and we will send a copy to the Banchory RBL Pipe Band. If you are ever in Banchory go in past the Legion it is well worth a visit. I hope all the ladies had a nice day, and thank you to all who came along to fill up the bus this is very important for us. Roll on next year. Thank you everyone. God bless. Beldy Blackhall xx Banchory RBL Pipe Band.

24 BROCH BELLS CONCERT 8 th June 2014 When Reverend Peter Park told Session he would be retiring after the AK Club Prize giving on the 8 th June he offered for The Broch Bells to do a concert for Kash 4 The Kirk in the evening. The Broch Bells concert was really good and members have come on leaps and bounds with Peter s guidance. Well done everyone you did very well; give yourselves a well deserved pat on the back. It cannot be easy remembering all the different tunes, that were very well received, and they played for well over an hour. Peter explained to us you do not need to be able to read music as long as you can count to four. So everyone there you are, give it a try. After the concert Mrs Bette Maitland thanked Rev. Peter Park for all his help with the Bells. Mrs Zandra Todd then presented them with a wall mounting bell. The collection amounted to a fantastic sum for Kash 4 Kirk. On behalf of Agnes, Heather, Isobel and I a huge thank you to all at Broch Bells for this great donation. We hope you have someone to take over and keep up the very good work of Broch Bells. God Bless Beldy & Committee PS I would just like to add a huge thank you to everyone from the Guild and Church who baked or helped with teas for Rev. Peter and Mari Park s retirement tea earlier that day, everything went very well so thank you all. Thanks also to Ronnie Birnie for arranging and co-ordinating everything so well. Beldy xx The Broch Bells are looking for new members, you don't need to read music, If you would like more information just speak to any of the members, you will see them all on the front page. At the moment we practice on a Tuesday night upstairs in the minister office 7-9pm. There is a DVD from our concert you can get one for a donation 5 to the equipment fund. Place your order with Heather Ritchie or contact the Office to order a copy. Hand bell member Zandra Todd Kash 4 The Kirk Balance Just an update on how our balance stands at the moment with additional donations and events since May. Everyone has been coming up with new ideas for the next events so watch this space. Opening Balance /5/14 Donation Connie Duncan /6/14 Broch Bells Concert in Church /6/14 Fashion Show with Difference /6/14 Donation Evelyn Masson /7/14 Donation 1, 2, 5 pences /7/14 Closing Balance I think this is such a fantastic amount raised. Give yourselves a well deserved pat on the back. Thank you everyone for your help and donations. We really do appreciate it. God Bless You All. Beldy & Committee xx

25 Elder Long Service Awards Three Elders of the Kirk Session, Mrs Patricia Muirhead, Mr James Buchan and Mr James Main were presented with Long Service Certificates at the June Communion Service in recognition of 30 years service as Elders of the church. Rev. Peter Park made the presentations and thanked the Elders for three decades of dedicated and loyal service and for their significant contribution to the life and worship of the church through their district visits and other duties. Miss Dorothy Mair also received a Certificate of Long Service at a later service on Sunday 22 nd June and was presented by Session Clerk, Mr Ronnie Birnie. Mr Birnie explained that Miss Mair had been ordained as an Elder on Sunday 24 th June 1984 at the same time as Mr Buchan and Mr Main but had been unable to attend the presentations on Communion Sunday. Mr Birnie spoke of the work that Miss Mair had done as a District Elder and, for 26 years, as a Church of Scotland Reader serving local churches in a committed and caring manner. Treat them with the greatest respect and love because of the work they do. 1 st Thessalonians: 5 v13 L-R: James Buchan, Jimmy Main, Patty Muirhead and Rev Peter Park Ronnie Birnie and Dorothy Mair. 10 Years Service in the Business

26 REMEMBERING AND HONORING THOSE WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR 1 At the end of July, the church remembered and gave honour to all who fell in the Great War This year, 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of the war to end all wars. A colour party, consisting of Elders Jimmy Muirhead, Andrew West, Bob Sim and Joe and Sheila Watt marched in the colours at the start of the special memorial service. The guest of honour at the memorial service was the H o n o u r a b l e K a t e Nicolson, Mistress of Saltoun from Cairnbulg Castle whose grandfather had donated the memorial plaques for the pulpit in the church. Our pulpit is actually a war memorial and carries the names of all 371 men of Fraserburgh and district who died in the war. This includes Lord Saltoun s son, the Honourable Simon Fraser, who was an officer in the Gordon Highlanders and was killed in October A power point presentation showed the horrors of this war, fighting from muddy and rat infested trenches. Elder George Ritchie also read extracts from some poignant letters from soldiers. Representatives from the Fraserburgh branch of the Royal British Legion were at the Memorial service and laid a poppy wreath at the foot of the pulpit. The Communion table was covered in union flags and had medals from ex soldiers, including medals from grandfathers and great grandfathers. Dorothy Mair s grandfather, Alexander Mair, won a Military medal for bravery in the war. We even had a dead penny which was given to those who had lost a loved one in the war. Thank you to all those who brought the medals to lie with honour on the table. Next time you are in church, look carefully at the pulpit and remember the sacrifice all those men made for us so long ago to ensure our freedom today. The church looked beautiful with poppies round the pulpit and a very old poppy cross. Everyone agreed that this was a moving service. A CD recording of the service has gone to Lady Saltoun who now lives in Braemar. Dorothy Mair L-R Gary Mutch (Secretary R B L) Elder Jimmy Muirhead. Sheila Watt, (Colour Party), Honourable Kate Nicolson, Mistress of Saltoun from Cairnbulg Castle, Elder s Andrew West, Bob Sim and Joe Watt (Colour party), Jimmy Gordon (Chairman of RBL.) 9 th November O P C 10-55am Remembrance day service follow to War Memorial. All welcome

27 Men's Fellowship visit to the Marine Academy in Peterhead in March Some of the group in the Radio Communications This visit was very much enjoyed by all who attended. Having a go on the Navigation Simulator was a great experience (like a computer game but at a much larger scale). At the flick of a switch conditions could change from a small inflatable on a calm sunny day in Peterhead Bay to a fishing boat on a dark stormy night in the North Sea or a Large tanker sailing into Hong Kong at night with all the bright lights. Men s Fellowship visit to Cairn O' Mohr Winery in May. Cairn O' Mohr Winery On Saturday 24th May the Men's Fellowship completed their session with a visit to Cairn O' Mohr Winery (near Dundee) where wines are made from local fruits, flowers and leaves. At the winery a guided tour was followed by wine tasting. Afterwards a short stop was made in Dundee before proceeding to Cupar Angus for High Tea. A good day out and a fitting end to the session with many thanks to Jimmy Muirhead who made all the arrangements. Sampling the product. The group with our guide. I would like to wish you all the best, for what remains of the summer and I am hoping to see you all at the beginning of our new session. 10 th September Our meetings are open to all and ladies.

28 THE THREE TENORS IN CHURCH We enjoyed hearing our three tenors ( left to right ) James Buchan, Ronnie Birnie and Derek Carle singing in church as well as at our Hymn Sing Concert at the end of August. A full report of the concert will be in the next issue of The Claik. Saturday 20th September Scotland's Open Doors Scheme. The Church will be open on Saturday 20th September from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the national Open Doors scheme to allow all members of the public and any visitors to Fraserburgh to see round the building. Short guided tours will be given explaining interesting items in church and there will be a variety of displays for all to enjoy ( more details later ) Alan Cruickshank Joiner, Glazier and Building Contractor Tel: /Fax Mobile: CALLING ALL THOSE WHO ENJOY SEWING AND COLLAGE / HANDCRAFT WORK Anyone out there interested in helping us with new banners for the walls of our church? The ones we have had up for a number of years are now very outdated and we really need fresh ones. Perhaps each organisation would like to make a new banner? Or we could base new banners on Scripture or on famous people of the Bible? What do you think would be best? Come on with your ideas! If interested in helping, please give your name to Dorothy Mair who will compile a list of interested volunteers, ready to work in autumn on the banners in time for dedication perhaps at Christmas or Easter time? Materials etc. will be uniform and provided from our church resources.

29 FASHION SHOW WITH A DIFFERENCE 27 th June 2014 Dorothy Mair suggested an idea for having a fashion show, but everything shown to be from our Thrift Shop. The idea appealed to us all so we set things in motion. The main thing was who would be models. We sent out letters to a few people and, everyone said yes, a few maybe after a little persuasion. Agnes thought about taking everyone to the shop on three different nights, which we did. You know we such a great time choosing things for men and women, the variety and good condition of our shop goods is amazing. We have to thank Mary May and Mary Simpson for allowing us to have the clothes from the shop for a few weeks before the event. Christine for making up the posters and tickets. Great job as usual Christine. A few committee meetings about what to eat and so on and now just to wait for Dorothy to come home. As soon as she was home we met and the programme was quickly made up. We are very The wedding party L-R: Bridesmaids Evelyn Masson, Best lucky as she has so many good ideas. The tickets sold well and the 27 th of June was upon us. It was man John McRobbie, Bride Margaret McRobbie, Groom Alex Urquhart and quick delivery the baby. great to see all the audience coming in not knowing what to expect. The models were just magic. A huge thank you to: Ross Duthie, Zoe Duthie, Aiden Coley, Isla McCall, Rachael Noble, Lisa West, Annette Milne, Evelyn Masson, Zandra Todd, Sheila Watt, Isobel Park, Margaret & John McRobbie, James Buchan, James Bicocchi, Alex Urquhart, Tommy Whyte and special guest Benji (Heather s dog). Everyone was a bit nervous but once they heard the music playing all nerves disappeared. We must thank Cath and Brian Roskell for making up the music along with Tommy Whyte and to Cath s daughter Audrey and granddaughter Jade for playing the music. We were sorry Cath and Brian missed it but Brian had a knee replacement operation that week but I m sure you will see the DVD. I must say the dress rehearsal did not go to plan at all. But as everyone told me a bad rehearsal a great show and they were so right. Everything went just as it should, for that, we must thank Agnes, Alison, Lynne, Dorothea, Violet and Carol. These ladies worked tirelessly all evening getting everyone dressed and out in time. Isobel Milne did a wonderful job of their makeup, thank you Isobel. Thank you also to the men and Aidan for agreeing with me to dress as women. Thank you guys you are all stars. And walking on those high heels and the great figures and legs, I was really jealous. Connie Duncan did a magic job with all the flowers for the night. Thank you so much Connie you have a wonderful talent. At the dress rehearsal we thought we needed more lighting, so poor Ronnie Birnie had to raid his garage and take down more light. Thank you Ronnie, sorry about the late request but as usual you came up trumps for us. We had a break for tea and coffee at half-time. Sandwiches made by Agnes Whyte, shortbread by Evelyn Masson and pancakes made by Jane Wisely. Thank you very much everything was just lovely. Thank you to all the ladies who made and helped with tea and raffles. Thank you to all who donated raffles there was loads. We then went into the second half and all run smoothly and was very well received. In no time it was the finale which went down just great. Our bride, groom, bridesmaids and best man were stunning. Mothers of the bride, groom and wedding guests were also fabulous. What about Benji, it must have been scary for a wee dog but he took it all in his stride. All the models stayed in the hall and danced and sang to Always look on the bright side of life with the audience joining in. As I was doing the vote of thanks I remarked to our beadle Alex he was already married to Rosemary plus his new wife was heavily pregnant. Alex said that Rosemary did not mind at all. Rosemary quickly replied she rents Alex out, this had everyone falling about in stitches. Poor Rosemary was really embarrassed as that wasn t what she meant to say. Sorry Rosemary but it gave everyone one of the biggest laughs of the night which was what the night was all about. A fun night for all was the main idea of the show and it was a very good end to our Fashion Show with a Difference. The biggest thank you of all is to Dorothy for giving us the idea, making up the programme and comparing. You are a true star. Keep up the good work. Thank you. Everyone left with very positive thoughts on the show and we quickly cleared the stage away and stacked the chairs with the help of Tommy, Alex, Michael, Lynne, Isobel, Ann and Agnes. Thank You everyone. God Bless Beldy, Agnes, Heather & Isobel Kash 4 The Kirk Committee xx

30 AULD KIRK NURSERY NEWS We had a lovely picnic at the end of June at James Ramsey park, mums, dads, grandparents came along to watch us do our potted sports and races. Peters Ice cream van turned up to give us a tub of ice-cream although the sun didn`t shine we all had lots of fun. At our end of term party Lisa Lollipop came along. She painted our faces, did lots of party games with prizes and made animal balloons. The children all got an end of term gift from the nursery a bag with bucket/spade, ball. We return to Nursery on Tuesday, 19 th August with new times starting at the earlier time of 8.50 for funded children and children being collected again at 12. We also have an afternoon group for pre-funded younger children on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The nursery is full for 2014/15 with 24 children enrolled for their funded places. Due to longer hours we have now employed a new member of Staff Fiona Mckay she will be working one morning and 2 afternoons. Andrea x

31 Wedding Baptisms Let the children come to me May Eilidh, Ailsa and Lucy Sutherland. Congregational Record Those whom God has joined, no man must separate June Amy Maitland and Dannie Buchan. Bereavements In his resurrection is our hope. May ** Andrew Bannerman Catherine Davidson (nee Massie) 17 Main Street Broadsea Fraserburgh ( former church secretary) June Farquhar McKenzie ** Margaret Burnett, 19 Robertson Road Fraserburgh. Mrs. Margaret Rothery ( nee Blackhall ) 194 West Road, Fraserburgh ** Mr. John Allan, St. Modan's Care Home, Fraserburgh August Marjory Buchan Simpson, 33 Cairnhill Drive, Fraserburgh ** Denotes Member If we have omitted any entries from the congregational record please accept our apologies and inform the editor- we will include these in our next edition. Editor Zandra Todd Contact Numbers Session Clerk: Mr Ronnie Birnie: Church Office: Locum Minister Rev. Dr Iain Macnee: address: web address: Scottish Charity Number: The Editor would like to thank all who contributed items for this issue and Andrew West for the photos.. Zandra Todd 3 Hatton Cottages Techmuiry Strichen Fraserburgh Articles can be sent to above, or Church Office. Claik Items for December 2014 must be handed in by 2nd November 2014 Please Thanks

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