Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund (‘AICF’) Special Collection – Today

Today there is a special collection for the AICF. If you would like to gift aid your donation, special collection envelopes are now available at the back of the church.  If you already use weekly gift aid envelopes, you may prefer to use the AICF collection envelope which is already in your envelope set. Following the generous response to the additional collections taken last year and earlier this year, as well as these donations supporting the current needs of the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, some of the donations received will be used to create a new investment fund.  This fund will be added to each year and will be used to build a larger fund over the next 20 to 30 years.  In due course the income from this fund will support the cost of retirement benefits that will need to be provided to priests that are ordained over the coming years, when they retire. Many thanks for your continuing support.

Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund (‘AICF’) Special Collection

The next special collection for the AICF will be taken on Sunday 17th September 2017.  If you would like to gift aid your donation, special collection envelopes are now available at the back of the church.  If you already use weekly gift aid envelopes, you may prefer to use the AICF collection envelope which is already in your envelope set. Following the generous response to the additional collections taken last year and earlier this year, as well as these donations supporting the current needs of the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, some of the donations received will be used to create a new investment fund.  This fund will be added to each year and will be used to build a larger fund over the next 20 to 30 years.  In due course the income from this fund will support the cost of retirement benefits that will need to be provided to priests that are ordained over the coming years, when they retire. Many thanks for your continuing support.

Make Your Gifts Matter

Make your Gifts Matter…


SCIAF’s Real Gifts make great presents for friends and family while helping people in poverty to build a brighter future. See the new catalogue (at the back of the Church) for gifts to suit every budget, from everyday items like school books and chickens to some unusual but life-changing presents like a mobile medical centre or a birth certificate. Visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts or call 0141 354 5555 to find out more.

Make your Gifts Matter…

SCIAF’s Real Gifts make great presents for friends and family while helping people in poverty to build a brighter future. See the new catalogue (at the back of the Church) for gifts to suit every budget, from everyday items like school books and chickens to some unusual but life-changing presents like a mobile medical centre or a birth certificate. Visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts or call 0141 354 5555 to find out more.

Pilgrimage Walk

Pluscarden_Abbey

Pluscarden_Abbey

The Benedictine Monks of Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin are embarking on the next phase of the stunning rebuilding of their 13th Century mediaeval Abbey.  The latest phase consists of the construction of a £10 million retreat centre specifically for female retreatants along the south cloister.  This will also include a purpose built unit for disabled retreatants and their carers.  To help fund this the Abbey have organised a 1230 mile sponsored pilgrimage walk.  St Andrew’s parishioner Phil Godfrey will be participating in a 120 mile section over 6 days (July 24th – 30th).   He hopes to raise as much money as possible to augment the £1230 participation fee (and assuage the inevitable blisters).  You can donate via his just giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phil-godfrey

Make your Gifts Matter…

SCIAF’s Real Gifts make great presents for friends and family while helping people in poverty to build a brighter future. See the new catalogue (at the back of the Church) for gifts to suit every budget, from everyday items like school books and chickens to some unusual but life-changing presents like a mobile medical centre or a birth certificate. Visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts or call 0141 354 5555 to find out more.

ACN Portraits of Faith: Syria’s Christians Search for Peace

Syrian Civil War

Syrian Civil War

The Cathedral is hosting an exhibition this weekend, organised by Aid to the Church in Need, to raise awareness of the plight of those affected by the war in Syria. It features paintings by Syrian artist, Farid Georges, drawings from the Peace for the Children of Syria campaign and needlework by women living in Aleppo. The exhibition is 29-30 July 2017. Time: 8.30am-7.30pm daily. Entrance is free.

Calling all Bakers from 5 to 95!

Baking

Baking

We are also having a cake stall at the parish BBQ and would love to have your contributions. We need large cakes, small cakes, biscuits, fruit loaves, jam, marmalade, pickles, chutney, etc. If you don’t want to bake perhaps you would like to donate some butter, sugar or flour to help us along. A box will be at the back of the church for any donations from Sunday 6th August. Contact: Maureen McGregor Tel.337 6346 Mobile: 077207 83442 mcgregor885@btinternet.com

The Parish Barbeque

This great event will take place on Sunday 27th August at 1.30pm. Tickets are on sale today after Mass at the bargain price of £5 each or £10 per family. We would also like to run a tombola as well as have a raffle and so would be grateful for donations of items for these – please contact Michael McNaught-Davis for details (michaelmcnd@hotmail.co.uk) or if you have any queries or suggestions.

Pilgrimage Walk

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pilgrimages1024x768

The Benedictine Monks of Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin are embarking on the next phase of the stunning rebuilding of their 13th Century mediaeval Abbey.  The latest phase consists of the construction of a £10 million retreat centre specifically for female retreatants along the south cloister.  This will also include a purpose built unit for disabled retreatants and their carers.  To help fund this the Abbey have organised a 1230 mile sponsored pilgrimage walk.  St Andrew’s parishioner Phil Godfrey will be participating in a 120 mile section over 6 days (July 24th – 30th).   He hopes to raise as much money as possible to augment the £1230 participation fee (and assuage the inevitable blisters).  You can donate via his just giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phil-godfrey

Make your Gifts Matter…

SCIAF’s Real Gifts make great presents for friends and family while helping people in poverty to build a brighter future. See the new catalogue (at the back of the Church) for gifts to suit every budget, from everyday items like school books and chickens to some unusual but life-changing presents like a mobile medical centre or a birth certificate. Visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts or call 0141 354 5555 to find out more.

The Return of the Parish Barbeque

This great event, absent from our lives for three years, is now back by popular demand. Do make sure that Sunday 27th August at 1.30pm is in you diary for a great afternoon. Tickets on sale today after Mass at the bargain price of £5 each or £10 per family. We would also like to run a tombola as well as have a raffle and so would be grateful for donations of items for these – please contact Michael McNaught-Davis for details (michaelmcnd@hotmail.co.uk) or if you have any queries or suggestions.

ACN Portraits of Faith: Syria’s Christians Search for Peace

Syrian Civil War

Syrian Civil War

The Cathedral will be hosting an exhibition, organised by Aid to the Church in Need, to raise awareness of the plight of those affected by the war in Syria. It will feature paintings by Syrian artist, Farid Georges, drawings from the Peace for the Children of Syria campaign and needlework by women living in Aleppo. For full event details, please visit www.acnuk.org/events. Venue: St. Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, EH1 3JD. The exhibition is 29-30 July 2017. Time: 8.30am-7.30pm daily. Entrance is free.

Pilgrimage Walk

pilgrimages1024x768

pilgrimages1024x768

The Benedictine Monks of Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin are embarking on the next phase of the stunning rebuilding of their 13th Century mediaeval Abbey.  The latest phase consists of the construction of a £10 million retreat centre specifically for female retreatants along the south cloister.  This wall also include a purpose built unit for disabled retreatants and their carers.  To help fund this the Abbey have organised a 1230 mile sponsored pilgrimage walk.  St Andrew’s parishioner Phil Godfrey will be participating in a 120 mile section over 6 days (July 24th – 30th).   He hopes to raise as much money as possible to augment the £1230 participation fee (and assuage the inevitable blisters).  You can donate via his just giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phil-godfrey

Make your Gifts Matter…

SCIAF’s Real Gifts make great presents for friends and family while helping people in poverty to build a brighter future. See the new catalogue (at the back of the Church) for gifts to suit every budget, from everyday items like school books and chickens to some unusual but life-changing presents like a mobile medical centre or a birth certificate. Visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts or call 0141 354 5555 to find out more.

The Return of the Parish Barbeque

This great event, absent from our lives for three years, is now back by popular demand. Do make sure that Sunday 27th August at 1.30pm is in you diary for a great afternoon. Tickets on sale from mid-July after Mass at the bargain price of £5 each or £10 per family. We would also like to run a tombola as well as have a raffle and so would be grateful for donations of items for these – please contact Michael McNaught-Davis for details (michaelmcnd@hotmail.co.uk) or if you have any queries or suggestions.