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News and Notices - Sunday 24th November

posted 25 Nov 2013, 02:13 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne   [ updated 25 Nov 2013, 02:17 ]
  1. We had a successful AGM yesterday, well attended (I counted 18 plus two friends from St Kentigerns).  For those who were not able to come, I'm afraid we have all been just too busy, with the build-up to interviews for a new rector next week, to produce an Annual Report in advance of the AGM.  But I have received reports from those who contributed and will edit them together into an Annual Report for circulation by N&N, with copies at the back of the church.  Just not this week.
  2. The main news is that we now have a full vestry. Sheila Maxwell stood down and was re-elected, with acclamation. Jean Souter, Chris and Caroline Erni were all elected.  And people seem to want me to carry on being Secretary though I'm not on the vestry.  Can't think why. [Website editor's note: we can think of many reasons why - thank you Anne!]
  3. Next Sunday we have two special services:
    1. 11.15 am - the Christingle service. There's a note in the new Tattler that if you want to help in making Christingles this will be done on Saturday 30th November at Caroline Erni's house; and
    2. 6.30 pm - Candlelit Communion service to mark the first Sunday in Advent. This was something we did for the first time last year and it was an especially beautiful occasion. This year we have some extra singers coming in, and I saw Jill was gallantly back in the choir, despite her arm in a sling, so the music will be wonderful. But it was undeniably cold last year, so prepare ...
  4. And Daphne and team are cleaning the church for Christmas Wednesday 27th November 10.00. Definitely winter draws on ...
  5. Phone call this week asking for the Secretary of St Thomas's from Aberdeen Maritime Museum. One of their volunteers said we had a model of a boat in the church and they wanted to check it and list it (!?!). All I could think of was the marble monument at the back, but if anyone knows better (and there are a lot of cupboards I've never been into) please let me know.
Anne Harper - Vestry Secretary