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News and Notices, Sunday 9th March

posted 10 Mar 2014, 06:13 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne   [ updated 10 Mar 2014, 06:14 ]

Message from +Bob

"I’d like to express in the fullest possible measure my appreciation to all those from the congregation of St Thomas’ who took part in, and who contributed to, the huge success of Vittoria’s induction on Friday past.

From my perspective the whole occasion was truly good, brought about in very significant measure by the hard work of very many people. So, to all who were involved my heartfelt thanks. The church looked glorious and the floodlighting is always a treat! I did like the rearrangement of the chairs!

Please do pass this email on to all those who were part of the occasion, however small or large their contribution. I am grateful for it all."

Message from the Rector

  1. Many thanks to those who took part in the World Day of Prayer Services, both in Ballater and Aboyne.
  2. March 30th is a fifth Sunday, and is listed as Matins. Bearing in mind the fact that it is Mothering Sunday, I am minded to change this one service to a Holy Communion, unless there are any strong objections. Please speak to me if you have any.
  3. Services and Events this week:
    • Tuesday 11th March: 9.30am, Holy Commuion, St Thomas', Aboyne
    • Tuesday 11th March: 12-2pm, Lenten Lunch, Glenmuick Church, Ballater
    • Wednesday 12th March: 7pm, Lent Discussion Group, The Rectory, 7 Invercauld Road, Ballater
    • Thursday 13th March: 9.30am, Holy Communion, St Kentigern's, Ballater

Other notices

  1. Sue will host a Friendship Group/Lent Lunch on Wednesday 2nd April at 12.30 at her house in aid of the Bishop’s Lent appeal. It will be soup and a roll, cheese and biscuits and fruit.  [For more information, please contact us.]
  2. The Diocesan Synod was held Saturday 8th March, and Vittoria, who has been in the diocese all of one week, was acting as Bishop's Chaplain, so taking a full part in the service in front of the assembled clergy and lay representatives of the whole diocese. 
  3. Also at Synod, Anne Harper was appointed one of the Trustees of the Cathedral. This year is the centenary of St Andrews being made up to cathedral status and there is an appeal for funds to support its fabric and development. There are a number of special events planned, which will be highlighted as they come up. The next one is a Lenten Concert on Sunday 30th March at 18.30 in the Cathedral. Leaflets about this programme have been placed in the church. Please take one.
  4. Also the latest edition of Northern Light is out and in the church.
Anne Harper - Vestry Secretary