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Victoria Week at St Kentigern’s

posted 3 Aug 2012, 10:59 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne

St Kentigern’s is having 'A Celebration of Craft and Flowers' during Victoria Week. The church will be open and manned on Sunday 5th August, at 1-4pm, Monday to Wednesday, at 10am-5pm, and on Thursday 9th, 10am - 1pm. Teas and Choral Evensong on Sunday 12th August. All are very welcome to come, inspect the exhibition, and perhaps have a short time of quiet in the midst of all the activities.

To add to the fun: St Kentigern’s Scarecrows. “So, what’s your opinion on scarecrows?” Giving Bishop Bob his due, he recovered well to the off-the-wall question and when the success of the inaugural scarecrow competition during the Ballater Victoria Week 2011 was explained to him, his reaction was enthusiastic. “Go for it.” His positive response when I suggested St Kentigern’s might enter a scarecrow should the competition be run in 2012 gave me food for thought and for several weeks I considered how best to approach the contest. One scarecrow, suitably attired standing in the porch was all that was needed, but indeed, why stop there? Hence Matthew, Mark, Luke and John the sporty, street dancing choirboys will greet visitors to St Kentigern’s during Victoria Week and lead them around the church to explore and learn about our place of worship. Younger visitors will be invited to participate in a quiz, with the opportunity to win a prize and colour in their own stained glass window pictures. In addition, reading and picture books will be available in a quiet corner of the church hall for children to look at should they wish to. By Janet Bailey

And do not miss:

  • Sunday 5th August at 6.30pm in Glenmuick Church, Ballater Churches Together, Songs of Praise, led by the Aberdeen Citadel Salvation Army Band. Entrance to this is free, but a collection will be taken, shared between Victoria Week funds and the Salvation Army.
  • Friday 10th August at 7.30pm in St Kentigern's Church, "Arctic Winds" Ensemble, consisting of Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon. This is organised by Upper Deeside Music, with experienced and highly regarded players. The programme will include music by Jean Francis, Mozart and Malcolm Arnold. Tickets are £10, children and members of the Armed Forces are free.
  • Sunday August 12th at St Kentigern’s 'Strawberry Teas' from 4.30pm before a Choral Evensong at 6.00pm in Celebration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. This comes as a finale to all the events associated with Victoria Week. Everyone is welcome to come.
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