Maggie Retires As Minister Of Kirkliston
At Presbytery last night, 3rd September 2019, Maggie Lane demitted office as minister of Kirkliston Parish Church after just over 10 years here. The moderator recalled some of her time at the Church of Scotland, and asked Maggie to say a few words. For several minutes she recounted some of her experiences with humour, and spoke kindly of the parish and the congregation and people of Kirkliston.
Rejoice is an alternative service in the Thomas Chalmers Church Centre, Kirkliston, for those less able to attend Sunday services regularly, for example, due to mobility or transport issues.
June’s meeting of Rejoice was something of a Cake Fest to celebrate the start of the summer holidays. Thankfully Pam introduced a healthier option in the form of fruit kebabs, which looked amazing, were a big hit, and could well be a regular on the menu in the future!
Our meeting was somewhat tinged with sadness as our beloved Minister Maggie had to say goodbye, due to her forthcoming retirement at the beginning of September. She will be greatly missed.
Rev. Stan Brook will lead our next meeting on September 11th, and we look forward to welcoming him once again for a time of worship and fellowship.
Special thanks to Elinor, Gina and Pam who so generously give of their time to serve in this amazing ministry, which offers an alternative for those who find it difficult to sit through a church service. Thanks also to all who provide transport and help in many different ways. God bless you all.
The Royal Highland Show
The annual Royal Highland Show event at Ingleston got underway Friday 21st June. Our minister is customarily Chaplain for the RHS event each year, which falls within the parish boundaries.
Maggie can be seen pictured below on day 1, in the visiting company of the current moderator of The Church of Scotland, The Rt. Rev. Colin Sinclair, with his wife Ruth and guests.
Heart & Soul
This year, 2019, Kirkliston Parish Church were represented at the Heart and Soul event of the General Assembly in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.