Double celebration in New Year honours

Two of the congregations that make up the United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland are celebrating after people connected with their churches were recognised for their work in the New Year’s honours list. Arthur Winfield from Aberdeen and Morag Simpson from Edinburgh (seated in the wheelbarrow) were each awarded the British Empire Medal. Arthur received his […]

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Helensburgh hosts Christmas tree festival

Helensburgh United Reformed Church is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Festival from Tuesday 16 December to Sunday 21 December. More than 40 trees will be decorated by local groups, schools and organisations. A “Seasonal Musical Interlude” of concerts and recitals by schools, local musical groups and individuals will take place throughout the festival. A prayer tree for requests will be […]

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Pantomime sells out at Saughtonhall

The drama group at Saughtonhall United Reformed Church in Edinburgh has staged five sold-out performances of Sleeping Beauty, this year’s pantomime. Take a look at more photographs from the pantomime on Saughtonhall URC’s website at http://www.saughtonhall.com/pantomime%202014.html

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School helps Avonbridge go green

Pupils and staff from the local primary school have helped to breathe fresh life into the garden at Avonbridge United Reformed Church, six miles south of Falkirk. Hugh, the janitor at the school, which holds two Eco-School Awards, built a pair of flower boxes and connecting arch. Clive McGrory from the church enlisted the help of […]

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Priesthill URC grills Gardeners’ Question Time about sprouts

Rev Caro Smyth, the community minister at Priesthill United Reformed Church in Glasgow, grilled the panel on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time about Brussels sprouts when the programme came to the city this week. Waste ground behind the church’s building, known as The Hall, has been transformed into The People’s Garden. Social housing provider Sanctuary Scotland and building firm Graham […]

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