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Strike up the Band

December 1st, 2012

A concert was held in Panbride Church by Arbroath Instrumental Band and the Arbroath Instrumental Youth Band on Friday 2nd Nov 2012 :

Both bands performed as part of their contribution to the new kitchen programme. The audience was entertained to a varied performance, opening with a lively and spirited arrangement of James Swearingen’s Valero by Scottish horn player Sandy Smith.

Moving through Benedictus, The Impresario, Hey Jude and the Second Waltz from the Jazz Suite.

A resounding rendition of the Magnificent Seven brought us to the Interval.

The Youth Band began their programme called Marching Through the Movies and on to “Let me entertain you” which they certainly did.

An evening full of excellent music culminated with a melody of the 10 most popular hymns given the surrounding we were in. A wonderful finale.

The evening was compered by Rev Matthew Bicket with his usual witty banter and vote of thanks was given by Lyn Ross.

Our grateful thanks to Mike Robertson and Ann Ness who conducted the bands and all the members of the bands.

The Kitchen Cabinet

Cabaret and Curry

December 1st, 2012

The Cabaret and Curry evening in November was a lovely evening of, well, Cabaret and Curry! The Choir sang some of the songs from “Joseph” as well as some Scottish Songs and Glasgow Street Songs (in which the diners joined in), Stan Beattie entertained, Marjorie and Matthew played some piano duets, Matthew did some solo piano, and we ate rice, dahl and vegetable curry together with some Bombay mix and refreshments. Thanks to everyone who came along to support this event. The sum of £370 was raised for materials for a work camp in Bangladesh in late summer next year. When Matthew was in Bangladesh in October the Bishops indicated that 6 people was the maximum they could have, and so those who went for an exposure visit were given first choice – and such was their enthusiasm after that visit that they all signed up immediately. However, those who had expressed an interest will have the opportunity on a future work camp as this is something the Bishops wish to develop. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way – it was a wonderful evening. Here’s to the next one! MSB

Candy, Cakes, Clematis and Caledonia

March 1st, 2011

The committee have had their first meeting of the year and decided on the following fundraising/social events.

First off, a Coffee/Pancake morning to be held on Saturday, 5th March from 10.00 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. in the Panbride Hall.  Tickets cost £1.50 and can be paid at the door.   Donations of Cake and Candy, Tombola prizes and books would be greatly appreciated and the hall will be open from 7.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m. on the Friday evening for anyone who wishes to hand in items.

The bi-annual Plant Sale will once again be held this year.  The date is Saturday 28th May 2011, so if you are starting to sow your seeds and taking cuttings from your garden, please remember the sale.  Bedding plants are always in demand so sow some extra for the Church and when you eventually get into the garden to do some tidying, please pot up any seedlings that have started to grow.  More details in the next issue of Update.

It is intended to hold another Christmas Gift Fayre as the one last year was such a success.  The proposed date is 28th October but again more details to follow.

A Scottish evening in November is another suggestion we looking at.  This is still at the planning stage but we will let the Congregation know the date, etc. in future copies of Update.

Any other events will be announced in due course.


Souper Sunday Success

February 22nd, 2010

To date, more than £364 has been raised as a result of Souper Sunday. The service was led by four members of Kirk Session – Lyn Ross, Linda Nicoll, Dorothy Booth and Walter Ruark using an Order of Service from the HIV/Aids Project of the Church of Scotland. There was then the opportunity of home made soup and bread in the Panbride Hall, and all the tables were occupied by people enjoying a number of varieties of soup – Vegetable, lentil, Green lentil and bacon, broccoli and Philadelphia cheese. Perhaps this way of being together after church is something that can be done again sometime?


Highlights of the Social Season

February 22nd, 2010

Social Committee

While Christmas may now seem a distant memory, this is the first opportunity of the Social Committee to thank all who donated mince pies and shortbread for the tea held in the Panbride Hall after the Christingle Service. Your support is very much appreciated.

The Ceilidh held in the Station Hotel in January was an extremely enjoyable event. Music for dancing was provided by the Colliston Sound who kept everyone’s feet tapping. Other entertainment was provided by Alistair Neil who played some stirring tunes on bagpipes, Allison Beattie who beautifully demonstrated the art of highland dancing and Allan Gibson who sang some popular Scots songs. Allan encouraged the audience to sing along with him in the second half of his programme which everyone did with gusto and which was very much enjoyed by all. Whilst the overall numbers attending was disappointing, those who were there enjoyed a great evening of entertainment whilst being suitably sustained by a generous helping of the Station Hotel’s very own and much loved stovies. CB.

Beetle Mania

December 9th, 2009

The Barbecue held at the end of August  was a great success.  Our thanks are due once again to John and Dorothy Ramage who hosted the event and to their long suffering neighbours if they were disturbed by the‘entertainment’ from the garage!

The Beetle Drive took place on 30th October  The children of the FOG Squad attended, were superbly dressed for Halloween and ‘dooked’ for apples at the interval.  A super evening  enjoyed by young and old alike.

We are holding a Ceilidh in the Station Hotel on 29 January.  Tickets will be on sale before Christmas and further details will be intimated nearer the time.

It is now customary for us  to serve refreshments after the Christingle Service.  As in previous years we would greatly appreciate donations of mince pies and shortbread.                                                CB

Souper Sunday in aid of HIV/aids project

November 18th, 2009

Souper Sunday

When David Lunan was Moderator of the General Assembly, he invited Presbytery Clerks to a reception in the Moderator’s Flat. I was Presbytery Clerk at the time and during the evening he challenged each Presbytery to raise £10,000 for the Church of Scotland HIV/Aids Project which supports churches across the world working with people with HIV/Aids. There are now 33 Million people affected worldwide. On 10th January across the Church of Scotland there is to be a Souper Sunday. The Service which will highlight the work of the Project is to be led by elders, and there will be a bread and soup lunch in the Panbride Hall after the service for which a donation will be invited. Please put this date in your diary. There will be more information given nearer the time. MSB.

Beetle Drive

February 1st, 2009

Can I firstly convey the thanks of the Social Committee to everyone who donated mince pies and shortbread for the social get-together after the Christingle Service. Once again this was a huge success and is only possible due to the never failing generosity of the ‘food donors’. As previously promised we will be holding another Beetle Drive and this will take place on Friday 20 March. The cost will be the same as before; £1 for adults and 50p for children with a reminder that all children must be accompanied by an adult. Payment can be made at the door on the night and play will commence at 7.00pm.