Bits and Pieces

July 8th, 2010 by Church Admin Leave a reply »


The Bishop of Kushtia and Deputy Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh, Rt Rev Sunil Mankhin was a delegate to the General Assembly and then spent 5 days in Carnoustie. He visited Primary Schools in Tarfside, Lethnot, Edzell, Letham and Carlogie as well as having lunch with church members in Dunnichen, Letham and Kirkden. He took part in the morning service at Carnoustie Panbride and the evening service at Inchbrayock, as well as speaking at the Climate Change Conference in Forfar organised by the Presbytery. He also met with the group who will be travelling to Bangladesh in December. There was also time for shopping in Dundee and a wonderful meal in the Ganges Restaurant, where Sunil met the Bangladesh members of staff who work there. It was a busy few days, culminating in a 4.00am start from Carnoustie to Edinburgh Airport to catch the early flight to Heathrow.

Some visitors from America knocked on the Manse door one morning recently and asked if they could see the Newton Church building. It was there that their grandmother had been married in 1908 before heading off to America. It was an emotional time for them as they looked round the church and visualised the scene in 1908. They have some photos of the wedding party in the Manse garden on the day, and promised they would send them once they returned home.

We are now a Fair Trade Congregation – with a Certificate to prove it. We have committed ourselves to the use of Fairtrade Tea, Coffee and sugar (which we have been doing for some time) for all functions for which we are responsible and to develop the use of fairly traded biscuits and chocolate when a function is held. There will be information during church services and also at harvest.

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