Visitor from Bangladesh
Bishop Paul Sarker, Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh paid a quick visit to Carnoustie after attending a Conference in Caledonian University. He spoke to a number of members of Presbytery in Forfar about the Garment Factory Collapse and then signed the Twinning Agreement with the Presbytery of Angus.
He also spoke to Primary 6 children at Carlogie School, visited Brookfield during its Open Afternoon to mark Care Home Day, as well as East Scryne Farm Shop where he bought some strawberries. These he took to Rev Margaret Macgregor who had been his tutor in Bishops College, Calcutta and who is now retired in Edinburgh and Rev Eileen Thomson who had worked in St Andrew’s Theological College in Dhaka when Paul was Principal, and who is also retired in Edinburgh. He also bought some Strawberry jam which he took back to Bangladesh for his wife, Janet.
On the Friday evening he had a meal at the Ganges and enjoyed chatting to the Bangladeshis who work there. He also enjoyed the food! After visiting Edinburgh, he went by train to Birmingham where he met two others who had worked in Bangladesh before attending a meeting of the Bangladesh Group which represents various mission bodies, including the Church of Scotland, to discuss ways of helping those who work in the Garments Industry. MSB