Blackford Parish Church

A word or two from Mairi

From "The Link" Parishes Newsletter, Summer 2019

Dear All,

Autumn is upon us already, the weather is changing, the nights are drawing in and the

autumn colours are slowly starting to burst through.

Autumn is always a busy month for nature with its miraculous displays of colour sound

and smells. Things often happen fast in autumn, change after change and our Church

is no different.

The national Church is in a time of great change as the General Assembly of the Church of

Scotland tries to implement their “Radical Plan”. This Radical Plan is just like autumn - fast

changing. We need to remember that “radical” does not have to mean ruthless; it is not

about wiping the slate clean and starting with a new vision, rather it is about pruning

back, removing the dead wood, letting the light shine in and nurturing growth.

We are travelling through exciting times with God, let us tread lightly, be gentle and bless those whose lives we might touch on our way.

God Bless, Mairi

Rev Mairi Perkins

01786 880948

Mairi with her husband Tony

and son Eoghan.