A word or two from Mairi

From "The Link" Parishes Newsletter, August, 2022

Dear Friends,

As summer draws to a close and the schools
re-start for their autumn term, the pace slows
again slightly. Summer is said to be a time of
rest and recuperation but not for our churches.

This summer has been particularly busy with a very successful holiday club week having run in both churches. So many youngsters who don’t normally engage with church on a Sunday had a fun-packed week engaging with the Gospel and learning about God, not to mention fun activities and food enjoyed together.

It has been lovely for Ardoch and Blackford churches to join together for nine weeks over the summer to share worship and fellowship in each others’ church. Joint services are always so special to me. 

The work of responding to our Presbytery’s Draft Mission Plan continued throughout the summer; both churches have now completed their AMBA report and we await the visit from Presbytery to go over this report. The next step will be to receive the final plan and to look at the proposals for our local area or network. I will keep you up to date on a Sunday morning as and when progress is made.

I hope you have enjoyed your summer.


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On Tuesday 11th January 2022 Mairi 

addressed the Scottish Parliament at

the invitation of one of our Mid

Scotland and Fife MSPs, Murdo Fraser.

You can view her contribution to the

weekly Time for Reflection here.

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Mairi with her husband Tony

and son Eoghan.