Sunday 3 May- and another Holy Baptism.This week it was the turn of Samuel, son of Fiona and James Arrol. Definately a potential for the choir!!!
Jan Ferko, Irena Demeterova & baby Sarah, Jana Ferkova with her grandaughters Diana & Laura and Iveta with baby Lora, one of our new families who are from the Czech Republic
Dagmara Ferkova with baskets of hand-decorated eggs
No one wanted to leave!
St Ninian’s Easter Day celebrations included the Holy Baptism of Anna Jean Seenan, pictured here with her Mum and Dad, Gill and Chris and the Rector. St Ninian’s Kids made Easter baskets and the wooden cross, made from the old Christmas tree, was transformed to represent the glory of the risen Christ.
St Ninian’s Patronal Festival 2015On the weekend of 19/20 September our choir welcomed their friends from Gothenburg. This friendship has been developing over the last 9 years with the two choirs making exchange visits to each other, with it being our turn to host the Swedes this year. For once we were able to offer our visitors some decent weather! On Saturday evening a Ceilidh was held in the church hall to give our visitors a taste of Scottish entertainment.On Sunday morning the joint choirs made a joyful sound throughout the Sung Eucharist, concluding with a piece that has become their signature tune “The Music’s Always There”, by John Rutter, which produced enthusiastic applause from the congregation.
The joint choirs
Holy BaptismOn Sunday 18 September 2016 Revd Paul Romano baptised little Amelie Irene Carruthers Rennet
Sunday 7th January 2018 we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany with the baptism of 6 month old Hew Seenan. A happy day.No sooner had we welcomed Hew into the St Ninian’s family but it was the turn of the Hunge family on Sunday 21st when Mauton, Semande and Sewedo were baptised and Mauton was confirmed by Bishiop Gregor.
Burns Lunch Sunday 17 Feb
We do things differently at St Ninian’s - today we had our Burns Lunch. Thanks to all who came and shared the fun, to those who recited verse and most importantly to those who worked tirelessly in the kitchen to produce such a wonderful haggis, neeps & tatties.
On Sunday 17 Feb we marked the retirement of Reverend Eamonn Rodgers, who has served St Ninian's as Assistant Priest for over 12 years and as Lay Reader for many years before that. He has carried us through some challenging times. Thank you Eamonn.
A full house welcomed Richard Whincop back to St Ninian’s on 6th April to hear a most entertaining talk on his “Italian Job”. This was preceded by the official opening of our new vestibule, and followed by a wonderful Italian themed supper. Many thanks to those who worked so hard to make the evening such a success.
Above: Eileen Graham, Lesley Lucas and Angela ForrestLeft: The Rector with Paul Zochowski from Viridor, officially opening the refurbished vestibule.
There’s a fresh welcome at St Ninian’s - our vestibule has been refurbished and refurnished to provide a welcoming space for people coming into the church. The project was funded by Viridor Credits, through the "Opportunities for Communities" with funding via the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. The project was managed by Angela Forrest, Eileen Graham and Lesley Lucas, to whom we are most grateful.