July 2019

The Festival

With August almost upon us, look out for our own engagement with the Festival when the Garden of Contemplation returns to the Good Shepherd. Lose yourself for a while as you wander the garden and ponder on the quotes and prayers scattered amongst the plants. Give thanks for God's creation and pray for the future of our planet. the Garden will open 24/7 from Thursday 1st August and will remain open until the end of the month.

Church Magazine - July and August

Path to church showing digging for water repairs

From the Rector’s Desk

Thank you For the Pentecost gifts to the church. All those practical items are very much appreciated and will be put to good use.

Organ Restoration: During July, work on the restoration of our organ will begin. Hopefully, there will not be too much disruption during the work but look out for any changes to service venues!

Summer Fruits  - Thursday 18th July at 4pm: Our annual fête in the church garden with refreshments, stalls, hoopla and, with luck, some entertainment to round off this popular gathering. Get your tickets now, at a donation...

Cumbrae 2019

red flowers with the church spire behind

Fourteen of us have just returned from the beautiful Isle of Cumbrae on the Clyde Coast, where some of the temperatures were positively Mediterranean. During our time on the island we explored three paintings; Van Eyck's 'Arnofini Marriage', Breugel's 'The census at Bethlehem' and Lotto's 'Annunciation' pondering on how the painter had used Scripture as his inspiration to pain what he painted. Our discussions were wide ranging and perceptive.

We also had time to explore the island and to boost the local economy with visits to the shops and cafés. Many kilos of 'Ayrshire' potatoes have found their way back to...