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As another unusual and eventful year for us all draws to a close we can look back and see many highlights amidst the difficulties and ups and downs of coping with Covid-19, and ensuring everyone keeps safe and connected.

The many friends and supporters of First Church will have many pleasant memories of our 150th celebration over Queen’s Birthday weekend in June. It was a truly memorable three days – a tribute to our organisers, giving us all a great feeling of the warmth and continuing support for our church in the community, and a freshening of hope for the future.

We managed to hold our annual Book Fair in October, and squeezed in a Kirk Fair in November – we acknowledge the enthusiasm and hard work of those who led the teams who ran these successful events. 

We are in good heart, and in spite of the problems of gathering (signing in, masks, and spacing) good numbers continue to enjoy coming together, adapting to required safety procedures. We are very thankful for all we have been able to achieve this year.

At the time of writing decisions are being made on how we will respond to the latest Traffic Light system and requirement to present vaccine certificates.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES     all welcome – friends, family and visitors

First Church

  Friday Christmas Eve 24th December Carol Service at 7 pm

              Followed by mince pies and mulled wine    Covid restrictions permitting

  Saturday Christmas Day Saturday 25th December   Communion Service at 9.30 am                              

  Sunday Boxing Day 26th December Normal Service at 10 am               

 Burnside:  

   A Christmas Service will be held at Burnside Church Sunday 12th December at 2pm           

                                                                                                                          

      Wishing everyone a safe healthy and happy season of simple pleasures and good company

The joy that you give to others,

is the joy that comes back to you

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