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We are looking for a Pastoral Assistant

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Full details of the post will soon be available on the Church of Scotland website at

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Polar Explorers – A Huge Success!

52 children signed up for last week’s Summer Holiday Club and, along with the 21 volunteers, thoroughly enjoyed the songs, stories, games, crafts, snacks and fun as well as the day spent learning about real-life polar explorers at the Discovery Centre in Dundee.  The photographs below will hopefully give a snapshot of what we were up to.

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Summer Holiday Club 2015

Poster SmallThis year’s Summer Holiday Club, ‘Polar Explorers’, will run from Monday 29th June through to Friday 3rd July, 10am to 12.30pm each day

On Wednesday 1st July the group will travel to Dundee to visit the Discovery Centre, leaving Arbroath at 9.30am and arriving back at 1.30pm.

On the evening of Friday 3rd July Parents and Friends are invited to join the children to see what they have been doing during the week and have some food and fun together.

Registration will take place in the church hall on Saturday 27th June from 10am to 12 noon.  The cost for the week is £2.50 (this includes the trip to Dundee).

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Church Picnic 2015

This year’s Church Pibarbecuecnic/Barbecue will take place in the Church Complex on Sunday 21st June after Morning Worship.  The theme this time is ‘Wimbledon’ – strawberries and cream for those who come dressed in tennis gear!

Tickets (£4 Adults / £2 Children & OAP) will be on sale on 7th and 14th June.

Lots to eat!  Lots of games!  Lots of fun!  Please come.

 

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June 2015 Edition of the Church Magazine

The latest edition of the O&A Factor along with our Eco Newsletter are now available for download from the Congregational News page.

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Holy Week 2015

Throughout Holy Week all the Primary 7 children in Arbroath and District were invited to attend The Easter Code which was held in St Andrew’s Church but supported by all the school chaplains and volunteers from their congregations.  The Easter Code is an event designed to encourage the young people to explore the meaning of Easter through a series of ‘gazebos’ set up to re-enact The Last Supper, the Foot Washing, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Crowds in Jerusalem and The Crucifixion.  A team from the Old & Abbey worked alongside our minister, Dolly, with the children from the two schools she is involved with – Hayshead and Ladyloan.

The children from Hayshead Primary can be seen in the gallery of images below:

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and those from Ladyloan Primary in the following gallery:

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Maundy Thursday Communion was celebrated with the congregation gathered around a beautifully arranged communion table on the chancel.

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On Good Friday morning ALL the children from Hayshead walked to the Old & Abbey for their End of Term service led by Dolly and Martin Fair.  It was wonderful to have a church full of young people and listen to them lead the service, sing and play their guitars and violin.

In the evening our Good Friday service brought together an arrangement of icons that told the story of Holy Week.  Dolly, with assistance from Ian Townsend, told the story as seen by the wife of Pontius Pilate, Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdelene.  A very powerful message concluded with the crucifixion scenes from the film ‘Jesus of Nazareth’.

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The joint 8am Easter Sunday sunrise service at Arbroath Abbey was well supported by members of the Old & Abbey and the 11am  all-age worship was a joyous occasion with lots of surprises including Easter eggs!  Lunch followed which Daffodil Crosswas thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

A busy, but amazing week – well done to everyone who made it happen, especially Dolly!

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April 2015 Edition of the Church Magazine

Read about how we helped to mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2015.  The latest edition of the O&A Factor along with our Eco Newsletter are now available for download from the Congregational News page.

Additional photographs of events and services can be seen on the Church’s Facebook page – use the link at the top right to access this.

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Lenten Bible Studies

Please join us for a series of six Lenten Bible Studies that wRobert_Powell_7319ill follow the lives and works of the disciples.  These sessions will start on Wednesday 18th February at 7pm in the Small Hall and will run weekly through to the 25th March.  Each one hour session will include an excerpt from the film ‘Jesus of Nazareth’.

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February 2015 Edition of the Church Magazine

Advent and Christmas 2014 was a very busy but most enjoyable time for all of us at the Old & Abbey.  Full details are available in the latest edition of the O&A Factor along with our Eco Newsletter which are now available for download from the Congregational News page.

Additional photographs of all the events and services can be seen on the Church’s Facebook page – use the link at the top right to access this.

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November Edition of the Church Magazine

The latest edition of the O&A Factor along with our Eco Newsletter is now available for download from the Congregational News page.

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Excerpts from our ‘Taste of Ghana’ evening

The video below will give you a flavour of our recent ‘A Taste of Ghana’ evening.  We are very grateful to our minister, Dolly, to our presenters Ian, Neil, Vicky and Nicolle and to all who contributed to the wonderful Ghanaian food we had for supper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21UCWzmqw-w

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