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Details about Megan Cambridge’s licensing as reader serving the Isla Deveron Group and Gordon Chapel on Sunday 28th October, can be found below
All are warmly invited to
Holy Trinity Church, Keith
SUNDAY 28th October at 17:00
SERVICE OF EVENSONG
during which Megan Cambridge will be licenced as Lay Reader
by The Most Rev’d Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray Ross and Caithness, & Primus of the Scottish
Evensong will be followed by light refreshments.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by 21st October 2018
Clergy and Readers wishing to robe are welcome to do so (Choir Dress)
Pew leaflet for this Sunday has been published in the appropriate section of this website.
Combined Group Vestry Away Day
at St Duthac’s Centre, Arpafeelie on Saturday 1st September
Although primarily for vestry members others are welcome to come as well.
approx. 11:00am arrive at St Duthac’s Centre with the remainder of the morning containing worship, a time of reflection led by Bishop Mark and a quiet period for personal reflection.
This will be followed by lunch (please bring your own packed lunch)
After lunch we will look at issues such as encouraging youngster into church and future plans for our combined grouping.
We end by traveling to the Cathedral for a service of Holy Communion at 5pm
To help with transport a mini bus has been hired for the day (17 seats)
if you would like a place on the mini bus please contact ‘Rev’d Michael.
Reminder – Evensong will be on Sunday 12th August at 6.30pm.
Summary of Vestry Meeting 13th JUNE 2018
SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION AT VESTRY MEETING IN AUGUST
Property and Fabric The Church House gutter had been mended, Smartwater had been ordered and applied to the gutter but still needed to be applied to the internal moveable items.
The Quinquennial Inspection had been undertaken with the major issue being the guttering. (Copies can be made available on request.)
Health and Safety Quotes for inspecting and maintaining the fire system were obtained and Christine was asked to go ahead with Moray Fire Protection.
Treasurer presented the accounts and explained that maintenance costs had been higher than normal because of the Church House gutter and the toilet in the Parish Room .
Secretary Information had been received from Argyle Energy about energy supplies to churches. IDG uses this firm. Alan was asked to provide the information they required to give us prices.
A summer Garden Party had been suggested. Myra and Amy were asked to liaise over this.
Friends of Gordon Chapel The Coordinator of the Friends had written to the Vestry to inform them of the decision to close the group. Discussion on their funds and the future of the Draw would be left until the autumn
Fundraising The Lift off concert had been very successful. The Coffee Morning had also been well attended with a good atmosphere. The Pop Up Shop had been successful but hard work. It was agreed to try and book it again but people would have to be willing to help.
There was another coffee morning on 27th October and a concert on 23rd November.
Worship Megan Cambridge was finishing her training as a Reader. Michael was going to propose that she took some of the Reserved Sacrament services. The Speyfest service was on 29th July. Refuel was from 23rd – 28th July and volunteers were needed to help in the joint Diocesan/Church of Scotland tent which was going to showcase the work of local churches.
Lift update Plans were with Moray Council. An application for a Provincial Building Grant had been submitted and applications to AllChurches Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation were being prepared.
Away Day This had been booked for 1st September and a 17 seater minibus had been reserved.
Fochabers Village Association Gordon Chapel had been asked to help with the Hook a Duck stall at the Gala on 22nd July. Volunteers were needed to help with this.
With introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, Gordon Chapel has updated it’s Data Protection Notice
Also as part of the preparation for GDPR two new forms have been introduced providing consent for Gordon Chapel to hold church members / contacts information after 25th May 2018.
(completed forms should be returned to the Vestry Secretary, Gordon Chapel, 40 Castle Street, Fochabers, Moray IV32 7DW or emailed to email@example.com)