Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Bonny fat blue doves

At the Anniversary Dinner on Sunday we were able to present Roy (Rev Roy Henderson) with the second part of his leaving present. In spite of her being very busy working on tapestries at Stirling Castle we had been very fortunate to be able to commission Emma Jo Webster to weave two small tapestries. These were based on a small image taken from one of the amazing stained glass windows in Lansdowne made about 100 years ago by her great grandfather Alf Webster.These tapestries were sewn on to a preaching scarf made by another friend of Lansdowne, Susan McLachlan.Here are a few pictures of this unique gift.( See more photographs of the windows on the Flickr pages for Alf Webster and Lansdowne Church ) Four Acres Charitable Trust have set up a fund for the restoration of the window from which these images are taken.


If you are far away, say south of the river in Glasgow, up north or even in Englandshire, and have fond memories of Lansdowne Parish Church, please post a few words that we can share at our last ever service on 1st Dec. Thanks

and finally.....

Sunday 24th Nov. morning worship led by Rev Fiona Lillie.

Sunday 1st December, 1st Sunday in Advent and the LAST ever,ever,ever service of Lansdowne Parish Church!
Friends old and new, aquaintances, hangers on, passers-by, all very welcome to come and give us a good send-off! 11am in Lansdowne.

Thursday 5th December 7pm Service of Union at Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church, Belmont St.

Monday, 18 November 2013

What a lovely day!

We had a great day yesterday, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of both the building at Lansdowne and the congregation, beginning with an uplifting and inspiring service led by Rev Dr Laurence Whitley.
We continued with a dinner and entertainment in the evening.We'd a specially made DVD to watch, with copies to take away in a goody bag, along with a booklet of stories, and other good things to mark the occassion.
A big 'thank-you' to speakers, singers, musicians, caterers, roadies and guests who brought so much to the evening. A special thanks to the team who made it all happen with hours of work, Carol, Carol and Beatrice, and to Heather who brought it all together with such flair and imagination.
An unforgetable day!