Fun day kicks off church hub

Stephen makes splash at open­ing

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Rachel Clark

St Ma­does and Kin­fauns Par­ish Church’s new Madoch Cen­tre is set to of­fi­cially open this week­end with a bumper pro­gramme of events.

The com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity will be opened on Sun­day, with Olympic swim­mer Stephen Milne cut­ting the rib­bon af­ter a cel­e­bra­tion ser­vice at 10.30am by Very Rev Al­bert Bogle and a spe­cial VIP lunch.

The open­ing cer­e­mony, which the church has called ‘Sto­ries in Stone’, will be­gin at 1.30pm and will see a ju­nior pipe band and a Monks’ pro­ces­sion, along with danc­ing from Dean and Sarah Pir­rie.

Fol­low­ing on from the cel­e­bra­tion ser­vice and of­fi­cial open­ing cer­e­mony, the fun will be split be­tween three dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions for the whole af­ter­noon from 2.30pm on­wards.

In the mar­quees out­side the cen­tre rev­ellers can en­joy mu­sic from the pipe band and a range of craft work­shops, in­clud­ing wil­low weav­ing, stone carv­ing, face paint­ing, henna and stone rub­bing.

In the games hall, ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a gym­nas­tics demon­stra­tion, zumba, bas­ket­ball and in­door curl­ing.

And in the cen­tre’s Kin­fauns Room ceilidh band Can You Reel It will be per­form­ing through­out the af­ter­noon, along with singing from Rosie Bir­cham, a Scot­tish recita­tion

Olympian Stephen Milne will of­fi­cially open the new Madoch Cen­tre, seen above

from Alis­tair Heather, vi­o­lin­ists, High­land danc­ing, and Scot’s Voices with lo­cal songs.

The cen­tre will also be of­fer­ing hot dogs, a tuck shop and tea and cof­fee. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided by Blendly and cake by the Cheescake Com­pany.


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