Fun day kicks off church hub
Stephen makes splash at opening
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.