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Church The next ser­vice will take place at Aberdal­gie Church on Sun­day, at 9.30am, and will be led by Rev James W Aitchi­son.


Cof­fee morn­ing A Macmil­lan cof­fee morn­ing will be held on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30, in the Ma­sonic Hall, Main Street, from 10am. Please note the change of venue - this will not be held in the Ses­sion House. All are wel­come to come along for a nib­ble and nat­ter. Ev­ery slice of cake and cup of cof­fee helps make a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple fac­ing can­cer. All wel­come.


Church Sun­day’s ser­vice will be con­tacted by Rev James Aitchi­son at 11am. All are most wel­come.


St Serf’s Church Sun­day’s ser­vice was con­ducted by Michael Archibald, His ser­mon was based on ‘A Throw Away Planet’. Fiona Mur­ray read the les­sons, Irene McLean was the or­gan­ist and the flow­ers were kindly gifted by Mau­reen Grant. If you re­quire pas­toral ser­vices dur­ing the va­cancy, con­tact Mr Archibald on 01738 840995. The joint ser­vice on Sun­day will be con­ducted by Michael and will be­gin at the usual time of 11.30am and ev­ery­one will be made wel­come. SWI The lo­cal SWI Group will meet on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20, in Pit­cairn­green hall from 7.30pm. Andy Pat­ter­son will be the speaker. Test your mem­ory on TV celebri­ties. Ev­ery­one wel­come.


Church Morn­ing wor­ship on Sun­day was con­ducted by Rev Mike Ersk­ine. This week’s ser­vice will be­gin at 11am. Dur­ing term-time the Sun­day school wel­comes chil­dren in the front pews of the church. A creche for un­der-threes is avail­able dur­ing Sun­day morn­ing ser­vices. The prayer group meets on Thurs­days in Burn­side Court lounge at 10.30am. Choir re­hearsals are held ev­ery Fri­day at 6.45pm. New mem­bers wel­come. For for more in­for­ma­tion, visit the church web­site at www.alyth­parishchurch. org.uk. Doors Open Days Thanks were ex­pressed to ev­ery­one who came along to the photo ex­hi­bi­tion in Alyth Par­ish Church on Septem­ber 9 and 10 as part of Doors Open Day. A to­tal of £750 was raised for the church’s dry rot fund, which was very much ap­pre­ci­ated. Thanks were also ex­pressed to all the helpers who gave up their time over the week­end. Fam­ily his­tory Alyth Fam­ily His­tory Project is open at Alyth Par­ish Church on Sun­days, from 2pm to 4pm. The ar­chive in­cludes thou­sands of pho­to­graphs of peo­ple, events, schools, busi­nesses, wed­dings, chil­dren, views, etc. Ad­mis­sion is free. Ge­neal­ogy en­quiries are wel­come via fhp@alyth­parishchurch.org.uk or Face­book. There will be a pub­lic ex­hi­bi­tion to show­case the project dur­ing this week­end’s Perth and Kin­ross Doors Open event. Ad­mis­sion is free but any do­na­tions will go to the Alyth Par­ish Church’s ‘Stop the Rot’ fund. There will be an ex­ten­sive pho­to­graphic dis­play of schools, wed­ding, ba­bies, events, busi­nesses and land­scape pic­tures. Two pro­jec­tor slide shows of photos where all cap­tions are known will also be shown. There will also be an op­por­tu­nity for vis­i­tors to browse old par­ish records, burial records, bap­tism and mar­riage records, news­pa­pers, maps, and pub­li­ca­tions. Pipe band Alyth and District Pipe Band prac­tise in Alyth town hall on Pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary Club of Perth St Johns Gail MacKay is joined by fel­low Ro­tar­i­ans, Shona Weir, back right, He­len MacK­in­non, back left, and Num­ber Five owner Claire Bruce, right.

Wed­nes­days from 6pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Elaine Stur­rock on 01828 640312 or email elaine@ alyth­pipeband.org. The band is on the look out for a lead tip, drum­mers and pipers of all abil­i­ties with the in­ten­tion of re-en­ter­ing com­pe­ti­tions for the 2018 sea­son. The lead tip will be ex­pected to teach the learn­ers in the band at weekly prac­tise ses­sions. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Pipe Ma­jor Gor­don Bar­don on 07971 485893 or gor­don­bar­ton@mac.com.


Bowl­ing club Auchter­arder bowl­ing club lotto num­bers this week were 4, 8, 11 and 19. There were no win­ners, mean­ing prize money next week will be £1639. Church On Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, there will be a con­cert by The Sal­va­tion Army’s Scot­tish Vet­er­ans’ Brass Band Con­cert on Auchter­arder Par­ish Church from 7pm. En­try free. Do­na­tions wel­come.


Char­ity sale A car boot and ta­ble sale will take place in St Mar­tins Hall from 10am-1pm on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16. Most of the ta­ble spa­ces have been booked but there are car boot spa­ces avail­able. There will also be a tombola, raf­fle and the usual stalls. Pro­ceeds in aid of the Black Watch As­so­ci­a­tion. St Mar­tins Church The ser­vice on Sun­day will be in Bal­beg­gie vil­lage hall at 9.30am, lead by Rev Alan Liv­ing­stone, to which all will be made wel­come. Tea/cof­fee will be served at the close of the ser­vice. If any­one re­quires trans­port please con­tact an Elder or 640342 by Satur­day. Pub­lic hall St Mar­tins Pub­lic Hall 250 Club Draw for Septem­ber: £10


Church The ser­vice this Sun­day is at the same time of 11.15 am and will be con­ducted by the Rev Bill McGre­gor. All wel­come


Church Sun­day’s ser­vice was con­ducted by Rev Andy Gra­ham and the reader was Robert Cor­mack. Sun­day ser­vices at Ben­dochy are from 1010.45am. The ser­vice at Ben­dochy Church takes place on Sun­day, from 10am to 10.45am. See the Coupar An­gus sec­tion for de­tails of the last week’s ser­vice and in­ti­ma­tions. Dun­bar­ney & For­gan­denny Church Ser­vices on Sun­day are at the usual times - 9.30am in Dun­bar­ney and 11am at For­gan­denny. All wel­come. Mon­day Club The next meet­ing of the club is on Mon­day 18 Septem­ber in the Church Hall at 2pm. The speaker is Rev Dr An­gus Mor­ri­son and he will talk about ‘The Mod­er­a­tor’s Year’. All wel­come. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the club can be had from Rose­mary on 01738 812957. Beau­ti­ful Scot­land Brig in Bloom has been awarded a Gold Medal in the large vil­lage sec­tion of the Beau­ti­ful Scot­land Awards. Thanks to Pic­ture: Fraser Band Pho­tog­ra­phy

ev­ery­one for their help, sup­port and en­cour­age­ment. Dun­bar­ney and For­gan­denny Church Ser­vices on Sun­day will be held at the usual times of 9.30am in Dun­bar­ney Church and 11am at For­gan­denny Church. All wel­come. Mu­si­cal evening Lins Honey­man with friends Morna Stra­chan, Andy McCully and Jon Assheton are hold­ing a mu­si­cal evening in Dun­bar­ney Church hall on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16. Doors open at 7pm, and tick­ets cost £8, and are avail­able by con­tact­ing Mar­garet on 812954.


Church Morn­ing wor­ship was led by Rev Ste­vie Thom­son with Lynne Mitchell as or­gan­ist. Sheena McNaughton read from Ezekiel ch 33 v 7-11 and from the Gospel of Matthew ch 18 v 15-20. Of­fice-bear­ers on duty were John Alexan­der, Frank Moisey and Iain Steven­son. Sun­day Club was led by Ali­son Martin and flow­ers were pro­vided by Mavis An­ton. Se­nior Club The open­ing meet­ing is on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, in Cargill Bur­rel­ton Church Hall at 2pm. En­ter­tain­ment will be by Jane Camp­bell New mem­bers very wel­come. Quiz night A fun, fam­ily quiz night will be held in Bridge of Cally Hall from 7.30pm on Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, and in­cludes re­fresh­ments and a raf­fle. Pro­ceeds will be taken in aid of hall funds. En­try costs £5 for adults, with chil­dren go­ing free. Bring own bot­tle. All wel­come.


Bowls The weather on Satur­day was ex­cel­lent for the first rounds of


Curl­ing Club A whist drive will be held on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29, from 7.30pm in Clu­nie Hall. All wel­come. In­cludes sup­per. Hall As­so­ci­a­tion An au­tumn ta­ble top sale takes place on Satur­day, Septem­ber 24, from 10am to 1pm. En­try to the event, which will fea­ture a num­ber of stalls in­clud­ing home bak­ing, bric-a-brac, books, plants and house­hold bits and bobs is free. Ta­bles are avail­able, priced £10 and £5, please call Angela Jeffs on 01350 724237 to book. The sea­son of whist drives gets un­der way on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, at 7.30pm at Clu­nie Hall. Hall As­so­ci­a­tion The sea­son of whist drives gets un­der way on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, in Clu­nie Hall at 7.30pm. Knit and Nat­ter A new group has started in Clu­nie Hall and any­one in­ter­ested in knit­ting and hav­ing a chat is wel­come to come along. The group meets on the third Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month from 2pm to 4pm. The aim is to get to­gether for a chat, ex­change of ideas and re­fresh­ments while knit­ting, sewing or en­joy­ing other crafts. The group hopes to knit for char­i­ties and pat­terns will be avail­able.


Church The Guild Ded­i­ca­tion Ser­vice will take place on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17, dur­ing morn­ing wor­ship which starts at 11.15am in Col­lace Church. All wel­come. The first Guild meet­ing of the new ses­sion will be held in Kin­rossie Hall on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20, at 7pm. There will be an il­lus­trated talk on Antarc­tica by Mar­ion and Kevin Bick­er­staffe. Vis­i­tors wel­come. Con­tin­ued ...

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