This week we look back and give our congratulations to Ross Stirling and Raymond Young who many of us know well on their marriage which took place at St Finnian’s Church, Lumphinnans on Saturday 17th March.
It was also an historic day for the Church. The first wedding in the Church for ten years and the first wedding for the Reverend Margaret Dineley (who many of us also know from her time with us). It was also the first same sex marriage, not only in St Finnian’s Church and in Fife, but also a first for the whole Diocese.
We wish Ross and Raymond all the very best of wishes for the future!
If you would like to get married in Holy Trinity or for more information please contact one of our wardens via the how to contact us page.
Holy Trinity hosted Fife Interfaith Group’s event on Friday 1st June and welcomed their guest speakers for a very interesting and thought provoking evening.
Whilst we are a forward looking church it’s always good to take stock and look back. Today we look back at last months celebration to 70 years together!
On a beautiful Saturday morning, 35 Mothers’ Union members from across the diocese met at St Andrews, St Andrews to celebrate Lady Day, this year’s event being much delayed due to a clash with Holy Week.
We were warmly welcomed by members of St Andrews, St Andrews. Fortified by refreshments and having caught up on the news of friends from other Branches and Fellowship Groups in the diocese, we made our way through to the church.
During our service of thanksgiving and communion, we listened afresh to the reading from Isaiah (Isaiah 7:10-14), foretelling of the coming of the Messiah, while the reading from Luke (Luke 1:26-38) told of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary and informing her that she was to bear a son and give him the name Jesus. Revd Professor Trevor Hart, the rector at Saint Andrew’s explored with us issues raised by these readings. He reflected on the nature of motherhood with its joys and sorrows, challenges and opportunities. He reflected on the courage and obedience of a young, unmarried woman told that she will bear a child. And he reflected on Mary’s response, “Here I am…I am the Lord’s servant; as you have spoken, so be it” (New English Bible).
As the Lord called Mary, so he calls each of us to serve him in the world. How many of us can respond, “Here I am Lord, send me”?
After the service, we were invited to stay on in the church to view the display of Celtic Artwork, part of a week-long art exhibition.
Following a break for lunch, we had a short business meeting.