Maggie’s Fund benefits from carol service

AT THE recent united carol service arranged by the Peterhead Old Parish Church Senior Ladies’ Fellowship, the offering amounted to £150 and this is going towards Maggie’s Fund.

At the same service, the Rev. Pauline Thomson presented a cheque for £150 to Captain Debbie Bennet of Peterhead Salvation Army as a donation to the Army’s Christmas parcels appeal. This money came from the Old Parish’s regular Tuesday morning coffee time.

Donations of £100 each have gone to the following charities - Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer Research, the Red Cross, Girl Guides, and the Visually Impaired Society.

Peterhead Salvation Army will join with the Methodist friends on Friday, December 24, at 11.15pm in the Methodist Church for a Christmas Eve service.

The Army will have a time of worship on Christmas Day morning at 10.30am, as will also the Methodist Church but the time given is 11am.

The Army has no worship at all on Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26.

You are cordially invited to attend the following services in Peterhead Old Parish Church over Christmas - December 24 at 7 pm. Christingle Service conducted by Mrs. Hazel Ross; 11pm. Christmas Eve Service led by Adam Horton

December 26 - usual Sunday Service at 11am conducted by Richard Sneddon. There will be no Sunday School over the Christmas holidays.

Boddam Evangelical Church is having a service in their new church building on Christmas Eve commencing at 11.15pm. Tea will be served at the close and all are welcome.

Deer Parish Church has the following services planned to celebrate Christmas. On Christmas Eve at 7pm in Fetterangus Church there is to be a Fetterangus Community carol service to which all are welcome.

Then, later that same evening, in Old Deer Church from 11 to 11.30pm there are congregational carols with the choir and this will be followed by a Watchnight Service.

On Sunday, December 26, at 10.30am in Old Deer Church, a service of readings and carols will be led by the Rev. Sheila Kirk. There is no Sunday School but crèche facilities are available during the service.

Also on Sunday, December 26, at 6pm in Fetterangus Church there is a Praise Sing-a-long family service to which all are welcome. There will be the opportunity after this service to share in teas and further fellowship.

From St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, there are the following service announcements covering Christmas.

On Friday, December 24, at 6pm in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Longside, there is the Blessing of the Crib, and then later at 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard O’Sullivan in a joint service in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Merchant Street, Peterhead.

A Christmas Day Eucharist on Saturday, December 25, is to be held at 10am in St. John’s at Longside. There is no service at St. Drostan’s on Christmas Day itself.

However, on Sunday, December 26, at 11am there is a joint service for Matins and this will be held in St. Drostan’s, Old Deer.

Services in Cruden Parish Church continue to be in the Church Hall due to the fact that the work to the Church building has been delayed, partly due to the weather and partly to the fact that more work is needed than had been expected.

On Christmas Eve a Watchnight Service will be held in the Hall at 11.30pm, with the doors opening at 11.05pm for carol singing. There will be no Christmas morning service this year.

The morning service on December 26 will be in the hall at 10am as usual.

Christmas greetings are sent to all our readers and contributors.