Lochmaben Church of Scotland, Scottish Charity, SC 004644
Minister: Rev Paul R Read, BSc MA (Th)
Tel: 01387 810640
Church Website: Lochmaben Parish Church
Facebook page: under review
New Twitter link: Lochmaben Parish Church
Societies and Activities held mostly in the Church Hall:
Sunday KidsZone 11.30–12.30 Church Meeting Room
Monday Lochmaben Little People 9.45 -11.15; Sing4fun 19.30-21.00
Tuesday Scottish WRI 19.30–22.00 (2nd Tues of month) Church Guild 19.30–21.30 (3rd Tues)
Wednesday Brownies 18.00–19.15
Thursday Coffee Morning Every second Thurs. at 10.30
Friday Prayer Group 19.15–19.45; Church Choir— 19.45–21.15
The following Working Groups meet 4 times a year to discuss ways in which the life of the Church can be strengthened and progressed. Any member of the congregation is welcome to join one of the following groups.
Syllabus 2016-2017-- Please check the What's on page for guild events.
Theme: "Be Bold, Be Strong" "Go in Joy"
The Church building was open to visitors on Thursday mornings between 10 am and noon during July and August. Tours of the sanctuary are available explaining its history and refreshments are served in the Church Meeting Room. Leaflets illustrating the main features of the church are available.
Open Church is an annual event.
In March 2006 a group of ladies met together with the idea of making a banner. Most banners are the work of one person so Lochmaben saw it as a challenge for a group to make one!
The first decision that was taken was to choose the text---The Light of the World. Then the group got to work on the original design by Sue Knight. For a variety of reasons it took Muriel Roxburgh, Kathleen Ward, Ann Wilson and Marian Howell two years to make the idea a reality. They were encouraged all the way by Freda Newman, Anne Johnston and Cathie Smith
Kathleen's lovely, artistic collage of one side of the Earth shows Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
The shape of the hills in the background are based on photographs by Sue of the Mill Loch and the four structures at the bottom are Lochmaben's premier buildings beautifully interpreted by Muriel--the Castle, Mercat Cross, the Church and the Town Hall.
Jesus said "I am the Light of the World". By choosing the text we remind ourselves that the gift of light was given to us by God.. The ladies have enjoyed making the banner and their fine needlework will be enjoyed by generations to come.
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