The children of Garvald will be performing at the church on Saturday 1st June, followed by a chance to enjoy some tea and cake. TICKETS: £5 on the door.
This will start at 6 pm so anyone with evening plans (e.g. watching the Champions League football or going out for dinner) can fit in an early evening musical extravaganza BEFORE they go!!
This week is Christian Aid week so envelopes will appear through your letter-boxes and our collectors will be calling round later to collect any donations.
This video tells you a bit about the work Christian Aid does in some of the poorest countries in the world: Christian Aid video Tenneh’s Story – Christian Aid Week 2019. A short film featuring Nurse Judith and mum Tenneh in Sierra Leone.
Please be as generous as you have in the past, so that collectively we can send some help to those so much less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you.
Raising funds for a new church roof
Please save the date – Saturday 1st June, 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm for a Children’s Concert in Garvald Church.
We are still very keen to welcome more performers or young people willing to help with tickets/cakes/posters etc.
Please contact Caroline McGregor using the form below if you want to join in – the more the merrier.
We are planning to get together with all our acts for a rehearsal very soon.
A reminder that all are welcome to attend the traditional Easter services. The Maundy Thursday service to will be held in Garvald Church on Thursday 19th March at 6.30 pm. On Easter Sunday there will be a service in Garvald Church at 9.30 am.
Caroline, Phillip and Elaine would like to extend their thanks to Father Mark, Father Raymond and Brother Philip for participating in Garvald’s oral history project. Their interview will be added to the archives at Edinburgh University soon.
Also, please note that the tearoom up at Nunraw Abbey is now open for business so if you’re out for a walk, do take the opportunity to call in for a cuppa.
It’s been a while since our heritage event last summer and we thought it time to share an update about repairing Garvald Church. At that meeting we said the church was needing repair, but we didn’t know the amount of work needed. Since then we secured £1,900 funding from the National Churches Trust which, with match-funding from the community council, paid for an in-depth condition survey of the building. This was carried out in the autumn by conservation-accredited architect Gareth Jones, of Pollock Hammond Partnership, who has also been involved in refurbishing the guest house at Nunraw Abbey.
We now anticipate repair costs alone of £180K and the total sum looks to be £295K once other costs, and works to improve the graveyard and install a small exhibition in the church, are included.
The repair works involve reroofing, masonry repair, repointing, rewiring and replacement heaters. The oral history project is running alongside this and several interviews have been carried out already. These will eventually be made available online and will provide material for the exhibition.
We’ve also set up a friends group called Friends of Garvald Church which has charitable status. This puts us in a better position to investigate and apply to grant awarding bodies and start fundraising – watch this space!
If you’d like to know more, help in any way, or participate in the oral history project, please get in touch using our new email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or speak to one of us working on the project: Dave Neillans, Caroline McGregor, Stephanie Leith, Jo Robertson, Phillip White, Sara Hills.
Save the date!
Finlay Hay and two of his friends from the Yehudi Menuhin School are going to perform a concert at Garvald Church on Friday 22nd February at 7pm.
More details coming soon.
Garvald and Morham Churches have now been swathed in knitted poppies and they are open for visitors every day.
Arrangements for Remembrance Sunday are in the poster below.
The gathering at the War memorial in Garvald is a special event to mark the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and we invite everyone to attend.
For those people who have been knitting poppies as part of the nationwide project to mark 100 years since the end of World War I, we will have our final session for collecting the poppies into a display on Monday 29th October from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm in the Stables.
We already have several hundred poppies.
The poppies will be on display in Garvald and Morham Churches before and after Remembrance Day.
Arrangements for this especially significant Remembrance Day are on the attached poster.
On Monday 1st October there will be a Knitting Night – a chance for a knit and a natter as we try to produce a few more poppies for the Centenary Remembrance display.
As 2018 marks the centenary of the end of WW1 there will be a very special Remembrance Day in November. We will be decorating Garvald Church with knitted and crocheted poppies. If you’d like to help, a knitting pattern is attached here and crochet patterns can be found by searching on-line.
The Knitting Night is on Monday 1st October from 7 – 9 pm in the Stables (down by the church). Everyone welcome. Even if you can’t/won’t knit you could come and help attach poppies to the display. Thank you!