In the past few weeks, you may have spotted some strange men combing over local fields with metal detectors. They are archaeology enthusiasts Mariusz and Dariusz who are absolutely dedicated to their search for times past. So far, they have uncovered all sorts of coins, horse trappings, musket balls, buttons and buckles. A couple of interesting photos of a Roman coin (AD130), a Russian coin (AD1772) and various assorted items are shown below. If you want to know what lies in YOUR field ( or even your back garden) please fill in the contact form.
This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.
From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.
Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.
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Christian Aid envelopes will be delivered through your letterboxes over the next couple of days. Please donate whatever you can. Due to Covid 19 it has been decided that volunteers will not be knocking on your door to collect the envelopes but you can either deliver them yourself to The Old Schoolhouse, Garvald – there will be a collection bucket at the door.
The AGM for the Friends of Garvald Church will be held on Wednesday 24th February at 7 pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend please fill in the contact form below and you will be sent a Zoom invitation.
Thanks to everybody who came out yesterday and contributed in any way to our Christmas event. It was great to feel part of a small community again (although slightly scary to see so many people in one place, even if it was outside!) A special thanks and welcome to all the newcomers. For those of you who are ill or vulnerable and couldn’t join us – we missed you.
Thanks to Peter and Elaine for delicious soup and mince pies.
Thanks to our Buskers in the bus-shelter and and the Little Drummer Boy in the van
Thanks to Murray and Tracey for the use of their gazebo – it will probably never be quite the same again.
Thanks to Liz for masterminding the whole thing, and particularly the wooden decorations for the tree – there are more available from Kirklands, beside the Church.
Thanks for all the raffle prizes and your enthusiastic participation in that activity – we raised a stunning £264.80 for Crisis, the homeless charity.
Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy Christmas.
Sunday 13th December: 3rd Sunday in Advent. 9.30 am service in Garvald Church Sunday 20th December: 4th Sunday in Advent. 9.30 am service in Morham Church Thursday 24th December : Christmas Eve service in Garvald Church at 6.00 pm. We will play recordings of carols and you can hum along behind your masks. Members of the congregation will do readings of the Christmas story. For the final carol, weather permitting, we would like to go outside the church, spread out as much as we can and gently sing. Christmas Eve Watchnight Service in Morham Church at 11.30 pm will follow the same plan. To guarantee a space in the church at either or both of the Christmas Eve Services please use the contact form below. We will endeavour to fit in any late arrivals but the capacity of each church is significantly reduced right now.
Christmas Eve collections will be in aid of Leuchie House