Church celebration draws hundreds

Ann Winters, Dorothy Murray and Jean MacLean from St Bryce Kirk at the 'Celebrate and Discover' event at Kirkcaldy High School.
Ann Winters, Dorothy Murray and Jean MacLean from St Bryce Kirk at the 'Celebrate and Discover' event at Kirkcaldy High School.

AN event which brought the area’s churches together at the weekend has been hailed a success.

The ‘Celebrate and Discover’ event was organised by Kirkcaldy Presbytery’s mission and discipleship committee with representatives from all the churches in the area invited to take part by hosting an exhibiton about the life and work of their church.

Andrew Duncan and Rev. Rosie Frew man the Abbotshall Church display at the 'Celebrate and Discover' event.

Andrew Duncan and Rev. Rosie Frew man the Abbotshall Church display at the 'Celebrate and Discover' event.

The event at Kirkcaldy High School on Saturday also saw those attending participate in workshops, and the day was brought to a close with a praise service.

Reverend Gillian Paterson, minister at Methil Parish Church and convenor of the organising committee, said: “It went really well. It was superb. Everything we hoped for and more.

“There was a wide range of ages there.

“We had 35 workshops that ran through the day and the majority of them got a good turnout.

Minister Rob McAlpine and George Drummond at the Bennochy Church exhibit at the 'Celebrate and Discover' event.

Minister Rob McAlpine and George Drummond at the Bennochy Church exhibit at the 'Celebrate and Discover' event.

“The work people had put into the displays and exhibitions was terrific.

“Lots and lots of effort had been put in, it was wonderful to see such creative people.

“There was somewhere around 600 people came during the day and there were around 400 people at the closing service. It was a very special atmosphere.

“The main thing people have said is how much they had enjoyed meeting people from other churches and finding out what was possible to do.

Betty Cowper and Rev. Catriona Morrison from Linktown Parish Church at the event.

Betty Cowper and Rev. Catriona Morrison from Linktown Parish Church at the event.

“A lot said they would be taking away ideas and suggestions for their churches, and that’s really what the day was about.

“We’re going to definitely have a look at doing it again.

“We’ll take advice from all the churches as to when, as we don’t want to do it too soon.”

Rev. Paterson expressed her thanks to everyone who got involved in the event and gave a special thank you to the community use staff at the school for their help.