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From left, Rev Robin McAlpine, Rev Rosemary Frew, Rev Wilma Cairns, Rev Gillian Paterson and Rev Ken Froude, Interim Moderator at Innerleven East.
From left, Rev Robin McAlpine, Rev Rosemary Frew, Rev Wilma Cairns, Rev Gillian Paterson and Rev Ken Froude, Interim Moderator at Innerleven East.
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Churches unite: AN important milestone for the Methil area took place on Thursday evening, when the congregations of Innerleven East and Methil were united together to form Wellesley Parish Church. The two former parishes have been joined together and the minister, Rev Gillian Paterson will serve the united charge.

The service was held in the former Methil Parish Church building which is the chosen place of worship, and it was conducted by Rev Wilma Cairns, moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery. Rev. Robin McAlpine from Bennochy Church in Kirkcaldy preached the sermon and the presbytery clerk, Rev. Rosemary Frew provided a history of the journey of the two congregations to this point. The photograph shows, from left, Rev. Robin McAlpine, Rev.

Rosemary Frew, Rev. Wilma Cairns, Rev. Gillian Paterson and Rev. Ken Froude, interim moderator at Innerleven East.

Joint services: ON Sunday the congregations of Abbotshall, Bennochy, Linktown and St Bryce Churches come together for worship. This will be the first of four united summer services and will be held in Bennochy Church at 11.00 a.m. The 2012 Olympics are approaching and so there will be an Olympic theme to each service and a torch relay around the churches. The theme for Sunday is ‘Passing the Flame’.

Olympic Torch: THE Olympic torch is coming to Torbain Parish Church on July 29 at 10.30 a.m. Come along to the Sunday service where you can hear the story behind the torch and can hold the torch and get your photogrpah taken with it. There will also be a ‘mini Olympics’ for children. All welcome.

Open Church: BURNTISLAND Parish Church once again opens its doors for a series of open days this summer. Built in 1592 the church is the oldest post reformation church in use in Scotland. The church will be open between 2.00 p.m and 4.00 p.m, Monday to Saturday, with members of the congregation on hand to guide and answer questions.