The Independent Glenlivet and Inveravon News Group

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Your local independent newspaper for Glenlivet and Inveravon published every March, June, September and December.

THISTLEdown covers a very large area including Marypark, Cragganmore, The Braes of Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Glennrinnes and Kirkmichael and Tomintoul.

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Sunday Worship – All welcome
Inveraven 9.30 am Tomintoul 11.15 am
If anyone would like the services of the Minister or other information about the church please contact any of the following:
Margo Stuart (Session Clerk) 01807 580239
Rev Jim MacEwan (Interim Moderator) 01479 821116
Rev Mary Duncanson (Pastoral Minister) 01479 872165

Remembrance Sunday
Remembrance services were conducted by Rev Jim MacEwan in both churches on 10th November 2019. In the afternoon, Fr Colin Stewart conducted services with the laying of poppy wreaths at the War Memorials at Delnashaugh, Tomnavoulin and Tomintoul.
Rhymetime takes place at Inveraven Church on Thursdays from 10.30 to 11.30 am during term-time. If you are interested, just come along or contact Rev Mary Duncanson: 01479 872165 or Mrs. Tricia Lawson: 01807 500225 for information.
Messy Church took place on Wednesday 20th November in Glenlivet Hall. The theme was Advent. The next Messy Church will be in March – look out for notices.
Retirement of Organist
The retirement of the organist at Inveraven Church was marked by a special Afternoon Tea at the Dowans Hotel in September 2019. Harold Edwards was presented with a gift from the congregation and a painting of Inveraven Church by the Lawson family. The painting now has pride of place in Harold and Wendy’s new home close to family in Elgin. He was thanked for his many years of service as organist and member of the Kirk Session.
Christmas Services
The Tomintoul School Service will take place in Tomintoul Church on Wednesday 18th December 2019 at 10 am and 6 pm.
Christmas Services will take place in both churches at the normal times on 22rd December 2019.
Follow the beacons to the Christmas Eve Service at Inveraven Church on Tuesday 24th December at 6 pm.
Carols around the Tree in the square at Tomintoul on Christmas Eve at 7 pm.
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