As part of Tain Gala Week, St Andrew’s Church was open yesterday to allow people to look around, have refreshments and conversation in the hall, sit peacefully in church, listen to organ music and have a hymn sing-song.
There was a great buzz amongst both the visitors and he helpers and it seemed that a good time was being had by all.
Later a good-sized congregation joined us for Evening Prayer and Later for our mid-week Eucharist, if you wish later on join us in prayer.
There was a collection plate and a total of £35 was collected for the Ukraine appeal. Our picture shows the Ukraine candle that we light at each service and some of the wonderful flower arrangements that there are in church at the moment.
It was nice to welcome visitors to the area and local people into the building yesterday and a huge thank you to eveyone who contributed to preparing food, playing music, arranging flowers, providing welcome and leading worship.
Let’s hope this is the start of something that we feel that it’s manageable for us to do on a number of occasions through the year.