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PICNIC Following previous successful events, we plan to have a picnic in Seaton Park on 30th June after morning service. All are warmly invited to attend. There will be organised activities for children. Please bring your own refreshments and something to sit on in case the ground is damp. We hope for an enjoyable time in lovely surroundings. Hope you can come.

BREW AND BLETHER We warmly welcome you to join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a blether here in the Cathedral on Friday 28th June, 1.30-3.30pm It is an informal afternoon where you can come on your own or take a friend, pop in for 10 minutes or stay for two hours, whatever suits you. Future dates are 26th July and 30th August. We hope you can join us.

RETIREMENT OF REV BARRY DUNSMORE We will mark Barry’s retirement in two ways: We wish to make a presentation to Barry and Hilda. If you would like to contribute to the presentation please contact Alan Grant or speak to Trish in the office. Any cheques should be made payable to St Machar’s Cathedral There will be a party on Wednesday 3rd July in the Dunbar Street Hall, from 7-10pm. Supper will be served and the presentations to Barry and Hilda will be made then, with

the usual round of speeches and musical entertainment. All are welcome, including children. But it is essential that we know how many to cater for. So, could you please let us know by Sunday 30th June at the very latest if you intend to come. Please phone the office on 01224 485988, or email office@stmachar.com. There is no charge for the evening but donations to help defray expenses will not be ungraciously rejected.

CATHEDRAL SHOP Home-made jam and marmalade, hand crafted needle felted items, greetings cards and a selection of Fairtrade items are on sale now.

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You can also make a donation to St Machar’s Cathedral online. Visit www.stmachar.com and click on the ‘DONATE’ button at the bottom right of the screen to donate by PayPal or card. However large or small, all donations made to the church are warmly received and greatly appreciated. Thank you.

CHARITIES CHOSEN FOR 2019-2020 As many will know, it is our practice in St Machar's, every two years, to choose two charities, one local and one international, to support. We have just completed two years supporting Aberdeen Cyrenians and the Uganda Schools Trust, and the Kirk Session has now chosen the two charities for 2019/2020.

The local Charity is Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service. Developed from Mental Health Aberdeen, this organisation gives support and advice to people coping with a wide variety of mental health issues. In particular, they are focussing on the issues of young people struggling with depressive and suicidal tendencies throughout the North East.

The overseas Charity is the Leprosy Mission Trust. Often thought of as a disease of the Biblical era, leprosy continues to be a problem in many parts of Africa and the Indian Sub Continent. Leprosy Mission provides medical and practical support to sufferers and their families.

The first opportunity to support these charities will come at the Christmas Eve Carol Service, when the collection will be split between the two charities. Other fundraising opportunities will follow. Spokespersons for both charities will be invited to give a brief summary of their work after morning worship one Sunday, early in 2019.