Andrew and Kathryn Howe are the new leaders of Perth Salvation Army. They took up our new responsibilities on the 12th of September and report that they have thoroughly enjoyed these initial days of experiencing the ministry of Perth Salvation Army in the Fair City.
They arrive in Perth from Buckhaven, where they have been serving for the last three years, where they shared actively with the churches and Christian/community organisations across Levenmouth working together to build God’s Kingdom in our communities, making a real difference in many different ways.
Andrew says, “We found our work and relationships with our friends from across the church to be very fulfilling and therefore are very keen on joining you and working alongside you as you build God’s Kingdom here in Perth. We very much look forward to meeting you in the days ahead, and being involved in PACT and whatever other initiatives come along.”
Who can be a Street Pastor – Any Christian 18 or over involved in their congregations for a year, with a church leader’s reference, and a PVG check can. There is a training course (helpful for Christian living anyway!)
Rev Maudeen MacDougall will be inducted as the new minister of Scone and St Martin churches on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at Scone New Church at 7 pm. This will be followed by refreshments in the halls. She will be ‘preached into’ her new charge at Scone Old on Sunday 3 March 2019 at 10.45am This will be followed by refreshments.
The Carol service collection amounted to over £1400. After expenses, we are able to give £300 each to CATH, Starter Packs, The Harbour Counselling Service and Mary’s Meals. We also thank St John’s, Melville Street, for their warm hospitality, Rev Steven Canon Mulholland for his homily, and Michael Ellacott and Susan Cassidy for the music which enhanced the service.
Congratulations also to Susan on receiving the Papal medal in recognition of her service and commitment over the years.
In the days before the start of Holy Week, parishioners at St John’s RC Church, Perth, will take part in a Parish Mission entitled, ‘Come Back to Me’, to be led by Fr Gerry Mulligan and Fr Ronald McAinsh from St Mary’s Monastery in the city. It begins by recalling the ‘Gift of Baptism’ and then focuses on Mercy, Healing, the Eucharist, Family Life and Prayer – with talks being given at 7-8pm, in St John’s Melville Street, each evening from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd March.
Fr Gerry is Rector at Kinnoull and Fr Ronnie, Provincial Superior in the UK and Zimbabwe, is a native of the city where his ministry spans over 50 years.
A warm welcome has been extended to all parishioners, but also to all those who may feel that they have lost the practice of their faith and to members of neighbouring parishes and other local churches too.