Street Pastors – an update from Perth

It is difficult to quantify conversations, especially with folk in trouble, but of the things which can be counted in the last year Street Pastors supported 179 vulnerable people, calmed 66 aggressive situations, removed 594 bottles, from streets did 79 referrals to agencies, ensured 33 people got home, etc. Following a request from Perth Grammar School, School Pastors have started …

Perth Alive

On Saturday 26th August on the North Inch from 12 – 4 – live music with a Christian message. Stalls, food, sports, question time, worship, prayer and songs of praise.  All welcome.

Could L’Arche grow in Perth?

L’Arche is a grass-roots organization which builds community networks from the ground up for people with and without learning disabilities Its core value is that of shared lives and of mutual relationships. L’Arche is currently exploring the prospects within Perth for launching a new community. It offers this new Seed group: *More than forty years L’Arche experience in the UK *The …

Manchester Book of Condolence

Following the Manchester Terrorist outrage a Book of Condolence is now open St John’s Kirk, it will be available for signing over the days to come. At 12.20pm tomorrow, prior to the Perth Academy Concert for the Festival of the Arts in St John’s Kirk, a five minute time of remembrance will lead into the children’s concert which, in itself, …

Let’s Talk about Health

Let’s Talk about Health & Care in Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care in Perth & Kinross has been undergoing changes over the last year with an Integration Joint Board is overseeing business. There are volunteer Public Partners on the board as stakeholder members. There are two principals and two reserves. Ann Gourlay and Sue Cole are carrying the …

Foodbank – requests

Hello all – many thanks for highlighting the recent shortages at the Perth Foodbank – we had a good response to our appeal. We are now running perilously low on tinned fruit – we have only one tray left! We are running very low in the following: Juice (long life, apple, orange, etc) , Crisps and other treats, Smash mashed …

Volunteer listeners wanted

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER LISTENER? Spiritual Care Listener – “Helping people (re)discover hope and inner strength in times of illness, change and loss” Can you be a good listener? Can you help someone explore what they are going through? Listening to people’s concerns can help them feel less isolated and anxious while helping them feel more hopeful …

L’Arche to come to Perth

L’Arche is currently exploring the prospects within Perth for launching a new community. It offers: More than forty years’ experience in the UK the first community in Scotland was in Inverness Edinburgh is the second Scottish location of the ten in the UK there are 148 across the world Service provision is one aspect of L’Arche, whose shape reflects the …