Archive for March, 2014

Rotary Umbrella Walk

The Annual Rotary Umbrella Walk – Canonbie section – started this morning at Canonbie Church at 10am

There were about 30 walkers

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here are some of them at the meeting of the waters on and around the new bench that has been placed their in memory of Alastair  Davies by the Rotary Club of Langholm last week.



some of the youngsters walking down towards the river being observed by Catherine Lithgow, the Guide leader.

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Cake Sale for MAF


Here are some of the Sunday School children with Mary selling the cakes at the last  Soup Kitchen of the season.

The Youth Group and Sunday School children spent yesterday evening baking, (see Bake Off!) and this morning the baking was available before the start of the Rotary Umbrella walk, and afterwards in the Village Hall. The children did a fantastic job and the cakes were amazing. The fantastic amount of £112.10 was raised which will go to Mission Aviation Fellowship.

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Bake Off! Take Off!



This evening’s Bake Off! Take Off! went really well.  We had our very own Mary Berry (Hazel Murray) helping the Sunday School children in their session from 4-6pm, and then Paul Hollywood (Gordon Sandford) who gave a demonstration on how to make tablet, then hints and tips to the Youth Group members as they did their baking. He also judged the end results. First was Emily Foster with her beautiful yellow and green iced daisy cake, and second Hannah Lane with her empire biscuits.

Everyone had great fun, there will be lots of lovely baking for sale tomorrow at the soup kitchen in the village hall so come along and see (and buy) what the youngsters have made.


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Canonbie United Parish Church

The Monday evening Bible Study / Fellowship group have now finished looking at 1 Corinthians, and next Monday, 24th February 2014,  will be looking at prayer, using a video and booklets.

If you would like to have a preview and see what it is all about then check out the webpage for Philip Yancey here.


We are now on the last study in the series looking at prayer, and it has been very interesting and helpful, challenging us to look at different ways to pray, what to do if our prayers are not answered, what we should be praying for, and just spending time with God, amongst other things.

Come along on Monday 31st March and have an input into what we will study next!

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The Reverend William (Bill) Jackson preached on Sunday 9th March as sole nominee for the vacant charge of Liddesdale Church linked with Canonbie United Parish Church.

The congregations of both Churches voted, with the outcome that Bill has been called to be the minister of these linked Churches.

So watch this space for more news on when we can expect his induction!

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No Turning Back

No Turning Back was the title of yesterday’s sermon given by Andrew Morton at Canonbie Church.


The children’s address, I thought, had a good message,and  not just for the children, but for all of us as we walk our Christian lives. Andrew asked three little girls if they would go and move the communion table for him. As you would expect, it was too heavy for them, but with a few hints from Andrew about asking for help and them recruiting Daan and Anthony, the table was moved to Andrew’s satisfaction. Tasks may appear too hard for us on our own, but we can always ask for help.



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New Horizons

Sunday 16th March’s sermon by Andrew Morton was entitled New Horizons and the full service is available to read now.


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Bake Off! Take Off!

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The Sunday School and Youth Group will be holding a Bake Off! Take Off! to raise funds for Mission Aviation Fellowship on the 28th and 29th March, the baking will be available to purchase at the last soup kitchen of the season at Canonbie Village Hall from 11.30-1.30pm

Further details of baking venues and times will be available shortly, so watch this space!

(for details of the work of MAF check there website here )

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The latest edition of the Canonbie Chronicles is now available by clicking on the link 20 Spring 14

and the breaking news is that next Sunday, 9th March 2014,  Rev William Jackson will be preaching at the linked churches of Liddesdale and Canonbie as sole nominee. All members of the congregation are encouraged to come along and hear him preach and cast their votes.

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