It’s hard to believe that we’re already half-way through the Tercentenary Year! And what a year it’s been! The anthem composition competition was a resounding success, and the Celebration Service on 24 March surpassed all our expectations, with an absolutely packed church and many old friends present. Then there was the triumph of the Tercentenary Ball at the Caledonian Club on 3 May, which was thoroughly enjoyed by 100 guests, and which raised £5,000 for Borderline and Christian Aid.
Over the next few months we will be welcoming back a number of former Ministers and Assistant Ministers as guest preachers:
7 July: Reverend Malcolm Duff, former Assistant Minister
1 September: Reverend Stanley Hood, former Minister
29 September: Friends Sunday: Reverend Timothy
Fletcher, former Auxiliary Minister
20 October: Reverend Melvyn Wood, former Assistant
17 November: Reverend Sigrid Marten, former Minister.
And we still have these exciting events to look forward to:
Sunday 21 July: Garden Party in the Martlett Court Garden after the morning service. Food and refreshments will be provided, and we hope that members and visitors alike will join us just across the Court.
Saturday 14 September: A Tercentenary concert at 7.30 pm in the church by Ensemble Hesperi, telling the story of the founding of Crown Court through 18th century chamber music and readings. Featuring our own Mary-Jannet Leith (recorders) and Thomas Allery (harpsichord), with Magda Loth-Hill (violin) and Florence Petit (cello). The concert will be followed by a reception in the hall.
Saturday 19 October: Tercentenary Ceilidh at 7.30 pm at St Columba’s Church, Pont Street. Dancing to the Frank Reid Dance Band. Food and refreshments will be provided. Further information will be available in due
course about the price of tickets and other details.