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New Year Honour for Ann Glenesk

Congratulations to Ann Glen-Esk on her award of a British Empire Medal in recognition of her prison and community work.
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From the Evening Times:
 A spokeswoman for The Scottish Prison Service said:
Ann has been involved with HMP Low Moss since its opening back in 2012 and it is those in our care, as well as their families, who benefit from her hard work and long-standing dedication which this award recognises.”
 Ann says:
The British Empire Medal in my name represents the willingness of a host of folk to come together, to have fun and at the same time do a wee bit of good – often difficult to quantify, but reassurance comes in spades from the most unlikely sources. Victims of crime deserve justice, perpetrators of crime deserve punishment from courts. Rehabilitation, support for families in prisons can be aided by a friendly smile, chat and a willingness of us all to notice and respect our neighbours in whatever context.
Thanks to Scottish Episcopal Church, Mother’s Union and the amazing Low Moss Volunteer Group and staff of HMP Low Moss.
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Thank you!

Shelley – the outgoing Rector writes:
Thank you for all the fellowship, friendship and support over the last ten years as together we in St James the Less have done our best to worship and serve God as best we are able and as we believe we have been called. Thank you for your generosity as Pete and I move on to the next stage of our life in retirement. May we all find the road ahead brings with it new friends along with new depths and strength to our faith and trust in the Lord.Cross

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Rector’s final service

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Handing over the church keys to the two wardens toward the end of the service,

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Shelley and Pete having a go at cutting the amazing cake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th November was Shelley’s final service as Rector of St James the Less.  A wonderful congregation of St James the Less members, family and friends gathered for worship followed by great fellowship and celebrations in the hall.

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Sunday 20th!

On Sunday 20th November there will only be one service in St James the Less at 10.30am. This is the Rector’s final service prior to her retirement. The music group in its current form will be playing for the last time as the keyboard player will be leaving too – he is married to the Rector!

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Fantastic Ceilidh

A great night at St James the Less Ceilidh on Friday 11th November. Lots of dancing, great buffet in the break and some singing then too! Beginning of the countdown for Shelley and Pete – Shelley’s last service being the 20th November.p1030857

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