Redgorton and Stanley Church Fete 2018

Stanley Church Fete Poster 2018

Fete – Our Annual Church Fete will be on Saturday 1st September at 2pm in and around Stanley Village Hall.  There is something for all ages with card stall, BBQ, Face painting, Bouncy Castle, coconut shy and much more! 

Thanks to all who have donated items for our Hampers. You will have the opportunity to guess the weight of both Hampers at Saturdays Fete.

Help on Saturday any time after 9am would be appreciated.

Good Money Week


Good Money Week is an annual campaign (
29th September– 5th October 2018) to let people know that they have sustainable and ethical options in their financial decisions. This year the Church of Scotland and partners are hosting the following event.

A future worth saving for…

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 9:30am – 13:00pm. City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, EH8 9BX An opportunity to consider how your faith, values and finances interact. Learn how the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relate to positive decisions about our money and how we can help ensure a sustainable world now and in the future. GUEST SPEAKERS
Chair: Wendy Young Christian Aid Scotland
Keynote: Christopher Stockwell Ecumenical Council for Corporate responsibility (ECCR)
After hearing from our keynote speaker, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in two of the three workshops hosted by
Triodos Bank, Scotwest Credit Union and Prosper Social Finance.
Lunch will be provided after the event.
Places are free but limited.
Book online at

GMW2018 flyer A4 online is a flier for the event

Open Studios – Heart for Art 2018

The Heart for Art group are exhibiting their work during Perthshire Open Studios.  From  Thursday 6th September – Saturday 8th September 2018 from 9.30am -1.30 pm in the Bankfoot Church Centre.  (Please note change to Thursday-Saturday due to a funeral service taking place in the church centre on Wednesday)

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Heart for Art entry in Open Studios Website here

Perthshire Open Studios Website


Open from Thursday 6th Sept – Saturday 8th September.

Summer Country Market 2018


Bankfoot Church Centre Community Support Group Summer Country Market, Saturday 18th August 11am- 3pm. 11a.m. to 3-p.m. STALLS include home produce   crafty creations   Homemade meals   home baking   good as new stall     raffle   Fun Games for  all children and Adults      BIG BALL RACE    TEAS/COFFEES PLATE OF FOOD

Heart for Art National Exhibition 2018

National Exhibition

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CrossReach’s Heart For Art exhibition opens at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens

The annual Heart for Art exhibition, showcasing a collection of art work from people living with dementia throughout Scotland, is on display and open for viewing at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.

Bob Carmichael (Glasgow participant) with his wife Ann
Bob Carmichael (Glasgow participant) with his wife Ann

Aiming to reduce the stigma that can be attached to a dementia diagnosis and showing what can be done, the exhibition promises to be a special celebration of creativity.

Paula Pinda, CrossReach Heart for Art manager, said:

“The ‘Beyond Words’ national exhibition explores the lived experience of dementia, highlighting the positives and looking beyond the condition.

“The exhibition is curated by CrossReach Heart for Art, a service that enables and encourages people to express their emotions through the medium of creative art.


“Artwork is being displayed from over 40 artists: both professional and budding enthusiasts. These artists live in different areas of Scotland: Glasgow, Dundee, Garelochhead, Kirkcudbright, Stonehaven, Edinburgh and Bankfoot.

“Some of the artists have never created any artwork before in their lives and have found a new talent, and for others art was an old friend once thought lost forever. Encouraged by professional art tutors, their talent is reawakened.”

Launched in 2012, the Heart for Art initiative has been bringing joy to people affected by dementia for the last six years.

Through running group sessions with the help of art tutors, the project has been found to stimulate conversation, aid concentration and even improve memory retention.

Participants don’t have to be experienced to take part, with beginners working alongside people who have been painting for years.

Families of those living with dementia are also able to take part alongside their relatives, giving them a chance to take a break or speak to others with similar experiences. They can also get advice from a CrossReach Dementia Ambassador during the session.

Aileen Kenney, participant from Edinburgh
Aileen Kenney, participant from Edinburgh
Audrey and her husband David Swinfen (Glasgow participants)
Audrey and her husband David Swinfen (Glasgow participants)
Bob Carmichael and Jack Blockley (participants from Glasgow)
Bob Carmichael and Jack Blockley (participants from Glasgow)
Hazel Gower, Edinburgh participant
Hazel Gower, Edinburgh participant

A service which ‘enables and empowers people to find their voice’

The Heart for Art service provides community based art classes all over Scotland, enabling and empowering people to find their voice through the medium of art.

Through the exhibition, CrossReach Heart for Art have sought to tackle some of the misunderstandings and stigma surrounding dementia by showcasing the resilience of creative ability: giving visitors the opportunity to view artwork made and selected by people living with the condition.

The exhibition explores how the act of both viewing and making art can be a powerful way of connecting with self, forging meaningful connections with others, and improving the general well-being of those living with dementia and their carers.

Expressing her pride at the response the exhibition has had from visitors, Paula said:

“‘Beyond Words’ has turned out to be a huge success. Heart for Art participants and their families from across Scotland have visited the exhibition and were thrilled to see their artwork being exhibited.”

You can view this year’s Heart for Art exhibition by visiting Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Kibble Palace 730, Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 OUE.

The exhibition will run until Thursday 16 August between 10am-6pm every day.

It is free to enter and no advanced booking is required.


Messy Summer 2018

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Messy Summer Fun – songs, fun science, glittery crafts, edible activities, all-age quiz, make parachutes, model lung, storytelling.

Bankfoot Church Centre on Sunday 5th August


Luncarty Church Centre on Sunday 12th August

3pm-5pm Family tea at 5pm,

free entry, donations welcome.

BBQ evening at Active Kids Adventure Park Friday 10th August 2018 from 6pm for both Messy Churches.

If you are under 12, you need to bring someone over 16 with you.

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You can download a registration form and fill it in before you arrive so it is quick when you arrive.


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