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THE ALTERNATIVE GAMES, NEW GALLOWAY

Sunday 7th August. The Scottish Alternative Games is held in the Park at New Galloway every year on the first Sunday of August, from 2pm. Described as the Lowland alternative to the better known Highland Games, it is a great day out with lots to see and do for all ages.  Try your hand at Gird ‘n Cleek, tractor pulling or snail racing! The St Margaret’s Guild will once more be running a Tombola at the Games with all profits going to our local Food Train so be sure to come and visit our tent.

 

GALLOWAY REGIONAL ASCENSION DAY SERVICE

Thursday 26th May. We were delighted to host the Galloway Regional Council’s Ascension Day service this year. This was a  most joyful service at which Canon Barry Gilbert presided and Revd John McHale preached and it was good to welcome so many of our fellow Scottish Episcopal Church members from across the region, many of whom had not visited St Margaret’s before. We are grateful to the St Margaret’s Guild for providing refreshments beforehand.

BALLIOL SINGERS CONCERT

Postponed from April 2020 due to the pandemic, we were delighted to welcome the Balliol Singers back to St Margaret’s on Tuesday 3rd May. We were entertained to a terrific evening of music and readings, from the Renaissance to today, called Paella and Pasta: musical nourishment from Spain and Italy. It was wonderful to hear live music again!

PLANT AND BAKE SALE

After a three year Covid-hiatus, the annual St Margaret’s Guild Plant and Cake sale took place on Saturday 7th May. A most successful morning with £620 raised for Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes, and a further £150 raised to go to the Ukrainian Appeal (via UNHCR). Many thanks to the St Margaret’s Guild for organising the event and to all those who contributed and supported.