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Sanctuary First Lent Studies

Sanctuary First has produced studies for Lent which I am offering over the four Thursdays of March. A pdf file with the studies can be found here and some basic information about Sanctuary First is available here.

In February their Connect groups looked at "The Parable of Social Distancing". Please scroll down to page 14 and you will find the March theme "Man of Sorrow. People of Hope".

We will look at the four themes on Zoom over four Thursday evenings from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm on March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

All the material is also available here
Hopefully there will also be a short video on the theme each week on their website.

Leading a Bible study on Zoom is a new experience for me but we must be prepared to experiment in current circumstances!

If you are interested in joining our zoom events, please email me at for the zoom access codes. Hope to see you on Thursday.
Best wishes
Rev Edgar Ogston


Message from the Treasurer

A huge thank you to our members who have continued to support Girvan North
financially during 2020 in spite of all the difficulties of the pandemic. Our income is
obviously down as we have had no fundraising events or hall lets for 9 months.
However our income from standing orders, FWO envelopes, cheques and donations
have been very heartening. In the October newsletter I appealed to members to give
a donation in lieu of money they would have spent at our fundraising events. This
appeal has brought in £2525 with donations still coming in to me. This is a wonderful

God bless you all and keep you safe.

   Margaret Benson


Church of Scotland Coronavirus Documentation

Presbytery of Ayr 18th March 2020

a) Briefing 17th March 2020 Coronavirus

b) COVID-19 Information and Guidance for Non-Healthcare Settings

c) From the Principal Clerk

d) Advice for Safeguarding Co-ordinators, Trainers and Presbytery Safeguarding Contacts

e) Self Isolating Help Card