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Dear all, It pleases us all here at St. Mungo’s to welcome you to our website. Our fundraising drive is continuing in order to complete our Conservation Project of the Church Building in time to celebrate its 200th anniversary. The scaffolding has now been erected and work is beginning. If you are able, please support this cause so that St. Mungo's Parish Church, Alloa can continue as a shining beacon of Jesus' light for another 200 years. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we would very much love to hear from you. As ever, Sang
The Kirk Session is the governing body of St Mungo's. It's membership consists of the Elders of St Mungo's and it is chaired by the minister. All Elders have a duty to attend and take part in decision making. It is responsible for everything but since this is a huge remit, it has set up a series of committees to help( see below.)
The Communications group is responsible for collating information from the other groups ( including the Kirk Session) and distributing it to the congregation. As well as the website, this is done through the Powerpoint Presentation and the intimations on the back of the Order of Service on a Sunday morning, the notices in the weekly local newspaper and the church magazine, the Parishioner, which is produced four times a year. In addition, the group also produces posters and tickets for events and hymn sheets and booklets for special services. There is a lot of extra information being circulated at the current time as we work on our restoration project. The Communications group can only distribute information if it receives it, so, if you know of anything happening, please tell us.
" To manage and develop the spiritual aspects of the church. " The Mission Group was established in January 2014 following the restructure of the Kirk Session. The Group concentrates on mainly spiritual matters, and some suggested initiatives are:- - * Young Church - * Christian Education and membership classes - * Elder Training - * Pastoral Care - *Home/Prayer Groups - *Chaplaincy - * Music Group Of course not all these challenges can be addressed at once, but the Group are focussing on a number of initiatives including:- Increasing The Youth Activity and that of young families within the church. Morning Services aimed at attracting young families have started and we are giving a lot of thought and prayer into means of attracting the young into our church while still keeping older generations on board. Creche The problem of offering creche facilities has been one of lacking suitable space and facilities to offer such a valuable service. However, space within the church has now been made available. The creche is available on Sundays except for Communion Sundays and during school holidays. Pastoral Care/Home Visit Group Volunteers have been found to offer this service to members who are unable to attend church, and this will be launched soon following a meeting with the volunteers. House Group. One House group has been set up so far which meets on Thursday evenings. We hope that this will be the first of, if not many, then certainly a few more. There have been a number of new ideas to foster prayer and fellowship in St Mungos. There was a pet blessing service, an all age evening service, a fireworks evening at the manse and a new Monday morning bible study at 9.30pm till 11am. An all night prayer vigil took place in December and again in March. The March one was preceded by a Reflective service. A bicentennial celebration service took place in February to mark the laying of the foundation stone in 1817. Also in the pipeline is a video project to collect spiritual memories, a possibility of running a Christianity Explored. As well as new ideas there continues to be the faithful service of what already is in place. The Thursday night House group continues and all are welcome. Both the Sunday School and Bible Class continue to be blessed with new members. The Visiting Group continues to run smoothly and is a blessing to those in our church community who cannot make a Sunday morning. There are occasional All Age morning services with soup and scones after church. We give thanks to God for the blessing of St Mungo’s and its mixture of old and new. If anyone has ideas to foster Christian fellowship and prayer myself and other members of the group would only to glad to hear them. Roger McAdoo
The Events committee meets to manage and develop the temporal aspects of the church. The major remit of this group is to plan and oversee both fundraising events and non fund raising events and develop all social aspects of the church. Part of this remit is to identify the talents within our church family which can support this group in their work. The events we plan are diverse from coffee mornings to our main fundraising event which is the Christmas market normally held in November. There are around 12 people on this Group but as always we would love to call on others from within the church family to support our events and be more more involved in the planning and organisation. A diary of events is available to highlight what is planned for 2017.
'The current church was designed by architect James Gillespie Graham. The building, in droved ashlar, is one of his finest neo-perpendicular Gothic hall kirks. It has a rectangular plan with low square towers at each angle and an advanced gable centred on the north front. A spectacular 207 ft (63m) crocketed Gothic louth-spire tops the building, so called because it was based on a fifteenth-century design at Louth, Lincolnshire. The spire is centred on the south front and dramatically supported by corner turrets and flying buttresses. The tower is furnished with a four-dial clock and a finely toned bell, weighing about fourteen cwt.'
To read more about our Church in our Wikipeadia entry: Click here
We are undertaking a major Conservation Project. Click here to find out more.
Find out about our most recent and forthcoming events.
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St. Mungo’s Parish Church of Scotland
10 Bedford Place,
Tel: (01259) 723004
Minister: Rev. Sang Y Cha
Registred Charity: SC007821