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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition opens at Border Kirk in Carlisle

Snowy Drive Across The Border but Tapestry arrives on time!

Congratulations to the Exhibition Driving Team Arran Johnston and Sharon Beck. Conditions were not ideal to get the Diaspora Tapestry from Dunoon via The Pans to Carlisle .... but they made it on March 5th. And the Mayor of Carlisle, Trish Vasey, officially opened the display.

Despite being in England, Carlisle's city centre Border Kirk, which also has a sister congregation in Longtown, is part of the Presbytery of Annandale and Eskdale.

The Minister, the Rev. David Pitkeathly and his Kirk Session and elders were reportedly delighted when their invitation to host the display was accepted.

"Learning more about the lives and contributions of famous Scots has proved of great interest to some of the 50 million people globally who can claim Scottish ancestry".

Border Kirk elder Christine Mountain, who helped organise the exhibition, described the tapestry as ‘totally fascinating and very informative.’

She said: “We have all been looking forward to having it in Carlisle and feel very privileged that it has been allowed to come to the Church of Scotland in the city.”



The Exhibition is part of Moving Mountains - an opportunity for churches to work together across Cumbria to unite in locally organised mission, outreach and evangelism. From 8 – 11 March 2018 the Border Kirk will be joined by teams led by Methodist District Chairs, URC Moderators, Bishops (drawn together by Archbishop Sentamu from the Northern Province of York) and the Salvation Army District Commanders.

Border Kirk Elders Christine Mountain and Pat Edwards were members of the team that has made all the arrangements for the exhibition - pictured below.




Published Date: March 12th 2018


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