This Sunday we will celebrate All Saints/ All Souls on the one day. A remembrance sheet will be at the back of the church.

More Photos

Night of the Stars 2, (Fran’s photos), are now available to see on Page 2 of the Photo Gallery in Multimedia. Enjoy!

Quiz Night

We are entering at least one team for the Amnesty Quiz Night, to be held in the Stag’s Head, Dumbarton, at 9pm. Sign up by phoning Tim Rhead, or just come along and pitch in!


“Celtic Culture Calling the Blue Grass State” – This takes place in the church on 19th November. You can book a pre-concert meal, organised by Friends, in the hall at 6pm, before the concert!

Oscar Awards

We are all recovering from the Oscars Bash at St Augustine’s last night! (See post in my personal Blog – Kenny), but one or two pics to whet the appetite before the next magazine is finally published!

Bear Faced

An atheist was walking through the woods.

‘What majestic trees!’

‘What powerful rivers!’

‘What beautiful animals!’

He said to himself.

As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charging towards him.
He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing in on him.

He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him.
At that instant the Atheist cried out, ‘Oh my God!’

Time Stopped.

The bear froze.

The forest was silent.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky. ‘You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don’t exist, and even credit creation to cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?’

The atheist looked directly into the light and said, ‘It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?’

‘Very Well,’ said the voice.

The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke:

‘Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.’