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Getting messy

THE words "Messy Church" conjure up an image of toddlers, sticky paper, and toys, but the Priest-in-Charge of St Ninian's, Aberdeen, the Revd Samantha Ferguson, has found that the same principle works well with people whose toddlerhood is well behind them.

St Ninian's, she says, is a tiny church in the middle of one of the most socially deprived areas of that oil-rich city. It has a small congregation, mostly of students and elderly people, in "a chameleon church" ...

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