Anniversary exhibition

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An exhibition of wedding dresses and christening robes was held in St Rule’s Church, Monifieth, on Friday and Saturday.

Monifieth Parish Church had wanted to do something to mark the bicentenary of the St Rule’s Church building.

Weddings and baptisms are the occasions when most folk who are not regular church-goers go into a church building, so this exhibition seemed to be a sensible choice.

Following publicity within the church, a group of ladies led by Barbara Burns and Avril Payne accepted over 50 wedding dresses and christening gowns dating from the 1900s to the present day.

They were on display within the St Rule’s building and each had its own unique story to tell.

Most of us will know of the custom ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.’ Sometimes there is an extra line: ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe’.

But do you know what it means? Old symbolises the bride’s family, new represents the fresh start being made and borrowed represents friendship.

A thanksgiving service to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the St Rule’s building was conducted by the minister, the Rev Dorothy U. Anderson, on Sunday.