Historic day

THE REV. Matthew Bickett cut the first sod on Saturday in the construction of the new kitchen at Panbride Church, Carnoustie.

Rev. Bickett said: “We started seriously in mid November to raise the £55,000. I think we’re just over halfway.”

The kitchen will be mostly funded by the congregation, as he explained: “We’ve encouraged members of the roll to give £1 a week for the next two years.

“Others are sending in cheques for the whole amount and more.”

Between 40 and 50 people attended the sod-cutting.

Rev. Bickett added: “It’s the first time since the church was built that we have added to it. It was a historic day.”