A Carse Welcome

Inspired by Coventry Cathedral

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You are welcome here if you are just browsing, just woken up or just out of prison. We don't care if you haven't been to church since Christmas 10 years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast , we welcome keep fit Mums, football Dads, starving Artists, Tree-huggers, Latte sippers, Vegetarians, Junk-food Eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems or down in the dumps  or don't like organised religion (we're not that keen on it either).

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither, work too hard, don't work, can't spell or are here because Granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We offer a welcome to those who think the world is flat.

We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids, were looking for the village shop and wound up here by mistake.

For those who live in the heights (Kinnaird and Abernyte) and the depths of Inchture and Longforgan; for those on the plains of the Carse; for those who don't know where they belong or who they are, we have a special welcome for you.