CHURCH OF SCOTLAND COMMITTEE ON FILMS NEWS MAGAZINE No.3 - SOCIAL SERVICE

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  • Ayrshire
  • Edinburgh

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  • Religion

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  • Newsreel
  • Religion

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: CHURCH OF SCOTLAND COMMITTEE ON FILMS NEWS MAGAZINE No.3 - SOCIAL SERVICE

Reference number: 5777

Date: 1953c

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.35 mins

Description: The opening ceremonies of two Church of Scotland Children's Homes, in Kilmarnock and Edinburgh.

Credits: p. Rev. Stanley C. Munro

Shotlist: CHURCH OF SCOTLAND COMMITTEE ON FILMS NEWS MAGAZINE No.3 SOCIAL SERVICE (0.0.8) Opening of Tankerha' Home for Children, Kilmarnock, by the Rt. Rev. Principal HUGH WATT, D.D. Moderator of the General Assembly. (0.22) ext of house and boy and black spaniel walking outside it (0.42) gvs of four women standing at window looking at camera 0(.47) The Rev. LEWIS L. L. CAMERON, Director of Social Service. (0.51) gvs of car and the Rev. and three ladies coming out of it (1.02) gvs of group of women and men standing outside chatting (1.15) The Rev. ALEX A. LAWSON - "We give thanks for the vision and generosity which created this Home." (1.22) gvs of Rev Lawson speaking (1.27) The Rev. Dr. J. H. DUNCAN, Convener of the Committee on Social Service, introduces the Moderator. (1.33) gvs of Rev Duncan speaking (1.39) Dr. DUNCAN - "To-day another Home is added to the fifty and more Homes under the care of the Committee." (1.47) gvs of Rev Duncan speaking and other ministers, councillors and the audience listening (2.10) THE MODERATOR - "Tankerha' is further proof that Christianity is concerned with Works as well as Faith. Gladly do we fulfil our Lord's command to feed the hungry and clothe the naked." (2.22) gvs of men and women writing whilst sitting at desk, the moderator speaking and the audience listening (2.37) The Moderator turns the key in the door. (2.40) gvs of the moderator opening the door of house and then leading everyone in prayer (2.51) The MODERATOR - "We dedicate this Home to the glory of God and entrust its future to the goodwill and generosity of our people." (3.00) gvs of moderator leading everyone in prayer, a councillor gets up to speak (3.15) Provost ALEX. M. CLARK of Kilmarnock - "Here is evidence that the Church is alive to the needs of the homeless and Orphan." (3.22) gvs of woman writing in notebook, gvs of Provost Clark speaking and audience listening (3.39) "Tankerha' deserves our support. Let us take it and its children to our hearts." (3.44) gvs of man writing in notebook, gvs of Provost Clark speaking and audience listening (4.03) Tea is served in the sun parlour - once the conservatory. (4.07) gvs of men and women drinking tea and socialising (4.31) A look round the house showing a bedroom, dining room, play-room and kitchen. (4.37) gvs of the afore mentioned (5.19)Mr. and Mrs. S. C. THOMSON, Warden and Matron of the Home. (5.24) gvs of Mr and Mrs Thomson standing at front door of house (5.35) Annual Outing to North Berwick of the children at the Lord and Lady Polwarth Home, Edinburgh. (5.42) gvs of women and men walking with children towards house (6.20) gvs of bus travelling up street (6.30) Sunshine gave way to dull skies but the children did not care. 'Shoes off' was the order of the day. (6.36) gvs of women and children going onto beach, the women pray and then they all have a picnic (7.45) Sheila goes paddling. The children, some at the sea for the first time, quickly follow her example. (7.51) gvs of black Labrador walking in water, children building sand castles and paddling in the water (8.35) THE DAVID WATSON EVENTIDE HOME, Gargunnock. Opening Ceremony by the Rev. Dr. J. H. DUNCAN, Convener of the Committee on Social Service. (8.43) gvs of sign for house and lane leading up to it (8.50) The Rev. R. B. NOTMAN welcomes the guests and introduces Dr. DUNCAN. (8.56) gvs of Rev Notman and audience listening to him (9.25) Dr. DUNCAN - "The care of the aged is a moral responsibility." (9.30) gvs of Dr Duncan speaking and three men writing in notebooks (9.34) The front door is opened by Dr. DUNCAN. (9.38) gvs of Dr Duncan opening door and leading everyone in prayer (9.44) Dr. DUNCAN - "We dedicate this Home to the glory of God. Here may the old be tended with loving hands." (9.49) gvs of Dr Duncan leading everyone in prayer and another man speaking (9.51) Mr GEORGE McLAREN, Convener of Stirling County - "The way in which the Church meets human need sets an example for others to follow." (10.02) gvs of Mr McLaren speaking and three men writing in notebooks (10.09) "This lovely home is a credit to the Social Service Committee and an eloquent tribute to its work." (10.14) gvs of Mr McLaren speaking and audience listening (10.23) "Money could not be spent in a more praiseworthy way." (10.27) gvs of audience praying and walking towards house (10.37) The guests are entertained to tea. (10.39) gvs of people having tea and socialising (10.54) A tour round the house with the Rev. Andrew Buchan (Secretary - Depute) showing the drawing room, dining room, bedrooms, sick bay and Kitchen, etc. (11.02) gvs of the aforementioned and views of trees and countryside (13.35)