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Markinch and Thornton Parish Church of Scotland

January 24, 2010 by  
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We are holding an event at Thornton Church Hall on Tuesday 1st November from 7-8pm to allow people in the local community to remember Liam Fee by tying the ribbons collected from the church railings to wreaths. Teas will be served in the hall during this event


Markinch and Thornton Parish Church Tribute to Liam Fee. 2 June 16

Ribbons for Liam Fee outside the church at Thornton
Photograph courtesy of George McLuskie


A poem to provide solace:

Beneath the Lilac Tree


No, it wasn’t a dream
Unbelievable. Painful memories
‘We will never forget this…’
‘How will we find peace here now?’
‘And then one day a stranger came and stood beside us’.
Gentle listening was offered
‘But it’s hard to talk…’
Gentle listening persisted
And the journey began
‘You see, it’s the ‘If Onlys’ that bother us’,
If only I had…
If only we could have…
If only this had never happened…
‘But it did happen, and this awful thing cannot be undone’
Be Still
for to grieve in hope means…
and in time to come…
this relentless ache…
Gentle listening was offered
Gentle listening remains.


As we wander through this season of grief, shall we walk this road together for life’s journey is too much for us on our own.

Dedicated to those affected by the death of Liam Fee.

Rev Carolann Erskine


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