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Baking bread

Continuing the series celebrating 150 years of social care in the Church of Scotland, the Rev Dr Doug Gay uncovers the work of Threshold, a CrossReach project in Edinburgh.

“SO Doug, which football team do you support?” Eddie is a bit unsteady on his feet, but he is easily the chattiest person in the room. He has a big grin on his face and is not about to let this visitor to CrossReach’s Threshold Edinburgh project avoid answering some searching questions.

“Are you a Jambo?”

I live in Glasgow I say. “Celtic or Rangers?” As usual I take the diplomatic route and mention Thistle. I’ve never been to Ibrox or Parkhead and did at least take my son to Firhill a couple of times when we lived nearby. Eddie gives a broad grin and I think I’m off the hook. ‘Thistle!’ he says, ‘so what’s the name of their goalie?’

I’ve been exposed as a fake Jags fan. But Eddie is in forgiving mood: ‘So do you like Daniel O’Donnell?’

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IN THIS ISSUE BRINGING CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION Toilet Twinning and AquAid 'FROM JEELY PIECE TO JANE HAINING' Mary Miller and her new book 'COME TO CHURCH' The Weekend of Invitation BAKING BREAD The work of CrossReach project, Threshold and much more ......