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Church to turn wine into bubbly for 400th anniversary

posted 5 Jan 2009, 07:04 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 5 Jan 2009, 07:08 ]
Most churchgoers wouldn't find having a drop of red wine at church unusual.

Yet even at the most joyful of communions, very few would expect to be offered a goblet of champagne.

Worshippers from one Edinburgh congregation are scrapping their usual beverages in favour of bubbly though, to mark the 400th anniversary of South Leith Parish Church with a champagne communion.

Rev Ian Gilmour said: "Champagne is the drink used around the world to celebrate.

"We are going to use it to emphasise the party aspect of being together."

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News