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It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that, during the current Covid-19 emergency, the Church of Scotland, has taken the decision to cancel all gatherings for worship until further notice.  In addition, all activities in our halls are also cancelled.

The decision to cancel church services will also have an impact on funerals.  However our minister will still be able to conduct services at the graveside or crematorium in line with the advice from Funeral Directors and their associations.  We are fully committed to supporting families through this difficult time.

This is an unprecedented move by the Church of Scotland at a time when we face an unprecedented crisis.  We ask for your prayers for all those affected by Covid-19.  Let us love our neighbours as ourselves, help the most vulnerable during these challenging times and pray for our Government and nation, for each other, and especially for those who work in our health and emergency services.

The immediate past Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Very Rev Colin Sinclair wrote a prayer as we face this new challenge.  Read it here.

 

If you require any assistance then please get in touch with us via the "Contact Us" page.

Please check back regularly for updates.
 

Listen to the latest mini-service (24 May 2020)

News from St John's

Praise Gathering

We invite everyone to join us for a virtual Praise Gathering on Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 7:00pm, using the Zoom platform.

There will be readings and solos and prayers by a few members of our congregation including our organist.

If interested, please get in touch for link.

New Moderator Installed

The Right Rev Dr Martin Fair, a minister from Arbroath, has been installed as the Moderator of the Church of Scotland for the year 2020-21 at a special ceremony on Saturday, 16 May, at the General Assembly Hall in Edinburgh.

Read More on the Church of Scotland website

Jar of Grace

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The Jar of Grace collection was planned to finish this Easter weekend with the proceeds being received at the Easter morning service.  In light of the Covid-19 lockdown, this is, of course, no longer possible.  However, when we are able to attend church once more, a new date for the collection of Jars of Grace will be announced.

In the meantime, if you have been collecting, please continue to do so.  If you haven't, then now would be a good time to start!  Put a jar aside as your Jar of Grace and before you eat each meal, in thanks for the food you are about to eat, put a small donation into your Jar.

Although not absolutely necessary, a label for your Jar of Grace can be downloaded here.

Further information was published in the Newsletter in December 2019 (page 4) and March 2020 (page 5).

If you do not have these issues to hand, read them online.

Generosity in Adversity

In the midst of the current global and economic crisis our church buildings may be closed but the work of the National Church goes on.

The regular, committed and generous giving of our members is necessary to support and sustain that work.  Together we can ensure that the Church - that's all of us - continues to demonstrate God's generosity, faithfulness and love.  If ever the Church has been needed in our communities, it is now.

A fuller version of this item can be found on the Church of Scotland's website.

Sunday Services during Lockdown

While St John's buildings remain closed, a mini-service will be posted on-line by 11:00 am each Sunday morning until further notice.

This service will last about 20 minutes and be, essentially, what would have been in the "proper" morning service less some congregational contributions.