News

2017

Lent - once again, rather than having an evening study course, the sermons during Lent will follow a theme, this year being Abraham', with the idea that more people will be reached than would attend on a weekday evening.  The sermons are based on the 2015 SPCK book 'Abraham, a journey through Lent' by Meg Warner and can be read by clicking on the following links:

Lent 1 - The first appearance of Abram (Abraham) in the Bible sermon and poem by Ruth Burgess.
Lent 2 - Abram's faith and God's promise sermon
Lent 3 -
Lent 4 -
Lent 5 -

2016
Lent
- this year, rather than having an evening study course, the sermons during Lent followed the theme of 'Joy and the Gospel' with the idea that more people would be reached than would attend on a weekday evening.  Notes which accompanied the sermons can be read by clicking on the following links:
Lent 1 - Joy of the Gospel sermon and for further thought handout notes
Lent 2 - Going Forth sermon and for further thought handout notes
Lent 3 - Challenge - Saying Yes and Saying No sermon and for further thought handout notes
Lent 4 - Proclaiming the Gospel sermon
Lent 5 - Making the Kingdom Present in Our World sermon and for further thought handout notes
Palm Sunday - Even the Stones Would Shout! sermon
Easter Day - Resurrection, Prayer and Evangelism sermon

Holy Week - Further details can be found on the What's On page.

9 April - Neil Mackenzie Trust fund raising day; St Paul's will have a stall at the 'car boot' sale.  For more details please click here.

Pudding Evening  - 4 July at 7pm in the church hall.  A fun, social evening where you need no excuse to indulge in tasting puddings made by others.  Please bring a favourite pudding plus copies of the recipe.  Cost £2 per head to include a glass of wine and there will also be a raffle.  All welcome.

19 November - Community Christmas Fair  will take place in Farr Community Hall; 14.00 - 16.00.  Crafts, home produce, raffles and so on, including tables for other folk/organisations in the strath.  Refreshments available.


2015
Lent Study Course - in 2015 the course followed the York Course 'Praise Him - Songs of Praise in the New Testament' and meetings were on Mondays beginning on 23 February.

24 April - Whist Drive in the hall at 7.00pm.

22 May - Beetle Drive in the hall at 6.30pm.

28 June - Visit by the Right Reverend Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness.  The service was followed by a congregational lunch in the hall.

10 - 13 September - several members of St Paul's helped on the Combat Stress stand at the Highland Military Tattoo, Fort George.  An interesting and enjoyable time, despite the very strong, cold wind.  More about Combat Stress can be found on the Outreach page.

26 September - a Gaelic Eucharist was held on 26 September at 12 noon and once again led by the Very Rev  Dr Emsley Nimmo, Dean of the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney.  The service used a dual language liturgy booklet and hymns sung in English, so all, both Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers, were able to take a full part in the service.  The fellowship continued over refreshments in the hall after the service.
11 October - Harvest Festival collected 65kg of food for Blythswood Food Bank.

8 November - the annual joint Remembrance Sunday service took place at Daviot Church of Scotland with the service being led by the Rev Canon Kathy Collins owing to Daviot's interregnum.

15 November - shoeboxes filled by members of St Pauls for this year's Blythswood Appeal were collected at church along with several bags of 'spare' items for use by the shoebox checkers.

19 & 20 November - Shoe Box checking at Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness.  Some members of St Paul's helped to check contents of shoe boxes filled as Christmas gifts to people of all ages in countries such as Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. 

21 November - Community Christmas Fair in Farr Community Hall.  14.00 - 16.00. Crafts, home produce, raffle and so on, including tables for other folk/organisations in the strath.  Refreshments were available.

2014
Following some building renovation and redecoration recently carried out, the project for the year was the restoration/renovation and protection of the stained glass windows along with some necessary work on the parsonage prior to the arrival of our new minister.

11 May - the service was led by Very Rev Canon Dr Emsley Nimmo, Dean of the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney  and Rector of St Margaret’s Church, Aberdeen.  Dr Nimmo was in the locality during his fundraising coast to coast walk following the footsteps of St Moluag in aid of Aberdeen Cathedral restoration project.  See more at: http://www.scotland.anglican.org/following-footsteps-saint-moluag

July - we were delighted to welcome Mrs Maureen Farqhar from Elgin.  Maureen is an ordinand and had been joining us to 'experience' worship and fellowship at a small rural church.  It was a delight to experience her assistance during services and to exchange ideas over coffee too.

28 September - Harvest Festival.

2 October - the Rev Canon Kathy Collins was commissioned as priest-in-charge at a service at 7pm.

4 October - a Gaelic Eucharist was held on 4 October at 12 noon and once again was led by the Very Rev Canon Dr Emsley Nimmo, Dean of the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney.  The service used a dual language liturgy booklet and hymns sung in English, so all, both Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers, were welcome and able to take a full part in the service.  The fellowship continued over refreshments in the hall after the service.

29 November - Christmas Fair in Farr Community Hall.  10.00 - 14.00. Crafts, home baking, raffle and so on, including tables for other folk/organisations in the strath.  Coffee and soup lunches were available.

2013
Saw a number of different events:
  • Coffee Morning
  • Beetle Drive
  • Flower Festival - the theme was 'Journey of Life'; photographs can be seen on the Gallery page
  • Congregational Lunches
  • Christmas Fair
  • Gaelic Service
  • Requiem for the Battle of Flodden

Photos of some of these can be viewed on the Gallery page.


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