Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 28th May at 7.30pm. in the North Church. We are delighted that Rev Jim Stewart has agreed to be our guest speaker – he will be reflecting on this past year when he was one of the chaplains to the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rt. Rev Susan Brown.
Please check local churches for their services times on Easter Sunday.
Each guest speaker will introduce a poem, share why they have chosen it and what it means for them in terms of Lent and Easter. There will be an opportunity for individual reflection followed by a brief time of sharing thoughts and feelings
You are invited to join with parishioners at St John’s RC Church, Melville Street for a meditative and prayerful Lent Retreat.
Prayer material is provided for each day of Lent; a reading from Scripture, a picture and other reflections. Mary O’Duffin, the Pastoral Education Development Officer for Dunkeld Diocese, will guide us on Wednesday evenings during Lent in prayer approaches and faith sharing based on these materials.
There will be a printed booklet, produced FREE of charge, for all who prefer to pray with a pamphlet rather than a tablet or smartphone.
Preview or download the materials here:
The meetings will be in the parish hall on Wednesdays (13th), 20th and 27th March and Wednesday 3rd April, at 7pm.
Please come along.
Holy Week Services : 14 – 21 April : in St John’s and St Leonard’s in the Fields on Sunday 14th : Palm Sunday Morning Services at 9.30 am and 11.15 am respectively
Sunday 14th : Palm Sunday Morning Services at 9.30 am and 11.15 am respectively
- Monday 15th : The Drama of the Passion Narrative : Readings : 7pm in St John’s Kirk
- Tuesday 16th : Easter Singings : 7pm in St Leonard’s in the Fields
- Wednesday 17th : Reflections : Poetry, Music, Prayer : 7pm in St John’s Kirk
- Thursday 18th : Maundy Thursday Holy Communion : 7pm in St Leonard’s in the Fields
- Friday 19th : Good Friday in St John’s Kirk
- Walk of Witness 1030 until 11 30
- 12 noon until 3 pm : Three Hour Liturgy
- [ Come and go at any point during the three hours ]
- 8 pm : Tenebrae Service
Easter Day : Sunday 21st April
8 am : Early Service on the South Inch near St Leonard’s in the Fields
8 30 am : Breakfast in Church Hall
Easter Day Service with Holy Communion at 9 30 am in St John’s Kirk
Easter Day Service with Holy Communion at 11 15 am in St Leonard’s in the Fields
St John’s Episcopal Church in Princes Street will be holding services of Compline and a reflection on Wednesdays through Lent, at 7.30pm. All are welcome
The Methodist Lent lunches will be held on Thursdays during Lent, 12 – 1.30, doing a study on the film ‘I Daniel Blake’ called ‘Nothing more, nothing less’ and sharing a light bread and cheese lunch together. All are welcome. The Methodist Church is in Scott Street.
Rev Maudeen MacDougall will be inducted as the new minister of Scone and St Martin churches on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at Scone New Church at 7 pm. This will be followed by refreshments in the halls. She will be ‘preached into’ her new charge at Scone Old on Sunday 3 March 2019 at 10.45am This will be followed by refreshments.
The Carol service collection amounted to over £1400. After expenses, we are able to give £300 each to CATH, Starter Packs, The Harbour Counselling Service and Mary’s Meals. We also thank St John’s, Melville Street, for their warm hospitality, Rev Steven Canon Mulholland for his homily, and Michael Ellacott and Susan Cassidy for the music which enhanced the service.
Congratulations also to Susan on receiving the Papal medal in recognition of her service and commitment over the years.
Jennie Dawson invites anyone interested to join an ecumenical group to use “The Little Book of Lent” – daily readings and prayers, with the group meeting once a week to discuss insights etc. The book costs £4.99 and is available online or from Waterstones. Please let Jennie know if you are interested – firstname.lastname@example.org. If more than 8 people get in touch we will have more than one group!