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Street Pastors Commissioning Service

Perth Street Pastors would like to invite you to their latest Commissioning Service which is taking place in St Matthews Church, Tay Street Perth at 7pm, on Thursday 5th May.

It would be a great encouragement to the people being Commissioned as Street and School Pastors and also an opportunity to learn more about how Street Pastoring has changed since Covid arrived, we now have daytime and early evening patrols which would suit people who have considered Street Pastoring before but were unable to commit to the 9.30pm  – 3.30am patrols, we are also looking for Prayer Pastors to join patrols from the comfort of their own home if that is something that suits.

Holy Week Prayer Walk

Perth North City Centre group are organising a prayer walk through the City on the Wednesday of Holy Week, 13th, at 1.30pm. We will be meeting in the North Church garden and we expect the walk to take around an hour taking in Horsecross, St Matthew’s, St John’s, St Leonard’s, the Methodist church and finishing in Old St Paul’s.

We are also setting up a “prayer tree” in the garden with blue/ yellow ribbons so that people can leave a prayer message tied to a tree or bush. This will run from Palm Sunday till Easter Monday if anyone want to participate.

Dawn Service on Easter Morning

Rev. Fiona Bullock, the newly appointed minister at St Matthew’s Church of Scotland, Tay Street, Perth, will lead the Easter Dawn Service on Sunday 17th April, at Quarrymill – at the Coffee Shop end).

Following the service – there will be breakfast in Scone (Old) Church Hall – (the other end of the walk).

All welcome.

St John’s Passion

On Palm Sunday, in St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, there will be a rare opportunity to hear the St John ‘s Passion – by George Fredrick Handel.

Sometimes this work is attributed to Georg Bohm (1661–1733), a Thuringian-born composer who worked in Hamburg and Luneburg and is remembered chiefly for some fine organ music and for his influence on the young Bach.

Either Handel or Bohm – this is a beautiful setting of the Passion.

As in more familiar Passion settings, there is a tenor Evangelist, a crowd chorus with some lively if brief contrapuntal numbers, and contemplative pieces including several arias, three duets and some choruses, of which the concluding one (”Schlafe wohl”) is genuinely moving.

Sung by the choir of Perth Cathedral, with invited soloists, directed by Geoff Bolton.

Perth Peace March

Setting off from St John’s RC Church, Melville Street, around 300 people took park in a March of Peace in Perth on Saturday 19th March, a day which marks the Feast of the Solemnity of St Joseph in churches around the world. 

Representatives of other churches joined, supported by Perth Action for Churches Together, were joined by Provost Denis Melloy and Councillors Alasdair Baillie and Willie Wilson. 

One of the organisers, from among Perth’s Polish Community, said, “It was good to see so many people taking part, both Scottish and Polish and many other too. We started with Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr Bogdan Palka SDS, in St John the Baptist Church, Melville Street, at 11am. Following a period of quiet Adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament, our prayerful Procession for World Peace and Peace in the Families set off from St John’s, following a chosen route through the city centre.”

“At the head of the procession, four pole bearers held aloft a statue of the Blessed Virgin. It was a reminder Pope Francis’s declaration that he will consecrate the people of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

Pope Francis announced he would consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on 25 March 2022 at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. A consecration ceremony is also scheduled in Fatima, Portugal by the Papal almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. Accordingly, the Pontiff cordially invited all the Catholic Bishops to join him along at the same designated time within their own respective Cathedrals.

Along the route the marchers recited the Rosary and other prayers along the way.

Prayer Vigil for Ukraine

Pastor, Eder Goncalves has a special message concerning a prayer vigil for  the Ukrainian people to be held on Monday night (7th) at Perth Baptist Church, 14 Almond View, Perth, PH1 1QQ.