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Lent Retreat at St John’s RC Church, Melville Street

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 and Easter at St Leonard-in-the Fields and St John’s Kirk

 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

Lent Lunches

Daniel Blake

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.

Scone welcomes its new minister

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.

PACT Collection goes to four worthy charities

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. 

The Little Book of Lent

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 –  If more than 8 people get in touch we will have more than one group!

International Cafe Evening

“We are a diverse band of friends united in our passion for people to experience some of the best coffee and tea the world over. But we are about more than just coffee and tea or even pastries and panini’s – we are about people! It’s our goal to make your day! We want you to make memories and share in your joy as you gather around the campfire of coffee.”

PACT Carol Service 2018

The 2018 PACT Carol Service was held in St John’s RC Church, Perth, on Friday 21st December. The Rev Graham Taylor (St John’s Episcopal Church), PACT Convener, welcome a congregation drawn from local churches. Lessons were read by Jenny Dawson (St John’s RC Church) and the Rev Kelvin Bristol (Perth Methodist Church) and the address was given by the Very Rev. Steven Canon Mulholland.

The combined choir was directed by Michael Ellacott and accompanied by Susan Cassidy at the organ.

Marjorie Clark (St Matthew’s Church of Scotland), Secretary of PACT, outlined the work carried out by the four charities which had been selected to received the collection which was uplifted during the service. The selected charities were Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH), Perth Starter Packs, The Harbour Counselling Service in Perth and Mary’s Meals.

Last year’s charities, Living Waters, EMMS International and Perth and Kinross Foodbank received £300 each.

Before giving the blessing, the Rev Graham Taylor thanked Canon Steven for his inspired reflection, and also all who had contributed to the occasion through their preparations and participation.