Parish News

 

Blairgowrie Parish Church was packed to capacity today (Thursday 29th March 2018) when Newhill Primary School held their end of term service.  Parents, relatives and friends were entertained to the Easter story told in an interesting and musical way by the children.

  

 

 

 

 

MINISTER TO RETIRE                                                                                                                                                   On Sunday 4th March Rev Harry Mowbray intimated to the congregation that he intends to retire with effect from Sunday, 26th August, 2018.  The courtesy of announcing his plans in advance of his actual retiral date allows the vacancy process to begin.   The matter will be brought to the April meeting of Presbytery.  An Interim Moderator will be appointed by Presbytery.   Although Mr Mowbray continues as our minister until his retiral date, the Interim Moderator will deal with all vacancy matters.  The first stages will be to elect a Nomination Committee from our congregation, and also to prepare an electoral register comprising those members and adherents who quailify to vote for a minister.    

 

Jean Napier lives in Coupar Angus and has decided to transfer her Church membership to the Abbey Church Coupar Angus.  A dedicated Chrstian who devoted almost all of her time helping and caring for others, especially the less fortunate, Jean will be a huge miss to our Church family in Blairgowrie.   The Kirk Session were keen to show appreciation for all that Jean has meant to us, but Jean very strongly refused any form of public presentation.   On behalf of the congregation and by way of  thanks Wilma Gibb and Alisdair Drummond visited Jean at her home and passed on sincere thanks of everyone.  She was presented with flowers and a letter of thanks from the Kirk Session.

 

 

 

Senior members of the Boys Brigade led worship on Sunday 18th February 2018 as part of their Challenge Badge work.  They planned the service and chose the hymns. As an introit the choir sang 'Underneath the Banner of the Boys Brigade'.  Hymns included 'Mine eyes have seen the Glory of the Coming of the Lord and Will your Anchor Hold.  Matthew Mitchell made the welcome and read the Intimations.  Luke Cunningham took the prayer of approach and  confession and the Lord's Prayer.  Bruce Dow, Company Captain, took the scripture reading and this was followed by an address by Martin Mackay.  Fraser Matthews took a scripture reading. The prayer of offering and thanksgiving was taken by Fraser Morrison.   At th close of worship Mr Mowbray congratulated the boys on the high quality of their presentation and the congregation showed their appreciation with enthusiasm.

     

Back row Fraser Matthews and Fraser Morrison                                                                                                          Front row - Rev H Mowbray, Matthew Mitchell, Luke Cunningham and Martin Mackay.

 

 

See photos of our very well attended Christingle Service on Christmas Eve and also the Service on Christmas Day

 

Well done our Sunday School for entertaining the congregation to a superb Nativity Play on Sunday 17th

 

Guild had very humourous panel game 'Would I Lie to You' on Monday 27th Nov.  Alex Easton was chairman and the Blue team - Alastair MacDonald and Jim Taylor  Red team was Alistair Gibb and Andy Lang. Red Team Won!

 

The Congregational Board met on Wednesday 22nd November

 The Board are smiling (or should that be IS smiling!) and in agreement !!

 

The Boys Brigade held a successful coffee morning on Saturday 18th November - well over £700 was raised.  Thanks to all who gave their support.  

The Guess the weight of the Cake Competition was won by Carol Michalak (4lb 3oz)

Guess the number of sweets in the jar competition was won by Ben Buist from our Junior Section (210)

The Company Section Team won through to the 2nd Round of the National Masterteam competition.  The table tennis team won through to the 2nd Round of the Table Tennis Competition and meet 3rd Inverness Team in the next round.