Intimations for Sunday 11th November


Welcome to anyone who is visiting us today for morning worship in Blairgowrie Parish Church. Being Remembrance Sunday, the service starts at 10.45 am.

If you are a visitor please sign the Visitors’ Book, which is on the table in the front vestibule. 

At 11.00am Binyon’s Lines, to which the response is ‘We will remember them,’ signals the start of the 2-minutes silence. At the end the Kohima Epitaph will be recited.

There will be a retiring offering, for Poppyscotland.

Tea and coffee will not be served in the Upper Hall after the service today, as there is a Soup Lunch, to which all are invited. 

Today’s Soup Lunch is also in aid of Poppyscotland. There will be two sittings, one following Morning Worship and one following the Wellmeadow Remembrance Service.

The Guild meets tomorrow evening, Monday November 12th at 7.00pm. in the Church Hall. There is a change to the syllabus. A warm invitation is extended to all.

Church Boxes Counting of the boxes will be on Monday 19thNovember at 7.00pm in the Upper Hall. Volunteers are requested to help. Thank You.

If you wish to purchase EPACTS calendars, please put your name on the list on the notice board. The cost is £3 each, and money should be given to Alastair Macdonald.

Now that the clocks have changed and winter is approaching fast, Margaret Drummond would be pleased to have all reports, articles etc. for inclusion in the Christmas issue of the Church Magazine by 15thNovember at the very latest. Don't forget photographs and special announcements such as special anniversaries. These can be left in the pigeon hole marked 'Magazine Material' in the Lower Hall or e-mailed to:- ajdrummond@btinternet.com

Duties Today

Flowers       Mrs Joy Kearns

Readings     Andy Lang

Ushers         Beadle Jim Gibb; Myrtle Petrie, Alex Easton, 

                     John Dow, Alisdair Drummond, Connie Irvine, 

                     and Ross Davidson.

Créche Duty     Pat Hatch & Louisa Ferguson. 

Tea Rota      Martha Easton, Wilma Gibb, Corinne McKenzie.


Next Sunday    

Ushers        Beadle Anna Graham; Malcolm Chisholm, 

                    Martha Easton, Jacky Armsworth, Mary Dow, 

                    and Alan Thom.

Créche Duty     Margaret McKay and Ethel Dow. 

Tea Rota      Yvonne Taylor, Anne Robertson, Abigail C. 




    Next Messy Church                  Sunday 18thNovember 9.30 am

    Next Jump for Joy              Saturday 24thNovember 10.00 am

   Next Early Service                  Sunday 25thNovember 9.30 am

     Next Praise Service                 Sunday 2nd December 7.00 pm


Intimations can be ‘phoned (or e-mailed) to David P. Howat, ☎874715, (david@thehowats.net), or left in the plastic ‘pocket’ in the lower hall of the church, by Thursday evening (later intimations may be able to be included).



Hope for the World’s Despair


1.  Hope for the world's despair:

    we feel the nations' pain;

    can anything repair

    this broken earth again?

    For this we pray:

    in every place

    a spark of grace

    to light the way.


2.  Wisdom for all who bear

    the future in their hand,

    entrusted with the care

    of this and every land.

    When comes the hour,

    O Lord, we pray,

    inspire the way

    we spend our power.


3.  Honour for all who’ve paid

    war’s painful, bitter price,

    when duty called they made

    the greatest sacrifice.

    Their memory

    will never cease

    to cry for peace

    and harmony.



4.  Ease for the troubled mind

    in endless conflict caught,

    each soul that cannot find

    the peace beyond all thought.

    May they be blessed

    with healing balm

    for inner calm

    and perfect rest.


5.  Love for the human heart:

    when hate grows from our fears

    and inwardly we start

    to turn our ploughs to spears.

    Help us to sow  

    love’s precious seed

    in word and deed,

    that peace may grow.


Winner of Jubilate's Hymns of Peace competition 2018, to mark the centenary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War.


Words © Ally Barrett / Jubilate 

administered by Jubilate Hymns Ltd copyrightmanager@jubilatehymns.co.uk


CCLNo 7119519.



 Additional Intimations


CAP Highland Perthshire.

CAP Highland Perthshire is preparing to donate food hampers to clients and their families for Christmas. Please see the poster on the Notice Board if you can help. For further information about CAP see David Howat, or Andy Lang.


Blairgowrie Branch Perth and Kinross Foodbank.

This year's Trussell Trust/ Tesco food collection will be on Thursday 29th, and Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December, at the Welton Road branch. As usual we will require volunteers to hand out the leaflets, thank the shoppers and pack the food donated into crates for transport to Perth. This event is important to the Foodbank not only for the food donated but also the cash collection and the money Tesco donate, proportionate to the amount of food we collect. There are 5 sessions each day to volunteer for 9 to 10am, 10 to 12noon, 12 to 2pm, 2 to 4pm, and 4 to 6pm. Your help would be much appreciated.

We are also providing Christmas gift bags to children in families who might benefit from a little extra help at Christmas again this year. As we have money and gifts left from last year and generous donations from a local business we should not have to raise funds on the scale we did last time. This means that we should be able to make up the bags much earlier. 

If you can help please contact Sheila Watkins on 01250 873505 or email: watkins746@btinternet.com



We welcome everyone be they members or visitors. Please look at the various pages on our web site and see what interests you. We hope you will join us and share Christian Fellowship.

Sunday worship takes place at 11am (except Remembrance Sunday on which day the service starts at 10.50am)