Intimations for Sunday 1st December 2019

Welcome to anyone who is visiting us today for morning worship in Blairgowrie Parish Church. A special welcome to Rev Bill Ewart, our Associate Minister, who is leading our worship in the absence of Benjamin. If you are a visitor please sign the Visitors’ Book, which is on the table in the front vestibule. 

Tuesday 3rd December      7.30pm Bible Study and Prayer Meetings: The Basics of the Christian Faith - ‘Persevering to the End’. Meeting Room, all welcome

Sunday 8th December       11.00am Rev Benjamin Abeledo. 

Weekly Sundays      Prayer Meeting from 10.00 am to 10.30 am in the Session Room.

Tea and coffee will be served in the Upper Hall after the service today. All Welcome. 

The total collected from the Church Boxes amounted to £801. Thanks to all box holders, collectors and counters. If you would like a Church Box, or be a collector, please speak to Ethel Dow.

The Newsletter and Freewill Offering Envelopes are available for distribution.

The Soup Lunch next Sunday is in aid of CAP Highland Perthshire (Christians Against Poverty), who guide and support local people who are in debt, until they are debt free. If you can help then please see the notice-board in the Lower Hall.

Créche Duty Rota Sheets are available for uplifting from pigeon holes or the shelf above the radiator in the Lower Hall.

The Refresher Safeguarding Course, due to be held on Monday, 25th November, 2019,  has been cancelled. This training course will now take place early in January.

Christmas Hampers - The Churches in EPACTS are working with the Strathmore Social Work Department to provide meals for families, who are facing problems at this time of the year.

There is a sheet on the notice-board in the Lower Hall with further details of what is requested, and for people to sign-up for donations. If you would like to be involved, or would like further details contact David Howat or Alastair Macdonald.


Advent and Christmas Services in Blairgowrie Parish Church


         Sunday 1st December 11.00 am         Gift Service

         Thursday 19th December 7.30 pm          Service of Readings and Carols


         Friday 20th December 11.00 am         School Christmas Service

         Sunday 22nd December 11.00 am         Nativity Play

         Tuesday 24th December 6.30 pm         Christingle Service

         Tuesday 24th December 11.15 pm         Watchnight Service

         Wednesday 25th December 10.30 am         Family Service


There will be an Advent Praise service in Bendochy Church on Sunday 1st December, at 6.30pm under the auspices of the Scottish Bible Society. Everyone Welcome. Details on the Notice Board in the Lower Hall.

The Blairgowrie Lyric Choir Christmas Carol Concert will be held on Saturday 7th December, at 7.00pm, in the St Catharine’s Centre. Entry £6.00, children free. See Notice Board in the Lower Hall.


Duties Today

Flowers         Mrs Kirsty Spittal

Readings        Jim Baxter

Ushers        Beadle Margaret Nicoll; Marjorie Ferguson, Wilma Gibb, Mary Macdonald, Archie MacLauchlan, Nancy Richardson, and Lawrence Hill.

Créche Duty        Lynne Murrie and Kathryn Webster.

Tea Rota        Yvonne Taylor, Anne Robertson, and Abigail Crawford Ireland.


Duties Next Sunday

Ushers        Beadle David Howat; Sheila Watkins, Rod Chignell, Brian Webster, Ruth Brand, and Dorothea Cooke.

Créche Duty        Pat Hatch and Louisa Ferguson.

Tea Rota        Martha Easton,  Wilma Gibb, and Corinne McKenzie.




Could all intimations please be sent to David Howat for inclusion in the pew leaflet by Thursday evening. Either left in the plastic pocket at the top of the stairs to the Sanctuary, e-mailed (, or sent by telephone (01250 874715). Later intimations may be accepted.