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Dear Friends,

 

Once again, I have highlighted a couple of things happening you might want to take a note of. Please let me know if you are planning something or are involved in an activity others would enjoy coming to.

 

 

FUNERALS

 

GORDON CLARK

I know many will be sad to learn that Gordon Clark died on Thursday night. Please pray for Sheila and her family

 

Gordon’s funeral service will be held in Strathtay Church on Wednesday, 17 April at 2.30pm, led by Neil Glover, this service will be preceded by a private committal at Perth Crematorium, led by Matthew Robertson

 

Family and close friends are invited to attend the service at Strathtay

 

CHRISTINE MORTON

Christine Morton died on Friday. Her funeral will be taking place in Aberfeldy Parish Church on Wednesday 1 May at 11.00am. Please pray for her family in particular her son Steven and daughter Janice.

 

 

WARM WELCOME CAFÉ

 

The café is resuming on Tuesday 16 April at 10.00am

24 – 7 PRAYER

Highland Perthshire Churches are joining with Churches across the nation to pray for Scotland are hoping to pray for one day of each calendar month. Our next designated 24 hours of prayer is on Thursday 25th April. Please sign up using the link below.

 

https://pray.24-7prayer.com/signup/c61670

 

Notes will be provided to help you direct your prayers. Any questions or difficulties please get in touch. 

Isabelle Macdonald 

 

 

ABERFELDY ECO FAIR 

 

ABERFELDY ECO FAIR - APRIL 27th 10.00 am-2.00pm in ABERFELDY TOWN HALL (hosted by Warm Connections)

Come along and chat with folk from our many local projects and businesses who are encouraging us to live more sustainable lives. Also there will be Home Energy Scotland, secondary double glazing companies, PKC’s recycling team, home energy advice, some e-bikes to try, refreshments, children’s activities and lots more. All free

 

LINKAGE SUNDAY – 4 MAY 2024 - ABERFELDY PARISH CHURCH

 

Unfortunately, there has been a change in plan. We were to have been joined by Rev. Canon Andrew Wingfield Digby, a former English cricketer and the first paid employee of Christians in Sport as their National Director However, there has been a BIG diary muddle in the Wingfield Digby household and for the sake of his friendships and a very long marriage, he must remain in Oxfordshire until Sunday morning!  Andrew would no doubt have regaled us with numerous stories from his chaplaincy roles on World Cricket Tours, the Seoul Olympics, the London Olympics, and no doubt much, much more!

 

He has promised me he will join us on another occasion. Do not worry, I will check all future dates with his wife, Sue, first!

 

 

ETAPÉ SUNDAY – 12 MAY

 

 

The annual Etapé Caledonia cycle race will be taking place on Sunday 12 May.

 

Unfortunately, there will be several, local, road closures impacting on our regular church services.

 

Tenandry and Aberfeldy will be holding their regular services at 10.30am

 

Dull & Weem and Strathtay will be unable to hold their regular Sunday morning service. However, there will be an evening service at Strathtay Church at 6.30pm with Neil Glover

REMEMBERING SERVICE – 16 JUNE - 3pm - ABERFELDY PARISH CHURCH

 

Neil and the pastoral support team are currently planning this year’s Remembering Service. For those who have attended in recent years can confirm that this is a very moving service, a service that allows for time and space for us to reflect on the lives of those we have lost - for some this loss maybe very recent for others several years ago. This is a service for everyone.

 

 

DRAMA CLUB – 3 AWARD WINNING PLAYS, INCLUDING “FLYING WITH SWANS”

 

23 & 24 MAY the Drama Club we will be presenting our three award winning plays in the Town Hall. On the 24 May, Jack Dickson, the author of our third play, Flying with Swans will be coming through from Glasgow to see it, and will be performing a ten-minute piece before his play, about his mother who suffered from dementia. We are hoping that you will be able to generate some interest in this, and we are hoping to donate some money from our takings to a Dementia charity.  

 

LETTER FROM THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND - MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES

 

21 April

10.00am– Weem Parish Church

 

Peter Hobbs

10.30am – Aberfeldy Parish Church

Tom Sibbald

10.30am –Logierait Parish Church –

Neil Glover

10.30am - Tenandry Parish Church

David Hamilton

7pm Aberfeldy Evening Service

 

Wee Worship

 

 

 

 

28 April

10.00am– Weem Parish Church

 

Margaret Yearsley

10.30am – Aberfeldy Parish Church

Geoff Davis

10.30am –Logierait Parish Church

Margaret Tannahill

10.30am - Tenandry Parish Church      

Neil Glover - Communion and SAM

7pm Aberfeldy Evening Service

 

TBC

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICES IN MAY

5 May

10.00am– Weem Parish Church – 

 

Please join the service at Aberfeldy

10.30am – Aberfeldy Parish Church

Linkage Service with Neil Glover

10.30am –Strathtay Parish Church

Please join the service at Aberfeldy

10.30am - Tenandry Parish Church

tbc

 

 

 

12 May – ETAPÉ SUNDAY

10.00am– Weem Parish Church

Evening service at Strathtay

10.30am – Aberfeldy Parish Church

Neil Glover

6.30pm –Strathtay Parish Church  - evening Service only

Neil Glover

10.30am - Tenandry Parish Church

John Hayward

 

19 May

10.00am– Weem Parish Church

John Duff

10.30am – Aberfeldy Parish Church

Tom Sibbald

10.30am –Strathtay Parish Church

Neil Glover - SAM

10.30am - Tenandry Parish Church

Rose Patterson

 

26 May

10.00am– Weem Parish Church

Neil Glover

10.30am – Aberfeldy Parish Church

Neil Glover - Communion

10.30am –Strathtay Parish Church

Rose Patterson

10.30am - Tenandry Parish Church

Karl Weidner

 

 

 

YOUTUBE AND ZOOM SERVICE DETAILS

 

 

YouTube live streaming  morning services from Aberfeldy Parish Church


There are 3 different ways to find this new YouTube service:

  •  Aberfeldy Parish Church website - 'click here’ button on the opening page

  • YouTube channel - enter Aberfeldy Sunday Morning Service

  • YouTube direct link

https://youtube.com/@aberfeldyparishchurch540?si=9_QUrrWYUKtzYcA1

 

 

Zoom

We know there have been may faithful followers on Zoom who have enjoyed both the services and the post service chat! Neil will enable the post service chat to continue.

 Rm 920 598 9200, password 316316 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9205989200)

 

 

 

CHURCH NEWS

 

 

  • CAP HIGHLAND PERTHSHIRE are offering free budgeting advice, benefit checks and support to complete benefit applications as well as their usual support for people struggling with unmanageable debt at a monthly drop-in session at the Advice & Information Hub at Aberfeldy Health Centre on the first Monday of each month from 11.00am – 1.00pm.  Please spread the word about this new, helpful, free service.

Next meeting- 17 April

 

 

  • This is Alpha Conference Perth Saturday 8th June with Nicky and Pippa Gumble as special guests

Our friends from Alpha have shared news of their conference in the summer.

“We would love to invite you to our brand-new Alpha UK Conference, “This is Alpha 24”.  The conference is being held in Perth on Saturday June 8th with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel as our special guests.  Please join us, as we gather in the centre of Scotland to share in community, feel inspired and be equipped to create spaces for people to encounter Jesus on Alpha. We are passionate about seeing churches across the country run Alpha well so that people can invite their friends, their colleagues, their neighbours and their family to hear about Jesus.

“We would love you to book on with your team or maybe even bring others who you feel would be brilliant at running Alpha in your church context. Whether you have ran Alpha multiple times, infrequently or never, we know that there will be something for everyone. From small group dynamics, to running the Alpha weekend/day away or how to you take your Alpha course to the next level. There is going to be loads of content that's relevant for everybody at all stages of running Alpha.  Tickets cost £10 and the booking link is below.”

We do hope you and your team can join us on the 8th of June in Perth.

Please book at     https://tiascotland.eventbrite.co.uk/

Link to our website  This is Alpha — Alpha UK - Stay Curious. Try Alpha.

 

OUR REGULAR CHURCH BASED AND COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

ABERFELDY PARISH CHURCH

 

 

  • STAY AND PLAY - Tuesdays 9.30 -11.30am (

  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – ABERFELDY PARISH CHURCH, KITCHEN

Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9pm

Contact –- 0800 917 7650

 

  • PRAYER MEETING – Wednesday 4.45 – 6pm in Farragon

There is a time of quiet, contemplative music from 4.45 before the Prayer Meeting starts at 5pm. Join us if you can for this vital work of the Church

 

  • QUILTING GROUP –ABERFELDY PARISH CHURCH, FARRAGON HALL

Thursdays - 11.am – 3pm

Contact Jane – 07771641390 or Annette – 07736384035

 

  • WARM WELCOME CAFÉ AND STAY AND PLAY

Tuesday mornings

Warm Welcome Café 10.00am -12.00pm

Stay and Play starts at 9.30am

Funding to support both activities has come from the Church of Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council

 

  • HOUSE GROUPS

Town Group - Katie Allstaff and John Hayward - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7.30pm

 

Strath Group - Lorna Nicol - fortnightly on a Thursday at 7.30pm

 

Additional Group - Franny McGrath and Will Burton - Monday / Thursday                

 

  • PRAYER AT ABERFELDY PARISH CHURCH

Prayer is central to our relationship with our God and underpins everything we do in Aberfeldy Parish Church. How you can join with others to pray

Weekly Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays. Amazing things happen when the Church unites in prayer. Acts 12:5 tells us “Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to

God for him.” Peter was ,of course, miraculously released.
We gather together in Farragon in expectation of coming into the presence of God in worship and prayer, as we lay down our burdens for the world, for our mission and anything that troubles us and leave them at the foot of the cross .
Worship music will be played from 4.45pm to allow quiet meditation and we will move into prayer and further worship at 5pm. You are very welcome to join us but if you would like further information please contact isabellemacdonald222@btinternet.com or Donald Strathairn .

Prayer Points for the work of the Church are sent out weekly before the Wednesday meeting and, if you don’t already but would like to receive these please contact Kit Strathairn or Isabelle Macdonald.

Prayer before the Sunday Morning Service. If you would like to join in prayer for the morning service, please meet in the Prayer Room between 10.10 am and 10.20 am

Prayer Circle ⭕ If you, or someone you know needs prayer, whether it is a health matter or the circumstances of life, the Prayer Circle will be ready and willing to pray. Simply contact Isabelle on isabellemacdonald222@btinternet.com and an email will be sent out to the members of the Prayer Circle who will pray immediately and confidentially for your need.

If you would like to be part of the Prayer Circle please contact Isabelle Macdonald.

Prayer Ministry. The Prayer Ministry Team is available to pray for any need you have. Members of the team can be found at the back of the Sanctuary after the Morning Service and will be wearing a badge with a purple lanyard. Alternatively you can contact isabellemacdonald222@btinternet.com and a private appointment can be arranged.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church is normally on the first Monday of the month at 4 pm. Please contact Katie Allstaff, Kit Strathairn or Christina Bryson if you would like to join. We meet in an individual’s home.

Prayer Triplet - anyone who would like to be part of a Prayer Triplet please see Ruth Lunan 

The Prayer/Quiet Room is place of peace and tranquility. You are welcome to use at any time. See Kate Scott or Anna Sibbald for further details. Isabelle Macdonald and the Prayer Team

 

BREATHE ACTIVITIES

 

  • STAY AND PLAY - Tuesday weekly- Lawers- 9.30am-11.30am

 

  • ROCK STEADY - 6pm-7.30pm

 

  • ROCK STEADY XTREAME- P6-S1- 6pm-7.30pm Rock Steady After Hours - S2+ 7.45pm-9pm

 

  • MESSY CHURCH - 4pm-6pm

 

 

 

WEEM PARISH CHURCH

 

  • CHIT CHAT CAFÉ – 1st Monday of the month in the McDonald Room, Dull and Weem Kirk at 2pm

For further information please contact Liz Bruce

Elizabeth_1_bruce@btinternet.com

 

STRATHTAY PARISH CHURCH

 

  • COFFEE BREAK

The group meet every Wednesday in the John Kyd Hall beside Strathtay Church at 10.30am - all are welcome to come along and join in!

 

  • QUILTING GROUP – JOHN KYD HALL

7 – 9pm on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

Contact Marie MacLeod – stytchandturn@btinternet.com

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

ABERFELDY HEALTHIEST TOWN

This group are hosting a ceilidh with the one and only Tarmachan Ceilidh Band

 

Date- Friday 19 April

Venue - Aberfeldy Town Hall, Crieff Road

Tickets - £5.00 adults, kids go free (under16)

 

Spaces are limited so book your tickets now on the link below 🔗
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-healthiest-town-ceilidh-tickets-826758094717

 

 

 

 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY ABERFELDY: UP AND COMING EVENTS

 

  • SINGING FOR FUN 10.30am – 12.00pm – Birks Cinema (2nd and 4th Friday)

If you enjoy singing some of those good old favourites, please drop in!

Friday 26 April

 

 

  • CARER’S DROP-IN – Town Hall are currently on hold as a new, exciting, plan is currently in the pipeline!

 

HELP WITH THE COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS

 

Breadalbane Community Larder

 

The Community Larder’s Social Supermarket is open at Offizone on Kenmore Street each Saturday from 11.00am – 12.30pm for customers to purchase dried and tinned goods at a reduced rate – 4 items for £1. 

 

The FoodShare table at the rear of Aberfeldy Parish Church is open 24/7 and often has a variety of goods which would otherwise be sent to the Co-op’s bio-digester.  It’s our Christian responsibility to ‘tend the garden’ ie our planet so we can all do our bit to reduce food waste by ‘shopping’ at the FoodShare table from time to time.

Remember, this part of the Larder project is about reducing food waste as well as supporting those feeling the pinch in these difficult times.

 

If you know of anyone struggling to make ends meet, please let them know about the range of options provided by Breadalbane Community Larder.

The Larder is a joint initiative of several local churches and also involves members of the local community.  If you would like to be involved, please contact the team on 07513 ‍652597 or For emergency support call 0345 30 111 00 (Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm) or email breadalbanecommunitylarder@btinternet.com

 

If you know of anyone who is struggling to heat their house and / or pay their energy bills, please do pass them on to us at Warm Connections, and we would be delighted to advise on ways of reducing your energy consumption and bills. 

 

There is now a Facebook page for Warm Connections     https://www.facebook.com/WarmConnectionsScotland. We would love it if anyone could share, like or comment 

 

We have free radiator foil to give away, we can even come and fit it. Its a great idea for radiators that are on outside walls. Just use the contact us form on Facebook or our website https://warmconnections.net/#section-553-149

 

www.warmconnections.net or email advice@warmconnections.net.

CHURCH CONTACT DETAILS

 

Minister – Neil Glover

 

Neil’s email -  nglover@churchofscotland.org.uk

Neil’s mobile – 07779 280074

 

PA – Judy Ewer – judy.ewer@adwgls.org.uk

Mobile – 07836 565528

 

  Pastoral Assistants

Judy Ewer -  judy.ewer@adwgls.org.uk

Mobile - 07836 565528

Kate Scott –  kate@adwgls.org.uk

 

Mobile - 07760 320031

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Visit Us

Dull and Weem Parish Church is be found on the west side of the river Tay in Highland Perthshire.

Follow the road, from Aberfeldy, Crossing the historic Wade's Bridge, and continue down the avenue towards Weem.

As you enter the village of Weem, you will find the church on the right-hand side of the road. 

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” 

[Hebrews 4:16]

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