Dear Friends, 


This Sunday (15th May) there are three things to note:

  • We will be celebrating the start of Christian Aid Week, using material from Christian Aid in our worship.  Christian Aid envelopes can be placed in the offering bowl.
  • At the end of the service we will also have a short presentation of the Church accounts for your information.
  • We will be restarting teas and coffees after the service!  Many thanks to Sheena for putting together the team to get this going again.

Also, some other dates for your diary:-


Sunday 22nd May - Pulpit Swap with Banchory West Church

Rev Tony Stephen will preach at Birse and Feughside and Amy will preach at the West Church.


Wednesday 22nd June - Messy Church

An all-age event with a Bible story, crafts and activities, and dinner.

We're looking for helpers so if you would like to get involved please let Amy know.


Sunday 26th June - Congregational Picnic

An opportunity to spend time together as a church family.  More details nearer the time.





Pastoral Care

If you know of anyone who is in hospital or would appreciate a card or a phone call, please let a member of our Pastoral Care Team know. (Jean Haslam, Judy Taylor, Val Ramshaw, Mary Taylor, Maureen McLellan - 01224 582491


Reading Rota

Many thanks to all regular readers for your continued support, new readers are always very welcome.  If you would like to do the Bible reading during a service, please contact Maureen McLellan (01224 582491 or


Stall at church on 12th June

Before the service, if you can, please bring along jams, chutneys, wrapped homemade baked products and any small unwanted gifts.

After the service please take what you want from the stall and just put a donation in the box on the table.

All proceeds will be added to the funds helping the Ukrainian people.

Thank you.


Platinum Jubilee Events in Strachan

The community in Strachan is organising a Family Picnic in Strachan Park at 2-4pm on Saturday, 4 June and a Royal Afternoon Tea in Strachan Hall at 2-4pm on Sunday 5 June.  Anyone wanting further details or wishing to book a place should enquire via email to or phone 01330850640 or 07498783787.


Lectionary for the week:


Monday, May 16: Psalm 133; 1 Samuel 20:1-23, 35-42; Acts 11:19-26

Tuesday, May 17: Psalm 133; 2 Samuel 1:4-27; Acts 11:27-30

Wednesday, May 18: Psalm 133; Leviticus 19:9-18; Luke 10:25-28

Thursday, May 19: Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:1-5; Acts 15:36-41

Friday, May 20: Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:6-8; Acts 16:1-8

Saturday, May 21: Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:9-15; Luke 19:1-10



Louise Counsell writes:-


Christ is still weeping

Angels are still singing


is amongst us