Barclay Viewforth Church congregation on Blackford Hill

Thought for the Day – Being Humble

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6 As I read this verse for the day I was reminded of something I witnessed on holiday last week. I was in Italy where I visited a number of beautiful churches.  As I was sitting in… Continue Reading Thought for the Day – Being Humble

Bereavement Support Programme

In October 2018 Barclay Viewforth will launch a new Bereavement Support Programme in the community. 2 teams of people have been trained by Rev Tom Gordon, an expert and writer in the field, to accompany groups of people on a 6 week journey after they have been bereaved. More information will be posted about this… Continue Reading Bereavement Support Programme


Pastoral Letter February 2018 perseverance pəːsɪˈvɪər(ə)ns/ noun: perseverance 1 persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Dear Friends, February has dawned – hopefully that means that spring is just around the corner…and we’ve managed to survive January! It’s almost as though we have to persevere through the post- Christmas blues of… Continue Reading Perseverance

“Sorrow and love flow mingled down”

PASTORAL LETTER The 5 senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste… Which is your strongest? I know that there is proof that if you have a deficiency in any one, then the others will work harder for you to compensate. I’ve had poor hearing for many years but my strongest sense is that of smell. I can… Continue Reading “Sorrow and love flow mingled down”

Home From Home

Welcoming all new and returning students! Barclay Viewforth is a family church, a home from home. We offer a whole range of opportunities for all ages including student support, missional communities, trips away and much more. We have two services on Sundays – the family service at 11am and a contemporary service at 6.30pm, both are open to… Continue Reading Home From Home

The Grove – Seeds sown yesterday, bearing fruit tomorrow

The Grove An introduction to Barclay Viewforth Church Hi! We are looking for your help on Sunday the 2nd October. Our mission statement ‘Making God’s love known in Jesus Christ’ has been around for a number of years now. In an effort to equip ourselves to do this more fully we are launching The Grove.… Continue Reading The Grove – Seeds sown yesterday, bearing fruit tomorrow

Tanzania Tales 1 – “Who is my neighbour?”

Tanzania Tales July 2016 “Who is my neighbour?”  A good question, and one we were able to answer this weekend…more of that soon. On 7 July 2016 24 volunteers from all the airts and pairts of Scotland, including the Barclay Viewforth ‘regulars’ (and some local shopkeepers) left the not so balmy weather of home, for… Continue Reading Tanzania Tales 1 – “Who is my neighbour?”

Stated Annual Meeting for Barclay Viewforth Church

Stated Annual Meeting for Barclay Viewforth Church Everyone is invited to the Stated Annual Meeting which will be held on Wednesday 13th April. We will hear a bit about what happened in 2015 as well as a presentation on the finances. Part of the meeting is the election of members of the Congregation to the Board.… Continue Reading Stated Annual Meeting for Barclay Viewforth Church

BVC Vine Trust Tanzania Team Update

BVC Vine Trust Tanzania Team Update The team has now grown to 22 members, with people joining us from different parts of the country. It would be fair to say that everyone is looking forward to the challenges ahead in July and the opportunity to help improve the lives of families by building new homes. Fundraising Thank… Continue Reading BVC Vine Trust Tanzania Team Update