This is an audio recording of the service that was conducted online due to Covid19 ‘lockdown’ restrictions on Wednesday 29 APRIL 2020 7PM Leading the Service: Rev Dr Richard Frazer, Moderator of the Presbytery of Edinburgh. Rev Dr Jared Hay, (former Minister of Priestfield Church, Edinburgh) Rev Marjory McPherson, Presbytery Clerk
Meet our new minister. This is the audio only version of the 39 minute interview with Elaine (Hogan) over the internet at the end of April for those of you who are unable to access the video on our Facebook page. We learn a lot about David – which is great as, due to the… Continue Reading Introducing Rev David Clarkson
We are delighted to be welcoming a new Minister to Barclay Viewforth. Rev David Clarkson is currently at Prestwick North and Monkton Parish Church in Ayrshire. He was a Police Officer in the north of Scotland for 19 years before becoming a Minister in the Church of Scotland. The Nominating Committee was particularly encouraged by… Continue Reading Introducing Rev David Clarkson
(posted on behalf of Lorna Gentleman). After our forays to the Golf Tavern for our annual Christmas and Burns’ Lunches, February found us back in the Pillar Hall welcoming Michelle from the Blythswood Trust, founded in 1966. To most of us, the Trust means shoeboxes but we found out this is just one of the… Continue Reading Afternoon Fellowship
A very special Armistice Centenary remembrance service last Sunday. There was respect for sacrifices made balanced with a re-commitment to the work of reconciliation that Jesus called us to share with Him, following His example of reaching out across barriers of ethnicity, religion, social standing and so on. It included time for reflection, listening to… Continue Reading Time for reflection
Sunny day at the Meadows Festival, lots of chatting, Robin’s balloon animals and children icing biscuits with the wonderful team from Barclay Viewforth.
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.”
Could you help a family on crisis get back on their feet? Find out more by listening to this excellent and moving introduction by Linda Hoskins to the work of Safe Families for Children.
Sam, our Minister, gave us a challenge on Easter Sunday. Each of us took a paper cup with soil and a sunflower seed as a symbol of hope and told us to nurture it. Is your hope growing? Perhaps not as impressively as Connie’s with her careful cultivation – a good position and a few carefully arranged used… Continue Reading Hope springs eternal!
I’ve hardly spent anything on books since discovering a real treasure trove of free Amazon Kindle ebooks by George MacDonald, who has become my favourite author. I’m in good company – he was a major influence on C.S.Lewis of ‘Narnia stories’ fame (another favourite author) as well as Lewis Carroll and others. He was… Continue Reading A Good Read