April-May 2019














































 April / May          2019          









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01 April            7.30pm            Barry Kirk Session

03                    3.00pm            Afternoon Service – Braehill Lodge

                        7.00pm            Fairtrade Fashion Show – BB Hall, Maule Street

05                    10.00am          Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

07                    9.30am            Morning Worship

14                    9.30am            Morning Worship – Palm Sunday

19                    10.00               Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

21                    9.30am            Morning Worship – Easter Day

22                    7.30pm            Path of Renewal Group – The Manse

25                    3.30pm            Afternoon Communion – Brookfield

26                    7.00pm            Easter Film Night – Philip Hall

28                    9.30am            Morning Worship – The Lord’s Supper

04 May             10.00am          Barry Church Spring Fayre – Philip Hall

05                    9.30am            Morning Worship

11                    10.00am          Presbytery Big Day Out

                                                Forfar East & Old Parish Church

12                    9.30am            Morning Worship

13                    7.30pm            Church Life & Worship Team – Duthie Room

15                    2.30pm            Afternoon Service – Willowbank

19                    9.30am            Morning Worship

26                    9.30am            Morning Worship

29                    3.00pm            Afternoon Service – Braehill Lodge



Please Note:        Minister on holiday 6th – 13th April

                               General Assembly 18th – 24th May       





Who’s who in Barry Parish Church?




Minister                                           Rev Michael Goss 410194


Session Clerk                                Mrs Jan Scott        852884


Treasurer                                       Mr Malcolm Sim    852564


FWO and Gift Aid Organiser        Mr Malcolm Sim    852564                                                        


Roll Keeper                                    Mrs Jan Scott        852884


Organist                                          Mark Spalding                                                                                                                       

Sunday School Superintendent  Rev Michael Goss 410194


Property Convenor                       Mr Edwin Hughes 550593


Mission Partner Correspondent Mr Graham Suttie            


Church Officer                               Mr Iain Ogilvie


Flower Organiser                          Mrs Shirley Murison                                                         410062                    


Child Protection Contact              Evelyn Baker


Life and Work Organiser              Mrs Jan Scott        852884


Newsletter Editor                          Mr Malcolm Sim                852564



Guild Contact                                 Mrs Shirley Murison         410062                                   


Prayer Focus


We offer these thoughts to add to your own prayers;


1. Central African Floods – Give thanks for the response of Aid agencies and others, and pray for all who have lost family, homes and livelihoods in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique during and after Cyclone Idai.

2. Try Praying – Think of people you know whom you could invite to ‘Try Praying’, and pray for them regularly.

3. Easter Services – As we look forward to this glorious season in the Church year, pray for opportunities to invite others to hear the message of our crucified and risen Saviour, and for the services and events we will share.


Door Duties


07 April                       MS                              Peter Ramsay

14                                MS                              Mabel Gordon

21                                MS                              Rosemary Docherty

28                                MS                              David Pattullo

05 May                        MS                              Eddie Hughes

12                                MS                              Eileen Ramsay

19                                MS                              Mabel Gordon

26                                MS                              Jan Scott



Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service


07 April                       Sally McKenzie         Mabel Gordon

14                                Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

21                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

28                                Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

05 May                        Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

12                                Sally McKenzie         Mabel Gordon

19                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

26                                Alice Hughes             Jan Scott


Coming Up

Prayer Meetings Mondays 10 - 11 am in the Duthie Room

Mon 1st April                  Barry Kirk Session

                                    7.30 pm            Barry Church Hall

Wed 3rd April                 Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

Wed 3rd April                 Fairtrade Fashion Show

                                    7 pm                 BB Hall, Maule St

Fri 5th April                     Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am      Philip Hall

6th – 13th April                 Minister’s Holiday

Wed 10th April                Presbyterial Council Spring Service

                                    Carnoustie Church


Fri 19th April                   Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am      Philip Hall

Wed 24th April                Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

Thurs 25th April               Afternoon Communion

                                    3.30 pm            Brookfield

Fri 26th April                   Easter Film Night

                                    7 pm                 Philip Hall

Sun 28th April                 The Lord’s Supper

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Mon 29th April                Carnoustie Churches Youth Mission

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room

Sat 4th May                    Barry Church Spring Fayre

                                    10 am – 2 pm    Philip Hall

Sat 11th May                  Presbytery Big Day Out

                                    10 am – 4.30 pm            Forfar: East & Old Parish Church

Mon 13th May                 Church Life & Worship Team

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room

Wed 15th May                Afternoon Service

                                    2.30 pm            Willowbank

Sat 18th – Fri 24th May    General Assembly

Wed 29th May                Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge



Congregational Register


“Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

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Barry Church Website


"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96: 3 (NIV)


To make sure you don't miss out on any breaking news from Barry Church visit our website www.barryparish.org.uk which is updated daily. Click on 'News' for reports and other information about all the latest happenings within the Church locally, nationally and worldwide, and scroll through the 'Calendar' page for details of upcoming services, meetings, social events, fundraisers, etc. Choose 'Church Magazine' to view this newsletter online and among the site's other features is a daily Bible verse with an additional option of listening to a reading of the full chapter for that day.

Praise God! Our website continues to grow in popularity, proving a valuable means of outreach to the parish area and beyond. From January 1 to March 15 this year a total of 319,839 page views were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 223,402. Have YOU joined our online community yet?


Midweek Focus Bible Study


Jesus was the Son of God and the Man of God. He walked the earth as any other person, but, through every word and action, He expressed the nature of God. The scenes recorded in John 6–14 portray a beautiful balance of Jesus’ humanity and divinity. He heals the lame man, feeds the hungry masses, stills the stormy sea, gives sight to the blind, and raises Lazarus from the dead. Such divine power, such human compassion! John invites us to walk by Jesus’ side as He models love, grace, and humility. Place yourself in each scene. Grasp every detail. It’s impossible to closely follow Jesus and remain unchanged. In these chapters, we find spiritual truths designed to leave their marks on our lives. Take them in and allow the Living Water and the Bread of Life to quench your thirsty heart and feed your hungry soul.   A warm welcome awaits all interested in sharing in these times of midweek fellowship. Meetings are held at 21 Barry Road on Thursdays from 7.30 to 9 pm. Study notes for the current and previous series can be found on the Midweek Focus page of the church website. For further information, contact Graham Suttie on 01241 852614 or email graham.suttie@btinternet.com



Thank you for all the used stamps received recently.

The Church of Scotland World Mission Stamp Appeal celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and is supporting a Malawian organisation reaching the same milestone. The 2019 appeal is in aid of the Chigodi Women Training Centre in Blantyre. Run by the Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, this is the only residential training centre for women and girls in southern Malawi. The centre works with disadvantaged and unemployed girls and women, and has previously run programmes in knitting and embroidery, fashion design and tailoring, leadership, gender advocacy and healthcare. Established 50 years ago, it was registered as a women’s rights organisation in 1997.   The project being supported by the stamp appeal will identify 40 vulnerable girls and women and deliver 12 months of hands-on training in tailoring and fashion design. The clothes made will be sold to help generate income for the project and make it sustainable. They will also be taught poultry farming.   The Stamp Appeal was first run in 1969. Since 2003, it has supported a separate project each year, starting with the then-new HIV/AIDS Project. Last year's appeal, for a day care centre for disabled children in the Ukraine, raised nearly £2,500.   How to contribute - You can leave your stamps at the Church door and they will be collected. Thank you for all the used stamps received recently.

Guild News


Guild meeting themes this session is, “Seeking the Way and topic “One Journey, Many Roads”.   Details of further meetings undernoted.  Please remember that all are welcome to join us.




04 April             2.00pm             AGM + Speaker: Joe Wishart

02 May             2.00pm             Pat Broadley – Dementia



Shirley thanks all members for their support in the first half of the session



Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe


The Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe, which meets twice-monthly in Barry Church Hall, next opens its doors on Wednesday morning, April 10. Tea/coffee and biscuits only cost £1 and are served from 10 to 11.30 am. There will also be books, home baking and Traidcraft stalls with all proceeds going to church funds. This community venture run by church members provides a welcome meeting place not only for village residents but also for those living at the west end of Carnoustie. All welcome. Come along and bring your friends. Anyone requiring transport or other assistance getting to and from the venue should telephone 01241 852614 or email graham.suttie@btinternet.com for more information. Full details also available on the church website www.barryparish.org.uk Other forthcoming cafe dates over the next two months are April 24 and May 8 and 22.

Proceeds from 'The Big Brew' held on February 27 as part of Fairtrade Fortnight amounted to £130 and were divided equally between Traidcraft Exchange and the Fairtrade Foundation. Cafe organisers Pauline and Graham Suttie thank everyone who attended or supported the event in any way, especially the five P6 pupils from Burnside Primary School, whose help on the day was greatly appreciated.


Knitting for Others


Our links with the Bananabox Trust are now firmly established and a further three boxes of knitted goods were delivered to the depot recently. Based in Dundee, the Trust was set up in 2017 to support and send aid to the people of Northern Malawi. Containers are used to transport a variety of items that are needed, but none that would cause a Malawian business or individual to fail. Malawi is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world with over 80% of the population being subsistence farmers who struggle to make a living. When the rains fail so do their crops and there is hunger and starvation. The real issue is poverty, which leads to poor housing, poor education, low life expectancy, high infant mortality, poor health care and child labour. The Bananabox Trust aims to help change the lives of Malawians through material support and the sharing of technical skills and knowledge.

Keep those needles clicking, ladies. We look forward to receiving your contributions of blankets, jumpers, cardigans, vests, hats, etc. Again I wish to thank everyone involved with this project and hope to see you all on Monday, April 1, between 1.45 and 3.30 pm when our weekly meetings return to Barry Church Hall for the summer months. New members are always welcome.

Pauline Suttie, group leader, 01241 852614 or 07599 182418


Holy Week and Easter Services


Palm Sunday – 14 April                     7.00pm            St Anne’s, Thomas St.

Mon – Fri        Reflections                10.15am          Panbride Church Hall

Mon – Wed     Meditations               7.00pm            Erskine UF

Maundy Thursday     Agape Supper 7.00pm            Baptist Church

Good Friday   Quiet Hour                 12 noon          Holy Rood, Maule Street

                        Walk of Witness        2.00PM           Garden opp. Co-op

                        Choir led service      7.00pm            Carnoustie Church

Easter Day     Sunrise Service        5.45am            outside Madisons

                                                            Followed by breakfast in Philip Hall

Morning Service                               9.30am            Barry Parish Church

                                                            11.00am            Carnoustie Church






Lord God,

You loved this world so much,

That you gave your one and only Son,

That we might be called your children too.


Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace

Of Easter Sunday, every day.


Let us have hearts of thankfulness

For your sacrifice.


Let us have eyes that look upon

Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.


Help us to walk in that mighty grace

And tell your good news to the world.


All for your glory do we pray, Lord, Amen.




From the Minister’s Desk

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care”

Psalm 95: 6-7

Dear Friends,

At the time of writing the news seems saturated with coverage of Brexit; yet many are aware of the need to engage with other vital issues – locally, nationally and globally.  Political discourse dominates the chatter to our weariness, not least with the sense of helplessness most of us feel having no influence on the proceedings.

That sense of helpless futility too easily infects Christian thinking; not just about government, but also on the matter of Climate Change, of far more significant and lasting influence than our membership of the EU.  We wonder if we are too small and remote to be able to influence these major matters, and if therefore we should just look after ourselves.

It was the philosophy of Dr Pangloss: ‘we need to tend our own garden’ – let the world roll on its merry way, we’ll get on with life where we are.  Yet this is not the Biblical picture.  Here we are reminded that the powers and authorities in the world are under the throne of God.

All creation, indeed, is in God’s hands – and He has called us to share in the rule of the world.  For Christians, ‘our own garden’ is in fact the whole globe, with all its peoples and all its creatures.  God has called us into a glorious partnership of care and service of this planet.

Our response to the issues of the day is not a quiet despair, but a firm commitment to prayer and action.  Action that means we engage in political battles seeking wisdom from God’s Word, prayer that is the context and the wider engagement in the work of our heavenly Father.

We are not fatalists, because we trust in a God who has engaged with the world, in all its mess and chaos.  The creator has involved Himself with slaves and underdogs; He challenges and reshapes rulers and authorities.

More than that, He became a Man to live among us, to suffer at the hands of humans and to die for us.  The death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ remind us that God has involved Himself intimately in our suffering and our salvation.

Let’s keep in mind the bigger picture and engage in God’s world through the power of the Spirit and in the strength of our crucified and living Lord.

Yours in the Grace and Peace of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.

Mike Goss



Finance Statement


Balance per Statement at 31/12/18                                        £3,350.27                               

Income                                                                                    £4,431.41

Expenditure                                                                             £4,138.70


Balance in Bank at 1 March 2019                                       £3,642.98



Flower Calendar


07 April            Sally McKenzie           14 April            Heather McKenzie

21 April            Heather McKenzie      28 April            Pauline Suttie

05 May Pauline Suttie              12 May Shirley Murison

19 May Anon                            26 May Anon



Anyone wishing to put flowers in the church should put their name on the flower calendar at church door or speak to Shirley Murison.         



Worship Rotas


Date                            Reading                     Prayers1                     Prayers2


07 April                        Shirley

14                                Elaine

21                                Graham                                                           Graham

28                                Malcolm

05 May             Jan                              Graham

12                                Iain

19                                Shirley

26                                Elaine                          Jan

02 June                       Graham

09                                Malcolm


Cleaning Rota


April                 Patricia Pattullo, Hugh & Heather McKenzie

May                  Rosemary Docherty, Jan Scott, Eddie Hughes







We have registered the church with Amazon Smile.   For those buying through Amazon, by going to www.smile.amazon.co.uk and making your purchases, you can benefit the church financially as a small percentage will come back to the church via Amazon.

When going to the website put Barry in the search box and tick Barry Parish Church.

Every little bit helps.   Please speak with Malcolm Sim if you require any further information.



Summer Fayre


Following the success of last year’s Fayre, it has been decided to hold another on Saturday 4 May from 10.00am to 2.00pm.   Usual stalls plus craft stalls (textiles, candles, dream catchers, jams & chutneys, BBQ, teas & coffees and many others still to be confirmed).   Admission including refreshments to be £2.00 for adults with children 50p.   Donations for cake & candy, gifts, £1.00 parcels, bric a brac etc. will be greatly appreciated.   NO CLOTHES PLEASE.   More details will follow.


Just Giving


We are pleased to tell you that Barry Parish Church now has a Just Giving page, which you can access online through the church newsletter.

Search barryparish.org.uk and click on ‘Church Magazine’.

Look down the column on the left hand side of the page and you will see ‘Just Giving’. Click on this, then click http:/www.justgiving.com/barryparishchurch.

This will take you to our own ‘Just Giving’ page where you can donate to support our ongoing outreach work. Your support is much appreciated, thank you.




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