April-May 2018














































 April / May          2018    









Charity No: SC002545


























































01 April            9.30am                        Morning Worship

05                    2.15pm                        Guild AGM (Rev Dougal Edwards)

06                    10.00am                      Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

08                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

11                    10.00am                      Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe

15                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

16                    7.15pm                        Kirk Session

18                    3.00pm                        Braehill Lodge Afternoon Service

20                    10.00                           Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

22                    9.30am                        The Lord’s Supper

25                    10.00am                      Good Neighbours Drop-In Café

26                    2.30pm                        Brookfield RHE Afternoon Communion

29                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

30                    7.30pm                        Church Life & Worship Team – Philip Hall


03 May             2.15pm                        Guild (Air Ambulance)

06                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

07                    7.30pm                        Mission & Outreach Team – Philip Hall

13                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

16                    10.00am                      Good Neighbours Drop-In Café

19 – 25                                                Minister at General Assembly

20                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

27                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

30                    3.00pm                        Braehill Lodge Afternoon Service


03 June           9.30am                        Morning Worship

09                    10.00am                      Barry Church Summer Fayre – Philip Hall


Please note that the Minister is on holiday 2 – 15 April






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. Youth Mission in Carnoustie – Give thanks for the partnership in mission we share with local churches and for the children and young people being reached through Messy Church, Sports & Crosses and Dodgeball, and pray for the Holiday Club in the summer.

2. Social Media – With rising concerns over fake news and election manipulation, pray for wisdom as to the best use of the powerful new media for the benefit of communities across the world.

3.General Assembly – Remember the Rev Susan Brown, this year’s Moderator-Designate, and the Commissioners preparing for the Assembly in May.


Door Duties


01 April                        MS                               Eddie Hughes

08                                 MS                               Jan Scott

15                                 MS                               Shirley Murison

22                                 MS                               David Pattullo

29                                 MS                               Rosemary Docherty

06 May                         MS                               Eileen Ramsay

13                                 MS                               Peter Ramsay

20                                 MS                               Mabel Gordon

27                                 MS                               Eddie Hughes

03 June                        MS                               Jan Scott



Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service


01 April                        Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

08                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

15                                 Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

22                                 Sally McKenzie            Mabel Gordon

29                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

06 May                         Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

13                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

20                                 Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

27                                 Sally McKenzie            Mabel Gordon

03 June                        Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

Barry Summer Fayre


Saturday 9 June 2018


10.00am – 2.00pm Philip Hall


A group under the leadership of Shirley Murison are holding the above fayre.   We have put together a varied programme of ideas for you to enjoy.


Beside the normal stalls like Bric a Brac, Home Baking, Plants & Books there will be several Craft Stalls such as Beauty & Make-up, Preserves & Jewellery to name a few.


We have arranged some entertainment such as the Dundee Ukelele Band and we are hopeful for some others.


Weather permitting, we intend to have some outdoor activities, especially for the kids.   We have the use of golf training aids which we hope to utilise for the kids. With the Open in Carnoustie in a few months’ time we might be able to identify some budding future champions.

We would hope that some of you could volunteer some time to help whether it is with time on the day or donating for some of the stalls.

If you can help please get in touch with Shirley Murison who will be very pleased to hear from you.



Congregational Register


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

9th February         Meg Edwards *   

22 February          Bill McGregor


Ordination of Elder

21 January           Rosemary Docherty


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 223,402 hits were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 154,801. Have YOU joined our online community yet?


Midweek Focus


We recently commenced a 14-week study series on the New Testament book of 2 Timothy and this will be held weekly through until June 6, with the exception of Holy Week (March 28).

Death lurked in the shadows . . . and Paul knew it. Dropped into a dungeon during the reign of deranged Nero, Paul spent his last days lonely and cold . . . but not desperate and despondent. Writing by lamplight, Paul penned his “swan song” —one final, passionate letter to his “beloved son” Timothy (2 Timothy 1:2). A last will and testament of sorts, 2 Timothy is filled with strong exhortations, insightful instructions, and intimate reflections —and it spurred Timothy onward in his race of faith. It will do the same for us . . . if we hear and heed its admonitions.

A warm welcome awaits all interested in sharing in these times of midweek fellowship. Meetings are held at 21 Barry Road on Wednesdays 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 Council has collected stamps for around 40 years. As a result, they have raised money for several projects belonging to their partner churches and organisations. You might think that it is hard to make money from stamps, but Keith Scott, their very own stamp specialist, would disagree. He will sort through the stamps they receive and will sell them on to buyers. Keith has found a special stamp or two which have been worth a considerable amount and is able to sell the stamps he receives for a decent amount. The more stamps the better!

This year, the money raised will be donated to the Giffen Institute of Theology (GIT), of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS). The Institute, established in 1974, was the first of its kind. Most of the PCOSS’ ministers will train at GIT, which has a very good reputation. Despite training 75% of the PSCOSS’ ministry workers, GIT has not avoided the troubles faced by South Sudan in recent years. The Institute itself has had to relocate twice because of violence and insecurity. They are now based in Kakuma, a refugee camp in Kenya. In the midst of the violence, their library was burnt to the ground, and all books were lost. The money raised from stamps will go towards providing books for students. Books are a valuable asset to any educational institute and will provide students with access to knowledge and information needed to become successful graduates.

Aside from providing valuable education, GIT is giving extra support for students, each of whom has suffered from the trauma of war and forced relocation. This support comes in all sorts of interesting shapes and sizes. Those who have experienced trauma may find it difficult to concentrate during lectures. GIT is therefore providing concentration workshops, where students are taught how to focus their minds.

The violence in South Sudan erupted along tribal lines, and many of the students are from different ethnic backgrounds. In order to encourage integration, the Institute will select students from various backgrounds, which provides opportunity for peace building. They are creatively encouraging relationships between diverse groups to grow through developing a football league. Students laugh and joke together as they play, and as a result have built important friendships.

GIT also works towards gender equality, as they challenge the belief held by many that women should not hold leadership roles. Female students are gaining the skills needed to hold leadership roles within the PCOSS, and in doing so are challenging the inequalities faced by women within the South Sudanese community.

You can leave your stamps at the Church door and they will be collected.


Guild News


The end of the session is nigh with our last two events as noted.



05 April             2.15pm             AGM and speaker Rev Dougal Edwards

03 May             2.15pm             Speaker from Air Ambulance Service


A huge thank you to all who made our Coffee Morning such a big success.  The wonderful sum of £450.00 was raised.


Our famous Afternoon Teas start again in the Church Hall on the last Thursday of June, also July, August & September.   We look forward to meeting old friends and hopefully some new.   Further details will follow in next newsletter


Please remember that all are welcome to join us.




Good Neighbours Drop-In Café


Fancy a hot cuppa and a friendly chat? Why not come along to our Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe held twice-monthly in Barry Church Hall on Wednesdays from 10 to 11.30 am? Tea/coffee and biscuits only £1 and there are also books, home baking and Fairtrade stalls. Since the Drop-In Cafe opened its doors back in October, a total of £826.85 has been raised for church funds. A big thank you to all our regulars. Forthcoming dates include April 11 and 25. We also plan to hold a special event on May 16 in support of Christian Aid Week. Watch the church website www.barryparish.org.uk for more details nearer the time. Come along and bring your friends. A warm welcome awaits. For more information or to offer assistance on any Wednesday morning, telephone 01241 852614.


Knitting for Others


This time last year we announced that our partnership with the Raven Trust had come to an end. Due to advancing years, the founders of the Dundee-based charity were having to retire and had been unable to find any willing volunteers to take over the planning and organising of container shipments to Malawi. In the ensuing months group members and supporters kept their needles clicking and we were able to make donations of knitted goods to projects in Kenya, Rwanda and Haiti. However, we are now delighted to report that a connection with Malawi has been re-established. This has been possible through the formation of the Banana Box Trust, who are also based in Dundee and have taken over the Raven Trust's former depot in Peddie Street. At the time of writing, we are busy preparing our first consignment of blankets, jumpers, hats and vests to be dispatched to the East African country courtesy of our new friends at the Banana Box Trust. So, keep those needles clicking, ladies. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Again, I wish to thank everyone involved with this project and hope to see you all on Monday, April 2, between 1.45 and 3.30 pm when our meetings return to Barry Church Hall for the summer months.

Pauline Suttie, group leader, 01241 852614 or 07599 182418


Coming Up


Prayer Meeting Mondays 10 - 11 am in the Duthie Room

2nd – 15th April Minister’s Holiday

Fri 6th April                   Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall

Wed 11th Apr               Good Neighbours Drop-in Café

                                    10-11.30 am    Barry Church Hall

Mon 16th Apr                Kirk Session

                                    7.15 pm           Barry Church Hall

Wed 18th Apr               Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                Braehill Lodge

Fri 20th Apr                  Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall

Sun 22nd Apr               The Lord’s Supper

                                    9.30 am           Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am              Carnoustie Church

                                    6.30 pm           St Stephen’s Chapel

Wed 25th Apr               Good Neighbours Drop-in Café

                                    10-11.30 am    Barry Church Hall

Thur 26th Apr               Afternoon Communion

                                    2.30 pm           Brookfield

Mon 30th Apr                Church Life & Worship Team

                                    7.30 pm           Philip Hall

Sun 6th May                 Minister on Path of Renewal Conference

                                    9.30 am and 11 am services – Rev Dougal Edwards

Mon 7th May                 Mission & Outreach Team

                                    7.30 pm           Philip Hall

19th-25th May               Minister at General Assembly

Wed 30th May              Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                Braehill Lodge

Sat 9th Jun                   Barry Summer Fayre

                                    10 am - 2.00 pm         Philip Hall




From the Minister’s Desk

“Prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed”

1 Peter 1:13

Dear Friends,

After the celebrations of Easter there is the opportunity for a break for the Manse family, and we’ll look forward to holiday in Yorkshire; soon we’ll be back for the summer term and an already hectic schedule looms ahead.

The week after the April Communion services in Barry and Carnoustie, I will be leading the services in Brechin: Gardner Memorial and Farnell as they elect their Nominating Committee.  This is likely to be the start of a long process of searching for a new Minister, so please remember the congregations in your prayers.

The Path of Renewal process is continuing.  I was joined by an Elder from each congregation at the regional conference in March, as we were encouraged to think about the new initiatives we require for the radically changed world in which we live.

The next conference is already in the diary for May, and I’m also now part of a Mentoring group where we are learning to be accountable to each other for our responses to all that we have been sharing. And through it all we have the anchor of our Lord Jesus Christ as the bedrock of our life and witness.

It has always been good to work in partnership with the local Churches through the Ministers’ Council, and the developing Youth Outreach in Carnoustie has been particularly encouraging.  We have seen 25-30 High School young people at the termly Dodgeball events, and 6-8 coming to the developing Sports & Crosses afternoons every fortnight.

Meanwhile, changes in the structure of Carnoustie Church’s Session Committees has led to the formalising of a link with Barry, now that two or three from Barry will serve as Corresponding Elders on the Church Life & Worship and Mission & Discipleship Teams.


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

Mike Goss


Finance Statement


Balance per Statement at 31/12/17                                        £1,366.62                               

Income                                                                                    £4,604.34

Expenditure                                                                             £3,988.18


Balance in Bank at 1 March 2018                                       £1,982.78


Many thanks to all who brought their income commitments up to date for the end of the financial year.   Now as we move into a new year can I take the liberty of asking you to consider the possibility of increasing your regular giving.   Every penny will help in the challenging year ahead.


Flower Calendar


08 April            Graham Suttie                         15       

22                                                                    29

06 May Shirley Murison                       13

20                    Isobel Jamieson                      27


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                     Prayers                       Opening

01 April                        Hugh                            Jan

08                                Jan

15                                Graham                       Graham

22                                Malcolm                                                           Jan

29                                Shirley

06 May             Jan

13                                Hugh                            Jan

20                                Graham                                                           Graham

27                                Malcolm

03 June                       Shirley                         Graham

10                                Jan                                                                  Jan


Cleaning Rota


W/C 2 April                  Shirley Murison, Mina Robertson

W/C 7 May                  Grace Byars, Sylvia Knowles, Malcolm Sim

W/C 4 June                 Patricia Pattullo, Heather McKenzie, Hugh McKenzie













The Treasure Hunt, confined to the centre of Carnoustie, is to be held on Friday evening 22nd June 2018 commencing at 6.15pm.  


Details later of where the Treasure Hunt will commence.


The Barbeque which follows will commence in the Manse Garden around 7pm.   


To ensure your dietary requirements are catered for it’s a ‘bring your own food and own cold refreshments’ night.


To allow the ‘chef’ to get organised during the Treasure Hunt, please hand in your food to the Manse prior to going on Treasure Hunt.


Entry forms to Pat Thornton, 9 Collier Street by 9 June


Team name  …………………………………….

Number in team   ………………….


Contact Phone no.    ………………………..



Entry £2 per team     …………………



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