August-September 2019

August September Church Newsletter

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August / September




 August / September           2019         






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04 August                    10.00am          Joint Morning Worship (Carnoustie)

05 – 09 August            10.15am          Holiday Club – Carnoustie Baptist Church

11 August                    10.00am          Joint Morning Worship (Carnoustie)

                                                            Holiday Club Team

12 August                    7.15pm            Session Meeting – Church Hall

15 August                    7.00pm            Café Church – Gather Coffee Shop

18 August                    9.30am            Morning Worship

19 August                    7.30pm            Church Life & Worship Team

21 August                    3.00pm            Braehill Lodge – Afternoon Service

                                    7.30pm            Mission & Outreach Team

25 August                    9.30am            Morning Worship

28 August                    7.30pm            Path of Renewal Group - Manse

29 August                    2.00pm            Guild Afternoon Teas


01 September             9.30am            Morning Worship

05 September             2.00pm            Guild Meeting – Lynn McDonald

                                    3.30pm            Brookfield RH – Afternoon Service

08 September             9.30am            Morning Worship & Guild Dedication

11 September             3.00pm            Braehill Lodge – Afternoon Service

12 September             2.00pm            Guild Week – Accord Music Group

15 September             9.30am            Morning Worship

19 September             7.00pm            Café Church – Gather Coffee Shop

22 September             9.30am            Morning Worship

26 September             2.00pm            Guild Afternoon Teas

29 September             9.30am            Harvest Service         

03 October                  2.00pm            Guild Meeting – Karen Gillon


05-18 October                                   Ministers Holiday




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. Straits of Hormuz – Pray for this strategic tanker route that it would be kept safe and secure, rather than used as a pathway to war.

2. China – Pray for Hong Kong in the wake of the democracy protests there this summer and remember also the plight of the Uighur people often ‘re-educated’ in internment camps.

3. Presbytery – Pray for this year’s Moderator, Mike Goss, as he takes on a new role chairing the Presbytery meetings in changing times.



Door Duties


04 August                   MS                              Carnoustie

11                                MS                              Carnoustie

18                                MS                              Rosemary Docherty

25                                MS                              David Pattullo

01 September            MS                              Eddie Hughes

08                                MS                              Eileen Ramsay

15                                Shirley Murison        Mabel Gordon

22                                MS                              Jan Scott

29                                MS                              Peter Ramsay


Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service (except joint)


04 August                               Carnoustie

11                                            Carnoustie

18                                            Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

25                                            Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

01 September                        Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

08                                            Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

15                                            Sally McKenzie         Mina Robertson

22                                            Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

29                                            Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

Coming Up

Prayer Meetings Mondays 10 - 11 am in the Duthie Room


Sun 4th August               Joint Service in Carnoustie Church

                                    10 am               led by Heather Gourlay

Mon 5th-Fri 9th Aug          Holiday Club

                                    10.15 am – 12.15 pm     in Carnoustie Baptist Church

Sun 11th August             Joint Service in Carnoustie Church

                                    10 am               led by Holiday Club team

Mon 12th Aug                 Barry Kirk Session

                                    7.30 pm            Barry Church Hall

Thurs 15th Aug               Café Church

            7 pm                 Gather Coffee Shop

Mon 18th Aug                 Church Life & Worship Team

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room

Wed 21st Aug                 Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

Wed 21st Aug                 Mission & Outreach Team

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room

Wed 28th Aug                 Path of Renewal Group

                                    7.30 pm            The Manse

Mon 2nd Sept                 Carnoustie Churches Youth Mission

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room

Tues 3rd Sept                 Presbytery Communion

                                    7 pm                 Forfar: St Margaret’s

Thurs 5th Sept                Afternoon Communion

                                    3.30 pm            Brookfield RH

Sun 8th Sept                  Guild Dedication services

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Wed 11th Sept                Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

Thurs 19th Sept              Café Church

                                    7 pm                 Gather Coffee Shop

Sun 29th Sept                 Harvest Thanksgiving – Malawi Fruits

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Sat 5th – Fri 18th Oct       Minister’s Holiday




Congregational Register


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

Jul           2                   Mrs Karen Harper

Aug         5                   Mrs Margaret Smith


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 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 July 15 this year a total of 1,090,448 page views were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 703,302. Have YOU joined our online community yet?


Midweek Focus Bible Study


Our studies in John's Gospel have reached Chapter 15 and as the curtain begins to close on the final drama of Jesus’ remarkable life and ministry, all eyes are on Jesus as He reacts to His illegal trials, mockery, and the shocking lead-up to His crucifixion. And all ears are tuned to the Saviour’s tender voice, as He lovingly prepares His anxious disciples for the tumultuous times to come. With each message in this compelling series, we’ll grow deeper in our love for and devotion to Jesus and be renewed in our commitment to carry His powerful offer of redemption and hope to a lost and hurting world.

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




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”.  


The Famous Afternoon Teas have started again.   Dates are 29 August, 26 September - (2pm – 4pm)


Diary of Events

5 September               Opening meeting with Lynn McDonald (Women’s Aid)

12 September             Guild Week with guests from Carnoustie Guild and

                                    Entertainment from Accord Music Group

03 October                  Speaker: Karen Gillon, Assistant Secretary Guild Office


Please join us and bring your friends for friendship & fellowship.



Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe


The Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe, which meets in Barry Church Hall, next opens its doors on Wednesday morning, August 14. 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 Barry 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 for more information. Full details also available on the church website

Thanks to the generosity of cafe regulars, £683.90 has been raised so far this year for church funds. A further £313.60 has been donated to various charitable causes, including £80 to Christian Aid, £53 to Compassion UK, £50.60 to Tearfund, and £65 each to Traidcraft Exchange and the Fairtrade Foundation. Why not drop-in on a cafe day and help us do even better? We look forward to seeing you on August 14 and September 11.



Knitting for Others


Members of the Knitting for Others group, which meets in Barry Church hall on Monday afternoons from 1.45 to 3.30 pm, are about to embark on a new challenge. In addition to regularly producing knitted goods for dispatch to Malawi, Rwanda, Kenya and Haiti among other overseas countries, the members are now putting their knitting skills to work in response to a Church of Scotland Guild project supporting the Sailor's Society and they would like to enlist the help of other keen knitters in the local area.

Each year more and more volunteers are needed to knit thousands of woolly hats and other items for seafarers who endure hazardous storms and icy weather. Through the Sailor's Society, an international network of port chaplains and ship visitors give out hats to seafarers visiting port, while others are wrapped and included in Christmas welfare parcels that are taken on board ship for the festive season. The need for more hats is ever-increasing! One port chaplain in Invergordon, has been known to give out 500 in a day on occasion! For a seafarer who has been away from home for months on end, a hat is a simple but priceless and much needed gift. It tells them that they have not been forgotten and that someone cares about them. We rely on the 1.5million seafarers around the world who transport over 90% of the world trade by sea. The gift of a woolly hat is a great practical way to give a gift back. Other knitted items given to seafarers are neck warmers, balaclavas and fingerless mittens. Patterns for all these are available from the Knitting for Others group on Monday afternoons. For more information, contact group leader Pauline Suttie on 01241 852614 or 07599 182418.







Walking Together – Reflective Walks for All Ages

Walking Together was the theme of the 2018-19 Moderator, the Very Rev Susan Brown, and General Assembly has been encouraging churches to get involved in different types of pilgrimage.

What opportunities might there be to walk with a group from your church?  Can you create a time to walk, talk and pray?  Reflective walks can be a meaningful way for people to connect with God, creation and each other.  They can be done alone or in a group, with church regulars or those with no church connection, in a rural or urban setting.

Walking Together cards have been produced to encourage conversation and reflection with people of different generations.  These have proved very popular and have already been used by Boys and Girls Brigade groups, Guild groups and church groups of different ages.  The cards focus on a theme such as a view, a stone, food or water, and provide walkers with prompts for something to think about, something to do and something to talk about.

Free sets of cards and a Leaders’ Guide can be downloaded or ordered from the Resourcing Mission shop:

In Your paths, Lord Jesus,

We walk, our hands in Yours

As You lead us forward

In step


Open to You

And Your world

For Your sake                                    Very Rev Susan Brown


There are countless definitions and interpretations of pilgrimage.  A new page on the Resourcing Mission website signposts just a few of these different approaches.




From the Minister’s Desk

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

2 Timothy 3: 14-15


Dear Friends,

Rhona and I enjoyed a lovely summer break in Wales and then in Strathspey with our dog Holly, getting some fresh air and walks in beautiful parts of our country.  As ever in Britain, the weather was mixed, but much of it was fine and sunny and we returned home refreshed from holidays.

All the warmth meant that the Manse garden was also doing well, and we soon had to get torn into the grass, hedges and bushes that were threatening to take over.  Along with a major tidy out of the study, it was great to be able to see things managed once more.

The summer weeks are often good times for reorganising and tidying up, but all too soon we are back into the midst of things.  By the time you read this, we will have had the joyful chaos of our Holiday Club week shared with the Baptist Church.

And so on into a new session.  Monthly evening ‘Songs of Praise’ style services have drawn a small but faithful group to this summer venture, alongside our joint services shared with Carnoustie. Next year we plan to share the summer services with Panbride Country Church as well, and a transport rota will likely need to be arranged.

Soon we’ll back to the normal routines of our 9.30 and 11 am services in Barry and Carnoustie, along with the return of Guild meetings and other groups restarting for the autumn.  With this we will also see the resumption of Presbytery and central committee meetings.

The fist Presbytery meeting of the session will be on Tuesday 3rd September in Forfar: St Margaret’s.  It will be my first full meeting chairing the meeting as Moderator of Presbytery, and we will begin at 7 pm to allow for a short service of Communion before we continue with ordinary business.  All members should feel welcome to join us for this service!

This year promises to be a challenging year for Presbytery.  The Business Committee has agreed to a new format for the meetings, and we will also be pursuing the Assembly instruction to plan to join with neighbouring Presbyteries to form a larger Presbytery for the region – one of twelve or so, replacing the 43 currently in existence.  This is a small part of the radical restructuring of the national and regional Church agreed by the General Assembly in May.


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                                                                                    £12,838.21

Expenditure                                                                             £15,423.86


Balance in Bank at 1 July 2019                                           £764.62



Flower Calendar


04 August        Carnoustie                  11 August        Carnoustie

18 August        Isobel Jamieson          25 August        Mabel Gordon

01 Sept                                                08 Sept            Mike & Rona Goss

15 Sept                                                22 Sept            Eileen Ramsay

29 Sept                                   


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


04 August                    Iain

11                                Holiday Club

18                                Shirley                         Jan

25                                Elaine

01 September             Graham                                                           Graham

08                                Guild

15                                Jan                              Graham

22                                Malcolm                                                           Jan

29                                Iain

06 October                  Shirley                         Jan

13                                Elaine


Cleaning Rota


August             Sylvia Knowles, Grace Byars, Malcolm Sim

September      Patricia Pattullo, Hugh & Heather McKenzie




We have registered the church with Amazon Smile.   For those buying through Amazon, by going to 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


The Summer Fayre raised around £970.   Many thanks to all who organised, helped on the day and came along and supported.


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 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:/

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.


Summer Songs of Praise


Monthly songs of praise evenings have been arranged for Barry Church Hall over the summer. The first was held on Sunday 26th May, and other dates will be June 30, July 28 and August 25. The start time for each is 6.30 pm and those wishing to attend are asked to note that access to the church hall will be by way of the ramped entrance to the rear of the main church building. All are welcome, so come along and bring your friends. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served at the close.





























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