December 2018-January 2019














































 December 2018 / January 2019          









Charity No: SC002545




























































02 December  9.30am            Morning Worship

06                    2.00pm            Guild with Dee Ukes Ukulele Band

09                    9.30am            Morning Worship & Toy Service

10                    7.15pm            Kirk Session Meeting

12                    10.00am          Good Neighbours Drop-in Cafe

13                    1.00pm            Guild Christmas Lunch – Grange GC, Monifieth

16                    9.30am            Morning Worship

                        2.30pm            Kinloch Care Home Christmas Service

                        7.00pm            Christmas Musicale in Carnoustie Church

23                    9.30am            Morning Worship – Service of Lessons & Carols

                        Retiral offering for Carnoustie Medical Transport Helpline

24                    6.30pm            Christingle Service in Barry Parish Church

                                                Offering for Radio Lollipop, Ninewells Hospital

                        11.30pm          Watchnight Service in Carnoustie Church

                                                Retiral offering for Scottish Bible Society

25                    10.30am          Joint Family Celebration in Carnoustie Church

30                    9.30am            Joint Family Service in Barry Parish Church


06 January      9.30am            Morning Worship

09                    10.00am          Good Neighbours Drop-in Cafe

13                    9.30am            Morning Worship

16                    7.30pm            Mission & Outreach Team – Philip Hall

20                    9.30am            Morning Worship

21                    7.30pm            Church Life & Worship Team – Philip Hall

23                    10.00am          Good Neighbours Drop-in Cafe

27                    9.30am            The Lord’s Supper







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. Sleep in the Park – Pray for all those involved in this venture, that they may have safety and fun as they raise awareness and funds for those without homes.

2. California Fires – Remember all those who have lost homes and livelihoods in the recent fires, and especially pray for those who have lost families and friends.

3. Advent and Christmas Services – Pray for people to be invited and encouraged to join us for the special services in the coming weeks.


Door Duties


02 December             MS                              Jan Scott

09                                MS                              Mabel Gordon

16                                MS                              Rosemary Docherty

23                                MS                              Shirley Murison

30                                MS                              David Pattullo

06 January                 MS                              Eddie Hughes

13                                MS                              Eileen Ramsay

20                                MS                              Jan Scott

27                                MS                              Peter Ramsay

03 February               MS                              Mabel Gordon



Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service


02 December             Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

09                                Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

16                                Sally McKenzie         Mabel Gordon

23                                Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

30                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

06 January                 Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

13                                Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

20                                Sally McKenzie         Mabel Gordon

27                                Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

03 February               Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie               

Coming Up

Prayer Meetings Mondays 10 - 11 am in the Duthie Room

Wed 5th Dec              Carnoustie High School Achievers

                                    7 pm               Carnoustie Church

Mon 10th Dec                        Kirk Session

                                    7.15 pm          Barry Church Hall

Fri 14th Dec               Sports & Crosses

                                    1.45 pm          BB Hall, Maule St

Wed 19th Dec            Woodlands End of Term Service

                                    10 am             in Woodlands Primary School

Fri 11th Jan                Sports & Crosses

                                    1.45 pm          BB Hall, Maule St

Wed 16th Jan                        Mission & Outreach Team

                                    7.30 pm          Philip Hall

Mon 21st Jan             Church Life & Worship Team

                                    7.30 pm          Philip Hall

Fri 25th Jan                Sports & Crosses

                                    1.45 pm          BB Hall, Maule St

Sun 27th Jan             The Lord’s Supper

                                    9.30 am          Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am             Carnoustie Church

Fri 1st Feb                  BB Burns Supper

                                    7 pm               BB Hall, Maule St


Toy & Gift Service – Sunday 9 December

Please donate what you can for this service.   The toys etc. will go as usual to needy children within the Angus area.    Please DO NOT wrap the toys/gifts this year.   The organisers unwrap all gifts to inspect so that they can place an appropriate gift with each child.



Congregational Register


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

Nov        5                   Jim Mackie


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 sites 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 November 15 this year a total of 1,145,329 page views were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 685,547. Have YOU joined our online community yet?



Midweek Focus


Our study series on the Gospel of John began on November 15th and will be the focus of our attention for several months to come. For many Christians, John's Gospel is a favourite book in the Scriptures. It is, in so many ways, an amazing book! Many believers cut their spiritual teeth on John and return to its pages time and time again to find reassurance, comfort in sorrow, and a place to refresh their skills in sharing their faith with those who’ve yet to believe. John wrote his Gospel to put on display the wondrous power that Jesus possessed by featuring the miracles or “signs” He performed. John’s goal was to present an intricate and intimate portrait of Jesus as God’s Son with one impassioned aim: “that you may continue to believe” (John 20: 31). The final meeting of 2018 will be on December 13. We will then take a three-week break for the Christmas and New Year period before resuming our studies on 10 January 2019.

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.

This year the Church of Scotland World Mission Council's Stamp Appeal is supporting centre’s for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities in the Ukraine. These centers are supported by the Ukrainian Reformed Church in Transcarpathia and provide valuable support to children and young people who are living with disabilities. Thanks to the centers, young people are given the opportunity to thrive, to make friends, and to take part in a range of activities. Therapists who work at the center offer either individual or group therapies, which include educational activities (writing and reading), massages, games, music, craft work, walks and games. The families of the young people are also given support, and an opportunity to meet other parents who are caring for a child or young person with a disability.

There are three centers in total, with approximately 50 children and young people receiving support. The centers are open five days a week, although the fifth day is set aside for programme planning and support for parents. A special programme for teenagers is held once a week, providing opportunities to socialise and enjoy a range of activities.

Sadly, there is little support for people living with disabilities in the Ukraine. This means that many children and young people with disabilities do not have the facilities they need to reach their full potential. The Ukrainian Reformed Church is convinced that each of these children can participate fully in society, if they are given the care and education they need. Having access to these centre’s, means that these young people are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Supporting this project is easy. All you have to do is collect the stamps you receive in the post, and hand them in at the church door. The money raised will go towards this project which helps children and young people with disabilities live life to the full.




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.




06 December    2.00pm             DEE UKES Ukulele Band.   Visitors most welcome.

13 December    1.00pm             Christmas Lunch in Grange Golf Club, Monifieth.


No meeting in January


07 February       2.00pm             Rosemary Champion – Small Holding

23 February       10.00am            Coffee Morning in Philip Hall



Shirley thanks all members for their support in the first half of the session.   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.



Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe

The Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe, which meets in Barry Church Hall, next opens its doors on Wednesday morning, December 12. Tea/coffee and biscuits only cost £1 and are served from 10 to 11.30 am. There will also be books, home baking and Fairtrade stalls, including special offers on Christmas cards, and Lucie Ashton Designs will have a selection of Christmas gift ideas on sale. 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 for more information. Cafe dates for early 2019 are January 9 and 23 and February 13 and 27.



‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace!’

At Christmas, we celebrate the moment peace came down to earth. It’s a time when many of us feel God’s glory is at its brightest – His Kingdom closest at hand.

Yet, from the moment our Prince of Peace was born, He faced a life of hatred and violence. 

The king of Judea wanted to kill Him, religious leaders plotted His murder and a Roman governor gave the ultimate order for His death.

Only through death and resurrection could God make His precious gift of peace to us all. 

Christingle Service, Christmas Eve – 6.30pm

The above service is for all families to come along and celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ and is aimed mainly at the children.   Come and hear the story of Christmas and join in the singing of all the well known carols’.    Remember to bring your Christingle (Orange, candle, ribbon).   Every year we have an offering which goes to local children’s charities.  This year we are supporting RADIO LOLLIPOP based at Ninewells Hospital, Children’s Unit.    We look forward to seeing you all there.

Advent and Christmas Services in Barry and Carnoustie

Sunday 9th December

9.30 am     Toy Service

                   Barry Parish Church

11 am        Morning Service

                   Carnoustie Church

Sunday 16th December

9.30 am     Morning Service

                   Barry Parish Church

11 am        Morning Service

                   Carnoustie Church

2.30 pm     Kinloch Care Home Christmas Service

7 pm          Christmas Musicale – Carnoustie Church

                   – with Gleadhraich, Brass band, Maggie Findlay

                   and the Carnoustie Choir

Sunday 23rd December

9.30 am     Service of Lessons and Carols – Barry Parish Church

                   – offering for Carnoustie Medical Transport Helpline

11 am        Service of Lessons and Carols – Carnoustie Church

                   – offering for Carnoustie Medical Transport Helpline

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

6.30 pm     Christingle Service – Barry Parish Church

                   – offering for Radio Lollipop Ninewells

11.30 pm   Watchnight Service – Carnoustie Church

                   – Retiring Offering for Scottish Bible Society

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

10.30 am   Family Celebration – Joint service in Carnoustie Church

Sunday 30th December 2017

10.30 am   Family Service – Joint service in Barry Parish Church

Sunday 6th January 2018

9.30 am     Morning Service in Barry Parish Church

11 am        Morning Service – Funday Club and Youth Group resume





From the Minister’s Desk

“I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me...”

Matthew 25: 35-36

Dear Friends,

We’ve been a bit more conscious of the advance of winter as the Manse boiler broke down in November.  Thankfully we were able to get it replaced a week later, but the cold Manse reminded us of how much we take ordinary things for granted.

Following a number of other events, the Social Bite Sleep in the Park on December 8th will raise the profile of the problem of homelessness through thousands of people sleeping out that night.  People will be sponsored to spend the night in the open air in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, and funds raised will provide mainstream property and support for 800 people living rough in these cities.

It’s an event that some may want to join; others will know people who can be sponsored.  All of us need to play our part in providing support for those left homeless, and campaign to end this blight on our society.  I often feel frustrated about how little I can do for people in sleeping bags in the street – giving money is often the wrong response.  Social Bite is providing homes and helping people to live in them – a long-term solution rather than sticking-plaster for the problems.

The Christmas message of the God who became one of us, of Jesus Christ born as a vulnerable infant and laid in an animal’s feeding trough, is the reminder that God is involved in our human mess.  It challenges us to play our part in taking the love of Christ into our communities, getting involved in the needs of others and seeking change in this world through the advance of the Kingdom of God.

The ultimate hope for the world is in Jesus Christ, born for us, crucified in our place, and risen again.  This Good News begins with the birth of a Child; but it continues with the message of Jesus, Who walked among us and spent time with the poor and broken.  This same Jesus is the Saviour and King we proclaim to the world, offering hope for this life and the life to come.


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                                                                                    £25,398.33

Expenditure                                                                             £24,968.79


Balance in Bank at 1 November 2018                                 £1,796.16


The treasurer thanks all those who have contributed throughout the year but as usual always hoping to do better.   It would be most helpful if all promised contributions could be brought up to date for the end of the year.   Have a great festive period.


Flower Calendar


02 December    Christmas Flowers         09 December    Christmas Flowers

16 December    Christmas Flowers         23 December    Christmas Flowers

30 December    Christmas Flowers         06 January        Christmas Flowers

13 January        Anonymous                  20 January

27 January                                            03 February


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

02 December                Jan                               Jan

09 December                Iain                                                                   Jan

16 December                Shirley

23 December                Elaine                                                               Graham

24 December                Graham

25 December                Malcolm

30 December                Jan                               Jan

06 January                    Iain

13 January                    Shirley

20 January                    Elaine

27 January                    Graham             Graham

03 February                   Malcolm


Cleaning Rota


December       Rosemary Docherty, Jan Scott, Eddie Hughes

January           Lorna Yule, Eileen Ramsay, Elaine Bottoms

February         Shirley Murison, Mina Robertson




Knitting for Other’s


All contributions of knitted blankets, jumpers, vests, hats etc are always welcome and to help keep the needles clicking any donations of double knitting wool (any colour except white) would also be appreciated. These can either be handed in at group meetings on Monday afternoons between 1.45 and 3.30 pm or uplifted by arrangement. Please note, Knitting for Other’s meetings are currently being held at 21 Barry Road. Meetings will stop for Christmas on December 10 and resume on January 7.

Pauline Suttie, group leader, 01241 852614 or 07599 182418



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.


Year of Young People Exhibition


'Young and Free' was the title of our four-day art and design exhibition staged in Barry Parish Church to celebrate the Year of Young People. Featuring the work of local graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, and Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, among others, the exhibition ran from Wednesday, October 24, to Saturday, October 27.

Three of the four main exhibitors, artist Kate Cunningham and fabric designers Lucie Pattullo and Katrina Lindsay, all reside in the parish and the fourth, Megan Athey, who displayed a selection of her photographic prints, is a 6th Year pupil at Carnoustie High School, which lies within the parish. There were also a number of art exhibits by students from the Arbroath Campus of Dundee & Angus College.

All the young people taking part appreciated the opportunity to display their various gifts and talents within the local community and all the exhibits were greatly admired by the 126 visitors who attended the church to view the exhibition over the four days.

Admission to the exhibition was free, but donations for tea, coffee, biscuits etc, together with the proceeds from books, home baking and Fairtrade stalls, resulted in £450.05 being raised for church funds.




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