February/March 2016










 February / March 2016






























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01 February       7.30pm             Queen’s Birthday Party Planning – Church Hall

04 February       2.30pm             Brookfield – Afternoon Communion

05 February       10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

07 February       9.30am             Morning Worship

10 February       2.30pm             Willowbank – Afternoon Service

14 February       9.30am             Morning Worship

18 February       3.00pm             Braehill Lodge – Afternoon Service

19 February       10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

21 February       9.30am             Morning Worship

27 February       10.00am            MAF Photographic Exhibition – Philip Hall

28 February       11.00am            MAF Exhibition Joint Service – Carnoustie Church

04 March           10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

06 March           9.30am             Morning Worship

09 March           2.30pm             Willowbank – Afternoon Service

12 March           10.00am            Christian Aid Coffee Morning – Philip Hall

13 March           9.30am             Morning Worship

18 March           10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

20 March           9.30am             Morning Worship – Palm Sunday

21 March           7.00pm             Holy Week - Barry Parish Church

22 March           7.00pm             Holy Week - Panbride Church

23 March           7.00pm             Holy Week – Baptist Church

24 March                                   Maundy Thursday Agape Supper – Erskine UF

25 March           11.00am            Good Friday - Walk of Witness from Black Slab

                        12noon              Good Friday – Quiet Hour – Holyrood

                        7.00pm             Good Friday – Joint Service ­ Carnoustie Church

26 March           8.00pm             Holy Week – Service of Light – Holyrood

27 March           6.45pm             Sunrise Service – Leisure Centre Car Park

                                                Followed by breakfast in Philip Hall

27 March           9.30am             Morning Worship – Easter Day







Who’s who in Barry Parish Church?



Minister                                           Rev Michael Goss 410194


Ordained Local Minister               Rev Dougal Edwards                                                         852666


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                                          Mr Ken Cullen                                                                      875155                               


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             


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. Storms – Remember all those who have suffered in the storms here in Scotland and across the world this winter, whether victims of flood, snow or other chaos.

2. Montrose: South & Ferryden – This congregation is a new Union from 18th February: pray for this and for their search for a new Minister, which will resume this month.

3. World Day of Prayer – Give thanks for the opportunity to join with other congregations locally, and to be part of a world-wide sharing in prayer and worship.


Door Duties


07 February                 Malcolm Sim               Ron Campbell

14                                 Malcolm Sim               Mabel Gordon

21                                 Malcolm Sim               Jan Scott

28                                 Malcolm Sim               Shirley Murison

06 March                      Malcolm Sim               David Pattullo

13                                 Malcolm Sim               Eileen Ramsay

20                                 Malcolm Sim               Peter Ramsay

27                                 Malcolm Sim               Eddie Hughes


Should anyone wish to assist with door duties please speak with Malcolm Sim.   The rest of the team would be glad to see you on board.



Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service


07 February                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

14                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

21                                 Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

28                                 Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

06 March                      Sally MacKenzie          Muriel McConnell

13                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

20                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

27                                 Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie





Mission Aviation Fellowship


I thought you might be interested in finding out more details about the 2 planes that are used in Madagascar.  There are photographs on display in both churches so take time to have a look.


'The Cessna 182 SMA is a great tool, fun to fly and economical for the passengers, allowing many communities to be reached where it would be financially unviable to use a larger aircraft.'
Becki Dillingham, MAF pilot, Madagascar


Cessna 182

These aircraft used by MAF are modified with an innovative SMA (SR305-230) turbo-charged engine which burns Jet A1 fuel.

This is crucial as the scarcity and skyrocketing cost of Avgas has endangered the continued use of our Cessna 206 aircraft.

The Cessna 182 SMA carries up to three passengers with a cruising speed of around 120 knots. Although it is smaller than the 206, it has a greater range of up to 8 hours.

Turbo-charged, though acting like a normally aspirated engine, it also has excellent short take-off performance. To cope with rough airstrips, over-sized tyres have been fitted and the undercarriage strengthened.

Other modifications include folding rear seats to improve load-carrying flexibility, and a new HF radio, GPS and Stormscope systems to improve communications, navigation and safety.

Being lightweight and economic, the aircraft is opening up fresh opportunities to help small teams reach remote communities in a far more cost-effective way than our larger Cessna 208 Caravan. It can also be used in medical emergency flights.


Cessna 208 Caravan

The turbine-powered 208 and its stretched variant the 208B allow large payloads to be carried over great distances

The Cessna 208 Caravan has become the backbone of MAF’s fleet and provides a great combination of range, capacity and flexibility.

The simple design and construction, along with a reliable Pratt and Whitney turbine engine which runs on Jet fuel, combine to keep maintenance time and costs to a minimum.

To suit rough airstrips, the Caravans are fitted with sturdy landing gear, larger tyres, mud flaps, rubber scraper for the nose tyre, and slighter longer nose gear to help prevent mud and rocks being thrown into the propeller when landing.

Fully equipped for instrument flying, with GPS, weather radar and Stormscope, the Caravan is reliable and can still operate safely in more challenging conditions such as storms or during the rainy season. In Mongolia, where ground temperatures can drop as low as -40ºC in winter, the Grand Caravan is fitted with full de-icing equipment.

The large cabin can fit 13 passengers or be adapted to carry bulky items such as timber, prefabricated doors, corrugated iron sheets, fuel drums, and even motorbikes. Cargo pods fitted underneath the plane ease loading of freight, and mean dangerous goods such as fuel can be carried without endangering the passengers in the cabin.

One of the organisations working closely with MAF is Mercy Ships and recently they have been using MAF planes to get their screening team to harder to reach places such as Bekodoka.  This has allowed more remote people to get the treatment they need.


 Congregational Register



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


December 14                 Peter McIntyre*, Barry Road

  • Denotes member


In keeping with Data Protection principles, we are reducing the information that will be recorded in the Barry Magazine.  Street numbers will no longer be included and full names may be shortened (if appropriate).


Electronic Newsletter

The Editor is investigating the issue of the newsletter by email. This would allow the church to cut down on its use of paper and printing costs.   Obviously not everyone has access to email but the majority do these days.   To do this I require to build a database of email addresses.  If you would prefer this method of receiving your newsletter please email myself at malcolm.sim@talktalk.net so I can build the database.  I will keep you posted as to progress.


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. A total of 320,830 hits were registered in 2015, more than four times the figure for the previous year (78,581). A big thank you to all our online followers.





Thank you for all the used stamps received recently.

The World Mission 2015 stamp appeal is going towards supporting the Church of Scotland HIV programme, which enables partner churches to respond to the challenge of HIV in their communities. The project supports 29 projects in 17 countries, including Scotland. These projects range from home-based care to awareness raising and addressing stigma through education. Please continue supporting our partner churches as they respond to the HIV pandemic by collecting used stamps which are sold on to make money available each year for this project.

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


Guild News


Guild Theme – Be Bold, Be Strong           Topic – Go In Peace


Contact Person: Shirley Murison (01241 410062)

Treasurer: Grace Byars

Committee: Mina Robertson, Mabel Gordon, Sylvia Knowles, Jane Stewart, Rosemary Docherty



Unless otherwise stated all meetings start at 2.15pm.




Diary of events


Thursday 4 February              Maureen Paterson                  THE BAG LADY


Saturday 20 February             Coffee Morning – Philip Hall            10.00 – 11.30am

                                                Donations welcome for all stalls

                                                Cake & Candy, Gifts, Books, £1 Parcels

                                                Tickets £1.00              All Welcome


Thursday 3 March                   Street Pastors Arbroath




Details of further events in future newsletters




Presbytery Prayer Mailing List


A mailing list has been set up via the Angus Presbytery website. It is hoped that many individuals both from Presbytery and its congregations will be encouraged to sign up and use the mailing list to distribute prayer requests.

To register on the mailing list, visit www.anguspresbytery.org.uk and register as a user on the site. When you validate your registration, you can then login to view your profile. There will be an option in your profile to sign up to the mailing list. Thereafter, any email sent to prayer@anguspresbytery.org.uk by a signed-up member will be circulated round the rest of the signed-up membership.

To begin with, prayer requests will go through an ‘approval’ process. Please be assured that this is not to vet prayer requests, but to ensure that any spam emails are intercepted before being circulated.





Holy Week and Easter Services

Palm Sunday 20th March       7 pm    St Anne’s, Thomas Street

Monday 21st March                  7 pm    Barry Parish Church

Tuesday 22nd March               7 pm    Panbride Church, Arbroath Road

Wednesday 23rd March          7 pm    Baptist Church, High Street

Maundy Thursday 24th March:
               Agape Supper:         Erskine UF, Kinloch Street

Good Friday 25th March:
               Walk of Witness      11 am  From Black Slab Car Park
               Quiet Hour                12 noon Holyrood, Maule Street
               Joint Service            7 pm    Carnoustie Church

Saturday 26th March               8 pm    Service of Light, Holyrood

Easter Day 27th March:
               Sunrise Service       6.45 am           Leisure Centre Car Park
                                                Followed by breakfast in Philip Hall
               Morning Service       9.30 am           Barry Parish Church
               Morning Service       11 am              Carnoustie Church




Coming Up

Monday 1st Feb            Queen’s Birthday Party planning

                                    7.30 pm           Church Hall

Thursday 4th Feb        Afternoon Communion

                                    2.30 pm           Brookfield

Friday 5th Feb              Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall

Sunday 7th Feb           Messy Church

                                    2 pm                Carnoustie Church

Wed 10th Feb              Afternoon Service

                                    2.30 pm           Willowbank

Thurs 18th Feb                        Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm               Braehill Lodge

Friday 19th Feb            Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall

Sat 27th Feb                MAF Photographic Exhibition

                                    10 am – 2 pm Philip Hall

Sun 28th Feb               MAF Exhibition Joint Service & LS

                                    11 am              Carnoustie Church

Friday 4th March          Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall

Friday 4th March          World Day of Prayer Service

                                    7 pm               Carnoustie Baptist Church

Wed 9th March            Afternoon Service

                                    2.30 pm           Willowbank

Sat 12th March                        Christian Aid Coffee Morning

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall

Monday 14th Mar         Kirk Session

                                    7.30 pm           Church Hall

Friday 18th March        Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall






From the Minister’s Desk


“… one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13-14


Dear Friends,

Normally after Christmas the Manse family enjoys a bit of a rest – school and church organisations on holiday, things are a little quieter.  This year we decided to take some annual leave and headed off to France for a family skiing holiday!

It was a bit hectic getting organised to leave on Boxing Day – wrapping presents and packing cases just before Christmas – but we were glad to leave the rain of Scotland behind for the sunshine of France.  With our resort high in the Alps there was also plenty of snow for sliding on.

So our New Year was spent abroad for the first time in our lives, and we came back suitably refreshed, though having to jump straight back into Church and school once more.  As February begins, it all seems so long ago…

But it was fantastic to be able to go on such a physically active holiday just a year after major surgery.  I remain so grateful to the Lord for the skills of health professionals who fixed me up and keep me going.

As 2016 gets going we are looking forward to our continuing partnership with MAF; a photographic exhibition is coming in the middle of February.  It will be good to involve the schools and the local community in this, and I hope we will use the opportunity to invite folk along to this special event.

This is also the year for us to get our Local Church Review (the new name for Quinquennial Visitations).  It’s a bit of a ‘check-up’ on the life of the congregations, but it’s also the opportunity to explore goals and vision for the next five years.

Please pray for these ventures that we would use them to further the mission of the Church and shape the direction of our service and ministry.

Yours in the blessing and peace of our risen Lord Jesus,

Mike Goss



Finance Statement


Balance per Statement at 31/12/14                                                      £4,934.91                               

Income                                                                                                  £29,402.73

Expenditure                                                                                           £30,010.76


Balance in Bank at 31 December 2015                                          £4,326.88


Please note that the Treasurer, Malcolm Sim is now looking after the FWO and Gift Aid.   Should you have any queries or would like to take FWO envelopes or donate through Gift Aid please feel free to get in touch.



Flower Calendar


07 Feb             I & R Campbell                        14       

21                    Sheila Nicoll                            28       

06 Mar                                                             13        Heather McKenzie

20                                                                    27        Helen Dewar


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


Readers Rotas


Date                                        Reading                     Prayers


07 February                               Jane Stewart    

14                                             Iain Ogilvie                     Graham Suttiie

21                                             Malcolm Sim

28                                             Graham Suttie


06 March                                   Hugh McKenzie

13                                             Shirley Murison              Iain Ogilvie

20                                             Jan Scott

27                                             Jane Stewart


03 April                                     Iain Ogilvie

10                                             Malcolm Sim                 Graham Suttie                       



Easter Prayer: The Cross & Tomb


Dear Lord Jesus

I love your cross, though I know it had great costs

I love your cross, because of what it means.

Your cross signifies your sacrifice for me

It shows how great God’s love can be.


I love your cross, though I know it brought great pain

I love your cross, because of what it means to me

My dues were paid upon that cross

O Jesus, you paid them all, without complaint!


I love your cross, though you were humiliated beyond compare

I love your cross, because that shame was meant for me.

My sins were nailed to that tree

Washed by your blood, the moment of your last breath.


I love your tomb, Saviour, though it was cold and dark

I love your tomb, because you rested in peace

In three days, the Spirit raised you up, Lord Jesus

Out from that tomb you walked, for all the world to see!


In the name of our Risen Lord Jesus! Amen




Some Bible Quotes to consider over Easter


“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life” John 3.16


“Truly, truly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgement, but has passed out of death into life” John 5:24


While the women were greatly perplexed about the empty tomb, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing.  Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth.   The men said to them “Why do seek the living among the dead?  He is not here but is risen!”   Luke 24:4-6




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