June-July 2019














































 June / July           2019          









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02 June                       9.30am            Morning Worship

08 June                       10.00am          Carnoustie Church Table Sale

09 June                       9.30am            Morning Worship

10 June                       7.15pm            Kirk Session Meeting

12 June                       7.30pm            Path of Renewal Group – Manse

13 June                       7.00pm            Café Church – Gather Coffee Shop

14 June                       6.00pm            Putting Challenge & BBQ

16 June                       9.30am            Morning Worship

                                    2.15pm            Messy Church – Baptist Church

17 June                       7.30pm            Carnoustie Churches Youth Mission

23 June                       9.30am            Morning Worship

                                    2.30pm            Afternoon Communion – Kinloch Centre

26 June                       3.00pm            Afternoon Service – Braehill Lodge

27 June                       2.00pm            Guild Famous Afternoon Teas

30 June                       9.30am            Morning worship

01 July                         7.30pm            Church Life & worship Team

07 July                         10.00am          Joint Communion (Barry)

14 July                         10.00am          Joint Morning Worship (Barry)                                                                          Rev Dougal Edwards

21 July                         10.00am          Joint Morning Worship (Barry)                                                                         Heather Gourlay

25 July                         2.00pm            Guild Famous Afternoon Teas

28 July                         10.00am          Joint Morning Worship (Carnoustie)

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






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. Europe and the Leadership Election – Pray for those elected to the European Parliament, and for the future Prime Minister, that we may be led with integrity and wisdom in these challenging times.

2. Church Offices – As a major down-sizing of the Central Offices of the Church has been instructed by the General Assembly, pray for those who work for the Church in 121 George Street, facing difficult choices and an uncertain future.

3. Holiday Club – Remember the leaders and helpers as we prepare for the joint Club at the end of the school holidays, and pray for the children who will attend, that we may know and share the love of Jesus in appropriate ways.

Door Duties


02 June                      MS                              Peter Ramsay

09                                MS                              Mabel Gordon

16                                MS                              Rosemary Docherty

23                                MS                              David Pattullo

30                                MS                              Eddie Hughes

07 July                        MS                              Eileen Ramsay

14                                MS                              Mabel Gordon

21                                MS                              Jan Scott

28                                Carnoustie


Sunday Tea Rotas


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


02 June                      Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

09                                Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

16                                Sally McKenzie         Mabel Gordon

23                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

30                                Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

07 July                        Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

14                                Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

21                                Sally McKenzie         Mabel Gordon

28                                Carnoustie

Coming Up

Prayer Meetings Mondays 10 - 11 am in the Duthie Room


Tues 4th June                 Presbytery Communion

                                    7.30 pm            Kirriemuir: St Andrew’s Church

Sat 8th June                   Carnoustie Church Table Sale

                                    10 am – 2 pm    Philip Hall

Mon 10th June                Barry Kirk Session

                                    7.30 pm            Barry Church Hall

Wed 12th June                Path of Renewal Group

                                    7.30 pm            The Manse

Thurs 13th June              Café Church

                                    7 pm                 Gather Coffee Shop

Fri 14th June                   Putting Challenge and Barbeque

                                    6 pm at Putting Green, 7 pm at the Manse

Sun 16th June                 Messy Church

                                    2.15 pm            Carnoustie Baptist Church

Sun 23rd June                Afternoon Communion

                                    2.30 pm            Kinloch Care Centre

Mon 17th June                Carnoustie Churches Youth Mission

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room

Wed 26th June                Afternoon Service

            3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

Mon 1st July                   Church Life & Worship Team

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room

Sun 7th July                   Joint Communion Service

                                    10 am               in Barry Parish Church

Sun 14th July                  Joint Service in Barry Parish Church

                                    10 am               led by Rev Dougal Edwards

Sun 21st July                  Joint Service in Barry Parish Church

                                    10 am               led by Heather Gourlay

Sun 28th July                  Joint Service in Carnoustie Church

                                    10 am               led by the Minister

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



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 May 15 this year a total of 597,544 page views were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 491,030. Have YOU joined our online community yet?


Midweek Focus Bible Study

Can you imagine life without fear? Without fear, most of the problems we face personally and in society would disappear. In the trash would go all those medications we take to calm our nerves. Nights of peaceful rest would replace sleepless nights of tossing and turning. Worry would wisp away from hearts like steam from a calming cup of tea. In the beginning of creation, fear didn’t exist. But when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit, the creeping vine of fear entered Eden and entwined itself around our original parents’ hearts. When sin planted the first seed of shame, fear sprouted. And from fear grew a host of thorns and thistles: cover-ups, hiding, blaming, broken relationships, rejection, envy, treachery, and, ultimately, death. Fear truly is the most troublesome of the fall’s fallouts. But the good news is Christ’s fruitful vine of peace can replace fear and its weedy outgrowths. Jesus lived without fear, and He generously offers His peace to all His disciples today. Jesus preached a kind of peace that can be experienced only by citizens of His kingdom. Let’s enter His realm of peace as our study of John's Gospel continues.

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”.   


The Famous Afternoon Teas start again from June to September.   Dates as follows: 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, 26 September - (2pm – 4pm)


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, June 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 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 Please note that from June to September inclusive the cafe will be a monthly event being held on the second Wednesday of each month. Other summer dates are July 10, August 14 and September 11. Thereafter the cafe will revert to twice monthly.


Knitting for Others


Meetings have now resumed in Barry Church Hall for the summer months and we have already welcomed one new member Pat since our return. 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 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. New members always welcome.

Pauline Suttie, group leader, 01241 852614 or 07599 182418


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.



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: https://www.resourcingmission.org.uk/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.  https://www.resourcingmission.org.uk/mission/pilgrimage




From the Minister’s Desk


“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12: 2


Dear Friends,

Our choices bring consequences.  It’s true of our shopping choices, as we wonder about buying cheaper products at the cost of child labour or terrible working conditions.  It’s true of our political choices, as the fall-out from the European Elections works its way through to a new European Parliament.

Choices were also made last month at the General Assembly, with significant decisions about the future structures of the Church.  Our 43 Scottish Presbyteries are to be reduced to around 12 over the next five years.  This will reshape the regional support structures of the Church.

We also agreed to reduce the central administration costs by 20-30%, which will mean staff cuts as well as efficiency savings.  I welcome this, as the centre needs to shrink to reflect the decline in members and Ministers over the past decades.  Yet this will bring a personal cost to some very faithful servants of the Church who have given committed work over many years.  We need to remember the people involved.

Choices bring consequences, even the choice of not doing things.  I was disappointed with the vote against disinvesting in oil and gas companies, which in my view sends the wrong message about our willingness to tackle climate change.  I wonder about the consequences for many of our Youth Delegates, who felt that the Church hadn’t listened to their concerns and wasn’t interested in their future.

But it is good to see the Church facing up to some of the challenges of our times, and I look forward to the reshaping of our structures bringing a greater emphasis and support for the local work and mission of our congregations.  For us here in Barry and Carnoustie, there will be choices to make about how we worship, how we serve, and how we reach out to the community, in partnership with other congregations and the wider Church.

Where these will take us is yet to be seen, but we have already embarked on fresh adventures with our involvement with the Path of Renewal.  Across our local Presbytery significant changes to congregational partnerships are already taking place, and more may lie ahead.

In all the change and chance of our times the constancy of the Gospel message of a crucified and risen Saviour remains.  Our security is not in political leaders or even Church organisation or buildings; it is in the love of God revealed to us in His Son, Jesus Christ.  Focussed on His love, His presence, and His Kingdom purposes, we can make our choices prayerfully with confidence in His ultimate triumph.



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                                                                                    £8,266.96

Expenditure                                                                             £10,720.83


Balance in Bank at 1 May 2019                                           £896.40



Flower Calendar


02 June           Graham suttie             09 June           Graham Suttie

16 June           Mina Robertson           23 June

30 June                                               07 July            

14 July                                                 21 July

28 July             Carnoustie     


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


02 June                       Graham

09                                Malcolm

16                                Jan                                                                  Jan

23                                Iain                               Graham

30                                Shirley

07 July                         Elaine                                                              Graham

14                                Graham

21                                Malcolm

28                                Jan

04 August                    Iain

11                                Holiday Club


Cleaning Rota


June                Lorna Yule, Eileen Ramsay, Elaine Bottoms

July                  Shirley Murison, Mina Robertson




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


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 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.


Tobermory (Jan Scott)

On holiday on the Isle of Mull recently, I took the chance to attend Sunday worship in Tobermory Church, in the upper village of the town.   The church is a traditional building from the 1890’s and has a lovely stained glass rose window.

I was welcomed by both the Minister, Rev Johhny Paton, and the Session Clerk, Ishbel McKinnon.   It was good to have a brief chat before the service started.   The sermon was on the theme of mothers, as it was near Mothering Sunday. Nursery Rhymes came into it, with a little bit of allegedly historical background. ‘Three Blind Mice’ may refer to three Bishops blinded on the orders of Queen Mary 1st of England, also known as ‘Bloody Mary’.  Every day is a school day!!


Many things are very similar to what we do in Barry, of course, including fellowship after the service and a chance to buy Fairtrade goods, where I discovered that Divine chocolate also comes in lemon & juniper flavour.


I was saddened to hear recently that Jonny Paton passed away following a hill walking accident.   He was a ‘Munro Bagger’ and was climbing An Teallach, near Ullapool.   My thoughts are with his family.




















































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