June-July 2018














































 June / July            2018    









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01 June           7.00pm                        Youth Dodgeball – BB Hall

03                    9.30am                        Morning Worship – Rev Malcolm Rooney

07                    7.00pm                        High School Awards – Carnoustie Church

09                    10.00am                      Barry Church Summer Fayre – Philip Hall

10                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

11                    7.15pm                        Kirk Session Meeting

13                    10.00am                      Good Neighbours Drop-In Café -Tearfund

                        2.30pm                        Willowbank RHE Service

                        7.30pm                        Carnoustie Churches Youth Mission

15                    7.00pm                        Film Night in Philip Hall “Wings of Eagles”

17                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

22                    6.15pm                        Treasure Hunt & Manse BBQ

24                    9.30am                        Morning Worship

                        12.30pm                      Church Picnic – Barry Mill

                        2.30pm                        Kinloch Care Home Service

27                    3.00pm                        Braehill Lodge Service

28                    2.00pm                        Guild’s Famous Afternoon Teas

01 July             10.00am                      Joint Morning Worship - Barry

08                    10.00am                      Joint Morning Worship – Barry

11                    10.00am                      Good Neighbours Drop-In Café - MAF

15                    10.00am                      Joint Morning Worship - Barry

22                    10.00am                      Joint Morning Worship – Carnoustie

26                    2.00pm                        Guild’s Famous Afternoon Teas

29                    10.00am                      Joint Morning Worship - Carnoustie

05 August        10.00am                      Joint Morning Worship - Carnoustie




Minister on holiday            2 July – 21 July      





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 – Give thanks for the various ventures the Churches are promoting to reach young people in the town and continue to pray for their development.

2. Presbytery Planning – Pray for wisdom and courage to support new forms of Ministry and Mission throughout Scotland.

3. Cuba – Pray for this island, particularly after the plane crash in May, but also in the light of the distribution of a million Bibles in recent years.


Door Duties


03 June                        MS                               Jan Scott

10                                 MS                               Shirley Murison

17                                 Rosemary Docherty     David Pattullo

24                                 Eileen Ramsay             Eddie Hughes

01 July                         Jan Scott                     Shirley Murison

08                                 MS                               Peter Ramsay

15                                 Rosemary Docherty     Mabel Gordon

22                                 Carnoustie

29                                 Carnoustie

05 August                     Carnoustie


Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service


03 June                        Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

10                                 Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

17                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

24                                 Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

01 July                         Sally McKenzie            Mabel Gordon

08                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

15                                 Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

22                                 Carnoustie

29                                 Carnoustie

05 August                     Carnoustie

12                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms           

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 , 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.”

30 March              Mrs Gloria Fleming            

20 April                  Bob Anderson


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 491,030 page hits were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 344,533. Have YOU joined our online community yet?


Midweek Focus


Our studies in 2nd Timothy draw to a close on Wednesday 6th June and will be followed by a four-week series on Colossians, running from June 13th to July 4th inclusive. Food . . . Water . . . Shelter . . . Chocolate. Anything else on your list of life essentials? What about for your Christian life? In this practical series, we’ll explore a basic truth from each chapter of the book of Colossians. Each of these four truths is vital to sustaining the Christian life—in fact, they’re absolutely essential. Midweek Focus will then take a short break before the weekly study sessions resume on August 8th when Paul's letter to the Philippians will come under the spotlight.

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.

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


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



28 June                 2.00 – 4.00pm      Afternoon Tea, Church Hall

26 July                   2.00 – 4.00pm      Afternoon Tea, Church Hall

30 August              2.00 – 4.00pm      Afternoon Tea, Church Hall

06 September      2.00pm  Guild Re-start       Rev Mike Goss     “Seeking the Way”

27 September      2.00 – 4.00pm      Afternoon Tea, Church Hall


The session ended on 3 May with an interesting talk from Doug Scott, a volunteer with Scottish Charity Air Ambulance.   A sum of £96.25 was raised for the charity and a letter of thanks has been received.


The afternoon teas start again.   See above.   We look forward to seeing old friends and hopefully a lot of new ones.


Guild meetings re-start on 6 September with the theme “Seeking the Way and topic “One Journey, Many Roads”.   Details of further meetings and an interesting syllabus to follow. to follow.            Please remember that all are welcome to join us.







WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE          10 to 11.30 AM






Sandip lives in a village in Nepal that has always been known for its monsoon flooding. However, nothing could have prepared him for the fateful day, a few years ago...

The floods destroyed his childhood home, along with the houses of 3,000 others. Tragically, the waters also swept away something even more precious: his father.

I can’t begin to imagine how he must have felt that day. Yet, nearly four years on, Sandip has big dreams. When he grows up, he wants to be a doctor and help people like those affected by the floods. Your gift could help people like Sandip in whatever circumstances they face.

Thankfully, God hasn’t let go of Sandip or his family. Following the floods, Tearfund’s partner in the area collaborated with a local church. Church members gave up their time and pooled their own resources to build a new house for the family.

Meanwhile, the pastor also took them under his wing. Leading an after school tuition club he helps children, like Sandip, achieve the best possible grades so that they can fulfil their dreams when they grow up.

Can I ask you to pray for Sandip and others like him in Nepal – people whose lives were almost destroyed by the recent floods – that they can rebuild their lives and dreams for the future. And please would you also remember everyone who works tirelessly with our seven partner organisations in Nepal.

The camera crews may move on, but as God’s love remains here, so will we. Thank you for all you do to make our work possible.


Douwe Dijkstra

Tearfund Country Director for Nepal


Thanks to the generosity of cafe regulars, a total of £1,047.10 was raised for church funds between October and April. Over the summer the cafe will be open only once a month with the money raised going to support the work of the wider Christian community. One has already been held for Christian Aid and, as you can read above, in June we will be supporting Tearfund. Other summer cafe dates and planned beneficiaries are as follows: July 11, in aid of Mission Aviation Fellowship; August 15, in aid of CrossReach; September 12, in aid of Compassion UK. In October, the Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe will revert to twice-monthly with the proceeds again going to church funds, the first two dates being October 10th and 24th.

Coming Up


Fri 1st June                    Youth Dodgeball Tournament

                                    7 pm                 BB Hall, Maule St

Sat 2nd June                   Golfers’ Dinner

                                    7.30 pm            Golf Hotel

Sun 3rd June                  Minister on Interim Moderator duties

                                    9.30 am and 11 am services – Rev Malcolm Rooney

Thurs 7th June                High School Awards Evening

                                    7 pm                 Carnoustie Church

Fri 8th June                    Sports & Crosses

                                    1.45 pm            BB Hall, Maule St

Sat 9th June                   Barry Church Fayre

                                    10 am – 2 pm    Philip Hall

Mon 11th June                Kirk Session

                                    7.15 pm            Barry Church Hall

Wed 13th June                Afternoon service

                                    2.30 pm            Willowbank

Wed 13th June                Carnoustie Churches Youth Mission

                                    7.30 pm            Philip Hall

Fri 15th June                   Film Night – Wings of Eagles

                                    7 pm                 Philip Hall

Fri 22nd June                  Sports & Crosses

                                    1.45 pm            BB Hall, Maule St

Fri 22nd June                  Treasure Hunt and Manse Barbeque

                                    6.15 pm            start at Philip Hall

Sun 24th June                

                                    11 am               Prizegiving – Carnoustie Church

                                    12.30 pm           Church Picnic – Barry Mill

                                    2.30 pm            Kinloch Care Service

Wed 27th June                Woodlands end of term Service

                                    10 am               Carnoustie Church

Wed 27th June                Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

2nd – 21st July                 Minister’s Holiday

“Wings of Eagles” is a recent film following up the story of Eric Liddell after his remarkable win at the 1924 Paris Olympics, immortalised in the earlier film “Chariots of Fire”.  This film tells of his journey as a missionary to China, and his suffering in the internment camps during the 2nd World War.




From the Minister’s Desk

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

Dear Friends,

Writing this on the train back to another General Assembly, I am deeply conscious of the scale of the problems faced by the Church of Scotland today.  Debates on Same Sex Marriage rumble on interminably, always with something new to confront, never reaching any sense of consensus but simply highlighting serious divisions in the Church.

These debates soak up so much energy without being able to deal with some of the foundational problems of the Church.  While there is broad agreement on the need for Mission, there are huge differences in understanding what Mission actually means.  There are clear contradictions in what people hold onto as the core of the Gospel itself.

As a rumbling sub-text to it all, membership and attendance at churches continues to decline; giving to the Church is no longer holding up, and the number of Ministers available to parishes is expected to fall to just over 600 within five years – for the 950 parishes we are planning to serve.

While the Assembly offers few solutions for the national Church, the Path of Renewal offers a beacon of hope for local congregations.  At our May conference Tod and Beth Bolsinger spent some valuable time speaking about Leadership in a time of change, and we reflected further on the processes of change before us.

We live today in a disruptive time.  The information age with data everywhere; the ‘screen’ age which isolates people from their surroundings and immediate family even as we are connected across continents; technology, transport and communications develop at an enormous rate.  Everything is changing, and we struggle to keep up.

One temptation is to see the Church as the one stable place where we can catch our breath – when in fact we require to change ourselves to be able to meet the challenges of this uncertain future.

When we can see where we are going, making the transition to this new future is relatively straightforward.  But the future is not clear, and nor is the shape of the Church to meet that future.  So, we require to develop a process of Adaptive Change.  Starting new things without a clear vision of where it will take us.

Our structures will need to change.  The way we worship will need to change – not necessarily altogether or all at the same time.  Our priorities will need to change.  The Good News of God – the Gospel of Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Saviour – this does not change and forms the bedrock to which we remain anchored.

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                                                                                    £10,737.96

Expenditure                                                                             £9,239.90


Balance in Bank at 1 May 2018                                           £2,864.68



Flower Calendar


03 June           Sally McKenzie                       10        Mr & Mrs G Suttie          

17                                                                    24        Mina Robertson

01 July                                                             08        Jan Scott

15                                                                    22

29                                                                    05 August


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

03 June                       Shirley                         Graham

10                                Malcolm                                                           Jan

17                                Hugh

24                                Jan

01 July                         Graham

08                                Malcolm                       Elders                          Elders

15                                Hugh

22                                Shirley

29                                Jan

05 August                    Graham


Cleaning Rota


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

W/C 2 July                  Rosemary Docherty, Jan Scott, Eddie Hughes

W/C 6 August             Lorna Yule, Eileen Ramsay, Elaine Bottoms



Knitting for Others


Donations of wool and knitted goods continue to come flooding in from near and far. A recent visitor to the group was Evelyn Dargie, who travelled down for the day from Aberdeenshire with two large bags of knitted blankets, jumpers etc from members of a knitting group she runs at a sheltered housing complex in Aboyne. We are also most grateful to Joyce Cuthbert from Airdrie, who read about Knitting for Others on the church website and decided to support our efforts by handing in a large quantity of unwanted wool when she came on a caravan holiday to Carnoustie at the end of April.

Our links with the Bananabox Trust are now firmly established and a further three boxes of knitted goods were delivered to the depot recently. Based in Dundee, the Trust was set up in 2017 to support and send aid to the people of Northern Malawi. Containers are used to transport a variety of items that are needed, but none that would cause a Malawian business or individual to fail. Malawi is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world with over 80% of the population being subsistence farmers who struggle to make a living. When the rains fail so do their crops and there is hunger and starvation. The real issue is poverty, which leads to poor housing, poor education, low life expectancy, high infant mortality, poor health care and child labour. The Bananabox Trust aims to help change the lives of Malawians through material support and the sharing of technical skills and knowledge. If you believe that you can support the Trust in any of these area’s they would be delighted to hear from you. Items required for shipping to Malawi include clothing (baby, child, adult); tools (hand tools and gardening tools); sewing machines; pencils, pencil sharpeners, ballpoint pens; bicycles; medical equipment (wheelchairs/crutches); toothbrushes/toothpaste; knitted woollen goods; sports equipment; educational books/A4 notepads; pots and pans. Articles can be handed in at Knitting for Others meetings in the Church Hall on Mondays 1.45 to 3.30 pm or on Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe days.

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 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 helps.   Please speak with Malcolm Sim if you require any further information.



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