October-November 2018














































 October / November            2018    









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04 October      2.00pm            Guild – Radio Lollipop (Irene Duncan)

07                    9.30am            Morning Worship

14                    9.30am            Morning Worship

15                    7.15pm            Session Meeting – Barry Church Hall

17                    2.30pm            Presbyterial Guild Service – Barry Parish Church

21                    9.30am            Morning Worship

28                    9.30am            The Lord’s Supper

29                    7.30pm            Church Life & Worship Team - Philip Hall


01 November  2.00pm            Guild Visitors Afternoon – with John Knox

03                                            National Day of Prayer – Look for details in                                              Orders of Service

04                    9.30am            Morning Worship

05                    7.30pm            Mission & Outreach Team – Philip Hall

11                    9.30am            Joint Service in Carnoustie Church

                        10.30am          Parade leaves RBLS

                        10.45am          Remembrance Service at War Memorial

                        7.30pm            National Bell Ringing

18                    9.30am            Morning Worship

21                    2.30pm            Guild visit to Carnoustie Guild.  Afternoon Tea

23                    7.00pm            Board Games & Curry Night in Philip Hall

25                    9.30am            Morning Worship


02 December  9.30am            Morning Worship

06                    2.00pm            Guild with Dee Ukes Ukulele Band



Minister on holiday            29 September – 14 October                          





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. Prayer – Remember the National Day of Prayer and the need for us all to nurture our individual and corporate prayer life.

2. Remembrance – Pray for peace in our divided world as we remember with thanks the ending of the first world war 100 years ago, and all those who gave their lives and suffered in that and many other conflicts.

3. Brexit – Continue to pray for a way to heal the divisions that this process has brought, and for wisdom to establish a just and fair outcome for all peoples in our land.


Door Duties


07 October                 MS                              Mabel Gordon

14                                MS                              Rosemary Docherty

21                                MS                              Shirley Murison

28                                MS                              David Pattullo

04 November             MS                              Eileen Ramsay

11                                Carnoustie Church

18                                MS                              Eddie Hughes

25                                MS                              Peter Ramsay

02 December             MS                              Jan Scott


Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service



07 October                 Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

14                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

21                                Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

28                                Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

04 November             Sally McKenzie         Mabel Gordon

11                                Carnoustie Church

18                                Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

25                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

02 December             Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms        



Remembrance Sunday

On a cold November Sunday morn, an old man sits a while
Looking though old photographs, he can’t help but smile
They’re all there, all the boys, with hair cut short and neat
Uniforms of khaki, strong black boots upon their feet.
They met as strangers but soon became like brothers to the end
Smiling at the camera, there could be no truer friends.
They all took the Queen’s shilling, went off to fight the hun,
Soon learnt the pain of loss once the fighting had begun.
So many never made it home, lost on foreign shores
Many more were injured and would be the same no more.
The old man’s eyes mist with tears as he remembers every face
Each of his fallen brothers and the killing which took place
He proudly dons his beret, his blazer and his tie
For today he will remember the ones who fell and died.
On his chest there is a poppy, a blaze of scarlet on the blue
He steps out into the cold, he has a duty he must do
Once at the cenotaph he stands amongst the ranks
Of those who marched to war and those who manned the tanks,
He bows his head in reverence, as the last post begins to play
And he wonders what will happen at the ending of his days
Will anyone remember? Will anybody care?
About the lads so far from home whose life was ended there?
I wish that I could tell him, that he should fear not
For this soldier and his brothers will NEVER be forgot
We owe a debt of gratitude that we can never pay
And this country WILL remember them, on each Remembrance day.




Congregational Register


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

No funerals or other changes to the register this month



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 September 15 this year a total of 897,602 page views were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 596,918. Have you joined our online community yet?



Midweek Focus


Our current 12-week study series on the Apostle Paul's Letter to the Philippians will conclude on Thursday 25th October. The following week, 1st November, we plan to embark on our most ambitious project yet - a 42-week series on the Gospel of John. Wouldn't it be fascinating to meet someone who actually walked and talked with Jesus? John the apostle knew Jesus first-hand, and in his Gospel, he opens our hearts to the Master he loved and followed. As Jesus launched His public ministry and interacted with people, we can see ourselves in each person Jesus met-the religious seeker Nicodemus, the shunned woman at the well, the lame man waiting his entire life for a healing touch from God. And with each word Jesus spoke, we can feel His compassion and power. Even a most hardened sceptic can find John's account of Jesus' invitation to believe in Him impossible to resist.

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.

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.





04 October            2.00pm  Radio Lollipop     Irene Duncan


01 November       2.00pm  Visitors Afternoon, entertainment with John Knox


21 November       2.30pm  Visit to Carnoustie Guild.   Afternoon Tea


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





Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe


Since the last issue of the church newsletter a further two charities have benefited from the proceeds of our Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe. In August, a sum of £102.75 was raised for the Church of Scotland social care arm CrossReach, and in September, £85 for Compassion UK.

The following letter of thanks has been received from CrossReach:

Dear Mr & Mrs Suttie,

I was very happy to receive your recent letter of 23 August 2018 and cheque for £102.75 from the Good Neighbours Drop-In Café coffee morning on 15 August 2018 at Barry Parish Church.

Thank you so much for joining in and making a positive impact with us. Your recent generous donation of £102.75 is such a wonderful demonstration of your care and thoughtfulness. Thank you!

Here at CrossReach, we deliver services in Jesus' name. Our services, covering the areas of Adult Care Services, Services to Older People and Children and Family Services are a vital support to many vulnerable people across Scotland. Your donation enables us to make immediate positive impacts on the lives of those we are working with. Thank you for joining in with us to make these changes.

Your joining in with us is vital. Through congregations like yourself, and speakers, fundraisers, event participants and stamp collectors, we are able to raise essential funds that help us to change lives every day. If you know of anyone in your congregation who may be interested in helping us in one of the ways listed above, please do encourage them to get in touch. We are always happy to send a speaker to your congregation to let you all know how we are spending your generous donation to bring about positive changes.

So a huge THANK YOU to you all from me, and from those for whom your joining in with CrossReach is impacting.

Yours, in partnership in making a difference,

Rebecca Tennant

Community and Events Officer

Supporter Development

Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2SR

In October, the Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe reverts to twice-monthly with the proceeds again going to church funds, the first four dates being October 10th and 24th, and November 7th and 21st. Anyone wishing help with transport to and from the cafe should telephone Pauline and Graham Suttie on 01241 852614.

Remember, Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe, Wednesday 10th October, Barry Church Hall, 10 to 11.30 am, tea/coffee and biscuits only £1, books, home baking and Fairtrade stalls. All welcome. Come along and bring your friends. Proceeds in aid of church funds.

Prayer Meetings Mondays 10 - 11 am in the Duthie Room

Sat 29th Sep – Sun 14th Oct         Minister’s Holiday

Mon 15th Oct                  Kirk Session

                                    7.15 pm            Barry Church Hall

Wed 17th Oct                 Presbyterial Guild Service 2.30 pm            Barry Parish Church

Fri 19th Oct                    Sports & Crosses

                                    1.45 pm            BB Hall, Maule St

Wed 24th Oct                 Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

‘Young and Free’ Art Exhibition in Barry Church and Hall

                                    Wed 24th Oct                 10 am – 4 pm

                                    Thurs 25th Oct                10 am – 4 pm

                                    Fri 26th Oct                    2 – 8 pm

                                    Sat 27th Oct                   10 am – 4 pm

Fri 26th Oct                    Dodgeball Tournament (+Pizza)

                                    7 pm                 BB Hall, Maule St

Sun 28th Oct                  The Lord’s Supper

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Mon 29th Oct                  Church Life & Worship Team

                                    7.30 pm            Philip Hall

Fri 2nd Nov                     Sports & Crosses

                                    1.45 pm            BB Hall, Maule St

Sat 3rd Nov                    National Day of Prayer

                                    Look out for details in the Orders of Service

Mon 5th Nov                   Mission & Outreach Team

                                    7.30 pm            Philip Hall

Sun 11th Nov                  Remembrance Sunday – Centenary Year

                                    9.30 am            Joint Service in Carnoustie Church

                                    10.30 am           Parade departs Royal British Legion

                                    10.45 pm           Remembrance at War Memorial

                                    7.30 pm            National Bell Ringing

Wed 14th Nov                 Afternoon Service

                                    2.30 pm            Willowbank

Wed 21st Nov                 Afternoon Communion Service

                                    3.30 pm            Brookfield

Fri 23rd Nov                    Board Games and Curry night

                                    7 pm                 Philip Hall

Wed 28th Nov                 Afternoon Service 3 pm   Braehill Lodge



From the Minister’s Desk

“If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

Dear Friends,

In November we will join with others across Scotland to share in the second National Day of Prayer called by the General Assembly.  Details are still to be finalised for our congregations, but I would hope we can offer a variety of different options – perhaps a prayer breakfast and a prayer walk around the Church or the town.

In past times, National Days of Prayer were called by the Crown or Parliament.  These were often called at times of national crisis such as war or famine.  Famously, King George V called for 100 days of prayer beginning on August 4th 1918 – a period that ended with the signing of the Armistice on 11th November.

In this centenary year of the Armistice we will certainly be joining many in praying for peace in our world and in our land, and that will form an important thread in our National Day of Prayer.  But the crisis that has called the Church to pray is a Spiritual one.

The Church of Scotland is dying.  We face difficult times ahead with declining finances, membership and ministry, alongside the continued struggle to maintain our huge buildings heritage and adapt it for the future needs of the Church.  The crisis is real, and it is upon us today.

Nationally, there are voices being raised suggesting different solutions.  There are calls to liberalise our message, to adapt to the changing culture of our day.  But I remember the adage: ‘whoever marries the spirit of this age will be widowed in the next’.  Culture always changes – the call of the Gospel is to call each age to the transforming love of Christ revealed on the cross.

Our Kirk Sessions have been meeting to discuss the national situation and to begin to consider the way ahead.  We have heard of encouragements from the growth of the Church in sub-Saharan Africa, notwithstanding the challenges there.  We are already in the midst of the plans to alter our buildings in Carnoustie radically, alongside this we need to explore the changes required in our congregational life.

The Path of Renewal is part of a process to help us in those changes.  A group of our Elders will be at a conference at the end of October to explore how we move forward in this.

These are challenging times.  More than ever we need to seek the Lord in prayer, for His guidance, His strength and renewal in our lives as individuals and as Church.  Will you pray?

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                                                                                    £20,959.39

Expenditure                                                                             £22,326.01


Balance in Bank at 31 August 2018                                    £1,970.46



Flower Calendar


07 October      Sally McKenzie           14 October     

21 October      Heather McKenzie      28 October

04 November  Mina Robertson           11 November 

18 November  Mabel Gordon              25 November



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

07 October                  Hugh

14 October                  Malcolm                        

21 October                  Jan                              Jan

28 October                  Iain                                                      

04 November              Shirley                                                             Graham

11 November              Hugh (In Carnoustie)              

18 November              Graham                       Graham

25 November              Malcolm                                                          

02 December              Jan                              Jan


Cleaning Rota


October           Grace Byars, Sylvia Knowles, Malcolm Sim

November       Patricia Pattullo, Heather & Hugh McKenzie

December       Rosemary Docherty, Jan Scott, Eddie Hughes

January           Lorna Yule, Eileen Ramsay, Elaine Bottoms




Knitting for Others


Knitting for Others meetings have now switched to 21 Barry Road for the autumn and winter months and will return to Barry Church Hall in April. New members are always welcome on Monday afternoons from 1.45 to 3.30 pm.

For those who prefer to knit at home, 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 or uplifted by arrangement. Thank you.

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


Year of Young People Exhibition


'Young and Free', a four-day exhibition celebrating The Year of Young People, will be held in Barry Parish Church on Wednesday 24th October, 10 am to 4 pm, Thursday 25th October, 10 am to 4 pm, Friday 26th October,2 to 8 pm, and Saturday 27th October, 10 am to 4 pm. The exhibition will feature displays by local recent graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. Hopefully as many people as possible will take this opportunity to come along and admire the work of some of our talented young folk from the Barry and Carnoustie area. Refreshments available. Admission free, but donations welcome for church funds.




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