October/November 2015









 October / November       2015




























Charity No: SC002545












































01 October       2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Rev Alastair Morrice

02 October       10.00am           Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

04 October       9.30am             Morning Worship

11 October       9.30am             Morning Worship

14 October       2.30pm             Willowbank -  Afternoon Service

16 October       10.00am           Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

18 October       9.30am             Morning Worship – MAF Prayer Day

19 October       7.15pm             Kirk Session Meeting – Church Hall

21 October       3.00pm             Braehill Lodge – Afternoon Service

25 October       9.30am             The Lord’s Supper – Barry Church

                        11.15am           The Lord’s Supper – Carnoustie Church

                        6.30pm             The Lord’s Supper – St Stephen’s Chapel

01 November   9.30am             Morning Worship

05 November   2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Mike Cordiner

06 November   10.00am           Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

08 November   10.30am           Remembrance Sunday

                        12.30pm           War Memorial Service

15 November   9.30am             Morning Worship

19 November   2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Mrs Margaret Ure

22 November   9.30am             Morning Worship

29 November   9.30am             Morning Worship – First Sunday of Advent



Please note that the Minister will be on holiday Saturday 3 – Friday 16 October


Please note that the OLM will be on holiday Monday 19 October – Sunday 1 November







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                          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. Mission Aviation Fellowship – Pray for our new partnership with MAF over the coming year, and for the people of Madagascar whom we hope to support.

2. Prayer Space in High School – Give thanks for this new partnership in Carnoustie High School and pray for sensitive and appropriate sharing with staff and pupils.

3. Malaria – Give thanks for the progress in defeating this scourge, and pray for the eradication of this terrible disease.



Door Duties


04 October                   Malcolm Sim               Peter Ramsay

11                                 Malcolm Sim               Eddie Hughes

18                                 Malcolm Sim               Ron Campbell

25                                 Malcolm Sim               Mabel Gordon

01 November               Malcolm Sim               Jan Scott

08                                 Malcolm Sim               Shirley Murison

15                                 Malcolm Sim               David Pattullo

22                                 Malcolm Sim               Eileen Ramsay

29                                 Malcolm Sim               Peter Ramsay

06 December               Malcolm Sim               Eddie Hughes


Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service


04 October                   Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

11                                 Sally MacKenzie          Muriel McConnell

18                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

25                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

01 November               Patricia Pattullo           Shirley Murison

08                                 Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

15                                 Sally MacKenzie          Muriel McConnell

22                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

29                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

06 December               Patricia Pattullo           Shirley Murison





CROSSREACH – providing a caring future


CrossReach Week 2015: 9 – 15 November


CrossReach Week is from 9 – 15 November when the Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly will spend a week meeting people who use our services, as well as staff and volunteers.  Right Reverend Dr. Angus Morison and his wife Marion will begin the week in Stornoway at Lewis Street and the Dochas Project which offer help to those with substance misuse problems. On Tuesday , the Moderator will be a guest at a gathering of CrossReach Dementia Ambassadors in Inverness, before heading to Hamilton on Wednesday to be one of the guest speakers at the Learning Disabilities National Forum.   Also on the agenda is a chance to tour some of CrossReach’s Children and Family Services on Thursday.


CrossReach and Social Care Sunday is on 15 November and to help churches plan a CrossReach themed service there will be ‘Starters for Sunday’ on the Church of Scotland and CrossReach Websites. These will include readings, hymn suggestions and video clips of the Moderator which can be shown during worship.  In addition, a DVD resource of CrossReach Week 2014 will be posted to ministers in charges.




Has your website got the CrossReach widget?

A new widget featuring the weekly CrossReach Prayer Diary is now available for church websites.   Following a successful pilot, the free resource is now being offered to all churches and will eventually be developed to include news from CrossReach job vacancies and the CrossReach shop.

CrossReach’s Head of Service for Business Development Elizabeth Hay said,”We would be delighted if every Church of Scotland congregation added the widget to their website.   Through prayer, our work together can reach and change the lives of those we serve in Christ’s name”. 



 Congregational Register



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

Aug         5       Douglas Adam

                        Smieton Street

               10     Mrs Eva Hovell

                        Kinloch Care Centre

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 now 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. Two features added recently are 'Prayer Topics', as suggested by Angus Presbytery, and 'Devotionals', as supplied daily Monday to Friday by Dr Micha Jazz courtesy of Premier Christian Radio. Details of the Barry Church Guild 2015-16 Syllabus can also now be viewed online.

Latest viewing statistics for the website show that between January 1 and September 15 this year a total of 194,429 hits were registered, an average of 753 per day. The figure for the whole of 2014 was 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


The Guild’s famous Afternoon Teas have been a great success and prior to the final event have raised £488.00 towards their projects for this year; Street Pastors Ascension Trust and All Friends Together (Churches helping people with disabilities)


The members were welcomed back to the new session when our minister, Rev Mike Goss, talked on the Guild topic.  The fees the year are £12.00 and we look forward to welcoming new members.   Unless otherwise stated all meetings start at 2.15pm.


Diary of events


Thursday 1 October - ‘A the Pairt’s, A the Airt’s – Rev Alistair Morrice


Thursday 5 November – Eagles Wings Trust – Mike Cordiner


Thursday 19 November – Crafts – Mrs Margaret Ure


We will also welcome our guests from Carnoustie Guild


Details of further events in future newsletters



Mrs Carolyn Peters


It was with much sadness that I conducted the funeral service of a very dear friend of the congregation of Barry Church back in the month of May. Mrs. Carolyn Peters was not only well known to the people of Barry as an elder but was well known to many in the town of Carnoustie also. We knew her from the days that she and her husband David ran the Glencoe Hotel.


Carolyn of course was well suited to hotel management, having studied at the “Scottish School of Hotel Management”, in Glasgow. Those years spent in Glasgow prepared Carolyn and David for the rest of their working lives. At that time Carolyn saw and learned from the tutors just how a hotel should be run. She was taught good cooking skills and was taught also just how a kitchen should be run. At that time Carolyn was proud of the fact that she was the youngest female licensee.


But Carolyn had other outside interests. She loved flowers; she loved arranging flowers and she also won a few awards for her exhibits in the annual Carnoustie flower show. She also regularly did wedding flower arrangements as a hobby. Along with the rest of her friends in Barry Church Carolyn was rightly proud of the Barry Church Flower Festival two years ago when the 125th anniversary of the church building was celebrated.


She had a lifelong interest in politics, both local and national and was a onetime secretary of the ladies branch for a political party. Carolyn was very active in her younger years with Girl Guides, and continued that interest until later in her life also.


We remember her work on the various church committees and Kirk Session. She always had suggestions to make at meetings and was never slow to offer assistance where needed. She will be missed on Sunday mornings and at any of the events in church life throughout the years. Our thoughts are still with David at the moment.


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.




Coming Up


Thurs 1st Oct               2.15pm           Joint Guild meeting             Barry Church


Fri 2nd Oct                  10.00am         Friday Coffee Break, Philip Hall


Sat 3rd – Fri 16th Oct Minister’s Holiday

Wed 14th Oct             2.30pm           Afternoon Service, Willowbank


Fri 16th Oct                 10.00am         Friday Coffee Break, Philip Hall


Sun 18th Oct               MAF Prayer Day

                                    9.30 am          Barry Parish Church

                                    11.00 am        Carnoustie Church

Mon 19th Oct – Sun 1st Nov  OLM’s Holiday

Monday 19th Oct        7.15pm Kirk Session, Church Hall


Wed 21st Oct              3.00pm           Afternoon Service, Braehill Lodge


Sun 25th Oct               The Lord’s Supper

                                    9.30 am          Barry Parish Church

                                    11.15 am        Carnoustie Church

                                    6.30 pm          St Stephen’s Chapel

Fri 6th Oct                   10.00am         Friday Coffee Break


Sun 8th Nov                Remembrance Sunday

                                    10.30 am        Barry Parish Church

                                    10.30 am        Carnoustie Church

                                    12.30 pm        War Memorial Service







From the Minister’s Desk


“We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:10

Dear Friends,

September has been a busy month for our congregations.  Beginning with the Guild Dedication services, this was followed by the Boys’ Brigade Enrolment service in Carnoustie, then the Harvest services and finishing up with the Mission Aviation Fellowship partnership services.

This last event was a new one in our Church calendar, and is the start of a year of partnership that Barry and Carnoustie congregations are embarked on.  There will be a Photographic Display in February, a Film night in April, (details to come) and other events still to be finalised.

While this will be helpful for our congregations to get a better view of the work of MAF, and to focus particularly on the work in Madagascar, I am excited by the prospects of wider outreach presented by this partnership.  Events will be widely publicised; the Display will have a launch night for local dignitaries and representatives of the community and will also link in to the schools.

What we will not do is abandon the other mission endeavours that are part of our Church life.  Indeed, we are already working on the next ‘Souper’ Sunday event which we hope to host at the start of Advent, the Friday Coffee Break is raising funds for Christians Against Poverty, and FairTrade and Traidcraft will continue to be promoted in various ways in our congregations.

All this goes on while the Guild, social team, and fabric and finance folk continue their vital work in the congregation.  Many of our members are already doing two or three different jobs – perhaps there are things that you might consider getting involved in.

All this ‘busyness’ is wasted unless it brings glory to the living God, and enables us to worship Him and witness to His great Salvation through His Son Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.  This above all must continue to be our great motivation for all that we do in and through the Church.


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                                                                                                  £19,845.19

Expenditure                                                                                           £19,722.10


Balance in Bank at 1 September 2015                                           £5,058.00


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.


Please note, as we head towards the end of the year, to bring your giving up to date to allow the Church to meet its financial commitments and move into the new year in a healthy financial condition.


Flower Calendar


04 October      Shirley Murison                       11                               

18                                                                    25        Guild

01 November  Mina Robertson                       08        Mabel Gordon

15                                                                    22

29        Christmas Flowers    


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


04 October                                Iain Ogilvie                     Dougal Edwards

11                                             Malcolm Sim                 Dougal Edwards

18                                             Graham Suttie               Mike Goss

25                                             Shirley Murison              Graham Suttie


01 November                             Hugh McKenzie             Mike Goss

08                                             Jan Scott                      Dougal Edwards

15                                             Jane Stewart                 Jane Stewart

22                                             Iain Ogilvie                     Dougal Edwards

29                                             Malcolm Sim                 Iain Ogilvie


06 December                             Graham Suttie               Dougal Edwards

13                                             Shirley Murison              Graham Suttiie              



A Prayer for all who serve.


Father, we give our thanks for the men and women

Who go on doing their duty

In the face of






We pray for all those who serve us in this town

At hazard to their lives

The policemen and women and firemen and women

And all others whose work demands constant risk.


We pray for the Army, RAF and Navy

Who at any moment are either bored or scared,

But they stay at their post and do what they must.

Father, bless their courage

With the peace that they, and we, are praying for.


Forgive us Father,

If we ever take for granted what others are doing

So that we can live in peace and safety.

Make us the kind of people who deserve these blessings.


We expect others to show courage in the line of duty.

If, once in a while,

We must stand up to be counted

And show a little courage of our own,

Help us to set them an example

By being the kind of people Christ has called us to be.




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