October-November 2016










 October / November           2016






























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29 September    2.00pm             Guild Afternoon Tea – Barry Church Hall

02 October        9.30am             Morning Worship – MAF Thanksgiving

06 October        2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Sheila Mann – Scottish Poetry

07 October        10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

09 October        9.30am             Morning Worship

16 October        9.30am             Morning Worship

17 October        7.15pm             Kirk Session – Church Hall

21 October        10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

22 October        10.00am            Gift and Prayer Day – Barry Parish Church

23 October        9.30am             The Lord’s Supper – Barry Parish Church

                        11.00am            The Lord’s Supper – Carnoustie Church

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

30 October        9.30am             Morning Worship

03 November     2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Rev Karen Fenwick – Visitors Day

04 November     10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

06 November     9.30am             Morning Worship – TEARFund Service

13 November     10.30am           Remembrance Service

                        1.00pm             War Memorial Service

14 November     7.30pm             Mission & Discipleship Team – Duthie Room

18 November     10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

20 November     9.30am             Morning Worship

27 November     11.00am            Joint Service at Carnoustie – Souper Sunday

01 December     2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Lorna Yule, Flower Arranging

                        2.30pm             Brookfield RHE – Afternoon Communion

02 December     10.00am            Friday Coffee Break – Philip Hall

04 December     9.30am             Morning Worship                       


3-10 October                            Rev Mike Goss on holiday

24 October – 6 November        Rev Dougal Edwards on holiday






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




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. Montrose: South & Ferryden – Pray for Rev Geoff Redmayne, as he is inducted as the new minister of this charge on October 20th.

2. Presidential Elections – Remember the people of the USA as they vote for their new President in November.

3. Mission Aviation Fellowship – Keep MAF in your prayers now that our year of partnership is drawing to an end – the work goes on.



Door Duties

02 October                   MS                               Eddie Hughes

09                                 MS                               Ron Campbell

16                                 MS                               Mabel Gordon

23                                 MS                               Jan Scott

30                                 MS                               Shirley Murison

06 November               MS                               David Pattullo

13                                 MS                               Eileen Ramsay

20                                 MS                               Peter Ramsay

27                                 Joint Service at Carnoustie


Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service


02 October                   Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

09                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

16                                 Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

23                                 Sally McKenzie            Mabel Gordon

30                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

06 December               Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

13                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

20                                 Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

27                                 Joint Service at Carnoustie

04 December               Sally McKenzie            Mabel Gordon

11                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott



Just for Fun


Teacher:  How old is your father?

Kid: He is 6 years

Teacher: What?  How is this possible?

Kid: He only became a father when I was born


Teacher: Maria, go to the map and find North America

Maria: Here it is

Teacher: Correct.  Now class who found North America?

Class: Maria


Teacher: Glenn, how do you spell crocodile?

Glenn: K-R-O-C-O-D-I-L-E

Teacher: No, that’s wrong

Glenn: Maybe so but you asked me how I spell it


Teacher: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?


Teacher:  What are you talking about

Donald: Yesterday you said it’s H to O


Teacher: Clyde, your composition on “My Dog” is exactly the same as your brother’s.  Did you copy his?

Clyde: No sir, it’s the same dog


Teacher: Harold, what do you call a person keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

Harold: A teacher


Christmas Leaflet


It is heading for that time of the year again and joint churches are planning the layout and content.   The leaflet will be ready for distribution prior to the first Sunday of Advent on 27 November.   Barry Church usually has 8 districts to deliver to and we are looking for volunteers to deliver the leaflets.   It should not take any more than 1.5 to 2 hours to deliver.  If you can help please contact Malcolm Sim (07794081285 or malcolm.sim@talktalk.net).



Congregational Register



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

July         28     Thomas Malone

                        Thomas Street

               29     John Maxwell

                        Thomas Court


“Jesus said, ‘What God has joined together let no-one put asunder’.”

August    6       Deborah J Cooney and Norman P Beattie

                        Primrose Street

*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).


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 440,673 hits were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 194,392. A big thank you to all our online followers.




Thank you for all the used stamps received recently.

In 2016 the Church of Scotland World Mission Stamp Appeal is supporting the Church of South India's Othara Eco-Spirituality Centre.

'God created all living and non-living things to coexist in a rhythm and equilibrium, which we often call ecological balance. Ecological disasters befall us when this balance is lost', Bishop Thomas K. Oommen, Deputy Moderator of the Church of South India

The Church of South India (CSI) has recently opened the Othara Eco-spirituality centre near Thiruvalla in Kerala. It is a place where people can come to learn about climate change and the importance of conserving the earth God has given us.

This year the Stamp Project will support some of their ecological innovations including the harvesting and re-use of rain water, the establishment of a biogas plant to power the kitchens and the development of a small dairy and chicken farm for native breeds.

Through retreats and conferences, CSI hopes that the knowledge people gain at the centre will inspire them to live sustainably and encourage others in their community to do likewise. They want to encourage people to appreciate and understand that 'caring for the earth is not only a calling, but a lifestyle.'

How to contribute - 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 Joy


Contact Person: Shirley Murison (01241 410062)

Treasurer: Grace Byars

Committee: Mina Robertson, Mabel Gordon, Sylvia Knowles, Elaine Bottoms, Rosemary Docherty


Unless otherwise stated all meetings start at 2.15pm.


Diary of events not to be missed


Thursday 29 September              2pm - Afternoon Tea in Church Hall

Thursday 6 October                    Sheila Mann – Scottish Poetry

Wednesday 12 October              2.30pm Colliston Church - Autumn Council Meeting

Thursday 3 November                 Rev Karen Fenwick – Visitors Afternoon - All Welcome

Sunday 13 – 20 November          Guild Week

Thursday 1 December                Lorna Yule – Flower Arranging


We look forward to seeing you all again and hopefully some new faces.




Knitting for Malawi

Calling all members and supporters of Barry Church Knitting for Malawi! Thanks for all your interest and hard work since the group started in June. Our first four boxes of knitted goods were handed over to Dundee-based charity The Raven Trust on August 1 and are presently en route by shipping container to Malawi. Meanwhile, needles and fingers continue to be busy and we are now preparing to dispatch a second consignment of four boxes in the near future. Blankets, jumpers, vests, hats etc. are always welcome and any donations of double knitting wool (any colour except white) would also be appreciated. These can either be handed in at the church hall on Monday afternoons between 1.45 and 3.30 pm or uplifted by arrangement.

Please note my contact telephone number has changed. I can now be reached on 01241 852614 or 07512 857300.

Pauline Cadger, group leader


Midweek Focus

The weekly meetings of Midweek Focus began in August. To start us off on August 10, 17 and 24, Speaking up for Jesus, produced by Premier Christian Radio, was a six-part exploration of objections to Christian belief with David Winter, Amy Orr-Ewing, Nicholas King, Steve Chalke, Michelle Moran and Bishop Lindsay Urwin. It comprised six 15-20minute radio programmes in which prominent Christian thinkers engage with moral, historical, intellectual and psychological objections to Christian believing. Questions were provided for ongoing discussion.

From August 31, the Old Testament book of Nehemiah has been the focus of attention on Wednesday evenings. At this time of uncertainty, our society desperately needs wise, godly leadership. The good news? It’s possible. In the book of Nehemiah, the walls of Jerusalem have crumbled, its glory has faded, and its people have lost heart. This is a story of a people who found godly leadership in the person of Nehemiah. Insight for Living's Chuck Swindoll is leading us through God’s principles of leadership found in Nehemiah. Over a 16week series, we are learning to motivate . . . overcome discouragement . . . face opposition . . . and apply wisdom and insight in all realms of life and leadership.

October and November programme: Oct 5 - Nehemiah 6; Oct 12 - Nehemiah 7; Oct 19 - Nehemiah 8; Oct 26 - Nehemiah 9; Nov 2 - Nehemiah 10; Nov 9 - Nehemiah 11; Nov 16 - Nehemiah 12; Nov 23 - Nehemiah 13; Nov 30 - Nehemiah 14.


Meetings are now held at 21 Barry Road on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm. For more information about Midweek Focus, contact Graham Suttie on 01241 852614 or email graham.suttie@btinternet.com



Coming Up


Thurs 29th Sep               Guild Afternoon Tea                                                                                                        2 pm                 Barry Church Hall


Sunday 2nd Oct              Mission Aviation Fellowship – Thanksgiving

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Mon 3rd – Mon 10th Oct   Minister’s Holiday (Mike)

Fri 7th Oct                      Friday Coffee Break

                                    10 – 11.30 am Philip Hall

Mon 17th Oct                  Kirk Session

                                    7.15 pm            Barry Church Hall

Fri 21st Oct                    Friday Coffee Break

                                    10 – 11.30 am Philip Hall

Sat 22nd Oct                  Gift and Prayer Day

                                    10 am – 4 pm    Barry Parish Church

Sunday 23rd Oct             The Lord’s Supper

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

                                    6.30 pm            St Stephen’s Chapel, Carnoustie

Mon 24th Oct – Sun 6th Nov          OLM’s Holiday (Dougal)

Fri 4th Nov                      Friday Coffee Break

                                    10 – 11.30 am Philip Hall

Sunday 6th Nov               TEARFund Service

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Sun 13th Nov                  Remembrance Services

                                    10.30 am           Barry Parish Church

                                    10.30 am           Carnoustie Church

                                    1 pm                 War Memorial

Monday 14th Nov            Mission & Discipleship Team

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room, Philip Hall

Fri 18th Nov                    Friday Coffee Break

                                    10 – 11.30 am Philip Hall

Sunday 27th Nov Souper Sunday Joint Service

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Thurs 1st Dec                 Afternoon Communion Service

                                    2.30 pm            Brookfield

Fri 2nd Dec                     Friday Coffee Break

                                    10 – 11.30 am Philip Hall



From the Minister’s Desk

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.”

Ephesians 6:18

Dear Friends,

In Scotland today religion is being steadily privatised.  There are organisations trying to push religion out of schools under the guise of inclusion, when what they are seeking is exclusion.  Using terms like ‘indoctrination’ they give the impression of the Church wielding great power over children’s minds.

Of course, if that was really the case we would have large numbers of children attending our church services, but declining and closing Sunday Schools all over Scotland tell a different story.  Instead of trying to ‘brainwash’ children, school chaplains attempt to encourage them to explore faith and morals as part of the wider school curriculum.

I remain deeply grateful for the opportunities that I have to go into Woodlands and Burnside Primary Schools and Carnoustie High, and am keen to explore what more we might do in partnership with folk from other local churches.  But it is important that we continue the pressure to be further squeezed out of the public sphere by secularists and others.

That ‘privatisation’ of faith is a pressure many of us feel as adults.  There is an embarrassment that some experience with the very idea of talking about our Christian motives and practices.  We have become shy of the very things that matter most to us!

Yet we are only believers today because others in the past were bold to proclaim the faith.  The Christian Church began in the Middle East, and was an import to our own land – though many centuries ago now.  And each generation has needed to pass the message on to the succeeding age.

Some of that embarrassment is seen in the matter of corporate prayer.  Of course, no-one wants to be like the hypocrite that Jesus complains of, praying on the street corners to get attention.  But praying together is a precious gift to Christians and a vital part of the life of the Church.

So publicly led prayer is naturally a part of every Christian service.  Yet there is so much more that we can do together.  A few of us meet regularly in the Duthie Room on Monday lunchtimes for a short time of prayer, with folk being able to pray from the heart for people and issues of common and personal concern.

Not everyone who comes along prays out loud, and no-one is made to do so, but simple prayers from the heart are a blessing to us all.  Why not join us some day?

On Saturday 22nd October there will be a Gift and Prayer Day in Barry Church.  You can come at any time between 10 am and 4 pm, sit in quiet contemplation and prayer for as long or short as you like, and leave a donation as appropriate.

On the hour and half hour there will be short time of scripture reading and led prayer from the front, otherwise there will be Christian music playing gently or times of silence.  Let your giving be centred in the life of prayer!


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

Mike Goss



Finance Statement


Balance per Statement at 31/12/15                                        £4,326.88                               

Income                                                                                    £14,886.31

Expenditure                                                                             £17,126.12


Balance in Bank at 1 August 2016                                     £2,087.07


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


02 Oct             Lynn Stewart                           09                   

16                    Heather McKenzie                  23                                           

30                    Mina Robertson                       06 Nov             Mabel Gordon

13                                                                    20                    Jan Scott

27                    Carnoustie Church


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

02 October                              Malcolm Sim               Graham Suttie

09                                            Graham Suttie

16                                            Hugh McKenzie

23                                            Shirley Murison

30                                            Jan Scott                     Iain Ogilvie

06 November                          Iain Ogilvie

13                                            Malcolm Sim

20                                            Graham Suttie

27                                            Hugh McKenzie

04 December                          Shirley Murison           Graham Suttie

11                                            Jan Scott


Cleaning Rota

W/C 31 October                     Shirley Murison, Mina Robertson

W/C 14 November                  Grace Byars, Sylvia Knowles, Malcolm Sim

W/C 28 November                  Patricia Pattullo, Hugh & Heather McKenzie





Scripture Union Go Conference


 The Go Conference is Scripture Union Scotland’s national youth conference – for pupils in S4 to S6, and for those ready to make a difference in their school, community and church. It takes place at Lendrick Muir, near Kinross, from Friday 14–Monday 17 October. The cost is £89 which covers all meals and activities. Also included in the price is:

• Great Bible teaching –  living in an alien culture – how Daniel and his friends embraced life in such a way that it made them out as belonging to God

• Really helpful seminars exploring big questions about how the Bible shapes all areas of life

• Plenty of time and space to be in a community of young people who want to live for Jesus.

Find out more online at www.suscotland.org.uk/goconf <http://www.suscotland.org.uk/goconf> .





By the time you read this we will have held our Quiz Night in the Philip Hall.  Plans are already in place for a “Steeple Drive with Stovies Supper” in February next year.   It is also intended to reinstate the putting competition in May or June.


Consideration is in place for attending either the Proms or Shakespeare night at Glamis Castle in August.   Would anyone be interested in going?   We would pland to organise car transport to the event with an anticipated total cost of £20.00.   You would require to bring your own supper.


It is also intended to hold a Christmas Party for all ages.


Other events may also be arranged during the year.  Watch this space.



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