Spring 2020














































Spring 2020









Charity No: SC002545

























































01 March                       9.30am             Morning Worship followed by Kirk Session

05                                 2.00pm             Guild – Dementia Dogs with Nadia

08                                 9.30am             Morning Worship followed by Annual Meeting

11                                 10.00am            Good Neighbours Drop-in Cafe

15                                 9.30am             Morning Worship

16                                 7.30pm             Path of Renewal Group - Manse

18                                 3.00pm             Afternoon Service at Braehill Lodge

22                                 9.30am             Morning Worship

25                                 10.00am            Good Neighbours Drop-in Cafe

29                                 10.30am            Morning Worship

02 April                         2.00pm             Guild – AGM and talk on topic with Rev Mike                                            Goss

05                                 9.30am             Morning Worship – Palm Sunday

12                                 9.30am             Morning Worship – Easter Day

13 – 19                          Ministers Holiday

15                                 10.00am            Good Neighbours Drop-in Cafe

19                                 9.30am             Morning Worship

21                                 2.00pm             Kirk Session Meeting

22                                 3.00pm             Afternoon Service at Braehill Lodge

23                                 3.30pm             After Communion at Brookfield RH

26                                 9.30am             The Lord’s Supper

27                                 7.30pm             Mission & Outreach Team – Philip Hall

29                                 10.00am            Good Neighbours Drop-in Cafe

03 May                         9.30am             Morning Worship

07                                 2.00pm             Guild – Dalmore Smallholding with Rosemary                                                                      Champion

10                                 9.30am             Morning Worship

13                                 10.00am            Good Neighbours Drop-in Cafe

                                    3.00pm             Afternoon Service at Braehill Lodge

16                                 7.30pm             Fiddlers Rally in Barry Parish Church

17                                 9.30am             Morning Worship

24                                 9.30am             Morning Worship

27                                 10.00am            Good Neighbours Cafe

31                                 9.30am             Morning Worship





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 Rosemary Docherty


Newsletter Editor                          Mr Malcolm Sim                852564



Guild Contact                                 Mrs Shirley Murison         410062





Please note that the next edition of the newsletter will be for Summer and will come out for June 2020.                       




Door Duties


01 March                    MS                              Peter Ramsay

08                                MS                              Mabel Gordon

15                                MS                              Rosemary Docherty

22                                MS                              Shirley Murison

29                                MS                              David Pattullo

05 April                       MS                              Eddie Hughes

12                                MS                              Jan Scott

19                                MS                              Eileen Ramsay

26                                MS                              Peter Ramsay

03 May                        MS                              Rosemary Docherty

10                                MS                              Mabel Gordon

17                                MS                              David Pattullo

24                                MS                              Shirley Murison

31                                MS                              Eddie Hughes




Sunday Tea Rotas


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


01 March                    Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

08                                Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

15                                Sally McKenzie         Mina Robertson

22                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

29                                Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

05 April                       Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

12                                Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

19                                Sally McKenzie         Mina Robertson

26                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie

03 May                        Alice Hughes             Jan Scott

10                                Eileen Ramsay          Elaine Bottoms

17                                Shirley Murison        Rosemary Docherty

24                                Sally McKenzie         Mina Robertson

31                                Patricia Pattullo        Heather McKenzie




Coming Up (continued)

Sun 5th Apr                    Palm Sunday

Wed 8th Apr                   Holy Week Service

            7 pm                 Carnoustie Church

Fri 10th Apr                    Good Friday

            2 pm                 Walk of Witness

            7 pm                 Barry Parish Church

Sun 12th Apr                  Easter Day

            6 am                 Sunrise Service – behind Leisure Centre

                                    Followed by rolls in the Philip Hall

            9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

            11 am               Carnoustie Church

Mon 13th – Sun 19th April Minister’s Holiday

Fri 17th Apr                    Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am      Philip Hall

Sat 18th Apr                   National Organ Day Recitals – Mark Spalding

                                    10-10.45 am                  Barry Parish Church

                                    11.30-12.15 am  Carnoustie Church

Tues 21st April                Kirk Session

                                    2 pm                 Barry Church Hall

Wed 22nd Apr                 Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

Wed 22nd Apr                 Midweek Focus

                                    7 pm                 21 Barry Road

Thurs 23rd Apr                Afternoon Communion

                                    3.30 pm            Brookfield RH

Sun 26th Apr                  The Lord’s Supper

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Mon 27th April                Mission & Outreach Team

                                    7.30 pm            Philip Hall

Wed 6th May                  Midweek Focus

                                    7 pm                 21 Barry Road

Wed 13th May                Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

Wed 20th May                Midweek Focus

                                    7 pm                 21 Barry Road





Congregational Register


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

13 December                 Amelia Walker



Barry Church Website


"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous 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. A total of 2,138,864 page views were registered in 2019, about 60% up on the figure for the previous year (1,335,394). A big thank you to all our online followers.



Midweek Focus Bible Study


Our fortnightly study series on the Old Testament book of Esther continues throughout the spring with the final session due to be held on June 17. Life can be hard. Difficult times happen, and pain cannot be avoided. When life doesn’t make sense, do you turn to God or away from Him? Let the book of Esther encourage you that God is always present. Trust and obey, as Esther did. And watch God silently weave all events for His glory . . . and for our good.


A warm welcome awaits all interested in sharing in these times of midweek fellowship. Meetings are held fortnightly at 21 Barry Road on Wednesdays from 7 to 8.30 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 meetings this session ‘Companions on the Road’   


Dates for the Famous Afternoon Teas will be in Summer Newsletter.


Diary of Events

March 5           Dementia Dogs with Nadia

April 2              AGM & talk on topic with Rev Mike Goss

May 7               Dalmore Smallholding with Rosemary Champion


Please join us and bring your friends for fellowship.




Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe


Fancy a hot cuppa and a friendly chat? Why not come along to our Good Neighbours Drop-In Cafe held twice monthly in Barry Church Hall on Wednesdays from 10 to 11.30 am? Tea/coffee and biscuits only £1 and there are also books, home baking and Traidcraft stalls. Cafe dates over the next few months are February 26, March 11 and 25, April 15 and 29, and May 13 and 27. Come along and bring your friends. A warm welcome awaits. For more information or to offer assistance on any Wednesday morning, telephone 01241 852614.

PS A total of £1,240 was raised for church funds last year, and the first three cafes this year have already raised £195.60. Thanks to all our cafe regulars and helpers. Have YOU been along yet?



Knitting for Others


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. Please note, Knitting For Others meetings are currently being held at 21 Barry Road. Meetings will resume in Barry Church Hall on March 30. New members always welcome.

Pauline Suttie, group leader, 01241 852614 or 07599 182418


Prayer Focus


We offer these thoughts to add to your own prayers;


1. China – Pray for all struggling with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, and remember also the Uighur people in North-West China, as more than a million of them are in forced detention camps for ‘re-education’.

2. Faith Nurture and Faith Impact Forums – Pray for these two new bodies which have just taken the place of four major Councils of the Church of Scotland, asking that God would grant wisdom and insight into the new way forward for these bodies

3. Residential Homes – Remember our members and other residents being cared for in the autumn of their lives, and pray that the services led by ourselves and other churches would bring comfort and hope to them all.


Coming Up


Prayer Meetings Mondays 10 - 11 am in the Duthie Room


Sun 1st March              Kirk Session

                                    After morning worship in Barry Church Hall

Mon 2nd March                        Church Life & Worship Team

                                    7.30 pm           Philip Hall

Wed 4th March                        Midweek Focus

                                    7 pm                21 Barry Road

Fri 6th March                Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall

Sun 8th March             Church Annual Meeting

                                    After morning worship in Barry Church Hall

Wed 11th March          Good Neighbours Drop-in Café

                                    10-11.30 am    Barry Church Hall

Mon 16th March           Path of Renewal Group

                                    7.30 pm           Manse

Wed 18th March          Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                Braehill Lodge

Wed 18th March          Midweek Focus

                                    7 pm                21 Barry Road

Fri 20th March              Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall

Sat 21st March             Confident Christianity Conference

                                    9.30 am – 4 pm, Central Church, Ward Road, Dundee

Wed 25th March          Good Neighbours Drop-in Café

                                    10-11.30 am    Barry Church Hall

Wed 1st Apr                 Midweek Focus

                                    7 pm                21 Barry Road

Thurs 2nd Apr              Barry Guild AGM

                                    2 pm                Barry Church Hall

Fri 3rd Apr                    Friday Coffee Break

                                    10-11.30 am    Philip Hall




From the Minister’s Desk


“…ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”

Ephesians 1: 15-16

Dear Friends,

Back in June I reported on the General Assembly in the newsletter, and noted the challenging choices that were made on Presbytery Reform and central administration budgets.  In addition, the Assembly also decided to streamline the central committees of the Church.

In place of the Ministries Council and the Mission & Discipleship Council one new Forum (working title Faith Nurture) began at the start of 2020.  Similarly, the World Mission and Church & Society Councils have been disbanded to form a second new Forum with the working name of Faith Impact.

Both these new Forums are far smaller than the constituent Councils, with only 13 Ministers and Elders appointed to each of them, in addition to Convener and Vice-Convener.  They will face huge challenges in bringing the previous work together and ensuring that the work of the wider Church continues to support local Church ministries and mission.

It is important to get these structures right in order to support the wider Church – things like training for Ministers, Deacons and other ministries; finances, and pensions; and professional development and planning.  These and so many other functions need to be organised centrally or we will pile an impossible workload onto already struggling congregations.

But the heart of the Church’s work is always in the local congregations and locally based outreach.  The connections that individual Christians have with their communities are the frontlines of the Church’s mission.  Pastoral relationships and shared discipleship happens in the Church families being nurtured all over the country – in cities, towns and rural communities.

We need to get the support mechanisms right, and I do encourage you to pray for the new Forums and the central administration of the Church.  But let us seek the Lord as we labour together in our local worship and witness here in Barry.


Yours in the Grace and Peace of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.

Mike Goss


Finance Statement


Balance per Statement at 31/12/19                                        £3,345.90                               

Income                                                                                    £2,894.24

Expenditure                                                                             £1,249.83


Balance in Bank at 31 January 2020                                   £4,990.31


Flower Calendar


01 March         Isobel Jamieson          08 March            Anonymous

15 March         Anonymous                 22 March

29 March         Eileen Ramsay           05 April            Graham Suttie  

12 April            Graham Suttie             19 March        

26 April                                                03 May

10 May Shirley Murison           17 May Shirley Murison

24 May Eileen Ramsay           31 May Eileen Ramsay


Anyone wishing to put flowers in the church should put their name on the flower calendar at church door or speak to Shirley Murison.         


Cleaning Rota


March                         Rosemary Docherty, Jan Scott, Eddie Hughes

April                            Eileen Ramsay, Elaine Bottoms, Lorna Yule

May                             Shirley Murison, Sylvia Knowles, Malcolm Sim



Barry Parish Church Newsletter – your action is requested.


As you will be aware, the Barry Parish Church newsletter is now produced 4 times per year, with editions for March – May, June – August, September – November and December – February. We hope you find it useful and interesting.

We are keen to make sure that you continue to receive the newsletter only if you wish to do so and would ask you to let us know that you do.


Please contact Jan Scott, Session Clerk by 30th April 2020 (simon.jan@blueyonder.co.uk) or call 01241 852 884 to confirm that you still want to receive the newsletter.


If we do not hear from you by the end of April 2020, we will take it that you no longer want to receive the newsletter and will no longer deliver it to you.

You can, of course, re-join the circulation list at any time by contacting the Session Clerk as above




Christian Aid in Carnoustie 2020


The planning group met recently to start putting together the 2020 events programme.             

There will not be a door-to-door collection throughout Carnoustie in 2020.                                               

 Some members will collect in their streets, but no one will be asked to ‘cold call’.


Collection envelopes will still be available in churches and announced for one month before Christian Aid Week which runs from 10 – 16th May 2020.


In addition, we want to invite you to support different approaches to support Christian Aid in 2020 and plan 4 events – 3 themed coffee mornings in the Philip Hall and a sponsored walk.


Saturday 14th March - Coffee Morning and Skilled Chocolate Eating Competition. Intrigued? Come along with friends and family to find out more! We will supply the chocolate and we all have fun!   


Saturday 13th June (date to be confirmed) Sponsored Walk for Christian Aid and Barbecue at Crombie Park.  2 – 5pm, Adults £5, children £2 to include a burger roll.


Saturday 12th September Coffee Morning and Paper Plane competition. More details will follow. 10 – 11.30am, Philip Hall, £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.


Saturday 14th November - Coffee Morning with Home Baking competition.                                                    10 – 11.30am, Philip Hall, £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.                                                                        Entry fee for Home Baking Competition and Judges to be confirmed.

We look forward to seeing you at these events.












Angus Strathspey and Reel Society


with guest singers


Barry Parish Church


Saturday 16 May 2020



in aid of church funds


Tickets £10.00 including refreshments









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.



Worship Rotas


Date                            Reading                     Prayers1                     Prayers2


01 March                     Iain

08                                Shirley                         Graham

15                                Elaine                                                 

22                                Graham                       Jan

29                                Malcolm

05 April                        Jan                                                                  Jan

12                                Iain

19                                Shirley                                                             Graham

26                                Elaine

03 May             Graham                       Jan

10                                Malcolm

17                                Jan                                                                  Jan

24                                Iain

31                                Shirley                         Graham



Something to Think About


Which letter is silent in the word ‘Scent’ – the S or the C?


Why is the letter W, in English, called double U and not double V!


The word ‘swims’ upside-down is still ‘swims’








Fairtrade Fortnight will be celebrated this year from Monday 24th February until Sunday 8th March. The focus this year is Chocolate so it should not be too difficult for everyone to support Fairtrade by purchasing a bar of Fairtrade Chocolate! It is also a great opportunity to get children involved by baking something chocolaty as they do love to get in a sticky mess but the end result is (nearly) always edible.


Carnoustie Fairtrade Group is hoping to get involved with the schools in the town and arrange some sort of competition to raise awareness of Fairtrade and how it helps to improve the lives of so many people so watch out for posters or details about what is going on during the fortnight.


At our twice-monthly Good Neighbours Drop-In Café in Barry Church Hall on Wednesday 26th February from 10 to 11.30 am a Fairtrade stall will be included. Carnoustie Church’s Friday Coffee Break in the Philip Hall on 6th March will also be raising awareness with a stall available there as well.


With Easter coming up maybe this would be a good time to buy all your Easter Eggs with Fairtrade ones of all sizes available in most supermarkets but especially our local Co-op.


Fairtrade goods are available at all times of the year of course, groceries, fashion and household items can all be found so keep a lookout and try to think Fairtrade First.





Barry / Carnoustie FUN Group



Putting Competition & BBQ – Friday 19 June: 6pm


Bring your own food for the BBQ to the Manse then meet at 6pm at Carnoustie Golf Links Public Putting Green. The BBQ and presentation of putting prizes will take place in the manse garden after the competition.


The entry fee per person is 50p – teams of 3 or 4 persons.   Entry forms will be available in the near future.




Day Trip to the Kelpies – Saturday 29 August


The cost for the above trip is £20.00 per person and includes minibus and canal trip.


Trip Information:


Meet at Philip Hall for 9.30am

Visit Kelpies and Helix Visitor Centre for 11.15am

Lunch at Callendar House for 1.00pm (this is not included in the cost)

Trip on the canal – Falkirk Wheel Experience – able to access the Falkirk Wheel Visitors Centre prior to canal trip for 2.40pm


The canal trip covers a 60minute Falkirk Wheel Experience travelling along the aquaduct to the Union Canal and back.   Timings for this are 12noon, 12.40pm and 2.40pm so timings can be changed to suit.


2 minibuses have been booked along with drivers.


Speak to Pat Thornton for further information.









































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