Bill Borthwick has given us notice that he intends to stand down as Congregational Treasurer at the end of March 2020. The work that Bill has done has demonstrated the value of having a designated treasurer and the Finance Committee would be eager to see him replaced.

If you possess the ability and experience to take on this role, you could offer immeasurable support to the Kirk Session and congregation by volunteering your services. Alternatively, if you know of someone who might be suitable, the Session would be delighted to approach him or her.

Bill has kindly offered every assistance to whoever is appointed in his place.

Please contact Ivor Waddell, Session Clerk, either to volunteer or to recommend someone else.  Email address and phone numbers are on the Contact Information page.

Graham Finch
on behalf of the Finance Committee


As we head into a new year, have you considered committing yourself to attending one of our Church’s Home Study Groups?

Enjoy sharing the Word, time for prayer, friendly discussion and good fellowship, not to mention tea & coffee etc. The Groups & times are as follows:

Monday Morning Group: Currently having a break.
Tuesday Morning Daar Lodge Group: 10am at Daar Lodge. Contact Graham Finch
Tuesday Evening Group: meets at 7.30pm. Contact Irene Robertson
Sunday Evening Gathering: Meets at 7-9pm Upper Room, Church Hall. Contact Alistair Simpson or Howard Brown.


Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmas Quiz Night in December! Thank you too, for the generous donations given by those folk who were unable to come along, and wished to contribute to the evening’s fundraising. A night of
hilarious head scratching and magnificent brain power was witnessed by around 60 people, and a total of £672.00 was raised on the night for Parkinson’s UK. An amazing sum! 

A thank you must also go to those who helped with refreshments, raffle and other tasks on the night, which made everything go with a swing! The support given was overwhelming!

Training is so far going according to plan, and by the time this edition goes to print, the marathon novice will have attended a training day organised by Parkinson’s UK, which also provides the opportunity to meet fellow team mates. All the cheery waves and words of encouragement provided by you all when you see Mrs Marathon out training are much appreciated…..please keep them coming! Distances are now increasing beyond 10 miles for long runs so you will now see Mr Marathon providing support and
encouragement whilst cycling alongside!

And do please come along to the next fundraiser which will be a coffee morning in the Church hall on Saturday 15th February between 10am and 12noon. Please pop in if you’re free and enjoy some coffee, baking and fellowship. With huge thanks again for
all your support. 

Sue McMinn


We had a very happy Christmas Party to end last year’s session, with good food and good company and everyone in fine voice for carol singing! For our first get together of the New Year, we were royally entertained last Wednesday by Ian McIntyre, a renowned Burns’ expert who delighted us all with his recitations and musical entertainment. It just happened to coincide with a very special (Shhhh! 90th!) birthday for Joy.

We look forward to a very interesting programme over the next few months, including John Cowan and his music, Jamesie Burns (new publication), Sue St. Joseph and her community choir, and a R.N.L.I. talk with Rab Thomson to name but a few. If you’ve not yet given us a try, we hope you might find something there that would encourage you to join us.

We’d be very pleased to see you!  If you need transport contact John Thomson.

Alison Best

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL - view at our church video page

With over 50 trees decorated by groups, businesses and individuals in the community.

Opening night November 29th from 6.00pm - 7.00pm with entertainment by Music4U, light refreshments and an opportunity to wander round and enjoy the diverse exhibits and inventiveness of the exhibitors.

1st Weekend

Sat 30th November 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sun 1st December 12 noon - 4.00pm

2nd Weekend
Sat 7th December 10.00am - 4.00pm with Lyric Community Singers at 11.00am
Sun 8th December 12 noon - 4.00pm

3rd Weekend
Sat 14th December 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sun 15th December 12 noon - 4.00pm

Final Weekend
Sat 21st December 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sun 22nd December 12 noon - 4.00pm

If you are not able to visit the church please look at our 'Church Video' page on this website and see all the Christmas trees.

Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas