“A Church at the Heart of the Community”

Welcome to Bonnyrigg Parish Church

We are a Church of Scotland congregation based in the centre of Bonnyrigg. Our aim as a congregation is to provide a warm welcome to all who join us. To offer an inclusive, open and affirming ministry, to demonstrate a strong concern for social issues, both in our local community and further afield. We aim to work positively with other church and fait communities. We strive to be a friendly and welcoming church for all.

We would love to welcome you as part of the family of Bonnyrigg Parish Church, remember you do not have to be a member to come along to any of our activities or services of worship. If you want to know more about church membership then please contact the minister who will be only to happy to help!


 

 Greetings from the Manse, 

 
It’s always good to see so many people joining us for worship, both in church and online. 
 
May you each know Gods presence and comfort at this time.  
 
Our Notices for this week: 
 
Dates for your Diary: 
Sunday 5th December       4:00pm  - Families at Four 
Saturday 11th December  10:00am – 12:00pm – A Time to Remember 
Sunday 12th December  10:00am – Sunday Service / DJ Club
 {followed by Tea & Coffee in Halls} 
Sunday 19st December   10:00am – Christmas Family Service with DJ Club; F4 & YF
 {followed by Tea & Coffee in Halls} 
Friday 24th December     6:30am - Christmas Eve Service 
Saturday 25th December 10:30am - Christmas Day Service 
Sunday 26th December 10:30am - Boxing Day Family Service 
Sunday 2nd January 2022 10:30am – Sunday Worship 2022
                  
Sunday Worship: Worship is very much open to all, we continue to monitor the latest guidelines to see what further steps we can take to bring our church life closer to the “normal” we all knew.
 
Readings: It has been wonderful to have different voices sharing the lesson each Sunday, a new readers list for Nov forward is in the display area; please don’t be shy about putting your name down. 
 
Kevock Choir Christmas Concert:  Saturday 11th December at 7pm in the Church : The Kevock Choir will be hosting  “A Christmas Celebration” in the Church on Saturday evening. An evening of popular Christmas carols, with a few for the audience to join in. Entry by donation; proceeds to be shared between Choir and Church. Do come along and support them. 
 
Gui     Bonnie Buds:  Each Thursday : 10:00am to 12:00pm Baby & Bairns Group in Halls
 
Private Prayer: Private Prayer Time on Wednesdays, between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Even if you do not feel ready to return to Sunday Worship you may find comfort in some quiet time within the Church. 
 
Pitcairn Centre: We are now open; Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Saturday : 10:00am – 12:00pm. On Thursdays we are now open 10:00am to 2:00pm with burgers and filled rolls returning. I hope you will be able to drop in and enjoy a cuppa and a chat….or even a burger roll. 
 
Milk Bottle Tops: the Guild is participating in a scheme to collect plastic milk bottle tops in all colours, which will be sold in aid of palliative care. Containers are available for these in the Church and Pitcairn Centre.  
 
Hill Walking Group: Hill Walking Calendar 2021/22 available from display area. New walkers are welcome, all that is required are a pair of good strong boots, appropriate clothing and a reasonable level of fitness. For more information contact:
Christine Sinclair - 663 7712;  Tom Thompson 663 5916, or Sheila Symon - 07889 009472
 
Christmas Card Address Labels: 2021 labels available to be collected from the display area for regular users of this service. For more info contact : Keith Leslie,  Tel: 07549 024624 
 
As we continue to connect digitally, the links for Sunday’s Service are below. We pray you know God’s presence as we worship together.  
 
 
 OR follow the direct route via: 
  
The Church Website:  https://www.bonnyriggchurch.co.uk/
 
 
Please share all these links with non Internet or Facebook users who may have access to YouTube via their Smart TV. 
 
I absolutely love when people get in touch and I am very grateful for those who have, please do share your news, your opinions and your suggestions. My email address is LPurden@churchofscotland.org.uk

If you are aware of any members or friends who do not receive this email and would like to receive future ones, please ask them to send their email contact details to Iain Thomson at sessionclerk@bonnyriggchurch.co.uk 

 
Every Blessing
  
Louise
 
 
Rev. Louise Purden
 
 

 

Virtual Prayer Box

Private Prayer Time on Wednesdays, between 10:00am and 12:00pm.  Even if you do not feel ready to return to Sunday Worship you may find comfort in some quiet time within the Church or if you cant make it please use this Virtual Prayer Box for any of your requests for prayer.

This prayer box is secure and will go directly to the minister.

Bonnyrigg Parish Church

Giving & COVID-19

A number of members have asked how they may continue to give to the church at this time.

Some additional advise on this is available on
our Giving Page.

Blessings

Louise

Online Service

Sunday Worship 05/12/2021

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