“A Church at the Heart of the Community”

Greetings from the Manse, 

We offer you a very warm welcome to our service of worship.
 
It’s good to see so many joining us for worship, both in church and online. 
 
May you each know Gods presence.  
 
Our Notices for this week:
 
Sunday Worship: Worship is very much open to all, with most of the restrictions on places of Worship being lifted. 
  • Masks are no longer a legal requirement to be worn in Church, however anyone who feels safer continuing to wear a mask should do so. 
  • Social distancing is now a matter of personal preference, please respect individuals’ wishes to maintain social distancing. [Remember: The balcony is usually much quieter than the main sanctuary].  
We will continue to monitor the guidelines and what they may mean for our services or worship, church groups and organisations. 
 
Services of Worship : 
 
Sunday 15th May 22          : 10:00am Sunday Worship & DJ Club  - Rev Louise Purden
(extend the Fellowship with tea & coffee in Pitcairn after service)
 
Sunday 22nd May 22       : 10:00am Sunday Worship & DJ Club  - Rev Louise Purden
(extend the Fellowship with tea & coffee in Pitcairn after service) 
                          : 4:00 – 5:00pm  - Families at Four  - Rev Louise Purden
 
Sunday 29th May 22      : 10:00am Sunday Worship & DJ Club  - Rev Louise Purden
(extend the Fellowship with tea & coffee in Pitcairn after service) 
                         : 7:00-9:00pm  -  The River in the Pitcairn
 
Sunday 5th June 22    : 10:00am Sunday Worship & DJ Club  - Rev Louise Purden
(extend the Fellowship with tea & coffee in Pitcairn after service)
 
 
YF: meets this evening at 7pm in Pitcairn. Topic: the Good Shepherd
 
Duty Teams: Updated duty team & tech rotas are available from display area. There are also updated Fire Drill procedures available in the display area, please take a copy.
         
Readings: It has been wonderful to have different voices sharing the lesson each Sunday, a new readers list from 1st May is available in the display area; please don’t be shy about putting your name down. 
 
Teas & Coffees after Worship: Extend your fellowship at the end of worship by joining your friends and church family for a cup of tea or coffee and a blether in the Pitcairn after the service each Sunday. 
 
Pitcairn Centre: The Pitcairn Café is open Monday to Saturday – 10:00am – 12:00pm. Thursdays we will be open until 2:00pm with filled rolls available. We look forward to welcoming you in for a cuppa and chat.   
 
Private Prayer Space : Our Private Prayer Space is available in the Donaldson Hall (small hall to rear of church halls), and is available each morning, Monday to Saturday between 10:00am and 12:00pm. All are welcome. 
 
Organisations: 
 
Guild: Committee meeting on Tuesday 17th May at 7:30pm in Donaldson Hall. 
 
Young People in Bonnyrigg: Tuesday 17th May at 7:00pm in Pitcairn CentreIf you have a heart for young people in Bonnyrigg, or supporting those who do, come along and join the conversation as we discuss how we can build on what God is already doing.    
 
Hill Walking Group:  Hillwalk Saturday 21st May 22; Gladhouse, Blackhope Scar.  Usual arrangements apply. Walking schedules are available from the display area. For further information on this or future walks in 2022 contact: Christine Sinclair - 663 7712;  Tom Thompson 663 5916, or Sheila Symon - 07889 009472
 
Ramblers: Ramblers schedules are available from the display area. For further information on walks in 2022 contact All are welcome. For further details contact : Alistair Dudgeon 663 8359, Alison Hickman 663 7444 or May Wilkins  660 4473
 
Bonnie Buds : Thursday : 10:00am to 12:00pm Baby & Bairns Group in Halls this group will restart this Thursday.  
 
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.  
 
Christian Aid Book Sale: St Andrew & St George West Church; Sat 14th May : 10:00am – 4:00pm; Mon 16th May – Fri 20th May – 10:00am to 3:30pm, Thursday 19th May – late opening until 7pm.  
 
Bonnyrigg Parish Church Tote Bags for Sale: BPC Tote bags are available for purchase in the display area of the Church and Pitcairn Centre at a cost of £4.50. All proceeds goes to further the work of our Church.
 
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
 
 
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 Service 15th May 2022

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