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,
As we head into July we hope that these summer days have moments of beauty and restoration for you. This summer will be very different from any other in Bonnyrigg, we are grateful for the slow progress we are making as a country moving forward but we do so slowly and cautiously.
Another unusual even taking place in Bonnyrigg, it is an invitation to join the “Church on a Safari! “ . Now we know that travel is restricted at this time, so DJ Club we are bringing the Safari to George V Park... get hunting and we can assure you the animals have been treated with the best of care and are not dangerous. To take part please visit the church halls where you will find details of the Safari attached to the railings and also competition sheets.
There is still little certainty in what meeting together as a church might look like, I know for many, you cannot wait to be back, whilst others may feel very anxious about meeting again. This period of time has resulted in a whole range of emotions and different reactions.
As a Church in Bonnyrigg and in the wider capacity as the Church of Scotland we pray for Gods guidance and direction as we follow the Spirits leading ahead. May each one of you know the presence of the Holy Spirit with you in these days; when you are lonely and missing routine; when you are frightened and watching the news; or bored watching day time telly and also when you are finally cuddling your grandchild for the first time; when you bump into a dear friend in the street or even when you bite into your first take away McDonalds.
The Spirit is always with us, every moment of every day, our one constant in an ever shifting world.
We pray that God speaks to you through our service today, here are the links to this Sundays service:
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7QOab7bvQ
Or The Church Website: https://www.bonnyriggchurch.co.uk
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bonnyriggparishchurch/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqDq3spAZirOLiNKnq96-9A
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Rev Louise Purden