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!
On a week where we have seen some of the restrictions lifted, we are grateful for the ability to venture a little further than we were previously allowed.
As we saw the Royal Family mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh with the frustrating restrictions that so many families have faced this past year we remember that life is still a long way off of normal.
We pray in whatever circumstances you find yourself you would know God is with you in a very real way.
Sunday Worship: If you wish to attend Sunday Worship next Sunday please call the office number 0131 654 0140 between Monday and Wednesday and leave your name, a contact number and how many from your household wish to attend. If you DO NOT hear from us then you are good to attend, we will only call if you’ve been unsuccessful. Remember you will have to call each week to “book” a seat. Please note we cannot accept requests for attendance over multiple weeks.
Private Prayer: Our Private Prayer Time continues this Thursday, between 10 and 12. Even if you do not feel ready to return to Sunday Worship you may find comfort in some quiet time within the Church.
Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Local History Society: Are holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 21 April at 7.30pm. Andrew Renwick will be giving an illustrated presentation on the firm of J Renwick & Sons, Midfield Garage, Contractors and Carters. For further details please contact Neil Stewart 0131 654 1222.
Knit Midlothian back together: Many thanks to those of you that offered to knit a mouse as part of this project. We have been invited to be part of a wonderful project supporting children as they start school in August and we are looking for volunteers who can "knit Midlothian back together".
Meanwhile we will continue to connect digitally, here are the links for this morning’s Service and we pray you know God’s presence as we worship together. This week’s service will be live from 10:00am this morning.
You Tube: https://youtu.be/OOQcHjDplmI
OR follow the direct route via:
The Church Website: https://www.bonnyriggchurch.co.uk/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bonnyriggparishchurch/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqDq3spAZirOLiNKnq96-9A
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 isLPurden@churchofscotland.org.uk
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Rev Louise Purden