“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 24th October     10:00am – Sunday Service / DJ Club   
                                            4:00pm  - Families at Four
Sunday 31st October     10:00am – Sunday Service / DJ Club  
Sunday 7th November   10:00am – Sunday Service / DJ Club  - followed by a Hint of Christmas !!
                                             4:00pm  - Families at Four             
Sunday 12th November 10:00am – Sunday Service / DJ Club   - Remembrance Sunday 
                                              
Sunday Worship: Worship is very much open to all, we are looking at the latest update on the 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. 
 
Families at Four: F4 returns next Sunday 24th October at 4pm and then every fortnight, do come along and try it.  
 
National Thanksgiving Programme: Continues, next Sunday, 31st October, is the last Sunday we can receive donation under this programme. All donations will be to support your local church and our mission in Bonnyrigg. 
 
A Hint of Christmas: After the service on Sunday 7th November we will be holding a preview event for the Christmas Fair 2021. It will an opportunity to purchase tickets for the Christmas Hampers or guess the weight of the cake, or to pick up a lovely gift from Auld Abe’s wood turning table. 
 
Christmas Fair – This will be held on the morning of Saturday 27th November between 10;00am & 12:00pm. More information to follow.
 
Life & Work Subscription 2022 – The cost of the subscription for the magazine for 2022 is £36.00. New orders welcome. All subscriptions must be confirmed by 31st October 21. For more information or to order the magazine for 2022 contact:  Alison Hickman – 663 7444 
 
Private Prayer: Our Private Prayer Time continues this Thursday 25th October between 10 and 12, this will be our last Thursday Prayer time as we move to Wednesdays wef from Wednesday 3rd November. 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. 
 
Blytheswood Shoebox Appeal 2021: We are again supporting this worthy initiative, leaflets are available from the Church to guide in what to put into your shoebox. Next Sunday 31st October is our last day to receive filled shoeboxes
 
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.  
 
Ramblers: The next walk will take place on Saturday 30th October. The Penicuik Circular a walk of 6.5 miles taking in Penicuik House & Grounds). New walkers welcome. Depart from KGV Park - Car Park at 9:00am.  For more information contact:  Alison Hickman – 663 7444 
 
 Hill Walking Group: The hill walking calendar for 2021/22 is now available from display area in Church. 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: There are now 2021 labels available to be collected from the display area for regular users of this service. New labels users welcome, but time is running out, please pass your address lists to Keith. Donations for labels most welcome. 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

During this coronavirus crisis and having no access to our church,
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 24/10/2021

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