“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, 

 
Another week passes, we hope and pray that the sun has been shining for you. As life slowly returns and restrictions ease, the Church of Scotland has updated its guidance for worship; church life and re-opening of church buildings under the various tiers. Please bear with us as we take time to study these new guidelines and what they may mean for our church, the church organisation; the community groups, and the wider community of Bonnyrigg. 
 
We pray in whatever circumstances you find yourself you would know God is with you in a very real way. 
  
Notices: 
 
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.
 
Knit Midlothian back together: Many thanks to those of you that offered to knit a mouse as part of this project. We’ve been advised that whilst they are grateful for the many “mice” already knitted; many many more are still needed if they are to achieve their target of a mouse for every child as they start school in August. Copies of the knitting or crochet patterns can be picked up from the church either on a Sunday or Thursday; completed mice can also be handed in to the church to be passed on.
 
Christian Aid Sale:  A sale of jigsaws, toys, games and paperback (mainly crime fiction) in aid of Christian Aid will take place at St Andrew's and St George's West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh on the Saturday, 15 May 10 am - 4 pm; Monday 17 May & Tuesday, 18 May 10am - 4pm
(The Undercroft Cafe will be open during the sale if you feel the need for a cuppa)
 
 
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/nHUkpw0_YFE
 
 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 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 02/05/2021

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