“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!


Greeting from the manse, 

 
I hope and pray your week has been both fruitful and peaceful. We all need a little bit of peace and we struggle with the latest news or restrictions. 
 
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.  
 
Notices: 
 
Dates for your Diary: 
 
Sunday 26th September    10:00am - Harvest Thanksgiving  Service - please bring your contributions for the food collection and / or the cooking pot. 
Sunday 26th September      4:00pm - Families at Four restarts this week. 
Sunday 3rd October            10:00am - Guild Dedication Service 
 
Tuesday 5th October        7:30pm - Guild Meeting  (in Church) 
Wednesday 6th October  7:30pm -  Kirk Session Meeting (in Church)
 
 
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, the readers list is in the display area; please don’t be shy about putting your name down. 
 
Families at Four: Great news, after a short delay F4 is back from Sunday 26th September, it will be held every two weeks at 4pm on the Sunday, do come along and try it.   
 
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. 
 
Volunteers for Private Prayer: Our Private Prayer time will be moving to a Wednesday later in the year, we are currently looking for two or three additional volunteers to attend the door to allow this important outreach to continue. 
 
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. We will let you know the last collection day for filled shoeboxes, but please return them as you fill them.
 
Guild : There will be a Guild Committee meeting on Tuesday 21st September at 7:30pm in th e Pitcairn. 
 
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.  
 
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: Last year's lists will be  in display area at end of month to be updated and returned to Keith. New labels users welcome, 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 Sundays 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 19/09/2021

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