Parish Church Morning worship on Sunday was conducted by Rev Mike Erskine. On Sunday this week morning worship will take place at 11am. The Harvest Thanksgiving service is on Sunday. During term time the Sunday school welcomes children to the front pews of the church. A creche for under-threes is available during Sunday morning service. The prayer group meets on Thursdays in Burnside Court lounge at 10.30am. Choir rehearsal is every Friday at 6.45pm. The church website at www. alythparishchurch.org.uk is updated weekly. Family history Alyth Family History Project is open at Alyth Parish Church on Sundays from 2-4pm. The archive includes thousands of photographs of people, events, schools, businesses, weddings, bairns, views, etc. Admission is free. Genealogy enquiries are welcome via [email protected]parishchurch. org.uk or Facebook. Pipe band Alyth and District Pipe Band practice on Wednesdays from 6pm in Alyth Town Hall. For more information contact Elaine Sturrock on 01828 640312 or email [email protected] alythpipeband.org. The band is on the lookout for a lead tip, drummers and pipers of all abilities with the intention of entering competitions for 2018 season. The lead tip will be expected to teach the learners. For more information contact Pipe Major Gordon Barton on 07971 485893 or gordonbar[email protected] fare sale is being held on Friday, November 3, from 10am to 4pm in St Martin’s Public Hall, Balbeggie. Items for sale include Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac, books, CDs, toys, jewellery and plants as well as a tombola and raffle. The Brownies will also have a stall. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.
Church Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Andy Graham. Communion will be held in Bendochy Church on Sunday, October 22. The Sunday service at Bendochy is from 10-10.45am. See the Coupar Angus section for details.
Hall A basket whist will take place in the hall on Friday, October 27, from 7.30pm. There will also be a raffle. A quiz night will be held from 7.30pm on Saturday, November 4. Teams of four. There will be a licensed bar and raffle. Contact Pam on 882352 or Morag on 882241 for details.
Church Morning worship on Sunday was led by Rev Stevie Thomson and the organist was Lynne Mitchell. Sheena McNaughton read from Isaiah ch 25, v 1-9, and Matthew ch 22, v 1-14. Ofice-bearers on duty were Ishbel Chambers, Ruth McLean and Aileen Riches. Flowers were provided by Gladys Laing and tea/coffee was served by Gail MacKenzie. The Harvest Thanksgiving service will be celebrated on Sunday, October 29. It will be followed by a soup lunch and cake stall from 11am to 1pm. Proceeds will go to Mary’s Meals. Communion will be celebrated during morning worship on Sunday, November 19. Guild The next meeting is on Thursday, October 18, at 2pm. Marjorie Clark will speak on the work of Christian Aid. The harvest supper is on Friday, October 27, at 7.30pm in the Church Halls, Woodside. Live music with Tommy Newcomen. Tickets £10, available from Mavis Anton on 01250 798941 or Moira Ormiston on 01828 670539. Proceeds to Guild projects and RNLI (Anstruther and Arbroath). Remembrance Following worship on Sunday, November 12, there will be an act of Remembrance at the war memorial on the Green. Senior Club Burrelton and Woodside Senior Club fundraising events this year are the Christmas hampers raffle, which will be drawn on December 21, and a whist drive on February 9. Raffle tickets for the Christmas hampers are on sale.
Knit and Natter The group meets in Clunie Hall on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-4pm.
Abbey Church Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Andy Graham. The choir sang the introit and this was followed by the hymn ‘Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation’. The Bible lessons were read by Andy from the King James Bible. They were Philippians 2 v 1-11 and Matthew ch 21 v 23-32. Gathering the children at the front, Andy asked them how they would let people know what they were feeling without actually speaking. There followed a number of different facial expressions, emphasising actions speak louder than words. Reflecting on his school days, Andy recalled being easily distracted in class and losing the thread of the lesson. Jesus said people must listen carefully to the will of God and do what he tells them. Attending church and understanding theology are not enough. People must act on these teachings of fellowship, unity, joy and love. As a church the congregation is part of a wider community and members must let others see the difference Jesus makes in their lives. Musical offerings by organist Austin Wilkie included ‘Toreodor’s Song’ from ‘Carmen’, ‘Prelude No 7’ by Chopin, arranged for the organ by Austin, and ‘Fugue in D Major’ by JS Bach. Sunday services in the Abbey Church are from 11.15am-12.15pm, followed by refreshments. Due to upgrading of the heating system in the Abbey Church there will be no prayer group or Bible study this week. These will resume on Wednesday, October 25, at 2pm and 7.15pm respectively. Communion will be held at the Abbey Church on Sunday, October 29. The next friendly Friday coffee is on Friday, November 3, from 1.30-3pm. Autumn Fair Saturday’s Abbey Church Autumn Fair raised £868 for church funds. Organisers thanked everyone who supported this event by baking, serving, manning stalls and especially everyone who went along. Heritage Association The association meets on the first Friday of each month at 7.30pm. As the bowling club has closed down the new venue for the group is the St Anne’s Church hall on Forfar Road. Pride of Place Pride of Place is organising a community crocus planting on the Common on Saturday, October 21, from 10am. These will add to those planted last year for Purple for Polio and in memory of Harlow Edwards. A spokesperson said: “We wish to add to the blaze of purple for Harlow across the Common in the spring.” Remembrance service A Remembrance service will be held at the Abbey Church on Sunday, November 12, at 10.45am. This will be followed at noon by a parade led by Coupar Angus Pipe Band from the Cross to the war memorial at Coupar Angus Primary School, where there will be a short service by Rev Andy Gray. Coupar Angus and Bendochy Community Council and local councillors will lay wreaths. Organisers want as many people as possible to represent local groups and veterans at the service.
Guild The first Guild meeting will be held in the hall on Thursday, October 19, when the speaker will be Andy Patterson on ‘Stars of the Silver Screen’. The Guild autumn council meeting will be held in Caputh Church on Wednesday, October 18.
Fayre A Christmas fayre will be held in Kinloch Hall on November 4 from 10am to 1pm to raise funds for the hall. To book a table call Doris Scott on 07765 018758.