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A summer barbecue is to be held on Saturday, August 20, from 6pm to 10pm, at Balbeggie Village Hall.

There will be a bouncy castle and food provided.

Anyone heading along is asked to bring their own refreshmen­ts.


Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Dr Malcolm McRae.

The readings were Psalm 19 and 1 Corinthian­s ch 9 vv 19-27.

See the Coupar Angus section for more details.

Sunday service at Bendochy is at 10am. All are welcome.

Minister Rev Andy Graham is on annual leave.

For any church business contact the Bendochy session clerk Graeme McNeill on 01828 627751.


Sunday’s morning worship was led by the Rev Ian Bentley with Lynne Mitchell as organist.

Worship opened with the singing of ‘Morning has Broken’ and closing praise was ‘God is working his purpose out ,as year succeeds to year.’

Officebear­ers on duty were John Baxter,Sheena McNaughton and Aileen Riches.

All are welcome to participat­e in worship at 10am on Sundays.

For more informatio­n on activities involving the church, call Sheena McNaughton on 01828 627773.


The community cafe resumes on Tuesday, August 16.

Homemade soup, cake and teas and coffees are served on Tuesdays in Woodside Church Halls from noon until 1.30pm.

All welcome.


Members of Burrelton and Woodside Village Hall Committee are hosting the popular Burrelton Market on the Green from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, August 20.

There will be more than 30 stalls selling local produce, home baking, crafts, jewellery and other gifts.

There will also be games for children, a barbecue, a team tent and other attraction­s.

A few pitches are still available for stall holders.

For more informatio­n, email villagehal­


Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Dr Malcolm McRae and the Bible lessons Psalm 19 and 1 Corinthian­s ch 9 vv 19-27 were read by John Easson.

In his sermon Mr McRae asked the congregati­on to think about the apostle Paul and how his life was transforme­d by his conversion when he met Jesus on the road to Damascus.

At the time he was a Pharisee who kept all the Jewish laws and persecuted the Christians who followed Jesus.

After his conversion he saw that his early beliefs were wrong, and he renounced the Jewish customs. He was even imprisoned by the Romans.

In those days sporting arenas were popular places of persecutio­n of Christians when wild animals would be released to maul the prisoners. They were also places where races were run and the winners would win a laurel wreath as a crown. Paul said that Christian life was a race to an everlastin­g crown.

Mr McRae made the analogy of the Commonweal­th Games today where competitor­s had to train for years to win the medals.

Christian life today is like the marathon where the runners need to time themselves and often hit a wall or pain barrier that they have to work through. Have we, as Christians, hit the wall?

Paul didn’t get dishearten­ed when he hit problems and neither should we. Our marathon will not lead to a gold medal but an everlastin­g crown.

At the end of the service the organist Alison Malcolm played ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ by George Frederick Handel.

Sunday service at the Abbey Church is at 11.15am and all are welcome to attend.

Minister Rev Andy Graham is on annual leave.

For any church business contact the session clerk Ellen McGibbon on 0754100939­8.

The next Friendly Friday get-together will take place on September 2.


The Crafty Hands group meets every Friday morning from 9.15am to noon in the St Anne’s Church Hall on Forfar Road

Contact Joan Nicoll on 07903 811366.


Coupar Angus Pride of Place volunteers are holding a charity shop in George Street, Coupar Angus, from August 7 to 19.

Anyone who is interested volunteeri­ng with the award-winning environmen­tal group in any capacity can contact Pride of Place by emailing couparangu­sprideofpl­


The Glenisla Hall AGM takes place from 7.30pm on Wednesday, August 24.

All are welcome to attend.


Reverend Richard Campbell led the service at Kinclaven on Sunday, August 7.

Sandra Service read the Scripture lessons of 2nd Kings ch 5 vv 1-15, The healing of Naaman, and Mark ch 2 vv 1-12, the healing of the paralysed man.

Both narratives showcase the divine power brought out as friendship and forgivenes­s come together in an act of faith.

Janet Coyle played the organ and hymns included ‘Christ is our Light,’ sung to the tune of ‘Highland Cathedral,’ ‘Lord You Sometimes Speak in Wonders’ and ‘Lord in Love and Perfect Wisdom’.

This week’s service is at 9.45am and will be led by Reverend Harry Mowbray.

In response to the emergency appeal for famine relief in Africa, the congregati­on is invited to place a donation in the tea box after the service.

All are welcome to attend.



The Meigle Family Stay and PLay group meets on the first Sunday of every month at the Kinloch Memorial Hall in the village.

The sessions take place from 10am to noon.

There are games, crafts and snacks as well as an opportunit­y to chat.

It’s £2 per child and £1 for each additional child.

Call 07725 572203 for more informatio­n.



The recent cake bake sale and raffle was extremely successful and raised a welcome £801.20 which will go towards the Christmas party for the village’s elderly community.

The committee would like to thank everyone who donated a wonderful array of cakes, tablet, soup, chutney, jams and marmalade for the sale.

A spokespers­on for the committee said: “Thanks are also expressed to Anne Steel who gave a guiding hand to price the produce and who, along with Aileen Ward, helped the committee to sell them.

“Thanks are extended to all who supported the sale with cash donations and raffle prizes.

“Once again the people of Newtyle and district have proved how kind hearted and generous they are.”

The sale also featured the final draw of the year for the 160 club and the successful winners were Sue Sherriff (£100), David Sinclair (£50), David Milne, Pauline Sherriff, George Birnie, David Guy (all £25), Valerie Findlay, Pat Small, Bruce Muir, Alan Low and Sandra Cameron (all £10).

The Christmas party will be held in the Wharncliff­e Hall, Newtyle on Saturday, December 10.

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