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Members of Glenisla WRI are to host a coffee morning in Alyth’s Airlie Street Hall from 10am until noon on Saturday, October 15.

Organisers have said that all are welcome to attend.


Sunday’s service was conducted by the Dr Hugh Ormiston.

See the Coupar Angus Abbey Church section of today’s Blairie for more informatio­n.

Sunday service at Bendochy is at 10am and all are welcome.

Contact session clerk Graeme McNeill on 01828 627751 with any queries regarding church business.


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

The service opened with the singing of ‘One More Step Along the World I Go’ and closing praise was ‘To God be the Glory’.

Office-bearers on duty were David Martin, Sheena McNaughton and Iain Stevenson.

Sunday, October 2, will be Rev Stevie Thomson’s last before his retiral.

On Friday, September 30, there will an informal get-together at 7pm in the Woodside Church Halls.

Donations towards a presentati­on can be given to treasurer Anne Baxter or an Elder.

All are welcome and anyone wishing to head along is asked to contact Sheena

McNaughton on 01828 627773 in advance.

Everyone is welcome to participat­e in worship at 10am on Sundays.

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


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


The next meeting is on Wednesday, October 12, from 2pm in the Woodside Church Halls.


A Harvest Supper will take place from 7.30pm on Friday, October 28, in the Woodside Church Halls.


The first of the season’s whist drives is to be held from 7.30pm on Friday, October 14, in Clunie Hall.

Beginners are welcome to come along at 7pm to be shown the basics of the game.

Supper and a raffle will be included and all are welcome to attend.


Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month between 2pm and 4pm in Clunie Hall.

Anyone is welcome to come along for a chat and a cuppa.

Bring along any craft, or none at all. For more informatio­n, contact Jean Trudgill on 01250 884263.


Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Dr Hugh Ormiston.

Readings from Ezekiel ch 18, vv 1-4 and 25-32, Philippian­s ch 2, vv 1-11 and Matthew ch 21, vv 28-32 were by David Chinn.

Mr Ormiston told the congregati­on that the common theme from the readings was about human frailty and sinfulness.

Ezekiel wrote his text for the people of Judah, who were then in captivity in Babylon.

They believed they had been abandoned by God and were being punished because of the sins of their forefather­s, and not their own, as they had been taught that “the sins of the father will be visited on their children”.

However, Ezekiel explained this was not the case and that every person is responsibl­e for their own failings, having to account for them the day they stand before God who will judge them individual­ly.

Jesus was without sin. He was humble, thought of others before Himself and came to serve, not be served.

The congregati­on was told that people can live a better life by adopting His attitudes and practices, serving others with love.

Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross made it possible for people to address their human frailty through repentance.

They can change and turn away from sinful ways but the commitment to a new life in Jesus must be genuine, and not part-time.

People should acknowledg­e their failings, seek forgivenes­s, act more as Jesus would do to enjoy the new life open to them through faith in God.

Organist Alison Malcolm played Number Five of ‘Six Short Preludes and Postludes’ by C V Stanford.

The Abbey Church, on Dundee Road, is looking forward to welcoming people to soup lunches, which start on Wednesday, October 5, from noon to 2pm.

The new venture, launched and led by helpers Kathleen Godfrey and Ellen McGibbon, and helped by other church members providing the soups, is free and open to all.

Organisers have said it is hoped it will provide a chance for friendly conversati­on, as well as a nourishing lunch in difficult times.

The project follows on from the success of the now establishe­d Friendly Friday afternoon teas, held on the first Friday each month.

The next Friendly Friday is from 1.30pm to 3pm on Friday, October 7.

Bible study will resume on Wednesday, October 5, from 7pm in the church.

The opening session will look at the first letter of Peter.

Members looking to join a Christmas choir are also being sought.

Anyone interested is asked to contact Alison Malcolm.

Sunday’s service at the Abbey Church is from 11.15am and all are welcome.

It will be followed by coffees, teas and fellowship.

For more informatio­n on church activities, contact Session Clerk Ellen McGibbon on 07541 009398.


A Bible Society coffee morning is to take place in St Anne’s Church Hall on Forfar Road from 10am until noon on Saturday, November 5. There will be the usual stalls.

Entry is £3 and all are welcome.


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 for more informatio­n.


A praise evening is to be held in St Anne’s Church Hall on Forfar Road from 6.30pm on Sunday, November 6.

Refreshmen­ts will be available.


An apple pressing day is to take place from noon until 4pm on Sunday, October 2 at Kettins Community Hub.

Anyone interested is asked to bring picked apples along if they have them, although some can be supplied, as well as a clean container to take juice home.

Excess of apples can be donated to the Hub, situated in Lindsay Park.

For more informatio­n, email David Bell via, Russell Miller via or


Harvest Thanksgivi­ng was celebrated on Sunday.

Rosemary Patterson led the service, Janet Coyle played the organ and Alistair Gibb read from Luke ch 13, vv 6-9, and 1 Corinthian­s ch 15, vv 35-49.

Harvest gifts will be donated to CATH in Perth and there will be a further opportunit­y on Sunday this week to make a donation.

Anyone wishing to donate is asked to use an envelope marked ‘Harvest’ and put it in the plate.

Rev Richard Campbell will lead worship on Sunday this week, which will include Holy Communion, from 9.45am.

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