You are warmly welcome in Jesus name, as you visit our website and to our local Parish Church
in Edzell, a village within Angus, Scotland.
As part of The Church of Scotland, we seek to make the Christian faith known through words and actions, in our community. Making Jesus known in all that we do and say, to people of all ages.
Click on the link below to view the latest video of our Sunday Service
As our Monday 10th January , I’m inviting my congregations, their friends and
viewers of this website, to join me in a Bible reading challenge. To join me in
committing to reading consecutively through the Bible with one chapter of the
Old Testament and one of the New Testament scriptures daily. And so, we will
begin at Genesis 1 and Matthew 1 this coming Monday. The daily readings
could be divided into morning and evening. Some may wish to use an audio
version of the Bible which are available online. I tend to use the ESV but you
can use whatever version of the Bible you like.
I will post the chapters to be read daily on our facebook site - www.facebook.com/Edzell-Church and will invite folks to comment ‘read’ or something similar as an incentive to continue daily. I know that some friends already daily read the Bible. Others regularly do so. However, many today do not and that includes many church members. And yet the Bible is a treasure trove of wisdom and reveals the way, the truth, and the life. It is to be a lamp for our feet and light for our path. And given the influence of the Bible on our history, culture, morality, literature, etc, I invite non-Christian friends to join in too. A small commitment on our part will be richly rewarding. Go on, join me. I challenge you. Every Blessing Wayne.
NEW Church Magazine Summer 2022 edition
Time for a catch up? The new Church magazine has been produced to unite the Church community after the separation and isolation caused by this pandemic. It aims to bring everyone up to date, introduce the office bearers, offer teaching and the fellowship that many have missed.
Click on the button to download the Church Magazine Summer 2022 edition
Edzell Church doors are open for Sunday worship and music at 11:00 and the Church Hall is now
re-open for bookings. We look forward to welcome those who are able to come along. The new carpets are down in the Sanctuary and the entrance. Along with the improvements and benefits of the new windows, heating , lighting and Audio Visual equipment the Church is looking great.
For those unable to attend we will be recording and uploading the service to our Youtube Channel which is Edzell Parish Church, as well as to this website for viewing. Please Subscribe to our Youtube channel to be kept updated of all new church videos.
Technology and on-line services come at a cost and if you are able to support the church during these difficult times then you can either click on the DONATE button above or contact our treasurer Tim Ambrose at firstname.lastname@example.org who can offer various options.
Stay safe. God bless.
Rev. Wayne Pierce
Click on the Donate button above to support Edzell, Lethnot, and Glenesk Churches to improve the Kirk and reach out to others.
Emergency response for Ukraine
UPDATE from the Church of Scotland for those wishing to donate through the Church.
Supporting churches working on the ground with Ukrainian people in Hungary and Poland. We are fortunate to have good links with the Reformed Church in Hungary and a way in which we can support the congregations in Ukraine.
Today as I write to you it is with a heavy heart, hearing the news and speaking directly to partners in Ukraine about the dreadful situation there. It would be easy to feel powerless but there are several things we can do to help. We have been in touch with partners in the region, and with the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and others to ascertain the best way to offer help. The Rev. Balázs Ódor, Ecumenical Officer for the Reformed Church in Hungary, has been in direct contact with us and we have been able to contact the Bishop’s Office in the Reformed Church in Carpathian Ukraine, and some congregations in Ukraine. It is good to take just a little time to do this so that the right kind of help is given in a way in which it can be used on the ground where it is needed most. From these contacts, we suggest that you might share through Presbytery networks and with congregations the opportunity to give, via the Church of Scotland, to Reformed Church in Hungary Aid (RCHA), which is run by our partner, the Reformed Church of Hungary. The RCHA has access to the Reformed church in Ukraine who are using their buildings to support the people moving from east to west as they seek safety and sanctuary. They also are working in the border areas of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania using the Reformed Church contacts and buildings there. They are providing daily updates and you can see more Information here:
Though RCHA you can support those fleeing from the east and coming to the west of Ukraine where they can be helped through the churches there; those in the west already who don’t have access to their money when the banks run out and who will need food/help; and those who cross the borders into Hungary, Slovakia or Romania.
Your donations can be directed to the following account:
Royal Bank of Scotland
Church of Scotland No 1 Account
Account No: 00134859
Sort Code: 83 06 08
Reference: RCHA donation
Please use Gift Aid if possible.
Quote for the week
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
Michael J. Fox
For those who do not have the access or technical capabilities to use online resources, there are still ways to keep engaged with the Church of Scotland at this time.
Please see the list below :-
Church of Scotland Monthly Magazine - Life and Work
As the situation changes, we will provide updates on the Church Facebook Page and this website.
If anyone would like assistance accessing any of the online information, please contact Douglas Gow in the first instance. If anyone knows of an individual or family in need of pastoral care, please advise any one of us on the contact list provided.
For a wider statement, please see the Church of Scotland website. Please note that this advice and guidance will be updated regularly, throughout the period of emergency.
Edzell Church contact information can be found here Contacts.
We pray that everyone remains safe and well through this period of uncertainty.