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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.

WELCOME

New Mask Wearing  Guidance - April 2022

From Sunday 10th April, wearing masks and using hand sanitiser will no longer be legal requirements at places of worship in Scotland. For those attending the church here, we are nevertheless suggesting that, on entry and departure, you continue to wear a mask for now, and use the hand sanitiser provided, if only for the comfort and reassurance of others, who may still be nervous about close encounters. The virus has not yet disappeared! Once seated, however, and when singing, please feel free to remove masks. Some of you may prefer to continue wearing one for now. Whatever you choose to do let us continue being thoughtful towards one another for love’s sake.  God bless.

Are you up for the  Bible Challenge ?

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 Easter 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 below to download the Church Magazine Easter 2022 edition

Church Update

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  - 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 timambrose1954@hotmail.com  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:

 

https://reformatus.hu/.../emergency-response-for-ukraine/

 

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 gift aid this if possible.

Stay Connected

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 :-

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.