come as you are Church Street
Macduff
Scotland
AB44 1UN
contactus@macduffparishchurch.org.uk

Pray
For Our Community Continue to pray for all those who work in the NHS and health services, and for those who have the responsibilities of leadership and decision-making as we respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

A Prayer for Sunday 9 May

Living God,
You call us to love because we have first of all been loved.
May we know that love abides in you
And is expressed in your love for the world.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
You call us to love because we have first of all been loved.
May we know the depth of your love
In the contemplation of the life and death and resurrection of your Son.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
You call us to love because we have first of all been loved.
May we hear the call to live by a new commandment
And so bear the mark of a disciple.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
You call us to love because we have first of all been loved.
May we know what it is to be embraced and affirmed
And called a friend of the One who has given his life for us.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
You call us to love because we have first of all been loved.
May we, who have been embraced and affirmed,
Reach out to the lonely that they might know true friendship.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
You call us to love because we have first of all been loved.
May we know the abiding presence of your love
In the life we share in the community of the Risen and Ascended Lord.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Amen

Our Safe Return to Church

While we are delighted that we are able to return to worship in church following the lockdown, we need to continue to be cautious during the roll out of vaccines so please stick to these safety protocols:

  • Book your allocated seat before attending on Sundays
  • Remain in your allocated seat
  • Wear a mask
  • Use the hand sanitisers at the entrance
  • Keep 2m social distancing from others not in your household
  • Please do not congregate outside the church after the service

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

To Book Your Seat for Sunday Worship

Please give names, number attending and one contact number.

You can book by email at contactus@macduffparishchurch.org.uk

You can send a DM via our Facebook page.

Booking for Sunday 16 May will be available from Monday 10 May.***

If you do not manage to secure a place in Church for Sunday, on-line Sunday Worship from Macduff Parish Church will be available on Sunday morning.

Wednesday 12 May

Zoom Coffee and Chat

Join us at 7.30pm using the link from the members' area.

See you then!

Midweek Study

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 In week’s study, Iain leads our thoughts on the glory of God revealed in creation, in his law, and in ourselves as we meditate on His word. Anthea reads from Psalm 19; and we can enjoy a wonderfully visual presentation of “Creation Calls” from Brian Doersken, with video from BBC Earth.

Sunday 9 May

Morning Worship

Welcome to Sunday Worship Online from MPC led by our minister, Hugh, with Andy Simpson and Irene Sharp. The theme this week is the first part of a mini-series on “Heaven and Hell”. The hymns are “In Christ alone”, “O love that wilt not let me go” and “Love divine, all love excelling”. Our thanks to Robert Milne, our organist; and to Integrity Music, Chet Valley Churches and Ian Britton/ The NBA for permission to include their work.

Prayer at 7pm

This Sunday (9 May), Christians across the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic.

The prayer is in the prayer panel to the left of the screen.

Tuesday 27 April

Cheeky Pandas - The Missing Pizza with Ps Agu & Ps Sola Irukwu

Even though it’s not always easy, when we do something wrong it’s important to say sorry, and Jesus will always forgive us! In the Cheeky Panda treehouse, Benji is enjoying his favourite pizza and leaves one slice in a labelled box in the fridge to enjoy later. CJ finds the slice and eats it, and learns that it's important to say sorry, just as the woman said sorry to Jesus in the bible.

Thursday 24 September

September Newsletter

Click here to view the September letter from Hugh with news about our annual gift day, ongoing activities at the church and a message from the manse.

Sunday 2 August

Reopening of Macduff Parish Church for Public Worship

Please click here to open the July Newsletter from Hugh with information about the reopening of Macduff Parish Church on Sunday 2 August for public worship.

23 June

'Joseph' Assembly Project - Macduff Primary School

Over a hundred drawings by pupils of Macduff Primary School were submitted in response to our very first on-line assembly. Here are the drawings.
You can watch the assembly at the 12 June section below.

12 June

Macduff Primary School - "On Line Assembly"

The very first online assembly for Macduff Primary School led by Macduff Parish Church during the 12th week of lockdown due to Coronavirus. The leaders are the Minister, Rev Hugh and Probationer Minister, Elsie. The topic is "Joseph and Lockdown".
The video contains details of a project which is open only to pupils of Macduff Primary School, Scotland and is linked to assignments prepared by class teachers.

Christian Aid Week
Like many other charities Christian Aid is suffering from the impact of Coronavirus as the annual door-to-door collections have been cancelled during this Christian Aid Week. Meanwhile, Christian Aid is working with communities who have been affected by the pandemic in poor countries and communities. If you wish to give a donation to Christian Aid you can do so online by using this link.

10 May

Website - Daily Hope free phone service

Do you know someone – a relative, friend or neighbour – who doesn’t have access to our online church services? Please give them a call and let them know about Daily Hope!
Free phone line, 24 hours a day, 0800 804 8044. Click here for more information.

6 April
Can't make to church this week? Connected to us but live further afield now? You can now support the work of MPC financially by giving on-line using our new PayPal button at the foot of this page – even if you don’t have a PayPal account. This is a great way to be part of our team! Remember that PayPal will deduct a small administration fee from your donation.

Friday 27 March
NEW! Calling all our Jaffa, J+, J[squared] and Junior Jaffa Clubbers! (and mums, dads and carers!) Today we’re launching J-Clubs@Home with loads of games, videos and stories for you! Enjoy looking back at some fab J-Club photos! Look out for competitions and challenges every Friday – this week it’s the Easter Egg game!
Just click here and you'll be there! Have fun and stay safe!

Coronavirus advice


  • Please avoid handshaking
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue and dispose in a bin available
  • Further advice for churches can be accessed on The Church of Scotland website and from the NHS online

Welcome

Welcome to our website!

We are a congregation of the Church of Scotland with a passion for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our aim is that everyone in our town, parish and beyond will hear about the saving Grace of Jesus and our prayer is that many men, women, boys and girls will respond to His invitation to follow Him. We are a lively church with a lot going on for all-ages during the week, not just Sundays.

So take some time to look through this site to find out more about what’s happening here. It will give you a flavour of who and what we are as a congregation. More immediate information can be found on our Facebook Page. We hope that as you browse our site and Facebook page, you will want to come and join us in worship and our other activities, but more importantly, that you may be encourage to find out more about Jesus.

Our church building has stood on its present site since 1805, overlooking the town and harbour. Adjacent to it stand the town cross and a large historic anchor, recovered from the bay, both of which together provide a symbolic reminder of the message of the church - that Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is our steadfast anchor in life; and as our church tower was once used to guide boats into the harbour, it is our hope and prayer that Christ’s light will guide you through life and, in time, into His 'heavenly harbour'.

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