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

Pray
For MPC groups and the Community Pray for children and young people who will be starting school this term or moving up to the next stage. Pray for young people receiving important exam grades - for wisdom and guidance in deciding the next steps in their future.
From the Buchan Presbytery Prayer Plan Pray for the Ministers, Interim Moderators, Kirk Sessions and congregations of Fraserburgh West, Banff, Maud and Savoch and Crimond.

Events Coming Up and Other Information for August 2019

Morning Services at 11am
Morning services in August will be led by Rev. Hugh O’Brien and Elsie Macrae.

Evening Services at 6pm
Evening services in August will be led by Rev. Hugh O’Brien, Elsie Macrae and Andy Simpson.

Summer Club for children every Sunday morning
Children leave after the second hymn for an informal fun time - playtime for pre-schoolers and Bible stories, games and activities for primary age.
Junior Church and JAM start again on Sunday 25 August.

Presbytery Praise
All are invited to an evening of praise, to mark Hugh’s year as Moderator of Buchan Presbytery, on Saturday 28 September at 7pm in Macduff Church. Congregations from around the North East are invited to join us for the evening.
Praise will be led by MPC Praise Band and a special “come-and-sing” Presbytery Praise Choir. If you would like to join the choir, you are invited to come at 1pm for an afternoon of rehearsal, followed by tea. We need both men’s and women’s voices! Please see Irene for more information.

Knitted Angels Could you knit an angel? The idea is to knit small angels over the next few months, for distribution around the community at Christmas! If you are interested in finding out more, please sign the list in the vestibule.

MPC Book Club Summer Reading: ‘The Final Race’
This new biography of Eric Liddell, Olympic champion, tells of his missionary years in China, of the storm clouds of World War II and the horrors of a Japanese internment camp. In his life, we see what it means to win the race that matters most. Books available today (£9.99) and to download on Kindle.

Service recordings
Away on holiday during the summer? Why not order a CD and keep in step with all the latest teaching from MPC. Please speak to Lloyd or Rachel.

Refurbishment of Macduff Parish Church Hall
Very good progress is being made with the refurbishment of our Church Hall. It is planned to have the Hall back in operation in September. Groups and activities using the Hall will start in September.

Offerings and Gift Aid
If you would like to give a donation by Gift Aid, please ask one of the duty elders for a Gift Aid envelope.

Please note no activities will take place in the Hall during the refurbishment project.

Ballindalloch Garden Party
To mark the retirement of Mrs Clare Russell as Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, all are invited to an informal Musical Garden Party for Banffshire on Sunday 18 August at Ballindalloch Castle. The afternoon also celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Strathisla Pipe Band, with massed pipe bands, brass bands, ceilidh groups and the Kinloss Military Wives Choir.
Gates open at 2:30pm, with bands playing from 3:00pm. Food vans will be on site or bring your own picnic. Families welcome – free entry, no need to book – just come along and enjoy a great Banffshire afternoon!

Click here for the MPC Calendar.

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'.