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 5 July

Lord, we come to you as we are For we can come no other way. We come acknowledging the burdens we carry And trusting in your promise of rest. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Lord, we come to you
In the sure knowledge that we are not alone.
We come in the company
Of all who know the challenge of these days.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, we come to you
Acknowledging that you have already come to us.
We journey to the place where you are to be found
And rediscover that you have always been with us.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, we come to you
As the One who knows our past and sees our present.
Set us free from that which binds us to our past
And liberate us to serve you in the present.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, we come to you
Through the One who is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
May he hold our lives safe
As we embrace the future and the promise of his rest.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Amen.

Sunday 5 July

His Word For Today

The Sunday service from Macduff Parish Church led by Elsie Macrae with Caitlin, Sean, Mike, Julia and Robert. Through the story of Elijah, in 1 Kings 19:5-13, Elsie leads our thoughts on how God provides for us and how He cares for and strengthens us for renewed action.
Please use the MPC Messages link in the menu to access earlier messages from Macduff Parish Church.

Scottish churches unite in call to pray today at 7pm

Acting in unity as they have throughout the health crisis, 14 churches and organisations across the country, including the Church of Scotland, have co-signed the letter calling Christians together for prayer.
Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will be joining Scottish Christians in answering the call to pray together on Sunday evening.
"I’m delighted to have read that in the last couple of months online searches for ‘prayer’ have increased dramatically,” Dr Fair said.
"But reading about what prayer is and how to do it is only the start of it. After that it’s time to actually pray.
"And what better than to join with brothers and sisters from across the nation at 7pm on Sunday to pray our way through this ongoing crisis. I commend it to you and look forward to being with you, in Spirit, on Sunday evening."


Churches Together in England will also be praying each Sunday at 7pm and will be using the hashtag #prayersofhope to share the message on social media.
Let’s join others all around Scotland this Sunday at 7pm as we light a candle in our windows and join together in prayers of hope. The prayer for this week is in the MPC prayer panel to the left. If you have a candle at home, please use it.

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.

Friday 19 June

Update following the Scottish Government's briefing on easing lockdown restrictions in Phase 2

Macduff Parish Church is actively preparing for safely opening the church building for worship services when Phase 3 is permitted. Please click here for further information and look out for updates on our Facebook page website.

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.

17 April

Life and Work

A message from "Life and Work" magazine team:

During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected. The magazine is printing as normal, but we are aware that many subscribers will have their deliveries delayed, especially if they normally receive it through their church. Please click here to download a complimentary copy of our May 2020 edition, which includes features on how the Church is responding to the coronavirus crisis both locally and nationally, an interview with the Moderator-Designate, the Rev Dr Martin Fair, and reflections on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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!

Monday 23 March
As you'll see from the notice outside our church, like other churches across the land we are temporarily closed for services. That doesn’t mean that we’ve gone away! The Church is God's people, it is here and very much centred in our community and we have willing volunteers to help you if you need us. You can contact us on FB messenger, our church website at macduffparishchurch.org.uk or call the Manse. We will have a video message every Sunday and a short audio study every Wednesday. God is with us! “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.” Isaiah 43:2

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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