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 18 April

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
Amidst the disturbance of the times,
May we hear your word and embrace the peace you offer.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
When the foundations are shaken and the certainties no longer sure,
May you speak to us in the still small voice of calm.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
When we are fearful and troubled,
May you speak to the depths of our fears and still our troubled hearts.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
As we hear his voice,
May we reach out to the One whose presence is renewed and revealed before us.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
As we experience the renewal of life within our family and community,
May we bear witness to your abiding presence among us.
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 25 April will be available from Monday 19 April.***

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.

Sunday 18 April

Morning Worship

Welcome to Sunday Worship Online from MPC led by our minister, Hugh, with Andy Simpson and Jenny Tait. The lovely spring sunshine that we are enjoying is reflected in this week’s theme, “A spring in our step!”. The Bible readings are from Nehemiah and Philippians, and the hymns are “How great Thou art”, “Wide, wide as the ocean”, “Rejoice in the Lord always”, and “Rejoice the Lord is King”. Our thanks to Robert Milne, our organist; and to All Souls Music, Integrity Music, Kevin Mayhew, Divine Hymns and Emu Music for permission to include their work.

Prayer at 7pm

This Sunday (18 April), as restrictions ease across Scotland, 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.

Wednesday 14 April

Zoom Coffee and Chat

Join us at 7.30pm using the link from the members' area. Think about your favourite Hymn or Praise song and, if you wish, tells us why. If you are confident in "sharing" on zoom then have it ready to let us listen - if not, don't worry as we will only have time to listen to one or two: just tell us instead.

See you then!

Midweek Study

“I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD” Isaiah 45:3 In this week’s study, Anthea reflects on the experience of the disciples on the Emmaus road… a time of darkness that suddenly opened into the light of Easter. And we too can know that light that defeats darkness.

Iain reads from Luke 24 and we hear “In Christ Alone” from Keith and Kristyn Getty

Tuesday 13 April

Cheeky Pandas - The After Show Party with Bear Grylls

In the Cheeky Panda treehouse the pandas are hosting an after show party and are so busy making the cake that they forget to invite anyone! They learn that it's important to make time to talk to God, because He's never too busy to talk to us. God cares about everything that we have to say!

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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