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 28 February

God of hope,
Be with us as we journey into the future that lies before us.
Be with us through Your Son
Who has journeyed in the way of the Cross.
Grant to us grace and faith that we might follow Him.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God of hope,
Be with us as we journey into the future that lies before us.
In all we face,
Be near to us, and all whom we love,
And guard us safe in Your presence.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God of hope,
Be with us as we journey into the future that lies before us.
Be with those who fear this day
And who struggle to see the future.
Lead us from the darkness into Your light.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God of hope,

Be with us as we journey into the future that lies before us.
Be with those who grieve this day
And who feel bereft of comfort.
In Your compassion, be near to them.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God of hope,
Be with us as we journey into the future that lies before us.
In all that is faced by our society today,
Grant wisdom, insight and understanding
To those who are called to govern our nation and act on our behalf.

Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God of hope,
Be with us as we journey into the future that lies before us.

Be with us through Your Son
Whose journey in the way of the Cross
Yields the hope of the Resurrection.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Amen

***IMPORTANT UPDATE***

We regret to announce that services in Church have been suspended from today, and we will move to online only for the next few weeks. The following statement was shared at this morning's (20 December) service:

"Yesterday's (19 December) very strong Government advice was to discourage people from meeting together and from travelling. All services will be online only, as we follow Government and Church of Scotland advice carefully. Once it is safe to re-open the Church, we will let everyone know."

Wednesday 3 March

Midweek Study

Jeremiah’s Field

The Midweek study led by our Minister, Hugh. Readings are Jeremiah 32: 6-15 and Luke 7:1-10. The song is "Faithful One, so unchanging by Brian Doerksen. The source is the Chet Valley Churches collection and is used with permission (CCL 10233)

Please click on MPC Messages above for earlier posts.

Zoom Coffee and Chat

Please note that we’re back this evening.

Macduff Parish Church Coffee & Chat zoom meeting each Wednesday at 7.30pm. Link available to our church family in the members' area of our website (see above).

Sunday 28 February

Morning Worship

Welcome to Sunday Worship Online for 28 February from Macduff Parish Church. Our theme is from Acts - “Come over to Macedonia and help us” - and as we think about Paul’s journey of faith, we can draw lessons for our own lives. The service is led by led by our Session Clerk, Andy Simpson, with Robert our organist, Julia reading from Acts 16, and Rachel, one of our younger members, who has recently been appointed to a new job with TearFund.

The hymns are ‘Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer’, ‘From the breaking of the dawn (Every Promise)’, and ‘O Jesus, I have promised’. We’re grateful to Chet Valley Churches, The Scottish Festival Singers and ToTheEndsOfTheEarth.com for permission to include their work.

Prayer at 7pm

This Sunday (28 February), as Scotland’s lockdown easing plan has been newly published, Christians across the country – and further afield – will once again join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic.

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

Thursday 28 January

Bethlehem Walk

The Guild's "Walk to Bethlehem" has made it on to the Church of Scotland website. Click here to read the full article.

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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