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During the service, we will have the pleasure of admitting a new elder to the Kirk Session, Barbara Cruden, who has joined us from Dyce Parish Church. We are delighted that she has agreed to become part of the Session. 


Church of Scotland have issued its UPDATED guidance which can viewed HERE.

Please observe the social distancing rules with which we are all accustomed. PLEASE, if you can, KEEP ON YOUR MASKS until you leave the building. Thank you for your understanding. 

There is now no restriction on the number of people at a Sunday Service although the fact that we still have to self-distance and cannot use the balcony for another few months will continue to limit our numbers. Would you please be so kind as to book your seats for church services through Diane McCallum on 07828 456651. However, there is still a restriction on numbers for weddings and funerals and the number allowed from tomorrow will be increased to FIFTY. These numbers will be by invitation of the families concerned.

NEW REGULATIONS have literally just been received by the minister out of the blue. FROM MONDAY 26th of APRIL:

The cap of 50 worshippers at a service has been lifted. However, because the two metre distancing rule remains, there will obviously be a cap in relation to the size of the church.  

The BALCONY of the church can now be used.

Numbers at both funeral and weddings will be FIFTY! 

TEAS after the funeral service and wedding receptions will be allowed.

TEAS after the church service will be allowed, but we will obviously have to look at the regulations to see if this is possible at this time. 

COFFEE MORNINGS are allowed! Same rules apply as at cafes. Again, we will need time to look into how this will be possible in our hall, but it is certainly possible.  

Our Weekly Prayer

God of love, You made us out of love and for love and yet many of us feel that we are unloved, that, despite the easing of restrictions, life is passing us by; the workload is demanding and we are weary; we run ourselves ragged and yet so often we are not valued but are taken for granted; we neglect our own health and make sacrifices which are not recognised.

God of love, you created a rhythm of Holy Days (holidays) in our calendar so that we can rest from our work, spend time with those who matter to us, rest and refresh ourselves in Your company; appreciate the wonders of our world and take stock of our lives. Help us to enjoy this May weekend Holy Days in the warmth of Your SONshine, and we may know that we are loved, that there are folk who do appreciate the work we do and the care we give; and help us to look at our future and to choose a path on which You are our travelling companion.

We also pray for the families who lost loved ones and for those who were badly injured in the crush at the Jewish festival of Lag Ba’Omer at the foot of Mount Meron in Israel. Bless them with your Shalom, the peace that passes all understanding.

Good Shepherd, lead us to the place where we should be and to the people who will love us and care for us. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ who will answer our prayers for Restful and Happy Holy Days. Amen. (KFG)

Our News


Would you please be so kind as to book your seats for church services through Diane McCallum on 07828 456651.  

Grateful thanks to Fiona and Graeme Barber for donating a mid-holiday meal for everyone on our list! Thank you very much to Diane for delivering the Dunnydeer area. It took Dr. Kay almost five hours to deliver all the others, but she was delighted to see everyone and have a quick word as she did her deliveries.  

A copy of our accounts for 2020 is now available. 

Please remember CHRISTIAN AID in your prayers and in your giving if you can. Thank you. Donate at: or call 0845 700 0300.

WORLD MISSION has asked us to continue stamp collecting in order to raise funds for The Women’s Development Centre in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Please keep your stamps until the church is open again or contact Anne Campbell. And PLEASE leave a generous margin around each stamp! Thank you. She has already sent 37g of stamps to World Mission. Grateful thanks to Anne for volunteering to trim them.

If you have any intimations, or notice that an intimation has been missed, please let Dr. Kay know. She cannot remember everything and has no secretarial help. Thank you. 

SUNDAY 2nd MAY: There will be no door to door collection for Christian Aid this year but, if you so wish, you can pick up a Christian Aid envelope in the church foyer today and return it at the service on the 9th or pop it through the door of Mrs Marion McCallum at Rosedale, 10 Western Road.
There will also be the opportunity to donate by an e-envelope which will have our church name on it. If it asks for the registration number, please enter OR158083 which is our church’s reference number. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual generosity.

DR. KAY is on holiday after the service TODAY to TUESDAY 11th of MAY. The service on the 9th of May will be conducted by the Rev. Alan Greig. Pastoral emergencies will be attended to by the Rev. Tommy Calder of Huntly Parish on 01466 792630. Thank you very much to both for covering for Dr. Kay’s holiday.

WEDNESDAY 5th MAY: The BIBLE STUDY GROUP will resume by Zoom at 7.30pm when the group will look at ‘The Prayer Course’ Part 2, entitled ‘Unanswered Prayer.’ This study will run for 5 weeks. Check it out at the following link: Sessions | The Prayer Course II - The Prayer Course II
All are very welcome. Contact Dr Kay or Tom Aitken at for further details. Zoom.

TUESDAY 11th MAY from 2pm to 3pm: Dr. Kay is having a FUN and FRIENDSHIP afternoon as part of the Well Being Festival. There will be live music, funny poems, a fun quiz, and a tea by Kerry all sealed in individual bags. It has to take place OUTSIDE in the church garden as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s Well Being Festival! A tea will be provided by our resident caterer, Kerry Smith. Please book through Diane as usual on 07828 456651. it will be wonderful to have a gathering of friends!

SATURDAY 22nd to THURSDAY 27th of MAY: Dr. Kay will be attending the General Assembly from her study. This means that she will not be able to answer calls and, even although you see her sitting in her study, she may not be able to answer the door if there were to be an exciting vote taking place at that moment! ALL WORK will have to be dealt with in the evenings, after supper and walking the dogs. Thank you for your understanding.  

The Community Food Larder is open on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS from 10am to noon. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME FOR THE THURSDAY COMMUNITY LARDER: 10am to NOON! Please contact Dr. Kay on 07951 059272, or Diane on 07828 456651 for deliveries. Our meals begin again on Thursday 6th of May. The Thursday meals of Soup and Sweet are being cooked by Jackie Cruickshank of the Station Hotel, helped by her commis chef, Tony. We are very grateful to her. The Monday meals will be from Graeme Barber, the butcher; always a fine and tasty dinner. WE ARE AT OUR MAXIN NUMBER for meals at the moment! Thank you very much to Diane for collecting the butcher’s meals in May.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to make a donation to our church funds, the bank details are: TSB Sort Code 30-25-89 Account number 00753593. The name of the account is Insch Leslie Premnay Oyne Parish Church. Thank you for your generous support.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to make a donation to the Community Larder, the bank details are: TSB 30-25-89 account number 00820428. The name of the account is Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church, and, most importantly, please write “Community Larder” ON THE BACK OF THE CHEQUE. Thank you very much for your generous support.

If you would like to show your support for keeping Insch War Memorial Hospital open, then, at the request of the Friends, please make a red heart and pop it in your window, on your door, or somewhere appropriate for folk to see. Thank you. Please check out the Friends FB page.

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Whether you are a church member who wants to continue to give your regular offering to your own congregation or a friend to the Church who is moved to contribute for the good of your community, we want to help you support the Church in whichever way you feel led.


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