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Services start at 11am.  'All are welcome in this place'

7th October  Rev. Matthew Rodger will lead worship.  We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion

14th October  Rev. Gordon Craig, Oil & Gas Chaplain will be leading worship.

21st October   This will be a service led by our Elders.

28th October  Rev. Bob Brown will be leading worship for our HARVEST THANKSGIVING.  Donations of tinned and dried goods will be gratefully received.  These will be passed on to Aberdeen Cyrenians and Instant Neighbours two local charities whom we have supported for many years.




Services are at 11am.

Creche continues to be available, and craft activities for any youngsters coming along during the school holidays.


Sunday 22nd:  Rev. Mark Rodgers, NHS Chaplain

Sunday 29th:  Rev. Dr. Norrie Maciver


Sunday 5th & 12th:  Rev. Matthew Rodger

Sunday 19th: Rev. Dr. Norrie Maciver

Sunday 26th: Rev. Jean Montgomerie




April Services, all at 11am:

Sunday 1 April - Rev. Matthew Rodger - Easter Sunday, Sacrament of Communion

Sunday 8 April - Rev. Matthew Rodger

Sunday 15 April - Rev. David Stewart, Interim Moderator

Sunday 22 April - Elder Led Service - Souper Sunday - stay for a soup lunch, donations to Church of Scotland HIV Project

Sunday 29 April - Rev. Jean Montgomerie

Our new session got off on a high with an excellent presentation from a representative of the relatively new charity ‘Playlist for Life’. This charity was set up by Sally Magnusson following her, and her family’s, experience nursing their Mother through Dementia. It has been proved that by playing to a sufferer his/her favourite music they relax and indeed, in some measure, ‘come back’. All of us at the meeting were encouraged to make our own lists!

As I write this we are looking forward to our Lunchtime meeting on Tuesday the 28th when Ian Gow will speak about his involvement in ‘Aid2Gambia’. Our Christmas Celebration is on Tuesday the 19th December at 7.3opm. Our first meeting of 2018 is another Lunchtime meeting at 12.30pm when our very own Dorothy Taylor will entertain us.

You are very welcome to join us if and when you can - it will be good to meet up with you.

Chris Maxwell

Dear Friends,
What can you say that is new at this time of year? What can we learn anew? Maybe the answer isn't meant for words alone. For when I come to this time of year again I know all I want to do is sing.

O come, o come, all ye faithful...
Hark, the glad sound...
Lord you sometimes speak in wonders... It was on a starry night...
Come and join the celebration... 

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The Choir have had a very busy time from June through to the Christmas Season. We have produced a CD which we hope will raise funds to provide the Choir with comfortable seating. The CD will be on sale from 1st December at a cost of £10. (a lovely stocking filler). We have also been rehearsing for our Christmas Crackers Concert on 1st December in the Church and for the usual Christmas Services we are taking part in. Elizabeth and I wish to thank sincerely all Choir members for their support throughout the year and to the guests who have given of their time and assistance for our concert.

Hugh and Elizabeth Melvin


Financial Review

As of the end of October we are reporting an unexpectedly healthy surplus on our general account. Unfortunately, this is not due to any increases in income but rather reflects a number of underspends against budgeted expenditure. Some of those underspends are “one- off” events and will not recur next year.

Our other funds are reasonably healthy not least because fabric expenditure has been modest this year. Not only that but we have received two payments, both last year’s and this year’s, from the third-party trust which makes annual contributions to our fabric fund. 

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The Bible Study group now meet in the Vestry on a Wednesday morning at 9.30. We are just about to begin a new study ‘Christian Character’ from the Lifebuilder series which consists of 12 studies taken from various books of the Bible. Some of the sessions deal with the basic truths of

Christian life, others focus on the qualities of the true disciple. If you are interested to find out what goes on at Bible study, please come along for a session to see for yourself – we’re a very friendly bunch and you would be very welcome. If you want to find out any more speak to Anne Rodger or call on 01224 743742.

Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday 12 November, we were delighted to welcome Scouts, Guides and Brownies to our Remembrance Service. As always, this moving service finishes with the laying of the wreath at the War Memorial outside the church. Our thanks go to Ian Gordon for laying the wreath and to Chris Sibbald

for piping the lament which adds to the poignancy of the morning. We will remember them.

­2018 Kingswells Church of Scotland, Scottish Charity Number: SC006865