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Riverside Methodist Church Blairgowrie




Welcome to Worship @ The Wellmeadow Cafe 

Sunday 14th April 2019 – Mrs Marcia MacKenzie @11.00am


Dates of your Diary.


Coffee Morning. We meet for our coffee mornings on a monthly basis, on the first Monday of the month 10.00 -11.30 am in the Wellmeadow Cafe. The next one will be Monday 06th May 2019.


Lent Study Group - concluding session on Wednesday 19th April when we will also celebrate Holy Communion at The Manse.

The focus of the bible study has been based around the film “I Daniel Blake”.

The sessions are to be repeated at Perth Methodist Church on Thursday lunchtime.


Sewing Bee – next get together sometime in June. (date to be confirmed)

Donations of material, thread and fleeces are welcomed so please give generously.

Contact: Janice Swankie, St. John’s Church, Arbroath Tel: 01241875453 (evenings)

Email- xsticher14@yahoo.com


Volunteering Opportunity.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Department of Spiritual Care, in Bereavement, please see Audrey for more information. 


EPACTS – Retreat 2019 to be held at Craig Lodge, Dalmally.  April 29th – 3rd May 2019.

Please contact Liz Crichton for details tel: 07810803132 or liz.crichton@virgin.net


EASTER DAY SERVICE – there will NOT be a service at Riverside on Easter Day however you would be welcome to join either Perth or Dundee Methodists for their service at 11.00.


Letter received from Revd Helen Jenkins.

 Dear Synod members,

I think most of you know that we’re going to have a farewell service for David Easton on the afternoon of Synod, Sat 11th May. Obviously we hope that all Synod members will stay, but we also hope that others from across the district will be able to join us. Please can you ensure that the details are circulated to all local churches.

We hope to give David a gift as he leaves us, and would welcome contributions from anyone who would like to donate. Churches/circuits are welcome to coordinate collections at a local level and then pass them on to Peter Mills (details below), or indeed Peter will happily receive contributions from individuals. Again, please ensure local churches get this information (and any local arrangements).

I’ve put together a poster with the relevant info about the service - you will immediately see that graphic design is not one of my skills, so feel free to adapt it as you see fit, or use it as is!



In the event of a fire, press either of the fire alarms by the front and back doors by breaking the glass. If you are in the kitchen area, a screen comes down to the floor and you exit by the rear door. If you are in the café area, exit by the front door.

Don’t forget to phone the Fire Brigade! 


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Riverside Methodist Church, Rattray, Blairgowrie
Press Release

Church decides to move out of 127 year old building

The Methodist church have agreed that they will move out of their 127 year old building in Riverside Road, a landmark building in Blairgowrie. Members of the church council made the decision at a meeting on 1st May because they can no longer afford the upkeep and running costs of the historic 200 seat church. As well as the enormous heating costs there are also expensive issues to be dealt with in the fabric of the building.

This decision was not made lightly. The church has a proud history in Blairgowrie since opening in 1887. In 1885 Mr David Borrie, a local businessman, had left his fortune for the building of a Methodist church in the town.

The church contains several stained glass windows including a large war memorial window honouring those from The Labour Corps regiment who gave their lives in the first world war. The organ in the church is an historically significant instrument made in 1870 by Peter Conacher.

The church now meet at the Wellmeadow Café Gas Brae Blairgowrie at 11.00 am






























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