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Riverside Methodist Church Blairgowrie




We are worshipping in the Wellmeadow Café   Gas Brae


Sunday 09th December 2018 -  Rev Nick Baker

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 the first
 Monday in February 2019.


Advent Study Groups – commenced Thursday 29th November,  next meeting Wednesday
12th December 7.30pm at the Manse and the following Wednesday 19th December.


Message received from Ashleigh of SCYD.

Christmas Lunch at Wellmeadow Cafe on Friday 28th December for people who may feel a
bit lonely around the festive period.

Please let Allison know if you are interested in Volunteering, Margaret, Ruth & Allison
have offered to help.


Message from Pam of Christians Against Poverty who collected the Christmas hamper items.


Once again just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful hamper items that
were donated from your church.  These are fantastic and a local family will
definitely REALLY appreciate that this Christmas!  Thanks also for arranging
for someone to meet me on Tuesday to get this - that was a great help!  We
have been overwhelmed this year by the generous donations of food and money
and it's encouraging to know that so many Christians are behind CAP as they
reach out to those in need in our communities at this time of the year especially!


Cost for Digital Hymnal Plus – total cost £2497.97 incl VAT.

This covers cost of HT400 Player Unit, battery pack, carry case & Singing the Faith.


Sewing Bee

Next session to be held at St John’s Church, Arbroath on Saturday 26th January at 10.30.

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



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



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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Holy Communion on Sunday 16th December –
                    Revd Nik Wooller @ Ashgrove Court @ 10:45








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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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