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Sunday Sermon 5 July 2020

Important Information

COVID 19 (Coronavirus)   Update Tuesday 17 March 2020

It is with great sadness that we must announce that in keeping with the latest advice from the Church of Scotland all gatherings for worship will cease until further notice with immediate effect.

We hope to have the church opened from time to time for individuals to come in for quiet prayer and reflection but there will be no gatherings.

We will be working on ways to continue to support people pastorally throughout this crisis.

If you are self-isolating or social-distancing and need support or just a chat please do ‘phone the Minister on 01241 854478 or email at agordon@churchofscotland.org.uk.  Alternatively, you should be able to contact your elder on the details given on the Communion Invitation you received recently.

Meanwhile, please look after yourselves and each other and join with us in upholding in prayer those with the virus and their families, and the health, social and emergency services providing care and attention.

And remember:

Conversations will not be cancelled

Relationships will not be cancelled

Love will not be cancelled

Songs will not be cancelled

Reading will not be cancelled

Self-care will not be cancelled

Hope will not be cancelled

May we lean into the good stuff that remains.

The Lord bless you
and keep you;
 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.

(Please share this information with those in our congregation who are not on Facebook or do not have access to our website)

‘Carnoustie Panbride’ is a single charge consisting of two churches – Newton Church and Panbride Church. Each of the churches has a long and interesting history which goes as far back as 1147. There have been many changes over the centuries and eventually in 1956 the two congregations agreed to unite.

Newton Church

Newton Church

Panbride Church was the only church in the parish until the Disruption of 1843. In that year 186 members of it ‘came out’ to form a Free Presbyterian Church and erected a wooden church at Westhaven Farm. By 1855 they had built a stone church and by 1858 a manse. In 1900 they became a United Free congregation and in 1929 returned to the fold of the Church of Scotland as Newton Panbride Church.

The two congregations of Panbride Church and Newton Church agreed to link in July 1956 when the Panbride Church minister left. The minister in charge of Newton Panbride was in charge of two congregations, each with it’s own office bearers. After five years the congregations united as the present Carnoustie Panbride Church.

Panbride Church

Panbride Church

Now in 2009 our heritage is two church buildings, the property of one congregation, one minister, and only slightly different parish boundaries to be served.

We hope that you will be able to visit both churches, for both have plenty of historical items of interest. The stained glass windows, memorials, valuable silver communion cups of long ago, all give a feeling for the past life of the kirk.

Times of Worship

Worship is held every Sunday at 11 a.m.. From June to August (inclusive) services are held in the Country Church at Panbride, and from September to May in Newton Church on Arbroath Road at the east end of the town.

You can read more about the life of our church by reading ‘Update Newsletter‘.

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