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Sunday Sermon 1 August 2021

COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

Important Information On

Church Re-Opening

  Update Sunday 28 March 2021

We return to in person services on Sunday 4th April at 11am, Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, still with the same restrictions as before.

Looking at the Scottish Government plan to ease restrictions, I don’t imagine much will change in the way of numbers and physical distancing until end of June – even then face coverings and hand sanitizer look like being with us well into next year (some scientists say we will have those in place for years).

The Trustees and volunteers are at this time working hard to ensure that the risks have been minimised and all safeguards are in place to make worshiping as safe as possible during this pandemic. Physical distancing of 2m inside the building means that we will only have capacity for 24 people to attend and you will require to register to attend a service.

You can do this by ‘phoning our Session Clerk, Mrs Lyn Ross on 01241 859905 between 6pm and 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday or by Thursday at the latest.

We would ask that you arrive in plenty of time for the service to allow us to confirm your details for Test and Protect whilst remembering that the 2m physical distance should also be observed at the entrance to the church building.

Although everyone is welcome, we would ask you to think carefully about attending if you are in an extremely vulnerable category by reason of health and/or age. We would also ask  you to stay at home if you or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19.

If you are unable or decide that it would be to risky to come to worship even when we are taking stringent precautions, please know that you are still part of our church family. This is not forever. Our online services will remain until we are able to welcome back all who want to come to church.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Yours in Christ

Rev Annette Gordon

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‘Carnoustie Panbride’ is a single charge consisting of two churches – [intlink id=”newton-church” type=”page”]Newton Church[/intlink] and [intlink id=”panbride-church” type=”page”]Panbride Church[/intlink]. 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 ‘[intlink id=”update-newsletter” type=”page”]Update Newsletter[/intlink]’.

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