Kirk Session 2021

Meet your Kirk Session, from the left – Alex, Ramanee, Tommy, Catherine, John, Mike, Fiona, Pam, Alison, Jenny, Bill, Bill, Glyn, Frances.


Nominating Committee News

After an interview process over the past month, culminating in formal interview last week, Rev Grant Maclaughlan has been invited and accepted, after a unanimous vote of the nominating committee, to preach here as sole nominee.

Grant was born in Dundee, attended Menzieshill High School and most recently has been part time locum minister at Errol l/w Kilspindie and Rait Parish Churches. He is also a sessional workplace chaplain for Perth City. Prior to this, Grant has been a parish minister for Perth Riverside and Newhaven Edinburgh.

We are awaiting confirmation of the date that he will preach.

Please keep Grant and his family in your prayers and give thanks for the work of the nominating committee.


Level 0 worship arrangements

On Monday 19th July, Dundee moved into Covid level 0, so we have slightly adjusted our arrangements.

We are worshipping in church every Sunday at 11am, and our website services will be taken from Invergowrie church.

Main changes:
– We can sing (behind our masks),
– The new distancing arrangements mean that we can use more pews,
– You are encouraged to bring your own cushion
– Bring your refreshments to enjoy in the garden afterwards continues.

It would be lovely to see you back in the church building, but please don’t come if you don’t feel it is right for you.

Do not attend if you are isolating, have any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

These are the full arrangements:

  • You must wear a mask / face covering in the building, unless you are exempt.
  • You might want to bring a bible as pew bibles have been put away for now.
  • You may also want to bring your own cushion to sit on.
Photo of box of face masks
  • Come to the main door on Blackness Avenue. Flat access is available via the Shaftesbury Terrace door.
  • Aim to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier than normal to ensure all can be seated by 11.00am.
  • Wait outside in a socially distanced manner until you are invited to enter the building. This will be one (or one household) at a time.
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  • As you come in you will be asked to read some notices, put on your mask / face covering and use the hand sanitiser provided.
Photo of hand sanitiser station
  • You will need to give your name and phone number. This is to comply with NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect programme.
  • Please wait until you are directed to a pew.
  • Every other pew is in use and these will be ‘filled’ from the front backwards.
  • Each pew can only have either two individuals, a couple & an individual, or a family. It’s important you stay in the seat to which you are directed.
  • We cannot use our own pew cushions, but you can bring your own.
  • Avoid touching anything and maintain social distance.
  • The disabled toilet will be the only toilet available. Please keep use to a minimum.
  • At the end of the service, stay in your seat until you are directed to leave the building. Those in the back pews will be asked to leave first, all leaving through the main door and not along the passage.
  • Please bring your own refreshments, and join us in the Shaftesbury Terrace garden for a chat afterwards.
  • Children are very welcome but there will not be a Sunday Club. We suggest you bring activities for your children to do during the sermon.
  • Please bring any monetary donations in an envelope and leave them the box provided; cheques would be preferable to cash.

This all sounds very strict, and very different to how we normally worship together.
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

And for those who choose not to attend, we will be praying for you, and a time when we can all worship together in person.


Interim Moderator

As Rev Catriona Morrison & Rev Marc Prowe have now been inducted into the Carse churches, Rev James Wilson returns as our Interim Moderator.


Connect with a Cuppa

Connect with a cuppa continues every other Wednesday: 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August.

Please come round to the Shaftesbury Terrace side of the church, and bring your own cup if possible – we’ll provide tea/coffee & wrapped biscuits.

If wet, we’ll use the halls, and you’ll need a face covering (unless you are medically exempt).

Everyone welcome.


New members and a new elder

On Sunday 16th May we welcomed new members Gordon and Florence Mitchell, and a new elder, Bill Valentine, pictured here with Rev Catriona Morrison. Colin Mackenzie (not pictured) has also joined us as a new member.


Nominating Committee

We are now starting the process of assembling our Nominating Committee from people on our Electoral Roll. This Committee should represent the breadth of our membership, with people who are involved in different things, and should not just be made up of elders.

Think about who you could propose, and check with them that they are willing to stand, then submit their name, plus the name of someone else seconding your suggestion, to Rev Catriona Morrison or by post to Catriona via the church postal address/mailbox, before 5pm on Friday 28th May. 

On Sunday 30th May, at the end of the church service, we will hold a secret ballot if required. 

If you want to familiarise yourself with our Parish Profile, you can download it from our website.


Online Bible Study – 18th May 2021 onwards

Tuesday Bible Study has a break for a week now and resumes online on Tuesday 18th May 7.30-8.30pm.

We’ll be studying 1 Corinthians using material from the Scottish Bible Society.

The Zoom details are unchanged from previous sessions, and if you’d like to join us (around 15 people from two churches) please email for the Zoom details.


May services

We continue to have an all-age service of worship in church every Sunday, led by our locum ministers Rev Catriona Morrison and Rev Marc Prowe.

There is no longer a limit of 50 people in church, we simply have to ensure households are sitting 2m from each other. Our welcome team will show you where to sit, to make sure we get this right.

There is step-free entry using the Shaftesbury Terrace (no need call ahead for this access).

We are getting used to the new ways of worship, with some live and some recorded music – we can still stand and say the words of hymns and songs to ourselves, and clap along.

We can also chat to each other outside, in groups of six afterwards.

Please remember to bring a face covering (unless medically exempt), you may want to bring your own Bible too.

We look forward to seeing you in church when you feel it’s right for you, and our website services will also continue.


Connect with a Cuppa

Wednesday 28th April 2-3pm

We’re restarting face to face Connect with a Cuppa this week – out of doors and weather permitting. All ages are welcome, come and catch up with each other.

We will have separate areas for groups of six people, with separate people serving you.

Please come round to the Shaftesbury Terrace side of the church, and bring your own cup if possible – we’ll provide tea/coffee & wrapped biscuits.

Then it will be every other Wednesday: 12th May, 26th May, 9th June, 23rd June.