Easter Crafting Project

Are you missing a craft project?

We are looking for daffodils: knitted, crocheted or felt, however you would like to make them, preferably with stalks. This is a project for Easter, looking forward to brighter days and happier times. You can find many patterns on the Internet by googling ‘daffodil patterns’; here are some examples:




Printed copies of these patterns are available at the church on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. 
Hang on to your daffodils just now and a collection box will be available in a few weeks time. Happy crafting!

Sunday Post-Service Fellowship - January 2021

Peter is currently taking a well deserved post-festive break, so we will be joining with South Holburn for our Sunday fellowship on 17th, 24th and 31st January at 1 p.m. The Zoom details are as follows:-


Meeting ID: 886 0616 7910, and password: 264769

Alternatively you can call 0131 460 1196 to dial in to the conversation (you will need a note of the meeting ID and password above).


Dial-A-Message Service

We have a new service available whereby you can listen over the phone to the weekly bible reading and message, along with a reflection when available on that theme. This is ideal for those who cannot access the online service over the internet.

The phone number to use is 01224 002502. This local number means costs will be minimal or free for those calling. This allows access both to the current week's reading and sermon, and to the previous week's by pressing "1" when asked.

Please do pass this information on to family, friends or neighbours who you think might appreciate listening to these parts of the Sunday service. Note that it is available at any time with the audio updated each weekend.

What To Expect At The Kirk

Peter gives a guided tour of the church to show the changes that have been made and precautions that have been taken to enable people to gather for worship at Ferryhill Kirk.

Due to the ever rising number of cases being recorded in Scotland and our concerns to ensure we keep each other safe, we are not going to continue our plans at the moment for fortnightly services at 10 a.m. The team has put in a wonderful effort to make sure that all the precautions we needed were in place but we are anxious to see the numbers of daily cases trending back downwards before we re-open the church building for gathered worship. This is very disappointing, we know. We will continue to monitor this with the hope that we can provide gathered worship soon.

In the meantime, remember that we have now supplemented the existing online worship with a phone in service and we have started to produce weekly worship leaflets particularly for those unable to participate in these other ways.


Sunday Post-Service Fellowship

For those missing our time of fellowship following Sunday worship, we invite you to join us for a cup of tea (you'll have to supply your own!) and a chat online. We have set up a weekly Zoom meeting which you can access on a PC, tablet or mobile phone using this link and login:-


Meeting ID: 929 6607 6568, and password: 005056

Alternatively you can call 0131 460 1196 to dial in to the conversation (you will need a note of the meeting ID and password above).

Our Zoom fellowship will begin at 1 p.m. for about an hour.

Instant Neighbour Donations

Every Wednesday from 15 April, there will be a chance for you to donate food for local charity Instant Neighbour at the church. Non perishable food items and toiletries can be dropped off between 1 and 2 p.m. and between 7 and 8 p.m. Items will be distributed to vulnerable and housebound people at this difficult time. Distancing instructions will be adhered to at all times. Thank you.

Changes to Morning Worship

As many of you will have already seen, churches across the Presbytery have been instructed to no longer have public gathering for worship. This is sensible, the right thing to do, and accords with government advice with regards to Covid-19.

It does not mean that the church itself is doing nothing. Remember that the church is not a building, it is people of faith who make up the church. And we are still active.

Worship will still be happening on Sunday morning and you will be able to access it through our YouTube channel as usual - www.youtube.com/ferryhillparishchurch - or go to our Webcast page. We are also working on how to use technology to our advantage through group video conferencing for other ways to meet virtually, discuss and worship.

Our Pastoral Care Teams are on the case, adapting to the new circumstances, but please expect contact over the next few months by phone, postcard or email rather than in person.

Remember that we have a weekly newsletter which you can sign up to by clicking on the link on the right of the homepage.

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Signing the Lord's Prayer

Over the next couple of months we will be encouraging us all on a Sunday morning to join with Rev Mary Whittaker during the Lord's Prayer to also sign the prayer. If you would like to practise that, please use the video above!