Kirk's Coffee Shop Reopening for Saturday Takeaways

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Apart from a brief time in December, the Coffee Shop at the church has sadly been closed for over a year as a result of the pandemic, however we are planning to reopen for take outs each Saturday from 10 April. If you fancy a bacon/egg roll, or a nice cup of coffee or tea to go, we’ll be happy to fulfil those orders.

We will be open between 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon and you can phone in your order on 01224 213093 between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m.

Payment can be made in cash or by contactless card payment when you pick up.

What is available?

Bacon Roll & Hot Drink
£4

Egg Roll & Hot Drink
£4

Bacon and Egg Roll & Hot Drink
£4.50

Hot Drink
Options: Coffee (white, black, cappuccino, latte, with decaf option on all) or Tea
£2

Soft Drinks (Diet Coke, Diet Lemonade, Orange Tango)
80p

Searching For The Easter Story Family Packs

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Easter is going to be rather different again this year. To capture some of the excitement and fun of Easter morning, we have created packs that will be available for families to use to explore the Easter Story. These can be used at any time, but if you would like to join us with your own egg hunts on Easter morning then please join the Riverside Churches live streamed Easter Day service on Sunday 4 April at 11 a.m. when we will also be using our own pack. We can do the Easter Egg hunt together!

You can pick up the packs from the church on Wednesday 31 March at the same time that we will be having the Instant Neighbour Food dropoffs (1-2 and 7-8 p.m.) and also on Saturday 3 April between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Easter Story Painted Stone Hunt

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If you are looking to explore the Easter Story with your family or on your own, you can do so during this week while taking a stroll around Duthie Park. Rev Julia Pizzuto-Pomaco at South Holburn Parish Church has created an Easter Story Painted Stone Hunt for you.

You can find instructions to follow here: Download Guide.

If you would also like to add your own decorated stones you are welcome to do so. You could take a picture of it and send to Julia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or add to the church's Facebook page.

Holy Week and Easter Services

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While Ferryhill Parish Church remains closed at the moment for in-person worship, we have a full range of online and streamed services for Holy Week and Easter. You are most welcome to join us. Some of these you can participate in via Zoom, and all of them will be available on our YouTube channel.

Palm Sunday 28 March 2021

As we come to the final Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday, we start our remembrance of Jesus' last week in Jerusalem with his entry into the city. 

Live streamed service at 11 a.m. (on both the YouTube channel and Facebook page). If you happen to be walking past the church you may find palm crosses on the front door, you are welcome to take one.

Holy Week Services

All these services can be joined via Zoom should you wish to participate in them live. They will start at 7 p.m. each evening. We will be journeying with Jesus through the events of his final week.

Each night you can use THIS LINK to access the Zoom gathering. Or you can manually join the meeting using the Meeting ID: 895 5312 9612 and Passcode: 933595.

We will also stream these Zoom services to the YouTube channel.

Monday 29 March

Led by members of the Ferryhill Worship Team.

Tuesday 30 March

Led by members of the South Holburn Worship Team.

Wednesday 31 March

Led by members of the Ferryhill Worship Team. For this service please have a wee bit of bread and a dish with some oil or a dip.

Maundy Thursday 1 April

Led by members of the South Holburn Worship Team. This service will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Please have something to drink and a piece of bread/biscuit to hand.

Good Friday 2 April

Led by members of Ruthrieston West Parish Church.

Holy Saturday 3 April

A reflective message for Holy Saturday will be available online on Saturday morning.

Easter Sunday 4 April

On Easter morning we will have a live streamed service at the usual time of 11 a.m. and led jointly by the Riverside Churches. This will include an Easter Egg Hunt for which we have packs available for families (complete with eggs to hide, links to special videos, activity sheets for children, and even some chocolate!). These packs can be picked up from Ferryhill Parish Church on Wednesday 31 March between 1-2 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. or on Saturday 3 April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Handmade daffodils will be available on the front door of the church on Easter Day (from the afternoon onwards) should you be passing and would like to take one as an Easter gift or to pass on to someone.

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World Day of Prayer 2021

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Today (Friday 5 March) marks the World Day of Prayer and this year will be different from any we have ever known. All over the world, people will be worshipping as usual but in unusual ways.

This year's service comes from the Christian women of Vanuatu - a group of 82 islands (65 inhabited) in the South Pacific Ocean - on the theme of 'Build a strong foundation'.

We share with you the recorded service here - 

Easter Crafting Project

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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:

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/downloads.ashx?Token=bbbdc243-5cfc-4316-ad97-885b84478c91 

https://moaracrochet.com/crochet-flowers-2/

http://www.makermagpie.com/blog/2015/3/26/daffodil-sewing-pattern

The church is open on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. if you wish to pick up a printed copy of these patterns, and if you have some ready, you can drop off your flowers at these times too. If you have empty jam jars, stand your daffodils in bunches, if not, add them to the jars available at the church. Extra empty jars would be very welcome.

Happy crafting!

Virtual Christmas Fair

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Welcome to our Virtual Christmas Fair!

Here you will find the various items that are available listed with images, descriptions and cost. We have let you know how many of each item is available and this will be updated daily as orders are received.

Ordering

Please contact Fiona Firth with your orders using the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment can be made on pick up either by cash, cheque (payable to Ferryhill Parish Church), or with card payment.

Picking Up

Purchases can be picked up from the church on Wednesday 2 & 9 December, between 1-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. or by arrangement.

A massive thank you to all the amazingly creative folks who have contributed to our Virtual Christmas Fair.

Please click on for the full and extensive list of items available.

Takeaway Time at the Kirk's Coffee Shop

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While the Coffee Shop at the church has been closed over most of this year as a result of the pandemic, we are planning to open during December for take outs. If you fancy a bacon/egg roll, or a nice cup of coffee or tea to go, we’ll be happy to fulfil those orders.

We plan to be open on Saturday 5, 12 and 19 December between 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon. You can phone in your order on 01224 213093 the day before (Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) or Saturday (between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.).

Note that we will also be open for take out coffee, tea, mincemeat pies, and shortbread on Wednesday 23 December between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. You can phone in your order on Tuesday 22 December between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or that Wednesday between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Payment can be made via cash or contactless card payment when you pick up.

What is available?

Saturdays

Bacon Roll & Hot Drink
£4

Egg Roll & Hot Drink
£4

Bacon and Egg Roll & Hot Drink
£4.50

Hot Drink (Coffee (white, black, cappuccino, latte with decaf option on all) or Tea)
£2

Soft Drinks (Diet Coke, Diet Lemonade, Orange Tango)
80p

Wednesday 23 December

We will be offering Mincemeat Pies, Biscuits and Hot Drinks (with donations welcome for these).

Giving Tree Appeal by Instant Neighbour

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Last year over 10,000 gifts were distributed to children and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire through the Giving Tree to families unable to buy Christmas presents for their children. Due to the devastating effect of Covid-19 it is anticipated that this year there will be a greater need in the area.

Ferryhill Parish Church is supporting the 30th annual Giving Tree present appeal and gift tags will be available for selection on Wednesdays when the Church is open for Instant Neighbour food donations between 1-2pm and 7-8pm. Gifts should be purchased and then returned to the church on any Wednesday during the above times before Friday 4 December.

Further information can be found at http://www.instantneighbour.co.uk/giving-tree-appeal including gift suggestions. Gifts should not be wrapped but can be placed in a gift bag. All gifts must be new and have their gift tag securely attached so that the age and gender or specific child they are for is clearly identifiable.

Alternative Christmas Fair

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The Church Christmas Fair always has a great atmosphere and is the most successful fundraiser of the year. Unfortunately this year we will not be able to create the same atmosphere, but the Fundraising team hope to provide the same opportunity for people to create and purchase Christmas items.
We are looking for Christmas craft items, sweets, preserves, Christmas cakes, in fact anything that can be left for a few days to ensure they are Coronavirus clear. This unfortunately means we cannot sell fresh baking this year.
All items will be advertised on the church website from 28th November for a week. 
Orders will be taken by email and will be ready for collection from the church the next week.  
If you are able to help by make items for the sale, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Fiona Firth on 01224 590806 by 23 November for more information.

Let’s bring the joy of Christmas into these strange times!

Harvest Appeal Progress

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Harvest Can Appeal Thermometer

What a fantastic response from so many of you! Thank you for your generosity to our Riverside Churches Harvest 1,000 Can Appeal. We have now had more than 2,000 cans and jars donated as part of this appeal throughout October. These donations are greatly appreciated by Instant Neighbour's Foodbank and will make a real different to people over the months to come. £125 of financial donation has been spent on more cans, and there is a remaining £250 that has also been donated to assist Instant Neighbour.

Thanks again everyone who participated!

Note that we will continue to have the church open on Wednesdays at Ferryhill Parish Church (1-2 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.) ongoing into the winter for continuing donations to the foodbank.

Worship during the Coronavirus Restrictions

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As the Scottish Government moves us through the different phases of response to the pandemic, churches have the opportunity to reopen sanctuaries for public worship. We are working though the processes required in terms of risk assessments to reopen the sanctuary and now we are seeking some feedback from you on how we can best bring worship to you over the next months.
There are many things to consider as we put into effect physical distancing, hygiene and cleaning, and safety requirements as part of an ongoing Covid-19 Risk Assessment checklist. All of this means that public worship services at Ferryhill Church, when we do go ahead, will look and feel very different to what we’re all used to.
Over the next few months we intend to continue our online worship with a livestreamed 11 a.m. service each Sunday. However we are also considering opening the church, and are seeking some input from you on the form of the worship that we offer.
Clicking on this link will take you to a survey which asks a few questions about your thoughts and preferences for worship at the current time. This will help with our planning for the next few months.

*UPDATE* - the survey has now closed, thank you for your participation.

A Prayer for the Stonehaven Train Tragedy

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We share a prayer from the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly, following the train derailment outside Stonehaven yesterday. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who lost their lives, and with those who were injured as a result of this tragedy. We also thank the emergency services who responded in such challenging circumstances.

https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/a-prayer-for-the-stonehaven-train-disaster

August Worship

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Due to Peter taking a well-deserved holiday, from Sunday 2 August, we will be joining the online worship from South Holburn Parish Church for the next three weeks. Links will be provided so keep an eye on the 'Worship' page of our website and Ferryhill Church's Facebook page. The services are pre-recorded and are available on Youtube from 8 a.m. each Sunday morning.

Here is the service for Sunday 16 August 2020: