Strathkinness Parish Church

What’s on

The Post Office hours of opening are between 12.30 and 2.30 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Vestry in the Strathkinness Church Hall.



Minister:  Rev Allan McCafferty


Telephone:  01334 478287

Church Office:

Monday to Friday 9.00 am—12.00 noon


Telephone:  01334 478144

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We warmly welcome you to our service this morning, especially any who are visitors.                                                                                                                       

Pastoral Visits.  If any member of the congregation is aware of a member in hospital or requiring a home visit, please fill in a slip in the vestry or let the Minister know.  Remember if anyone has a special request for prayers or would like more information about the Prayer Group please contact Margaret Overend on 850686.

World Mission Stamp Appeal.  Please save your used stamps remembering to include a border of envelope around them and put them in the box at the back of the Church or phone Helen Donald on 850050.

Date for Your Diary.  Keith and Ida Waddell, our Mission Partners, will be visiting us in September.  They will take part in our joint service on Sunday 22nd September in Hope Park and Martyrs Church at 11.00am.  We will then have a pot luck lunch which we hope lots of people will be able to attend.  This is a change from the joint service previously planned (8th September).

Caring Means Sharing.  Strathkinness is again joining with Hope Park and Martyrs in ‘Caring Means Sharing’.  This year’s chosen charities are:  Local—Families First, National—Dravet Syndrome UK, International—International Justice Mission.  The insert in today’s Order of Service gives information about these worthy causes and there will be a speaker from each on the coming Sundays.  An envelope is also included with today’s Order of Service for your donations.  Please bring it along to Church any time up until 22nd September.  Please Gift Aid it if you can.  We will then be able to present the totals at our Harvest Service on 29th September

Duty Rota.  The new rotas covering October to January will soon be being prepared.  If you would like to be added to or removed from any list, or would like to advise of any dates when you will be unavailable (especially around Christmas) then please let Elaine Wilson know by 2nd September.

The St Andrews Memory Café is indebted to St Andrews Voices for offering 3 fun workshops on singing as part of the Festival it holds in October.  Anyone with memory problems, even if they do not come to our regular monthly sessions, will be welcome to join in singing.  This will be thirsty work!  However refreshments will be served.  Any family or other carer is encouraged to accompany the person for whom they care.  The sessions will be led by Robyn Stapleton, Traditional Singer and Song Leader also BBC Young Traditional Musician.  The first workshop will be held in the Hope Park and Martyrs Church upstairs hall on Wednesday 21st August from 2.00—3.30pm.  The second afternoon will be on Wednesday 18th September and the final will be on Wednesday 16th October.  Please tell everyone you know who suffers with dementia, whether they are known to us in the Memory Café or not. ’s sure to be a happy event.  Any enquiries, call Ketron Morrison on 01334 473842.

Cluster Safari Supper.  Following the success of the last Cluster Safari Supper the Open Doors Team have been asked to hold another one on Friday 6th September.  The cost will be £10 per person and we will start at 6:00pm at Holy Trinity Church with the starter, go on to Hope Park and Martyrs Church at 7:00pm for the main course and drinks and finish at 8:30pm in St Leonard's Church Hall with pudding, tea and coffee.  Tickets may be limited to around 20 persons per church but record your name on the sheet at the back of the Church, pay and get your ticket to ensure a place.

Lectionary Readings 1st September:  Jeremiah 2:4-13, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 and Luke 14:1, 7-14.  (One of these readings will be chosen for next week.)

 Our Annual Sale of Household Goods takes place on Saturday 14th September in Hope Park and Martyrs Church and, once again, we’re asking folk if they’re available to help.  It’s a big task but the more folk who help, the more the load is spread!  We’ll need help setting up the stalls on Friday 13th September and running the stalls on a rota basis on Saturday 14th.  Help would also be appreciated transporting goods to and from the sale.  This shouldn’t be as onerous as on previous years since we will only accept items which fit easily into a car—no beds, wardrobes or three piece suites!  Contact Norrie Hutcheon (01333 311702 or 07592 878411) or Eric Hampton (477732).

Open Doors.  The team and helpers will be operating the Café during the Household Sale on Saturday 14th September and we would be pleased to receive any home baking for serving to the many visitors we expect. Enquiries to Irene Hannah on 475132.

University Befriending Scheme.  The Scheme is open to international students of any faith or none and especially those who don’t have English as a first language.  We ask that befrienders meet with their students at least two or three times a semester.This may be for coffee, an outing or a meal. Students are usually in pairs and I aim to introduce befrienders and students personally, at a pot luck supper in October, so that arrangements can be made face to face.  Could I ask would-be befrienders who have not been involved in this before either to give their names/addresses/phone numbers to me at, or to the Chaplaincy with a note of the church they attend? I can then send them more information.It would be helpful for me to have replies by 9th September, so I know how many places are available for students.  Please get in touch with Chaplaincy if you would like any more information.I am on sabbatical until the beginning of September.
Fiona Barnard

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