The farewell service for Rev Eddie Sykes and Rev Mary Patterson takes place at 3.00pm on Sunday 30 July at Grahamston United Church, Falkirk, Bute Street, FK2 7DH. All are welcome to attend. For those who cannot make it to the church, the service will be livestreamed and available to view at

We give thanks for the ministry of Eddie and Mary and wish them every blessing on their retirement. Eddie has circulated a farewell letter (available at this link) which ends with a prayer that we will travel well, and that we may always seek to follow Jesus as our guide – adventurously, faithfully, and graciously.

“The Angels of Christmas” is a series of Advent Bible Studies on Zoom led by Rev Eddie Sykes on Thursdays in December. Each Zoom meeting starts at 10:00am – note that this is slightly earlier than previous studies – and will finish shortly after 11:00am. If you haven’t received the meeting details direct, please email Eddie at ku.gro.tsidohtemhtysornull@retsinim for an access code.

This study is based on the book ‘The Angels of Christmas – Hearing God’s Voice in Advent’ by Susan Robb, published by Abingdon Press only two months ago (ISBN: 978-1791024253). The topics for the sessions are:

1 December – Standing in the Presence of God
Gabriel and Zechariah – Luke 1:5–25

8 December – Let it Be
Gabriel and Mary – Luke 1:26-38

15 December – Acting on the Unbelievable
The Angel of the Lord and Joseph – Matthew 1:18–25

22 December – Hark the Herald Angels Sing
The Angels and the Shepherds – Luke 2:1–14

Coming up …
  • 3 March 2024 9:30 am Eucharist
  • 3 March 2024 11:00 am Morning Worship and Gift Day
  • 10 March 2024 9:30 am Eucharist
  • 10 March 2024 11:00 am Morning Worship with Holy Communion

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0930 Sung Eucharist

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