Everyone in Scotland with any connection to Methodism is invited to attend ‘Gathering to Scatter’ – the Scottish Methodist Gathering which will take place in Perth from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September.  Starting with a ceilidh, ‘Gathering to Scatter’ offers a wide-ranging, all-age programme to dip into with worship, prayer and bible study, sessions with John Bell and Fischy Music, chat show, craft, pilgrimage, intergenerational activities and more.  The main venue for the weekend is the Salutation Hotel, Perth, and this is where Synod members will meet on Saturday morning.  An alternative to Synod will be hosted at Perth Methodist Church.  There is no charge for the Gathering, but please register through the Eventbrite site ( where much more information can be found.

Join with folk from across Scotland at The Scottish Methodist Gathering in Perth 9–11 September 2022. Dip in and out of a full programme of worship, prayer, pilgrimage, study, conferring, a Ceilidh and much more. Contributors include John Bell of The Iona Community, Rev. Roger Walton, Fischy Music and the programme includes activities for all ages. There is no charge, but to help with the organizing, please book today at

Face coverings remain an important part of stopping the spread of coronavirus. Although regulatory requirements to wear face coverings in places of worship will be removed from 4 April, the Scottish Government’s guidance still strongly encourages the use of protective measures to reduce risk, including wearing of face coverings where appropriate to help keep each other safe. Importantly, the Scottish Government strongly recommends that for all other activities within a place of worship that fall outwith an act of worship, face coverings and protective measures are maintained unless an exemption applies.

That explains why you’ll see this poster when you come into our building …

If you thought “That image looks familiar”, it’s because we used the crown of thorns when our augmented choir last performed Stainer’s sacred oratorio The Crucifixion in 2012. And you saw it once more in 2020 when we launched our plan to perform the work again on Palm Sunday … a plan that came to nothing because the pandemic arrived half-way through rehearsals!

2021 didn’t happen for the same reason, but we’re delighted that we’re able to offer The Crucifixion at 6.00pm on Palm Sunday as an introduction to Holy Week. It’s not quite the same as last time – the choir will be more distanced than usual, the congregation will be masked, and we won’t be able to offer refreshments afterwards. However, the music will tell the same story, and our choir has been augmented by a number of keen singers from local churches and choirs. We’ll be accompanied on the organ by Willie Campbell from Dunfermline Abbey, and directed by Walter Thomson, the Choir Leader from Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church. Do come, and be prepared to join in the hymns …

“Entering the Passion of Jesus” is the title of the series of Bible Studies being led by the Rev Eddie Sykes which will take place on Thursday mornings 10:30am – 11:30am. We started these in person, but they’re now being held using the Zoom platform. All are welcome, whatever congregation you are part of, and you don’t have to attend every session. If you haven’t have received the meeting details direct, please email Eddie at ku.gro.tsidohtemhtysornull@retsinim for an access code.

3 March Jerusalem: Risking Reputation notes at this link
10 March The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger notes at this link
17 March Teachings: Risking Challenge notes at this link
24 March The First Dinner: Risking Rejection notes at this link
31 March BREAK
7 April The Last Supper: Risking Loss of Friends notes at this link
14 April Gethsemane: Risking Temptation notes at this link

This study is based on the book: “Entering the Passion of Jesus – A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week” by Amy-Jill Levine (Published by Abingdon Press; ISBN: 978-1501869556).

You don’t need a copy of the book, because notes will be provided and posted here when they’ve been issued, but please have your Bible available, along with your cup of coffee!

Coming up …
  • 30 June 2024 9:30 am Sung Eucharist
  • 30 June 2024 11:00 am Morning Worship
  • 7 July 2024 9:30 am Sung Eucharist
  • 7 July 2024 11:00 am Morning Worship

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0930 Sung Eucharist

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