Abernethy and Dron and Arngask

Welcome to Abernethy and Dron and Arngask Parish

Welcome to our Web site. We are a parish in beautiful south Perthshire. Two buildings serve to accommodate the people of the parish: Kirk of St Bride in Abernethy and Arngask Church in Glenfarg.


Services are held every Sunday in both places, Arngask at 9:30 am and Kirk of St Bride at 11:00 am except for (usually) the last Sunday in the month when a joint Service will be held at 11:00 am, alternating between the two churches. You will be welcome to join us in praise at either place for worship. See here for information prior to any Sunday for any special Service time.

From the Manse

A letter from Rev Stan can be seen here.

Order of Service for Sunday 15th December - Third Sunday in Advent

Welcome and Call to Worship

Hymn 283: The voice of God goes out to all (Tune:Woodlands)

Prayers of Approach and Confession and Lord's Prayer

Children's Address / Lighting of 3rd Advent Candle

Hymn 313: See! in yonder manger low

Scripture Reading

James 5: 7 - 11

Matthew 11: 1 - 11

Hymn 261: Father Eternal, Ruler of Creation


Offering and Prayer of Dedication

Hymn 334: On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Prayers of Intercession

Hymn 320: Joy to the world


Local Church Review

The parish of Abernethy & Dron & Arngask has been selected for the Local Church Review process by Perth Presbytery. The object of Local Church Review is to assist a parish to take a good look at itself and its many aspects to see what is working well and what can be improved. The Kirk Session has undertaken an initial review and produced an input to the process. The document can be accessed from this link.

General Assembly 2019

Decisions taken at the 2019 General Assembly have the potential to reshape the Church of Scotland at every level. To help Church members and congregations engage with the reform process, Life and Work has released a four-page guide summarising the key decisions. It can be accessed from this link.

Mission Partnership

A letter from our Mission partners in Czech Republic is available by following this link.

Parish Records

We have recently received from the National Records of Scotland a complete catalogue of the records they hold for the parish, the earliest dating back to 1689. This document can be accessed from here. Please note that this list will not be automatically updated therefore it is correct as of the compiled date noted.

The Auld Kirk

A document has recently come to light written by Ian MacDonald some time around the middle of the 20th Century detailing some of the history of the old Arngask Church (over the other side of the motorway). For those interested in the history of the area, this document can be accessed from here.