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, Kirk of St Bride at 09:30 am and Arngask 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.
Sunday 29th December is a monthly united service. This one will be held at 11:00 am at Kirk of St Bride, Abernethy. There will NOT be a service in Arngask Church, Glenfarg on this day.
From the Manse
A letter from Rev Stan can be seen here.
Order of Service for Sunday 29th December
Welcome and Call to Worship
Hymn 305: In the bleak midwinter
Prayers of Approach and Confession and Lord's Prayer
Hymn 316: Love came down at Christmas
Psalm 148: 1 - 14
Matthew 2: 13 - 23
Hymn 303: It came upon the midnight clear
Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Hymn 96: You are before me Lord (Highland Cathedral 336)
Prayers of Intercession
Hymn 702: Lord in love and perfect wisdom
Congratulations to John & Joyce Taylor for winning the Christmas Quiz draw. The answers can be seen here.
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.
A letter from our Mission partners in Czech Republic is available by following this link.
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.