Local Mission Group
St Mary's Local Mission Group is a working
group of the Kirk Session.
Our Aim is to live out and share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus
Our Mission statement is Ė
St Mary's Parish Church where
we all, young and old, have a part to play in seeking to be a mission
focused church. As disciples of Jesus Christ we all have a
responsibility to share His teaching and His message of God's
unconditional love, within our parish and beyond by living out our
All are welcome to get involved.
About our church and mission
||There is always a warm welcome to anyone joining us for worship or at any of our other
||We are committed to supporting children and young people's ministry. Jesus said "Let the children
come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."
||We support and promote St Mary's groups which are involved in programmes and activities
aimed at developing our Christian faith and understanding through Bible Study and Prayer. The Wednesday Evening Soup
Group is currently using the programme Christianity Explored.
This is a great resource for anyone wishing to explore for the first time or re- explore the questions:
Who was Jesus? Why did he come? What is involved in following him?
Would you consider joining the group on a Wednesday evening?
||We are committed to communicating the life and work of our church and the life and
work of Jesus Christ. Have you seen our information pack?
||We are in the process of creating a Resource Library of Christian books
and materials that people have found helpful on their journey of faith Ė resources that are both challenging and comforting.
Do you have any to share?
If you have found this information of interest
and would like to contribute time or ideas please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Favourite Bible Verses
We hope that you may find these verses from the
Bible helpful. We are sharing them so that more people may find that
God's word to us, whether comforting or challenging is still as relevant
today as it always has been.
If you have a favourite Bible text please share it with us and tell us
why it is special to you. You can email it to:
email@example.com or give it to your elder or anyone from
the local mission group. There is also a Bible texts post box at
the west end of the church or you can hand it into the church office at
the Trinity Centre.
This summerís favourite Bible verse is from John
& Sarah Macgill:
Our verses are from Paulís prayer in Ephesians 3 (verses 17-18). It
simply sums up how big Godís love is, how we are all part of something
big by accepting his love, that this has been the foundation for
generations before and will be for generations to come:
ĎAnd I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as
you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of Godís
marvellous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all Godís
people should, how wide, how long, how high and how deep his love really
3 Star attraction
In 2013 St Mary's Church has again been awarded the
prestigious 3 star award by the Scottish Tourist Board. The scheme focuses on the welcome, hospitality, service and
presentation of visitor attractions.