In God's grace, opening our doors and reaching out to bring
God's love, peace and joy to all.
SHARING GOD'S LOVE
We warmly welcome you to Drumoak-Durris Church and invite you to explore further our website. As a Church we believe it's people who matter, how we relate to God and how we relate to one another, and so our hope and our prayer is that beyond looking at our website, you will be encouraged to come along and visit us.
Drumoak-Durris Parish lies in Royal Deeside between Aberdeen and Banchory and is centred around the two villages of Drumoak and Durris located either side of the River Dee.
At its meeting on Thursday, 18th June 2020, Drumoak-Durris Kirk Session considered the First Minister’s announcement that, from Monday 22nd June 2020, ‘places of worship can reopen for individual prayer or contemplation’.
After discussion and having given the matter its full consideration, and with reference to the Church of Scotland’s COVID-19 Guidance to Reopening Church Buildings, Drumoak-Durris Kirk Session agreed that, in order to ensure the safety of all its congregation, Drumoak-Durris Church buildings would remain closed until Phase 4 is reached.
Reminder To All Members Of The Congregation
Please respond to the letter sent out from the Kirk Session asking for confirmation of your email address and phone number. We need all of you to respond, even if you know we already have them to . Thank you.
Sunday Service - August 2nd 2020
This week's service was organised by the Right Rev. Martin Fair, the Moderator of the Church of Scotland as the Rev. Jean Boyd is currently on holiday.
Reflections At The Quay - Petition
BBC Scotland has announced that they will stop broadcasting the Sunday Morning ‘Refections at The Quay’ which features religious reflections from Scotland. A petition has been setup for the BBC to reconsider this decision.
The petition, setup by Laura Fleming states that: "This programme is vital to those in our communities who are seeking spiritual comfort and has been enjoyed by many throughout Lockdown. In these times of isolation not everyone has access to online services or social media and many elderly and vulnerable people rely on their television to access worship each Sunday."
If you wish to sign and show your support, please follow the link here
You can view the latest "Kids Kirk" from Banchory East Church by clicking the link here and find out more about the Virtual Picnic and Pentecost.
Banchory East Church - Wednesday Break
You can view the latest Wednesday Break Reflection from Banchory East Church here.
Helen Cross has kindly sent across another challenging quiz that will keep you busy. Click here and see if you can get all 20 answers! Enjoy!
Donating To Drumoak Durris Church
Whether you are a church member who wants to continue to give your regular offering, or a friend to Drumoak-Durris Church, who is moved to contribute for the good of our community, we want to help you support the Church.
Please click on the link here to find out how you can make a donation. Thank you for supporting Drumoak-Durris Church in this time of unprecedented crisis in the world as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Drumoak-Durris Summer Newsletter
Please click on the image to access the latest issue of the Drumoak-Durris Newsletter.
Feel free also to pass this on to anyone you know who would be interested who has not got access to the internet or email
Home Group Bible Study
Please click here to access the latest material on our new Bible Study course which looks at the Book of Philippians.
Following a meeting of the Business Committee of the Presbytery of Kincardine & Deeside, all Ministers have been instructed to:-
1. Cancel all public services for the foreseeable future.
2. All church buildings of Drumoak-Durris Church will have to be closed for the time being.
In response to these instructions:-
1. The Minister will upload worship resources for this coming Sunday onto the church website.
2. We shall continually be reviewing the situation, and making any necessary adjustments.
Online worship content can be found here
Please forward on this message to other members of the congregation and wider community. If you know of anyone who may like to receive e-mail updates, ask them to forward their contact details to the Session Clerk –email@example.com.
Furthermore, these groups below will not be meeting until further notice:
- Craft, Coffee & Chat
- Friendship Club
- Home Group
- Alpha Course
- Jolly Tots
- Messy Church
A prayer from the Moderator of Presbytery can be found here.
Drumoak & Durris Special Edition Newsletter - COVID 19
Please click on the image to download the latest special edition of the Drumoak & Durris Newsletter.
In these unprecedented times, if you are unable to ask family, friends or neighbours, the Community is there to help if needed including:
- Picking up shopping for you or help order groceries online
- Collecting your prescriptions
- Posting your mail
- Arrange for a friendly phone call
- Walk your dogs
Donations are being collected for Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE). The food bank box is situated in Durris Church. Household items such as toilet paper and soap are now also being accepted. Thank you for your support.