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.
Services & COVID-19 Update
The Kirk Session considered the relaxation of the COVID 19 regulations from the Scottish Government and the General Trustees and agreed the following which is in effect:
- The wearing of face coverings and standing for singing will become optional.
- Hand sanitiser will be made available and its use optional.
- Durris Church: Pew cushions will be returned while the tapes restricting seating will be removed.
- Drumoak Church Hall: The seating plan will remain as it is and the one-way system will be removed.
- Pre and Post worship cleaning will cease and congregations will be offered wipes and plastic bags to enable people to clean their own seating areas.
Please click here to access the church services calendar for the next few months.
Harvest Thanksgiving Service
For the Harvest Thanksgiving service on Sunday 2nd October, 10am at Durris Church, we will be collecting dried foods, tins as well as supermarket gift cards and donations of money for the CFINE foodbank in Aberdeen.
Click on the CFINE logo to find out more information on their mission and how they are supporting people in poverty in the north-east of Scotland.
Coffee With A Copper
David Charnley from Police Scotland is planning to be at Drumoak Church Hall on Tuesday 4th October from 8:30am until 9:30am. He will then be in the Log Cabin outside Durris Church from 9:40am until 10:40am. You are invited to go have a "Coffee with a Copper".
Please click on the Police Scotland logo to view more details about this event.
Holy Communion will be celebrated in Drumoak Church Hall on Sunday 9th October at 10am. All are welcome to attend this service.
Presbytery of Kincardine and Deeside (K&D) Presbytery Mission Plan 2022
You can view and download a copy of the K&D Presbytery Mission Plan 2022 by clicking here.
Photos Of Durris Church 200th Anniversary Celebration
On the weekend of 18th and 19th June, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Durris Church including an exhibition and a service of celebration in Durris Church which featured the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt. Rev. Dr. Greenshields. Below you can see photos of this memorable weekend:
Kids Online Activities
You can find activities including games, quizzes and colouring-in sheets by accessing this page here.
Amazon Smile is a great way to help and support Drumoak-Durris Church at no extra cost to you.
All you need to do is personally sign up, going to this link here and then at the top of the page there is a 'supporting' tab, which you click on and you enter 'Drumoak-Durris Church'. You should then be given the chance to select it, and then any purchases you make at Amazon are automatically registered.
By shopping this way Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases, at no extra cost to you, or easier still, using the link putting you directly to Drumoak-Durris. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC033779
General Assembly 2022: Special Supplement
Life and Work has once again published a FREE four page General Assembly Special Supplement for 2022 that can be viewed here.
In addition to the supplement, a General Assembly report will feature in the July issue of Life and Work magazine. Anyone that is not a subscriber and interested in this particular issue can purchase a single print or digital copy here. The July issue is published on 17th June 2022.
Local Support Group During COVID 19 Pandemic
Please click on the image to download this 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
You can view the latest "Kids Kirk" from Banchory East Church by clicking the link here.
Banchory East Church - Wednesday Break
You can view the latest Wednesday Break Reflection from Banchory East Church here.
You can find out the dates and locations of our services for the next two months by viewing our service calendar.
Missed a service? Don't worry, our church services are now available to listen to online.
A copy of the 2019 report and accounts for Drumoak-Durris Church of Scotland is available to view.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Start your day with this free bible reading app with commentary that was introduced by Nicky Gumbel. Available for Apple and Android devices.