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.
Drumoak Durris Church Christmas Eve Christingle Service
This year, we will have a virtual Christingle Service on 24th December. You can make your own Christingle by picking up the kits on Wednesday 23rd December from Durris Kirkton Hall (11am - 12pm) or from Drumoak Church Hall (2pm - 3pm).
For more information, please click on the poster here.
Latest Online Service - November 22nd 2020
Please click on the image below to access the full service for this week.
Drumoak-Durris Christmas Services Online
Sunday 29th November: First Sunday of Advent
Sunday 6th December: Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday 13th December: Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday 20th December: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Thursday 24th December: Christmas Eve Christingle Service (details here)
Sunday 27th December: Lessons & Carols Service
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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.
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Online Quiz Night
Join us for a fun online quiz night taking place on Zoom at 7.00pm on Thursday, 17th December. It will consist of 50 questions in five categories. Will you be the Quiz Champion of the evening?
If you are interested in taking part and need a link to the Zoom meeting, please email Mark Podesta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Group Bible Study
Please click here to access the latest material on our new Bible Study course which looks at the Book of Ruth.
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.
Helen Cross has kindly sent across a third quiz that will keep you busy. Click here and see if you can get all 20 answers! Enjoy!
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
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.