• Hello! Welcome to the
      Auchterarder Parish Church website!

    • Our church family seeks to be led by the Holy Spirit to inspire people in and around Auchterarder, whether of faith or not, with the good news of Jesus Christ through worship, ministry, example and outreach. We aspire to be a caring, inclusive community within a spirit of Christian love. Active disciples Praising God Caring for People

    • Lockdown Newsletter
      Edition 5 is out!

    • Remember to send any articles, news or photos for the next edition to Sylvia before Friday 17 July on: sylvia.elsmere@hotmail.co.uk

    • 'Lock-down' Sundays at
      Auchterarder Parish Church

    • Our Sundays are a bit different during this period of lock-down, but we can still 'meet' together in different ways. Join us for a Zoom Prayer Group meeting or listen to the service of music, prayer and Word via our audio and video recordings, either on the website, by the link on Facebook or on CD. Remember to request your favourite hymns, and we will try to play these over the next few weeks.

    • APC Connect
      Community Support Update

    • Information - both local and national - during this Covid-19 Pandemic is continuing to be updated here. Click on the Main Menu 'Useful Information' link to find out.

    • 8 Week Prayer Course
      Remember to register

    • REMEMBER!!!!The 8 week Prayer Course continues on Wednesdays from 7:30. See the advert and video further down this page for more details. Please register your interest with Margaret Ross on: magsross1@hotmail.com

    • APC Connect
      Covid-19 Response

    • If you wish to support our Covid-19 Response in any way, contact us at: admin@auchterarderparish.org .

Our values

Connections
  • Connections

  • We aim to be a friendly inclusive church and our deep desire is to make people welcome and to encourage them in all the seasons of life. We hope you enjoy this site, and get a good sense of who we are, what we’re about, and what God is doing in us and through us as we serve Him in the community of Auchterarder and further afield too.

To Know Christ
  • To Know Christ

  • Our belief is in the Lord Jesus Christ as risen Saviour and our desire is to know him more. In a contemporary world, this is not a straightforward manner especially for each of the generations represented in our church, but with God's grace, it remains our aim to share the good news of the gospel. "To know Christ and make Him known".

Lifelong Learning
  • Lifelong Learning

  • We recognise that exploring the Christian faith is a life long journey and so we offer a variety of educational opportunities to meet the needs of each generation and the challenges faced;  from children's and youth groups to adult education in the form of groups such as enquirers, alpha, house groups just to name a few.

Strengthening Families
  • Strengthening Families

  • We aim to be a church family and to love one another as Jesus commanded. To that end we aim to be inclusive and strengthen relationships and ties in our church, our community and the wider world through the various activities of our church family and in our individual daily lives.  A church family who have a loving heavenly Father.

Latest news

We are running this 8-week course on the Lord’s Prayer starting on Wednesday 10 June. The course will run from 7:30 until 8:30, but if you want a chat with a cup of tea beforehand then join us at 7:15!  It is an online course and we intend to join in a Zoom meeting, watch the sessions together and then discuss the content in groups.  To register, please email Margaret Ross by clicking on her name. You will be sent a link to join the meeting each week.  Don’t worry if you didn’t make the first session, still let us know you are interested.  Have a look at the introduction by clicking the button below.

Video Introduction

Daily Worship

The link,  Sanctuary First Daily Worship will take you to this Falkirk-based digital ministry.  It offers, amongst other things,  a diet of daily worship you may like to follow.   

PASTORAL SUPPORT

This is another link within in Sanctuary First to the topic of Pastoral Support  In this area are a variety of readings and prayers that may help you find what you need at times: in bereavement; when a friend lets you down, remembering to give thanks; needing God’s peace and more…  There will be a link to a specific topic here each week for the next while, but it is worth having a look for yourself. This week’s topic:  Feeling drained

 

The Guild

The Church of Scotland Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland that invites and encourages both women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action.  With around 17,000 members, the Guild is one of Scotland’s largest voluntary organisation. Although women make up the bulk of our membership, increasingly, men are becoming members and taking active roles at local and national levels.       The Guild’s motto is taken from Acts 27, verse 23: “Whose we are and Whom we serve.”  The  Guild has a part of the Church of Scotland website all of its own and has lots of very interesting information.  Every three years, a strategy with three annual themes is decided by the Guild. They also decide on a discussion topic every year.  Have a look on the website and get a better idea of the work this kirk organisation does.  https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/the-guild/  And check out our own Guild Page.

Community Support Update

We have suspended the Covid-19 Community Support Project from today, Monday 22 June, as local services are now in place for shopping, medication and meal deliveries etc.   However, as we continue in this period of lockdown,  the Useful Information page will continue to be updated with any relevant information received.  Please be assured that should Covid-19 prompt the need, any appropriate support will be reinstated. Thanks to all the volunteers to and those who used the services.                                                             

 STAY SAFE                                         STAY WELL

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care Team is as active as ever and is keen to have a chat on the phone with anyone from the community who is finding lockdown and /or self-isolation difficult, or who is maybe just feeling lonely or anxious.  If you don’t have a number to call for that already, please don’t hesitate to call either of our helpline numbers (01764 660152 or 07467 793061) and we’ll make sure that someone from that team gets in touch.

Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.  Most of our parishes are in Scotland, but we also have churches in England, Europe and overseas. The Church of Scotland plays a pivotal role in Scottish society and works with communities worldwide.  Church of Scotland Website

Church of Scotland Facebook Page

Useful links and information

Nothing will separate us
  • Nothing will separate us

  • Lord of all wisdom and grace, today I will sing your praises. I will rejoice in the wonder of new birth; I will rejoice in the freshness of the early morning, In the gift of so many lovely things – Flowers, trees, animals, birds, the gift of family and friends.  Most of all, Lord I will rejoice in You  Lord, the Giver of all good things.  Your Word tells us not to be anxious for anything.  But, Lord, I am anxious about so many things… Take all my anxieties to yourself Lord God – and give me instead, Your peace, Your joy. Amen.

'Keeping Connected' services
  • 'Keeping Connected' services

  • At this time when we are unable to worship in fellowship with one another, instead enjoy listening to or watching a weekly service of music, Word and message.  The theme for the next few services will be: 'Thy Kingdom come: Future Focus', looking at church's vision of future use of the Church Centre.  The readings will be from Matthew 6:10; Isaiah 65: 17-25 and Luke 4.  The videos will be live each Sunday from 10:30.  Click on the YouTube link at the bottom of the home page to access this week's and all previous Service videos.    The audio version of the Service for 05 July will be posted here at 10:30 on Sunday morning and links to previous weeks' audio recordings can be found here Keeping Connected Services

'Lockdown Newsletter' No 5
  • 'Lockdown Newsletter' No 5

  • We are sending out a newsletter every two weeks during this period of lockdown so click here is  05 Auchterarder Parish Church Newsletter  It includes updated information, Church News, local news and some lighter articles - birthdays, photos etc. Please download it and email a copy onto any others who may not get it and who you think may be interested.  If you want to see older newsletters or the Spring edition of the magazine, click here.

Prayer Opportunities
  • Prayer Opportunities

  • If you would like prayers said for you, please contact one of our Ministers on the numbers below.  If there is no reply, leave a message and they will return your call. Rev Dr Lynn McChlery: 01764 662399    Rev Iain Paton: 01764 682234   You are also very welcome to join in with our online Zoom Prayer Group. Click to find out more.  And remember, everyone is welcome to join the Zoom Prayer Course starting on Wednesday 10 June @ 7:30 .   For further details, see the advert on this Home Page.