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
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".
We recognise that exploring the Christian faith is a life long journey and so we offer a variety of education 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.
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.
Hello, I'm Rob Barlow,
- Minister at Auchterarder Parish Church
I am the minister at Auchterarder Parish Church. Married to Gwen, with four grown up children and five grandchildren. Gwen and I are both from a scientific background and have come into ministry after 30 years or so in research and industrial posts. We are blessed to be here in Auchterarder and the church is continuing to grow - we have a good number of young families and we try to mix both contemporary and traditional elements of worship to reflect the diversity. If you are new to Auchterarder or just visiting I hope that you will find a warm welcome. Whether on Sunday or at one of the activities during the week, it would be good to see you!
Sundays in December
9.30am – Breakfast Fellowship
10.30am – Morning Worship
Sunday 7th December 7.00 pm – Evening Memorial Service for all those bereaved. Remembering loved ones through music, readings and reflection.
Christmas Tree Festival
8th–24th Dec, 2pm-6pm daily, except Sundays.
Live Music Day on Sat 13 Dec 2-4pm
Wednesday 24th Dec
6.00pm – Family Nativity Service with Orchestra.
11.15 pm – Watchnight Service
10.30am – Christmas Family Service
Following on from the outstanding success last year, a Christmas Tree Festival is again being organised by Auchterarder Bloom Association in the Parish Church. We hope to have even more trees this year around the inside of the church. Each tree is sponsored and decorated by a business or organisation. The tree decorations are themed to the business or organisation or to convey a message, so we are looking forward to imaginative decorations. The aim of this initiative is to bring the Community and the Churches together at Christmas time and to return the support given by the various businesses and organisations sponsoring the trees.
The event will run for two weeks prior to Christmas from 8th to 24th December. There will be a programme of events which will be announced later. Of particular interest to the young children is the telling of “The First Christmas Story” using soft toys and puppets which were made by the Banner Group of the Parish Church. The story is for nursery and P1 children, but parents are permitted to watch. A number of musical events are planned. Other items on the programme will include a seasonal visual display and some readings of Christmas stories. The opening of the Festival will be at 2pm on Monday 8th December. We look forward to a large attendance. Admission to the Festival is £2 including tea and coffee. A programme is available on entry to the Festival and you can return to the Festival as many times as you wish. We hope you will return with friends and family to enjoy this novel community celebration of Advent and Christmas. This is a Community event for everyone to enjoy.
John Boyd, Auchterarder Bloom Association, Project Co-ordinator.
Tearfund Scotland are continuing to fight poverty and injustice throughout 2014. For details of upcoming events, contact Stewart Robertson 01764 664528 or firstname.lastname@example.org Click on the image below to read about Stewart’s experiences in Peru with Tearfund last year.
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