Weekly Update 28 May 2021

Weekly Update 28 May 2021

  1. Tom Fergusson

Tom died in the Edington on 20 May aged 88.  Tom was a kind, helpful friendly man. A member of the North Berwick Pipe Band for 78 years, he taught generations of young people to play the pipes. The sound you hear when the band plays is the living legacy he leaves our town.


Communion this Sunday

This Sunday we celebrate communion in church  at 9 am and 10.30 am and online.

Check Eventbrite to see if places are still available

The online service is on YouTube

Prepare your own ‘bread’ and ‘wine’ so that you can take part in communion at home at the appropriate moment in the service.

In the service we will send out Douglas Hamilton who begins working as a probationary minister in Traprain Parish on Tuesday.


Looking Ahead

This week the Scottish Government announced that when an area moves to level 1 (East Lothian is currently level 2) Congregational singing will be permitted.  The likelihood is that numbers will still be restricted and with masks needing to be worn in church.  Please join me in praying that we move to level 1 soon so that this important part of our worship can begin again.


Christian Aid

Christian Aid Donations

Donations to Christian Aid can be made via our JustGiving Page:

If you would like to give by cheque or cash, please write a cheque to “Christian Aid” or put notes in an envelope, and send it to: Church Office, St Andrew Blackadder Church, St Andrew Street, North Berwick EH39 4NU. If you would rather give by bank transfer, please contact Barbara Clark for details.

Dirleton Market on the Green took place last Sunday, and the Christian Aid stall raised a total of £608.50. We are grateful to everyone who attended and to the businesses which donated raffle prizes.

The Christian Aid Photo Competition has extended its deadline, which is now midnight on Sunday 20 June. There are two categories: Adults and Under 16s. The theme is “Life after Lockdown”, and you can enter five digital photos for a fee of £5 (Adults) or £1 (Under 16s). For full details and T’s&C’s, please visit:

The Baking and Preserves Sale takes place on Saturday 5 June from 10am to 12 noon, in the grounds of Abbey Church. Join us for our sale of a wonderful selection of home baking and preserves. Items will carry a guide price and payment can be by donation into the Christian Aid collection can on each stall. Please note that no change can be given, so do come ready with your purses full to bursting!


Prayer Gathering

Every Wednesday on Zoom for 30 minutes at 7.00 pm

Meeting ID: 881 5247 0672

Passcode: StABPrayer


Rev Dr Neil Dougall
St Andrew Blackadder Church of Scotland, North Berwick
St Andrew Street, North Berwick, EH39 4NU
Scottish Charity SC006421

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