What’s on Bervie - Busy week for Community Council

What's on Bervie
What's on Bervie


Service’s at Arbuuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland Rev Dennis Rose

Sunday May 31, 11.30am at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie

Service’s at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson

Saturday May 30, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday May 31, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

Friday Prayer Group

Prayers Help! Join us on Friday May 29 at 9.45am in Bervie Church Centre or send your prayer request to margaret­_benton@whsmith.co.uk or call Margaret on 01561 362964

Christian Aid Week

Jill Simpson gives a big heart warmed Thank You to our whole community for their generosity and support during Christian Aid week, the over all goal was to raise enough cash to buy a widow a cow, giving her an income and a vote in her village. Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kinneff Church raised enough for 11 cows, a fantastic £1655, not including gift aid was raised.

Great Effort by all

Church Cafe

Wednesday June 3, 10am-11.30am Church Café, Delicious Hot Pancakes, home baking and fresh coffee and tea and the opportunity to meet up for some fine company and chat.

Sing-a-long at Castle

Friday May 1, Starting at 2.30pm at Castle Lodge, Kirkburn,

Please join this small group who visit the Residents of Castle Lodge every 4 weeks. We bring back many Happy Memories by singing well known secular and sacred songs.

Afterwards we have a nice cuppa and some time to have a chat with the residents which is appreciated and of benefit to all concerned.

The Kingdom Principle Workshop

Saturday May 30, 10am til 9pm Led by Andy Hall.

The workshop is based on material in his book The Kingdom Principle. It is practical in nature teaching principles for operating in the Gospel, doing signs, wonders and miracles as part of the Christian life wherever we are.

The evening session will be a healing meeting with an opportunity to receive healing prayers. Contact Emma Joynson at gourdonmh@gmail.com or phone 01561 362193

There is no charge – offerings will be taken to cover costs.

Visit the Church website at www.arbuthnottbervieandkinneff.org.uk or like them on facebook for regular updates.

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council, May 2015

Another busy meeting of the Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council this month.

Colville Laird of the Sandpiper Trust - a charity involved in supplying defibrillators and providing the relevant training – spoke about the need for a fast response to heart attack victims. The critical time is 8 minutes, if the life is to be saved, much sooner than any ambulance can respond in our rural area. With this as our motive, the communities of Inverbervie and Gourdon are looking to start up a First Responders Unit to provide immediate help to local emergency cases. To this end, we need volunteers and are holding a public meeting on Monday June 1 at 7:30pm. We have also set up a Facebook page to help keep you informed.

The ongoing problem of litter was also raised, with the beach car park highlighted. It has been noted that people have been spotted emptying rubbish and cigarette ends from their cars, but onto the ground, not into the bins. The new play park in Church Street is also badly affected by litter, despite Bervie Playparks committee members and some parents regularly tidying up. Both these areas have been fairly recently done up and I’m sure all residents would appreciate it if we could keep these and the rest of the Royal Burgh in a decent state, by not dropping litter and picking up after your dogs.

May is also the month when we hold our AGM. This year our long-standing treasurer, Irene Gilchrist, stepped down from both her role and the Community Council. We express our thanks to Irene for her service. Robert Fergusson has kindly stepped up to take on the Treasurer role. Other positions remain unchanged with Neil Paterson as Chair, David Wills as Vice-Chair and Moira Smith as Secretary. We currently have 9 Community Councillors, out of a maximum of 12, so we have vacancies for 3 new members. Membership is open to all Inverbervie residents or business owners aged 18 or over. Our meetings are on the second Monday of every month (except January and July) at 7:30pm in the Burgh Chambers in Church Street. Our next meeting is Monday 8th June. All welcome.

Castle Lodge Care Home

National care home open day on the June 19 and castle lodge will have an open day on the inviting the local community of Inverbervie to come along and have tea coffee and connect with the residents . All welcome

Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Gala


Duck sheets are circulating by Gala Committee members and supporters so don’t forget to buy a duck for the annual duck race.

for more gala info check out their facebook page or contact Chairperson Donna McNally on 01561 360054

Gourdon Art Fair

Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31 from 11am til 4pm is your chance to view the Art Exhibition at The Gourdon Village Hall, Queen Street, Gourdon.

Bervie’s Men’s Shed

On Monday May 18 our Mens Shed members met with Jason Shroeder our Mens Shed development worker there was an inspiring presentation, Jason skilfully brought all the information to us and the committee feel that we should do it again on a much larger scale.

The Burgh Hall has been booked for Thursday June 11, 7pm for 7.30pm Presentation to learn about the aims and goals of Mens Sheds and why Bervie will benefit from this fantastic facility.

Bervie First Responders

Bervie First Responders are being set up inn connection with The Sandpiper Trust, they are looking for people who are interested in being involved with a First Responders group.

A public meeting has been called on Monday June 1, 7.30pm at The Burgh Chambers, Above the Library, Church Street. If you are interested, pop along and have a listen to whats happening locally.

Sandy Wilson, Manager of Castle Lodge, Kirkburn, Inverbervie in conjunction with the sandpiper trust is looking for volunteers to train as First Responders who would be working alongside with the emergency services to enable fast effective help to victims of accidents or medical emergencies in our community.

The first responder will be trained in the use of a defibrillator and cardio pulmonary resuscitation and the training will be ongoing. The aim is to improve the pre-hospital care in our rural communities. If anyone is interested and would like more information there is a meeting being held on the June 1 at the Burgh Chambers in Inverbervie at 7.30 and all parties interested please come along.


Auctions on Wednesday June 3, Sale Starts 6.30pm Viewing’s on Tuesday June 2, 6.30pm-8pm at and Wednesday June 3 at 10am-12 noon and 2pm-4pm at 14 Market Square Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0RN, 01561 361379

Bervie Youth Project

Saturday May 30

Sports, 3pm-4pm Bervie Sports Centre, Kirkburn P6 up, FREE

Youth Café, 7pm-9pm Scout Hall, Church Street P7 up, FREE

We do need more volunteers to make our Project Sustainable, the kids are enjoying it and we are looking to add Art projects but with a small group of volunteers, this is just not possible. Your community needs you!

If you can spare 1 to 2 hours on a 2-3 weekly rotation please contact Caroll on 01561 361587 or email carollevans77@btinternet.com

On Saturday May 9, a group of Youth Project members enjoyed a trip to the Tivoli Theatre, Guild Street, Aberdeen to watch the Aberdeen Youth Theatres production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, pictured are youth project committee members Caroll Evans and Alyson Bodman with a few youth project members.

Bervie Play Parks

Monthly Family Roller Disco on Sunday May 31, 3pm-4.30pm Bervie Sports Centre, £1 entry for Skaters or Spectators.

Please bring your own clean Skates.

Bervie Play Parks is a Scottish Registered Charity SC0 42985