Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland Rev Dennis Rose
Sunday, April 12, 11.30am at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie 6pm Mission Hall, Gourdon with Rev Ian Gray.
Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson
Saturday, April 11, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday, April 12, 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, April 10 at 9.45am in Bervie Church Centre or send your prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Margaret on 01561 362964
Water Aid Café
Wednesday, April 15, 10-11.30am Water Aid Café, delicious hot pancakes, home baking and fresh coffee and tea and the opportunity to meet up for some fine company and chat.
Owing to continued support of our monthly coffee mornings, the Water Aid team managed to raise over £1000 in 2014.
This money has been used to bring fresh water where it is desperately needed.
Blythewood Care Uplift
For many years our church members and friends have supported the wonderful work of Blythewood Care by gathering donations of clothes, books etc. for their monthly uplift from the Church Centre. We are pleased to continue this work throughout 2015.
The next collection will be on Wednesday, April 15, at 3pm from Bervie Church Centre.
History (and future) of the newsletter
The first church newsletter was published 70 years ago, in May 1945, as “The Church Chronicle” and sold for 2d. It carried on monthly until March 1949, by which time the price had gone up to 3d.
It was restarted about May 1952 and issued quarterly at the price of 4d. It appears to have stopped again around May 1956.
The newsletter was resurrected in 1969 with an August / September edition when it was decided that distribution would be to every house in the Parish and householders would be asked to contribute one penny per day per member.
Distributors were found- some of whom still carry out this same duty today.
Preparing the newsletter has moved with the times, from basic typewriter to Microsoft office publisher; and printing from Roneo to Xerox, from Risograph to Kyocera Photocopier. The dream for the future would of course be colour, but cost is prohibitive at the moment.
The name of the publication has also changed over the years, sometimes due to the linking and de-linking of Bervie Churches.
Six times per annum 1600 copies are published, printed and distributed wherever possible to every home in the parish, covering Arbuthnott, Bervie, Kinneff and Catterline, although this is currently under review.
The complete collection of the newsletter is now in ring binders and can be viewed in the Church Centre (upstairs in the Bervie Church Centre) at any time.
WoTS is a Registered Scottish Charity number SC009239 to contact the editor at WOTS.email@example.com
Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council
Next meeting on Monday, April 13, 7.30pm at The Burgh Chambers, above the Library, Church Street, Inverbervie.
This meeting is open to the public.
Bervie Lunch Club
Bervie Lunch Club meet once a fortnight in the Masonic Hall, King Street, Inverbervie, from noon- 1.30pm.
They enjoy a two-course lunch, usually soup and pudding, costing £4. They next meet on Tuesday, April 14.
Isabel Buchan says: “We have a few spaces for people to come and enjoy a hot lunch.” If you are interested and wish to book a space, call Isabel on 01561 361007
Auctions on Wednesday, April 15. Sale starts 6.30pm Viewings on Tuesday, April 14, 6.30-8pm and Wednesday, April 15, from 10am- noon and 2-4pm at 14 Market Square Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0RN. 01561 361379
Bervie Bowling Green
The Bowling Green, Kirkburn, Inverbervie will open for the season on Saturday, April 18, at 2pm, and would welcome new members of all ages.
Those who are new to bowling can have free membership for a month to give it a try and coaching and equipment are available.
Bervie Youth Project Saturday, April 11
No sports,owing to a prior hall booking.
Youth Café 7-9pm, The Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to young adult, free hot drink.
Bervie Youth Project are currently sponsored by Stonehaven and District Lions Club and Dick Karpinski & Partner Ltd.
A call has gone out for a young musician to open for the fundraising music event which is booked for Friday, May 8, in the Royal Burgh.
The production team involved has given “us” the opening set for a young local musician or band to open for Colin Clyne and The Carrons and their two supporting acts.
Story time and Rhyme Time
There will be no Rhyme Time for April owing to staff holidays.
This free activity is designed for pre-school kids.
Inverbervie.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Crochet for improvers with Jay Greengrass, Sunday, April 26, 10am – 2pm
Get your booking form by emailing Jay on email@example.com or phoning 01561 340 761
Angel and Fairy, Wire and Bead Workshop with Sheena at The Angel Tree on Friday, April 24, 7-10pm booking with Sheena 07426 097146
Church Street Hall
On Saturday, March 30, the official re-opening of the Church Street Hall took place,
Scouts, leaders and local tradesmen who contributed to building the hall gathered for official re-opening by Mr G Bisset of GF Bisset, who cut the ribbon.
During the evening there was a cheque presentation from Aleck Smith and Geordie Bisset on behalf of St Davids 572, presented to Margaret Gray for £2000 towards new furnishings for the hall.
The Cubs celebrated their official re-opening with a family beetle drive which was well supported by over 50 people. The hall is home to the 1st Inverbervie Scout Group.
Burgh Hall Annual Art Show
Showcasing local artists from Bervie, surrounding area and the North-east of Scotland for the 23rd year.
Open daily from Sunday, April 12, 2-8pm
Refreshments available daily, adults £2 and children £1
Art show catalogues are sponsored by local businesses and are full of useful information.
Hanover Court and Craigview
On Friday, April 3, we had Scott Murray of Montrose Life Boats, he gave us a very good illustrated talk on the work they do, they are very dedicated, and they come from all walks of life.
Everyone enjoyed the evening, and we even had Marion Dunn who modelled the art of putting on a life jacket, which was amusing. We finished with a nice cuppa.
Ally Bally thanked Scott for time and effort.
Next date is Friday, April 17, The Singing Bobby from Dyce (not to be missed).
`Citizen of the year and Young Citizen of the year 2015’ Nominations
Please submit your nominations in writing, stating your nominated person and reason for the nomination and include your name and address.
These can be submitted through the Watson Bervie/Whats on Inverbervie facebook page, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU.
The nomination process will be open from now until Sunday, May 31.
Whats on Inverbervie @The Mearns Leader
To let Caroll our Inverbervie Correspondent know whats on in Bervie Contact Caroll Evans at email@example.com , by writing to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU or calling 01561 361587