South Holburn Church, Aberdeen

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Who are we?

South Holburn Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland in the City of Aberdeen. Whether you live locally, or are visiting the city, we will always be pleased to welcome you.

Where are we?

Our church building is located at 539a Holburn Street, not far from Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen.

The Church in Scotland

The Church of Scotland is our country’s national church and as such the ministry of South Holburn extends beyond our own membership. It is a joy to share in celebrations such as baptisms and weddings and it is a privilege to offer pastoral care in times of loss and bereavements.
Come and Worship With Us
People of all ages are welcome to come and join us for worship at 10.30am on Sunday mornings. Our Sunday School and Creche normally meet while the service is in progress.
Holy Communion
Holy communion is celebrated on Easter Sunday and also on the last Sundays of January, June and October
The Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland is one of the largest organisations in the country. We have around 600,000 members, with many thousands more regularly involved in our local congregations and in our wider work. More than 100,000 children and young people also take part in a range of our church-based activities, led by a team of 15,000 volunteers.
Baptisms & Weddings
The minister is happy to discuss baptisms or weddings with those who wish to know more.

Contact us for further information.

The Presbytery of Aberdeen
The Presbytery of Aberdeen is one of forty-six Presbyteries in Scotland. It represents and supervises the work of thirty-seven Church of Scotland Congregations within the civil bounds of the City of Aberdeen.

Sunday Services Cancelled

Following advice from the Government on controlling the spread of Covid-19, Aberdeen Presbytery hasgiven permission for Churches to return to worship on a limited basis and following Government guidelines about numbers, social distancing and hygene.

Therefore there will be limited Sunday worship at South Holburn Church over the next few months.  Members will be asked to book a place at these services.

Members will continue to be supported by regular phone calls and updates.

Videos and items of worship will continue to appear weekly on the website, so check regularly for new content.

Please keep safe during this time and look out for one another.

HELPLINE

Aberdeen City Council has launched a free emergency telephone helpline to prioritise support to its most vulnerable and at-risk customers during the coronavirus outbreak.

The telephone number 0800 0304 713 will be staffed from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday from Tuesday 24 March until further notice.

The emergency number is for those hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak and unable to obtain help from their existing support networks, in these unprecedented times. Members of the emergency helpline team are ready to provide welfare and financial advice and support, including what to do if you are struggling to get food or pay bills. Similar advice and information are also available on issues such as housing, health, food, heating, finance and schools on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page of the Council’s website, which is being regularly updated.

COVID-19 UPDATES

From this Week's Lenten Study: The Merton Prayer

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

 

Thomas Merton

Lent Devotional

A Lenten Devotional 2021

These devotions for each day of the Lent journey have been prepared by Rev. Liz Crumlish, coordinator of the Church of Scotland’s Path of Renewal.

Daffodils!

In preparation for our Easter services, we are asking folk to make daffodils for our daffodil cross.  These can be knitted or crocheted or felt.  We would prefer if your daffodils have a stem as well (you can add one using pipe cleaners).

Here are some patterns, but there are plenty more online – just google “doffodil patterns”

KNITTED

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/downloads.ashx?Token=bbbdc243-5cfc-4316-ad97-885b84478c91

CROCHET

https://www.gathered.how/knitting-and-crochet/crochet/free-crochet-daffodil-pattern/

FELT/SEWING

http://www.makermagpie.com/blog/2015/3/26/daffodil-sewing-pattern

Hope Gathering

A time for reflecting on how we live with hope and inspire hope in others during this time of lockdown.  All welcome.

Messages of Hope Noticeboard

Until Easter the outside Notice Board at Church can be used for displaying your messages of hope.  Write these on a postcard and send them to the Church or send them via email.

The Ridiculous Journey

Following A Nobody From Nowhere

During the season of Lent, each Sunday evening you are invited to join with us to explore the journey that Jesus invites us on. It is a search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. It is a costly journey with an unknown destination that starts with a Middle Eastern homeless man from twenty centuries ago who still has the ability to stir our souls and imaginations.

Each of us gets to choose
the paths we will travel.
They will of course contain
unforeseen surprises
of both the welcome and unwelcome
sort.
Where shall we go
you and I?
Shall we go along together?
How shall we get there?
And how will we know
when “there” is now “here”?
“Come, follow me,”
a voice interrupts.
Who is this?
A wandering homeless man.
Why should we give up all of this
to follow this nobody from nowhere?
It is a ridiculous journey.
Which, of course, is the only kind there is.
So, let us begin …

Timetable

Session 1 – Sunday 21 February – The Ridiculous Journey

Session 2 – Sunday 28 February – The Revolutionary

Session 3 – Sunday 7 March – The Lover

Session 4 – Sunday 14 March – The Sage

Session 5 – Sunday 21 March – The Presence

Session 6 – Sunday 28 March – Following Jesus

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You can join the meeting directly by clicking here.

Or use the information below to join a Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID 884 2246 1434
Passcode: 693989

You can also join the discussion over the phone by calling 0131 460 1196 and then entering the Meeting ID and Passcode when invited to do so.

 

Pancake Day Stories

Thanks to everyone who took part.

Here is a selection of photos from the day…

WORSHIP SERVICES

If the video does not play, click the link below:

21st January 2021

(This will take to the South Holburn Church YouTube Channel)

Resources for Family and Faith

 (Please note: No new resources for families will be added after 31st August 2020)

 

 

 

Weekly Devotional Blog

 

Harvest Appeal 2020

Our Harvest Appeal for Cans of Food for The Instant Neighbour Trust Foodbank was shared with Ferryhill and Ruthrieston West Churches.

The total Number of cans collected was:

2300!

Thank you to everyone who contributed

(Remember you can still leave cans for Instant Neighbour at any of our live services in Church)

You can watch our Harvest Appeal video here and meet Beanie and Peaches and Tom Tuna

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Lenten Study Series

Following A Nobody From Nowhere

During the season of Lent, each Sunday evening you are invited to join with us to explore the journey that Jesus invites us on. It is a search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. It is a costly journey with an unknown destination that starts with a Middle Eastern homeless man from twenty centuries ago who still has the ability to stir our souls and imaginations.

Each of us gets to choose
the paths we will travel.
They will of course contain
unforeseen surprises
of both the welcome and unwelcome
sort.
Where shall we go
you and I?
Shall we go along together?
How shall we get there?
And how will we know
when “there” is now “here”?
“Come, follow me,”
a voice interrupts.
Who is this?
A wandering homeless man.
Why should we give up all of this
to follow this nobody from nowhere?
It is a ridiculous journey.
Which, of course, is the only kind there is.
So, let us begin …

Timetable

Session 1 – Sunday 21 February – The Ridiculous Journey

Session 2 – Sunday 28 February – The Revolutionary

Session 3 – Sunday 7 March – The Lover

Session 4 – Sunday 14 March – The Sage

Session 5 – Sunday 21 March – The Presence

Session 6 – Sunday 28 March – Following Jesus

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You can join the meeting directly by clicking here.

Or use the information below to join a Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID 884 2246 1434
Passcode: 693989

You can also join the discussion over the phone by calling 0131 460 1196 and then entering the Meeting ID and Passcode when invited to do so.

 

 

VIRTUAL VESTRY

Virtual Vestry takes place on Wednesday eveings from 7 p.m.  This is a time when folk can join together online using Zoom and have a chat and a catch up.  You can stay for 5 mins or for an hour – its up to you  If you want to join us just click the link below.

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89620405424?pwd=ZVN4QzhlWjZ1emxZaTc5MC94TnFSQT09

Meeting ID: 896 2040 5424

Passcode: 796895

 Dial by your location

+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 896 2040 5424

Passcode: 796895

 

 

Contact Us
Please get in touch to find out more

South Holburn Church

539A Holburn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 7LH
Members of our church family can join our online community by clicking the Facebook icon.
contact@southholburn.org