Notices for Sunday 12 June 2022


This notice contains the information for the church service of 12 June 2022 at 10.30am in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan and important intimations.

Covid-restrictions: The recent changes to Covid-restrictions mean that it is no longer a requirement by law to wear face coverings for worship services. The Strathbrock Kirk Session, however, agreed to request people to keep wearing face-coverings for entering, moving about in, and exiting the church buildings to keep those most vulnerable safe. Once seated face-coverings may be removed. It will be up to an individual to decide whether or not to remove their face-coverings once seated. Hand sanitisers will be available at the doors.

Church Service Recording. There will be NO RECORDINGS on 19 and 26 June due to the recording/editing team being on holiday. So no copies on YouTube, Facebook, the Church Website or DVD.

Intimations for this week:

BUSY Prayer Points

Please pray we would plan a summer Buzz that continues to build community and share Gods love.

Church Services for June in St. Machan For the month of June, we will worship in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan, on Sundays 12, 19, 26 June. Car parking – St Machan.  The villiage management committee accepts no responsibility for any damaged caused in the village car park.

Intergenerational Church – a different start to a Sunday

Every Sunday at 9.30am in Uphall South Church Hall, Strathbrock and Uphall South Churches are joining in a grand new adventure, called ‘The Early Service’ – an intergenerational service where we worship God together through songs, prayer, conversations, questions, and activities that involves ALL AGES. Everyone and anyone are welcome!

Week of prayer for Christianity Unity The Council of Churches is hosting a prayer event every day during the week of 6-10 June. On Friday the 10th of June we will gather in St. Nicholas Church at 12pm for 30min, and afterwards we’ll have coffee and tea together.

Stated Annual Meeting Sunday 12 June after the morning service in St. Machan. Attached is an annual report.

Knox Choir is visiting Scotland again performing this time in Broxburn Parish Church on Friday 17 June at 7pm.  Free concert to which all are invited.  Their home base is Westminister, Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio.

Sunday 19 June On Sunday 19 June the acting Presbytery Clerk of the Presbytery of Edinburgh and West Lothian, Dr Hazel Hastie, will lead the morning service in St. Machan.

It’s your move 200 copies of this booklet have been purchased by the Council of Churches and delivered to all primary schools sending children to Broxburn Academy.  It is their secondary school survival guide.  If you would like to see a copy, please ask Myra

Tuesday Housegroup Further dates will follow

Travelling Well Both groups continue meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  The ongoing subject is The Acts.

Should anyone be interested in the subject please contact

The Office at

Rachel Shepherd on 855293 or Mary Swarbrick on 856143

Communion We will celebrate Holy Communion during morning worship on Sunday 3 July in St. Nicholas Church. If you are watching the recording of the service later, please ensure you have your elements of bread and wine ready.

Flower Fund A calendar will be available in both churches from start of June.  If you wish to have flowers on a certain Sunday and / or donate to Flower Fund, please contact Dinah McDonald or Alison Redmond

Teas after the services It is proposed to restart this on July 17th in Shairp Aisle in St Nicholas.  If you are willing to join the rota, please contact Marion Laing or Myra Macpherson

Wednesday Prayer Meeting Wednesday Prayer Meeting: We continue to meet weekly from 6.00 – 6.45 pm in the Uphall Community Centre, School Place, where you would be warmly welcomed. Prayer requests can be passed to Sheena in church or by phone (854458) and are treated in the strictest confidence.

Prayer Cross Issued monthly on the 1st Sunday of the month (see attachment). Please use the topics as a guide for prayer throughout the month. If you have difficulty accessing the cross, please contact the office. There are printed copies of the prayer cross available in church today.

Prayer Chain The prayer chain is available for urgent requests which are treated in strictest confidence. Please phone Sheena Carroll 01506 854458.

The Boys’ Brigade & The Girls’ Brigade have almost finished for this session and will restart in August and September respectively.  Watch out for more news!

SOYA Donations Please remember our needy SOYA kids.  Donations of foodstuffs as well as toiletries are always urgently required and most gratefully received. For foods, please consider tinned meats, veg, soups, rice, pasta, mashed potatoes; and toiletries such as deodorants, cleansers, toothpastes, shaving foam/gel (but no razors please). Donations can be left in the churches as usual, or call Evelyn on 07546 087230 if you wish donations uplifted.

Foodbank Thank you for your continuing donations to the foodbank. Our present needs are tins of custard, rice puddings, noodles, vegetable stock cubes, UHT milk, toilet rolls, Domestos and spray disinfectant.  Please leave in the Open Door or in whichever church is open.

Care Van If you are having a clear out of your wardrobe and have any good quality clothes that may be suitable for the care van or any new underwear.  Please email the office or contact Peter Hagenbuch. The Care Van has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service! Thank you everyone who has supported the ministry of the Care Van over the years.

E-mail changes Please remember to inform the Church office when your own email address changes so we can update our contact list. Please Email with your new address.

Contact information:

Office: Church Hall, 58 Thomson Court, Uphall EH52 6BY

Tel: 07862 953847


online: ‘Strathbrock Parish Church’

Minister: Hanneke Janse van Vuren

Manse: 01506206045

Mobile: 07399967211


STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH is registered charity SC006336