Notices for Sunday 5 June 2022

Notices for Sunday

This notice contains the information for the church service of 5 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.

The service will also be recorded for those who will not be able attend church, and will be made available on Youtube, Facebook and the website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Hanneke on or 01506 206045 or your district elder, and we would be happy to assist you with any questions or queries.

Intimations for this week:

BUSY Prayer Points

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

Communion We will celebrate Holy Communion during morning worship on Sunday 5 June in St. Machan Church. If you are watching the recording of the service later, please ensure you have your elements of bread and wine ready.

Church Services for June in St. Machan For the month of June, we will worship in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan, on Sundays 5, 12, 19, 26 June.

Car parking – St Machan.  The 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!

Blackridge Parish Church is having a flower festival on Friday 3 June from 10-4pm, 7-8pm and Saturday 4 June 10-3pm.  Tea and coffee are available all welcome

Council of Churches Pentecost Service Uphall and Broxburn Council of Churches are joining together for a Pentecost service on Sunday 5 June at 6.30pm in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall. Rev. Ken Ross, the Church of Scotland Mission Partner in Malawi will also be visiting the service to share more about his mission and ministry. Tea/Coffee will be served after the service for a chance to chat to Ken. All 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. A copy of the annual review is attached and the full copy of the accounts is available on the church website.  There are also a few paper copies of the review for those who do not receive the information online.

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. Please see the poster here.

Strathbrock Church Hall Disposal of items from the church hall such as dishes, vases etc. tables, books, chairs of various sizes and other goods.  If you are interested in having a look and taking away items the church hall will be open on Wednesday 8 June from 2-5pm.

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

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.

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