Worship

We are a welcoming, friendly and growing congregation, of all ages and backgrounds, who try to express and communicate God’s love in our daily lives.

We affirm a quiet but steadfast faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. We believe that this faith is best expressed in welcoming those of all backgrounds, putting into practice the words of the hymn:

“All are Welcome in this Place.”

Times of worship

Every Sunday 11.00am
(except Remembrance Sunday 10.45am)

Christmas Eve service 8.00pm

Christmas Day service 10.30am

The Gardner Memorial, Brechin

The Gardner is one of two Church of Scotland congregations in Brechin, and we are a “linked charge” with Farnell Parish Church, which means we’re two separate congregations who share a minister.

The Gardner works with other Church of Scotland congregations as part of the Esk Parish Grouping, as well as with other denominations who form Brechin Churches Together.

We affirm a quiet but steadfast faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. We believe that this faith is best expressed in welcoming those of all backgrounds, putting into practice the words of the hymn:

“All are Welcome in this Place.”

Whether you’re a member of another church, or a member of no church, you are welcome.

Whether you come in faith, or with questions and doubts, you are welcome.

Sunday Worship

We recognise that people worship God in a whole variety of ways for example through nature, music, art, and in practical ways as well as by coming to Church on a Sunday.

If you do join us on a Sunday morning you will find that we are welcoming and quite traditional. Our services tend to follow the traditional organ led hymn, reading, prayer, sermon pattern. That said, we are also willing to experiment to see if alternative approaches, eg. Messy Church and Café Church strike a chord.

We have additional services at Christmas and Easter and we welcome the local primary school to the Church twice a year.

If you do join us we would welcome suggestions re how to better meet your worship needs.

Pray, let us laugh

We are not inclined to take ourselves too seriously, and are used to laughter and applause in the course of a service.

Our Locum Minister is

Malcolm Rooney

Malcolm spent his early years in Ballachulish in Argyllshire. He trained as a teacher of Physical Education and then after 16 years in Secondary Schools in Central Region moved to Ministry in the Church of Scotland. Along with his wife, Christine, and sons Alasdair, Iain and Stewart, the family came to Kirriemuir in 1993. 24 years later Malcolm retired as the Minister of the Glens and Kirriemuir Old. His family are now married and well established in their own lives. Chris and Malcolm live in the Northmuir in Kirriemuir and have five grandsons and a granddaughter. Malcolm’s interests include reading, Rotary and fishing and he is passionately concerned about the environment.

Meet the rest of the team

Visits from the Minister

If you would like a visit from the minister… to talk about a concern to share some ideas about the church, just to say hello and let us get to better know each other, to give the church money or any other reason, please let Elizabeth in the Gardner Office know and we will arrange a time to meet.

Church Office

The Church Office is open Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 12.30.

e-mail: office@gardnermemorialbrechin.org.uk
telephone : 01356 629191

Please contact our Church Office with any questions or requests for Gardner Memorial or Farnell Parish Church.

Supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund logo Church of Scotland logo Historic Environment Scotland logo