The Journey to the Cross
Friday 18 April
The Good Friday labyrinth is designed to help us think about Christ’s suffering as he journeyed toward the cross and to reflect on the events of Easter. A labyrinth can help you think and pray about your own life too, and about people who are suffering in the world today.
If you have never visited a labyrinth before, don’t worry. Unlike a maze, there are no dead ends and you cannot get lost. The pathway leads you to the middle of the space in which the cross is found and you then take a different way back out again so you do not need to retrace your steps. On the way there are various ‘stations’, designed to help you pray, think and meet God.
This is a powerfully moving journey and we hope you will join us as we take this journey on Good Friday. The labyrinth will be open any time between the hours of 6 - 9 p.m. It will take approximately 30-40 minutes to walk the labyrinth. While the labyrinth is suitable for all ages, we recommend children are accompanied by an adult to help answer any questions they may have.
Holy Week Services
Sunday 13 April
"Who is this?"
Palm Sunday All-Age Service
Tuesday 15 April
Short Mid-Week Service in the Memorial Chapel
Thursday 17 April
Maundy Thursday Service including light supper
and celebreation of the Lord's Supper in the Church Foyer
Friday 18 April
open from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Good Friday Labyrinth in the Church
Come any time during this period to explore the labyrinth, journeying along through the labyrinth will take around 40 minutes
Easter Sunday Services
Sunday 20 April
Easter Dawn Service in Duthie Park
followed by breakfast in the Church Hall.
Holy Communion in the Memorial Chapel.
"Christ is Risen”
Worship for all ages
Embrace the Middle East is a charity in partnership with local Christians that provides health care, education, and community development programmes for disadvantaged people in the Middle East regardless of their faith or nationality.
The organization's name was changed from “Biblelands” not long ago as it struggled to attract new supporters, enabling the charity to continue their work of ministry in the Middle East.
Donation baskets will be made available on Easter Sunday to offer support to this great cause.
An ecumenical urban pilgrimage will begin on Good Friday, 18 April 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St Andrew's Scottish Episcopal Cathedral on King Street and will then proceed through the city along the following route.
- St Andrew's Cathedral, King Street
- St Peter's Catholic Church, Castlegate
- Salvation Army Citadel, Castlegate
- Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Union Street
- Crown Terrace Baptist Church
- Crown Terrace Methodist Church
- St John's Episcopal Church, St John's Place
At the end of the route refreshments will be provided by The Society of Friends in the hall of St John's. An invitation is extended to all to join for the complete or part of the journey.
On Easter Sunday, the Fairtrade Stall will be selling Easter bakes and knitted chicks with crème eggs in them. All profits will go to Traidcraft.
We would be grateful for any donations of Easter bakes (cupcakes, tray bakes, biscuits etc) from enthusiastic bakers. Please bring them on Sunday 20th before the 11am service.
Sunday, 18 May 2014 is the day for the Church of Scotland's 'Heart and Soul' event, once again taking place during the afternoon in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.
This year the theme is "Hands across the World" which aims to celebrate the life of the Church through the lens of its international heritage, relationships and partners. There will be a wide variety of activities, performances and worship within the programme with something suitable for all ages.
Congregations which have participated in the last three events have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to engage with the several thousand people who come to Princes Street Gardens. Plans are in hand for a lively avenue of exhibitors with information and resources focussed on helping congregations in their local and international situations and of course, we will gather for closing worship, which has involved more than 2,000 people praising God in the open air.
More details will come as the event nears. For now, why not put the date for Heart and Soul 2014 in your diary? At Ferryhill we are planning to join with members of South Holburn Church to travel down in a coach together.
If you would like to reserve a place, please contact Linsey, the church administrator, or by signing the sheet available in the foyer in the church.
The tables all set for last night's, Friday 28 February, Ferryhill Church Ceilidh with a combined Italian/Scottish theme. It proved a great combination with lovely Italian food and music as we ate transitioning to traditional Scots entertainment as the church hall was transformed from its dinner layout to its dancing layout and the song (with old and new classics, though some of the singing, it must be said, is better left without comment...), recitation and dance began.
A great night, with thanks to the Fundraising Task Group under the guidance of Hazel Braynion and all the team of volunteers. Over £945 was raised for the Manse Appeal Fund.
More pictures below the break...