Gallery

Gallery

Welcome to the gallery page. Below is a list of all our photo albums from recent and past events. If you have any photos you'd like to add to one of our albums, or have photos from an event not listed, feel free to email us!

Kinross Church helps drought-stricken Malawi

The church has a special connection with Cape Maclear as it is the home village of Billy Samanyika, who was a member at Kinross for some years. He now lives again in Malawi with his wife Sarah and their two children.

The church decided to help by sending £1,000 to be spent on buying food when this was required.  Sarah Samanyika said to Kinross Parish Church: “ Heart-felt thanks for the generous donation. Over 200 families will now have food until they harvest their crops in April. Really, I cannot describe how moving this was. Aid being handed directly to those in need. Truly amazing”.

Concert of Prayer - Jan 2017

A Concert of Prayer took place in January 2017.

Where one member eloquently described the event,  "I was there early in the morning, so witnessed the dawn slowly brightening up the sky. The church was calm and contemplative and at each prayer station there were opportunities to reflect and pray for our church family, the wider community and the wider world."

Christmas Nativity 2016

This year's Nativity Service took place on Sunday 18th December. The Church was filled with celebrations and joy as the children told the story of the birth of Jesus.

With joyful music from the band, a wonderful nativity production and thought provoking sermon, the service was enjoyed immensely by young and old.

An uplifting service in a packed church - well done Junior Church, Jampact, Crossfire, Choir, Band and everyone else who took part.

Divine Chocolate Cake is Runner Up in National competition!

Many of you will enjoy eating Divine Chocolate which is Fairtrade and sold by Traidcraft. Divine chocolate is a company owned by cocoa farmers in Ghana. In the summer they asked that people made cakes using the Divine Cooking Chocolate and then posted a photo online under the banner #makesomethingdivine. Many people from all over the UK did, and our very own Margaret Sikora was runner up in the competition with this lovely photo taken by her daughter Nicola, with the Fairtrade symbol clearly displayed as well as the Traidcraft catalogue and the chocolate wrappers. Margaret has since used her prize of a Divine Chocolate Cookbook to make delicious brownies using Divine Dark Chocolate, Divine cocoa and Divine After Dinner Mints! A Ginger version is also available, ask anyone at the Traidcraft stall if you would like the recipe.

New Pulpit Fall for Pram Service

This beautiful Pram Service Pulpit Fall (banner) is to be used at the weekly meetings and was made by Anne, Jean and Mary from our own craft group. This was made to mark the 15th anniversary of Pram Service and was dedicated by Rev. Alan D. Reid at Pram Service on 4 October 2016.

If you are a mum, dad, grandparent or carer with an under-five please come along and join us at the Church on Tuesday mornings in term-time at 10.00am for fun and faith -  All welcome!

Kirk Session Away Day, 27 August at Comrie Parish Church

Members of Session attended an Away Day in Comrie which gave us the opportunity to look at two key areas: how Session can be structured to meet future needs and realities, and what are the church facilities needed to help grow the church in our community. There was prayerful discussion and debate, from which ideas are being distilled to take the church forward. And the hymn singing was wonderful!

Cheerful Church Centre!

Our Church Centre on the High Street is looking lovely with the new planters full of colour. Remember that the Coffee Stop runs on most Saturday mornings, so why not pop in for a cuppa and a chat and pick up a couple of excellent second-hand books.

Service of Blessing - 21st August

Service of Blessing for Mhairi, Lily and Olivia at Kinross Parish Church.
‘Jesus said: “Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." And He put His arms round them, laid His hands upon them, and blessed them.’ (Mark 10:13-16)
 

Family Week 2016

Family Week took place from 1-5 August 2016 for children aged 3 upwards and the theme this year was “Guardians of Ancora.”  This is a game which can be downloaded as a free app developed by Scripture Union. This interactive theme continued with songs, music, activities, crafts, games, drama and much, much more. What a roaring success thanks to the great team of volunteers!

Debrecen Visit 2016

A team from Kinross Parish Church led 'The Scottish Camp' in Debrecen and it was a great success! Teaching English, spreading the word of Christ to youngsters in Hungary and having great fun in the process!

Summer Junior Church - 3rd June

Summer Junior Church building the tower of Babel on 3rd June. Great fun was had by all!
 

Safeguarding Training - 18 June 2016

21 of our volunteers working with children and adults at risk gave up their Saturday morning to come along to a Safeguarding Training Session led by Karen Smith, Presbytery Trainer. Much information was shared and there was also much discussion as we sought to ensure that we do all we can to protect the vulnerable groups within our congregation.
 

Junior Church end of year service

The Aspire group led the all age service on 26th June and put a smile on everyone's face with worship, singing, drama, prizegiving and more.....

Junior church are showing off the Fairtrade Euro Footballs, made by Bala Sport and supplied by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum.

The choir sang 'I will go in the strength' for the end of this session.

The Craft Group in Action

The craft group enjoy making all kinds of things - knitted animals, quilts/play mats, clutch bags, baby hand knits, kiddies aprons, shopping bags, fabric dolls, cushions and much more.

The Craft Group members have been busy making a pulpit and lectern fall for use at Church weddings and a brightly coloured felt sign which is used on a Sunday for crèche room.

The craft group will be holding their annual “CHRISTMAS, CRAFTS & COFFEE” in the Church Centre on 12th November. Last year was very successful, so please put the date in your diary and look out for more details nearer the time.

The three Commissioners from Kinross Parish Church to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

The three Commissioners from Kinross Parish Church to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in May gather under the watchful eye of John Knox in the Assembly's forecourt. From left to right, Rev Alan Reid, Irene McFarlane and Robert Mitchell.

The Beauty of Our Town

The Lord created the heavens - he is the one who is God! He formed and made the earth - he made it firm and lasting. He did not make it a desolate waste, but a place for people to live. It is he who says, "I am the Lord, and there is no other god" ~ Isaiah 45:18 GNT ~

Photographs provided courtesy of © Frier Fotography