13 November 2020
See revised announcement in "services and notices" about reviewable charge.
6th October 2020
HARVEST FESTIVAL 2020
Normally, the kirk would be planning its annual Harvest Festival where we decorate the building and thank God for another safe harvest. This year we won’t be able to do this but the harvest has still happened and we have lots for which we can be thankful; there was a good crop of grass for silage, some farmers have more barley than they can store, and Viv has had her best tomato crop yet. Generally, we have remained safe and healthy, we have been well cared for and the community spirit has been strong.
We have so much for which we should be thankful, despite the restrictions, and it is always encouraging to think about good things. Therefore, this year the kirk has decided to have a different kind of festival and ask folk to write a short piece about the things for which they are thankful then e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at Clifton. The pieces will be collected and published (anonymously if you wish) in October’s Limpet and also on the kirk website.
5th June 2020.
Scott Daily was our locum minister from May 2018 until May 2020. He, his wife & family have now returned to the USA and once again we are looking for a minister.
18th March 2020.
Following instructions received from the Orkney Presbytery there will be no services or meetings at Moncur Memorial Church, Stronsay until further notice.
14 July 2020
You may have heard in the news that Churches have permission to hold "communal prayer, congregational services and contemplation with physical distancing and limited numbers" from 15th July. However, the Kirk Session members have taken the hard decision to not open our church building for worship until Phase 4. We have decided that because we believe that restrictions currently in place (no singing allowed, social distacing rules requiring everyone to be 2 m apart, no cuppa or Sunday Club etc.) would not be conducive to furthering fellowship among us and the experience, as it stands just now, would be very different and possibly quite unsatisfactory. Also, bear in mind that many of our congregation are elderly and/or vulnerable and we want to protect them as best we can. We hope you can still join us in worship online every Sunday and are looking forward to seeing you all when it's safe to do so. Every blessing to you and yours!
This is the website for Moncur Memorial Church of Scotland, Stronsay.
Charity number SC006572.
Here is what the kirk might have looked like if the money had not run out!