REOPENING: St Mungo’s Community Café
We are pleased to be able to say that our Community Café in the social area at the back of the Church hopes to reopen on 26 April if the current restrictions are eased as planned. A lot of work had to be done to prepare for the opening and much of this continues to be done on a daily basis. All of the necessary hygiene precautions have to be taken and the Café does, of course, follow the mandatory guidelines with regard to social distancing, hand hygiene and Track and Trace information gathering so that we can keep everyone safe. Under the current guidelines a maximum of 6 people from 2 households may meet up in the café. If you would like to volunteer to help with the café, please get in touch with Billy to see how you may be able to help.
The café is normally open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week between 10 and 4. As space is limited at the moment, please phone Billy to book a table either on his mobile, 07395 091107 or, during café opening hours, on the church number 01259 723004. Billy, our chef, has been busy preparing his menus and a copy of the new Spring/Summer menu can be found by clicking on the Newsletter tab above.
The menu looks good and Billy’s food is always enjoyable. A wide variety of food is on offer from an Early Bird menu with filled rolls in the morning, through soups, salads and sandwiches at lunchtime to afternoon tea so that there is something for all occasions. You might want to meet friends for coffee and a cake and that is also covered. Everyone raves about the cakes when they are in for lunch and some take cakes away in our lovely take away boxes.
We have had many positive comments from people who have visited the café so far. We hope that you will come and enjoy spending time in the tranquil setting of the Church café. You can be assured of a warm welcome whether you come on your own or with friends.
The list is not exhaustive, and we welcome additional resources.
Quite a few of the links below are Facebook postings. If you are not a Facebook user, you will not be able to view these, however – The Presbytery website follows 4 newsfeeds on its Social Media page. Click on the link https://www.stirlingpresbytery.org.uk/page/55/social-media to see them.
TV and Radio
BBC Radio – Sunday Worship https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds
On Sunday mornings at 7.30am there is a service from a Scottish church each week for half an hour on BBC Radio Scotland.
BBC TV – Songs of Praise - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ttc5
Church of Scotland
A list of congregations providing a streamed service can be found here on the Church of Scotland website. The Right Reverend Colin Sinclair is offering a live daily reflection on Facebook at 10 am (here).
From around the Presbytery ......
Buchlyvie linked with Gartmore – No live broadcast but there will be a short worship clip each weekend. Visit the website: www.buchlyviechurch.org.uk for further details.
St Blane’s – The Rev Gary Caldwell will be livestreaming each Sunday at 10am either a service from St Blane’s or thoughts from his study. It can be accessed through the St Blane’s Facebook page or the face book stream on the St Blane’s web page www.dunblanestblanes.org
Stirling North Parish Church - Are streaming their service on their Facebook page and on their website. They are also making audio recordings on CD for those with no internet access. The live stream can be viewed here: https://stirlingnorth.org/whats-on/livestream/ . They will have links to hymns, readings and prayers so that people can easily join in.
Tillicoultry - Will have a recorded “something” on FB and their website https://www.tillicoultryparishchurch.co.uk/welcome.htm every Sunday morning They are also making an abbreviated form (2 sides of A4 available) available in the local food shops from 8am on a Saturday morning, so that it is accessible to the elderly. The Rev Alison Britchfield is also doing a daily thought every evening, either text or video, which is going out on Facebook.
Killearn - Are providing videos created by their Ministry team here to enable everyone to be a part of our Kirk. Please visit: https://www.killearnkirk.org.uk/video/
Dunblane Cathedral – Are currently creating a YouTube video every Sunday, and a daily thought for the day - all on the website. https://www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk/
St Mark’s Parish Church – Live broadcast each Sunday at 11am. Visit: https://stmarksstirling.org.uk/ . They also have a YouTube channel broadcasting daily reflections. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGXIfkeYw4en5rbGX3IEt5g?fbclid=IwAR2JpTd2RIEbu-qcChEhE61FEBvJ0DiReYdJpmlNCCBqYaBYFYpC4jAvP9k
Bridge of Allan Parish Church - a short 6-ish minute YouTube video with questions in the description and a link to a hymn to sing along with. In addition, this will be provided as a podcast too.
Dollar - will be uploading a short service without any music, each week to their website – www.dollarparishchurch.org.uk
St Ninians Old Parish Church - Join the Minister of St.Ninians Old Parish, Gary McIntyre, online for a short pre-recorded service from the Manse. Pop over to our YouTube channel to listen to the first in their new series of videos called, "Listen at the Door", https://www.stniniansold.org.uk/video/
Cambusbarron: The Bruce Memorial - Worshipping Together, Apart. Pre-recorded services available on the Church website at www.cambusbarronchurch.org, with CDs delivered to those with no Internet access, so we can continue to worship together on Sundays at 11am from our own homes; or at another time that suits you.
Strathblane Parish Church – The Church sermons will be available by video on a Sunday morning. They will be sharing the link on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StrathblaneKirk/ and the Church Website: https://strathblanekirk.wordpress.com/ The website now also has a daily blog with messages from the Rev Murdo Campbell to include a children's talk. The new edition of our church magazine, Cornerstone is now available and can be downloaded here: https://strathblanekirk.wordpress.com/2020/08/27/church-magazine-and-return-to-church-checklist/?fbclid=IwAR3WExy4bDQzRSnwHdPG_eg8AN44Hphl9rP2b4ujshgfXswozRlMNp2QpaM
Alva Parish Church - are uploading an act of worship and a children’s’ address to YouTube. These will be available from 10.30 am Sunday morning and every following Sunday via the link on their webpage https://www.alvaparishchurch.org.uk/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/alvaparishchurch/
Killin & Ardeonaig Parish Church – Will be providing worship resources via the Church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/killinkirk/
Clackmannan Parish Church - Rev Rae Clark has and intends to provide a textual based service on the Church website for all congregational members and, of course, anyone else who would like to follow that can access it by going to the church website at: http://www.clackmannankirk.org.uk/
Alloa: St Mungo’s – Facebook users can follow the services by either visiting the Church website: http://alloastmungos.org/ or the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stmungosparishchurchalloa/?ref=bookmarks .
Holy Rude / Viewfield Erskine – Prayer and reflection with audio and YouTube. Please visit: http://www.holyrude.org/