St John the Baptist has a good tradition of caring for each other.
It is a sociable congregation. We are represented at Diocesan Synod by Clergy and Lay Representative and are on the rota for representation at General Synod.
Enjoying a cup of tea and a blether after the Thursday
The congregation are happy to attend Diocesan services in our Cathedral Church of St Paul and also, are encouraged to attend Diocesan events wherever they are held. We share our services with our sister church of St Martin’s, and through these we seek to grow in fellowship and commitment to each other and widen our faith and social networks.
To help the church to run smoothly, there are rotas for:
- Flower arranging
- Welcoming door duty
- Tea/coffee duty
The congregation is kept abreast of events through our magazine “The Messenger”, which is produced at least four times each year. The Provincial magazine “Inspires” is available quarterly as is “Grapevine”, the Diocesan magazine. The “Brechin Bulletin” the Diocesan information sheet, is distributed monthly. We are a Fair Trade Congregation.
We welcome our friends from the Church of Scotland at a joint communion service in August each year, and join with all the Stobswell Churches at the Community Carol Service on Christmas Eve and the Ecumenical Pilgrimage on Good Friday.