The shortlists for the Carnegie and Greenaway medals were announced recently. These medals are awarded to authors and illustrators respectively and the shortlists represent some of the best in recent children’s literature. So if you are looking for a book suitable for children or teenagers then visit for more information. The winners will be announced on 18th June.


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This Sunday (18th March) there will be a joint service at Christ Church, Huntly.   This is also a special service because  our own Philip will be one of those baptised and confirmed by Bishop Mark.

Please make every effort to attend and support each other.

There will be no service at Gordon Chapel on that day.


Refuel 18 will take place in Gordon Castle Esatate, Fochabers from 23 – 28 July 2018.   Would you like to attend, help at the event or do both.

A stall at the Refuel 17

This event will be an adventure – the only outdoor, family festival of faith in Scotland of this size, and it needs all the help and support that we can give it, to fully establish it for years to come.

In the big tent at Refuel 17

Local churches are the hope of the nation – they keep faith, tradition and good works alive in their own area – but more can be done and Refuel 18 is one way to achieve this.   Would you like to help?   Would you like more information?   If so let us know.

Give us your details or contact Craig (details below).

Craig Mackay,  Scottish Regional Director,  The Filling Station Trust           0781 387 2818






Last night (9 March)  the very talented young musicians from Gordonstoun gave a wonderful concert featuring singing and a wide range of musical instruments – their virtuosity evident in the music from the classics and the modern era.   It is obvious that they put a lot of hard work and practice into what they do – and all this on top of normal school work.

The enthusiastic audience were delighted  and requests have been made for the Musical Youth Group to return  – Rev Michael is in discussion about this.

So our thanks to all who made the effort to come to the concert and especially to those who helped with the organisation and refreshments.