Ballantrae Parish Church

Welcome to the website for Ballantrae Parish Church linked with St Colmon Parish Church, a charge of the Church of Scotland.

 

Ballantrae Parish Church meets at 11:30am every Sunday.

Sunday Services have started again with social distancing and mandatory wearing of masks to minimize the spread of the Covid 19 virus.

 


Services are also held on the first Sunday of the month (April will be 2nd Sunday) at 3pm in  Glenapp Church. This a liturgical and ecumenical service led by a dedicated group from the congregation of Ballantrae.

All the services are times of fellowship, prayer, worship and reflection on God’s word, as we get to know the living God more.

It will be great to see you at any of our services and if you want more information about either of the churches, please contact us

 

   

Good Friday 2021:
What`s so good about it?

 

When we think about Good Friday there is a lot that is bad about it. We see Jesus conspired against. We see the mockery of a false trial. We see the depths of depravity to which mankind can sink in torturing a fellow human being. We see our Lord suffering for hours on a cross. And we see the horrible reality of his death.

Many people are suffering in our world today. There are those effected by the Corona Virus. There are those who are bereaved. There are those with deep concerns for self and others at this time. Many of us are struggling with the confines and restrictions that this time of lockdown place upon us. We can see a lot of suffering associated with the first Good Friday, and we can see suffering in our world at this particular time.

It is important that we commemorate this day, because it really is good and it can particularly speak to us at this time. Good Friday shows us Gods love. It shows us Jesus laying down his life in service to others. On Good Friday Jesus suffered for long enough to forgive every person every sin. That happened when Jesus cried out “It is finished”. Such costly love does our Lord have for us! Our gratitude can be increased as we take the meaning of Good Friday to heart.

Good Friday, I believe, has a lot to say to us at this time of social isolation. On Good Friday everyone left the scene without hope. Death is always terrible and the execution of a man who showed such love for others was devastating. It was not until the third day that Jesus rose again. He was laid in the tomb on Good Friday and there began a difficult time of waiting, before the purposes of God were revealed. We can see ourselves when socially isolated as being entombed, as we continue locked down, waiting for this time to pass by. We await a time for celebration.

God is with us and understands all the trials and difficulties we face. May we know his presence and peace as we look forward to Easter Day and the promise of new life. And as we look to the time when lock down will be over.

May we trust that Jesus died for us and look forward in hope to resurrection day!

 

Every blessing

Rev`d Theo Corney

Sunday Service Video
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