The latest edition of EAGLE is available in Church and online via our Eagle Page or via the following link – Eagle August 2017. The next edition will be available at the end of August- please send articles etc. to the editor (contact details on the Eagle page) by Sunday 23rd October. Thank you

USE of the CHURCH HALL or PARISH ROOM – if you would like to use the Parish Room please contact Tina on 01309 676936 or email

ST JOHN’S MOTHERS’ UNION – there is a box at the back of the church for non-perishable food donations to support the Moray Food Bank – please support this worthwhile outreach by the members of the Mothers’ Union.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS – please note that St John’s email address has changed to 

CHURCH CLEANING – more volunteers are needed – please contact Barbara Westie (email Even better if you can come as a pair.

ECUMENICAL CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION GROUPS – the group continue to meet , now on a Wednesday Night, in the Lady Chapel of St John’s Church– phone Jo Fry on 01479 258729  for more details. The group may be small in world changing size but they hope to be able to plant some small acorns.

FORRES BOYS BRIGADE – Please see the Boys Brigade webpage via out links webpage. There will be a special service for the Boys Brigade at 10am on Sunday 29th October in St John’s.

VESTRY MEETING – in the Parish Room at 7pm on Monday 2nd October.

MOTHERS’ UNION – talk on Mary’s Meals and reshowing of the two DVDs – 2pm in the Parish Room on Tuesday 10th October.

BEETLE DRIVE – in the church hall on Saturday 4th November – time to be confirmed.

VESTRY MEETING – in the Parish Room at 7pm on Monday 6th November.

BOOK CLUB – will be meeting at 7pm at 2 Woodside Drive, Forres on Tuesday 7th November- the book being discussed will be Bring Me Home by Alan Titchmarsh


An involving family story with a mystery at its heart from bestselling novelist and favourite TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh.
It seems a perfect afternoon in the Highlands. Standing at the door of the lochside castle that has been his family’s home for generations, Charlie Stuart welcomes his guests to the annual summer drinks party. Conversation, laughter and the clinking of glasses soon fill the air as friends and neighbours come together to toast the laird’s happiness and prosperity. But Charlie sees the truth behind the façade: the sacrifices made to safeguard the estate; the devastating losses that have haunted him for decades; the guilt that lies at the heart of it all. And in a few hours, he knows, the perfect afternoon will come to an end. The past, with its dark secrets of love, death, loyalty and betrayal, is about to catch up with him. And it could finally tear his family apart . . . .

COFFEE MORNING – on Saturday 25th November in St Leonard’s Church Hall – times to be confirmed.

VESTRY MEETING – in the Parish Room at 7pm on Monday 4th December.