The latest edition of EAGLE is available in Church and online via our Eagle Page or via the following link –  Eagle June 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 the Monday 21st August….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 are continue to meet twice monthly, 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.


PIPE MEETS ORGAN  – We had great pleasure welcoming this talented back to  St John’s  on Tuesday 1st August for another superb concert – please see our webpage about their marvellous concert in our church in 2016 we hope they will return in 2018. They will be playing in St Margaret’s Aberlour on the 5th and 6th August 2017.

VESTRY MEETING – Monday 7th August at 7pm in the Parish Room.

Header-1VETRANS FOR PEACE – will be holding a talk by Michael Elstub (Army Veteran) at St Leonard’s Church Hall from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday 27th August – free admission, refreshments provided.

CHORAL EVENSONG – To celebrate and mark, Bishop Mark being elected to the Office of Primus,  there will be Choral Evensong at the Inverness Cathedral on Sunday 3rd September at 5.30pm  Followed by a Drinks Reception for the Diocese and the Wider Church and friends. Further details on the noticeboard at back of church, including a sign up sheet.

PLANT SALE and TEA PARTY – Saturday 9th  September from 11am to 3pm in the Rectory Garden. Please watch this space for more details nearer to the time, but meanwhile please start potting up your plants. Deacon Anthony has made some spectacular cushions, aprons and other items which will be on sale that day.

BOOK CLUB – Tuesday 12th September at 45 Brucelands Road, Elgin starting at 7pm. The book to be discussed will be Amelia Grey’s Fireside Dream by Abby Clements


Amelia has a dream: toasting chestnuts by the fire with her husband Jack in their own cosy cottage. Their real life is another world – a cramped one-bedroom flat in Hackney. But when life takes a surprising turn, removal vans are soon heading to the Kent countryside.

They soon realise the cottage makeover is a far bigger project than they’d anticipated. On top of that, there’s Amelia’s newly loved-up mum and her tearaway half-sister, Mirabel, to contend with – pushing Amelia and Jack’s marriage to breaking point.

Amelia begins to strip back the wallpaper and fittings in the cottage and discovers the story of the cottage’s previous owner – and a hidden secret. As Amelia’s ideas about love and family change, will her fireside dream finally come true? 

KINLOSS ABBEY OPEN AIR EUCHARIST – Saturday 16th September at 2pm – an Outdoor Eucharist will be celebrated at Kinloss Abbey with music and liturgy that includes elements from the Medieval period of the Abbey’s history. The service will be led by Bishop Mark, the new Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Music will be provided by Musick Fyne. The event is open to all, but you need to bring your own chair(s). Do come along to what should be a very moving experience, where the stones of the Abbey and the War Graves in the Abbey Grounds once again echo with music and liturgy. The day is the day after the official anniversary of the 77th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


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