Welcome to Dunbar Parish Church, a community whose aim is to:
Our services are at 11 am every Sunday morning.
If you are new to church or have not been for some time, you may find it helpful to read the notes on our 'new to church' page.
How to find us
Our church hall is at 32A High Street Dunbar.
Our minister and his family
The Reverend Gordon Stevenson lives with his wife and two boys in Dunbar, as their two daughters are now away at University. Gordon was called to Dunbar in 2010. Over the last eight years, our church has seen God at work in many different ways; lives transformed, people called into full time ministry etc. We believe that we are a family learning and serving Jesus together so that we might discover God's vision for the church and share it with everyone.
Sunday Morning Service
Our services are held every Sunday at 11 am and typically runs until 12:15 pm. It is the main gathering of our Church, where we come together to worship and learn more about our God through singing hymns and praise songs, prayer and biblical teaching. All are welcome to come and share in fellowship with us as we grow together in our faith in Jesus Christ.
Prayer is at the heart of our church life. Click on the image to find out more.
Did you know that you do not need to be religious? You can try praying any time, any where about any thing. Order a free booklet or download the app at trypraying.co.uk Edinburgh.
Church prayer meetings
Our church prayer meeting will be on Wednesday 9 January and 23 January in the Eden Room at church at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
We have two home groups that will meet on Wednesday 16 January. Find out more on the 'Adult group' page.
January 2019 Church Services
The church sharing Christ - Ephesians 3: 1-12
God's mercies every day - Lamentations 3: 1-25
Dunbar Churches Together Service of Unity
Unity - Ephesians 4: 1-16
Pastor's prayerful heart - Philippians 1 1-11
Our next communion service will be on Sunday 10 February at 11 am.
A new year is an ideal time for a fresh start or to try something different. If you have not been along to a home group or a church prayer meeting why not do it this year? You will receive a warm welcome from these and other groups that meet during the week.
Church groups meeting in January
Coffee Plus meets every Friday in the church from 10.30 until midday. Everyone is welcome to join us for a chat and a brew.
Wednesday 9 January - Church prayer meeting in the Eden Room at church from 7.30 pm
Friday 11 January - Bible Book Club meets at 7.30 pm at Catherine's house.
Wednesday 16 January - Home group at the Idles and Mannings from 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 January - Gordon is speaking at the Guild that meets in the church hall from 2.30 pm
Wednesday 23 January - Church prayer meeting in the Eden Room at church from 7.30 pm until 9pm. Our guest speaker in ML Stone. She is the new local Scripture Union Scotland worker for East and Mid-Lothian.
Thursday 31 January - Ploughman's Lunch in the church hall from 12 noon until 2pm.
January church magazine
Click on the link for the latest version of our magazine. To whet your appetite here is a short extract from one of our contributors.
'Happy New Year. A good way of focusing on the new year is to write down the main areas of your life e.g. work, family, friends, church, leisure etc. and then think about what God might want to do in these areas over the next year. Once you've done this you might want to share this with a parent, your partner or a close friend and give your decisions over to God in prayer'.
Our church verse for 2019
Each year we choose a verse that we trust will be of encouragement to you. Our verse for 2019 comes from the Book of Lamentations chapter 3 verses 22 and 23.
'The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness'.
Are you interested in reading the Bible but not sure where to start?
Why not look at The Bible in One Year, a free Bible reading app with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton in London. You can read or listen to the text. You do not need to do it every day but it is an excellent way to get started. of Alpha.
Planning your next holiday?
Why not consider Spring Harvest from Saturday 13 - 17 April 2019 at the Harrogate International Conference Centre? You can go for the full period or one or two days.
Each morning the speaker will be Simon Ponsonby who is the pastor of theology at St Aldate's Oxford. He has written several books on practical theology. But there's more - Celebrations, Big Start, Entertainment, seminars and free family activities.
Bookings are open now. You will need to book your own accommodation.
Listen to our talks
Click on the link to take you to our most recent talks.
Girlguiding Dunbar are looking for adult volunteers (16+) to help with Guide, Rainbow, Brownie and Ranger Units.
Get in touch via the website www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/
If you have any other questions please contact email@example.com.
A new page coming to our website
Dunbar is a very special community and there is a lot happening that may be of interest to you and your family. Our community page will help keep you up-to-date with what is going on in the town. We will try to keep the information as accurate as possible but it is important to check with individual organisations.