Advent Sunday Evening Service at St. Annes’ Church – 6-30 p.m. A warm invitation and wonderful music. Sunday 29th November 

 Teas and coffees in the Stables – a chance to meet and chat – and to check out the Traidcraft stall with its new Christmas cards and paper stock;

GUILD NEWS  The Guild meeting is on Tuesday 24th November at 7.30pm in the Hall. Margaret Christison will speak about Caring creatively for bereaved children. All welcome

Poinsettias will again decorate the church from Sunday 13th December. The cost is £4 and Margaret Huggan will take orders.

Parcels (wrapped and marked "Male" or "Female") for the giving tree can be brought along on Sundays 6th and 13th December. They are then given to the Bethany Trust for distribution to the homeless.

Christmas Choir: calling all who would like to get together to sing carols in the service on Sunday December 13th…rehearsals will be at 10.30 am in the Stables on Sundays 22nd and 29th Nov, 6th Dec, and in the Church on 13th Dec. All welcome!

Spott Community Association Invite you to an Open Afternoon to view the newly refurbished Spott Village Hall, On Sunday 22nd November, Between 1pm and 4pm.  Refreshment and home baking.

You are warmly invited to the West Barns Village Hall from 7pm-8pm on Sunday 29th November for an interactive prayer event.  We will be praying for our community and the wider world.  There will be prayer stations around the room to engage with.  All welcome.  Further information available from Hazel Gray (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ 07870 849737).

House Group:  The next House Group meeting is on Thursday 26 November at 8pm at the home of James and Dorothy Wildgoose, 7 Westpoint, Dunbar.  Anyone interested is invited to attend.  This is the second meeting of the planned 3 month trial. We had a successful first meeting with 14 attending.  A further note about House Groups and our continuing plans is available Busy first house group meeting.



                                                        THE MEN'S GROUP PROGRAMME FOR THE NEW SESSION:




Graeme Glover-

“Why am I here?”



David Ratheil

“An American in the court of King Arthur”




Mark Nicholas

“A sideways look at the Church!”



                                                                                                           FEBRUARY 1st


                                                                                                                Lindy Lynn

“Eudukayshun, edukayshun, edukayshun”





“Table Talk Two”



APRIL 4th:


Ian Robertson

“My life in music”



MAY 2nd:



“The Reluctant Minister”




“The Longest Day”

-with supper







GRAEME GLOVER: Son of the Manse, who saw his life turned in a very unexpected direction, and now works with us here at Belhaven and Spott…who is he…and what does he believe?


David Ratheil:  Pursuing his post-graduate studies at St. Andrews, he comes to Scotland and looks at the people and the church with different eyes. How has he found us…how has he found the Church?


Reverend Mark Nicholas: A man with a mission and a unique style of ministry. How has that vision caught on in Gorebridge and how has the church at large coped? We need to know!


Lindy Lynn: A teacher for three decades, she has seen enormous change and upheaval in education policies and practice. How good are our schools these days, and how good do our teachers have to be to cope with the changed environment?


Ian Robertson:  Station manager of East Coast FM, he has been involved in the music business, the highs and the lows, all his working life. What has it been like and where is it going? The pitfalls and the possibilities- and the toll it takes.:


David Torrance: from China to North Berwick, his life has taken many turns, and he has an amazing story to tell of faith and challenge across ninety years of life and ministry










in the Stables at 8-00 p.m.

















You are warmly welcome to join us at West Barns Village Hall on the last Sunday of every month.. from 7pm-8pm for our monthly prayer event for the community.  There will be some different prayer stations to use and help us engage with God.  More details available from Hazel Gray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel. 07870 849737.

A reminder about Wednesday Worship in the Stables at 2-00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Feel free to come along and share in this…and certainly to encourage others to join in… If you could help by adding your name to the Baking Rota that would be appreciated too…Call Maureen on 860112  if you think you might be able to help.



he next meeting of Inspire will be on Wednesday 6th May and will be a Treasure Trail around Dunbar. We will be meeting at the Townhouse in the High Street at 7.30 for a wander around interesting parts of the town, followed by coffee and chat in Umberto's from 8.30 onwards. If really wet we will just meet in Umberto's from 7.30 instead!

Hope you will be able to make it. If you would like more information, please call either Chrissie Black (862599) or Heather Kilfara (863268).


Christian Aid week takes place form 10th -16th May this year to raise funds to help some of the world's poorest people.  Once again there will be a house-to-house collection in Dunbar.  Would you be able to spare a few hours of your time to help?   Please get contact Grahame Jackson, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 01368 238193  or Diana Mackie, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 864314.  If you have collected before we will get in touch with you.


India Twinning


Belhaven is twinned with Mahakalguri Pastorate in North-East India and our twinning correspondent there is Dr Hriday Basumata. Diana Mackie and Anne Maxwell exchange emails with Mahakalguri quite regularly. We would be happy to forward the emails on to anyone who would like read them. If you are interested please let me know your email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Car Rota


 A new car rota will be prepared shortly. If you are able to join the list of drivers please let Diana Mackie, 864314, know Drivers take a turn once every 4 or 5 weeks to bring 1-3 people to church who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Also, If you know of anyone who is in need of a lift to church on a regular basis, please let me know.t


The big spring clean will take place on Saturday 23rd of May from 2pm at Belhaven Church - followed by a meal .Those who can help please sign up at door to say they are willing.



Men’s ~Group Meeting – Monday 4th in the Stables.  At 8-00 p.m. Surprise! Surpirse!



Stamp Appeal Details: Our Church of Scotland World Mission Stamp Appeal last year raised £4627.25  for people living with HIV … a box for used stamps is in the church vestibule Sunday by Sunday for your old stamps.  Thanks for all who made the grand total possible



Dunbar Choral invite you to their Concert at Dunbar Parish Church on Saturday May 9th at 7.30pm.

This year they remember WW1 through the music of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem and Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue for piano and strings.

Tickets are £ 10.00 (adults) and £ 2.00 (children) including programme and refreshments and are available from Choir Members, on the door or from Grahame Jackson 01368 238193.

Visit Dunbar Choral on the internet and facebook.


Bible Study Groups will meet on Tuesday 5th at 10.00am in the Stables and on Wednesday 6th at 8.00pm at the home of Chris & Margaret Cannon, Briarwood, Winterfield Place.   Anyone interested will be very welcome.




Songs of Praise

Sunday, 11th May

At 7.00pm

In Belhaven Church

Ecumenical service with favourite hymns chosen by members from all churches.

Followed by tea, coffee and fellowship.

There will be a retiral collection for Christian Aid