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



Services for Holy Week 2015


Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April 12:30 - 1.15pm each day

Lunchtime meditations with lunch in "The Stables" at Belhaven Parish Church:



Sunday 29th March at 2:30 p.m

Dunbar Churches Palm Sunday Procession

Calling at churches on the way for worship and fellowship

Leaving Dunbar Parish Church at 2:30 p.m. and calling at the Methodist Church, St. Anne's, Our Lady of the Waves and ending at Belhaven Church around 4:00 p.m.  A walk of celebration, witness and fellowship.


Monday 30th March 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of the Waves


Tuesday 31 March 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Reflective music for Holy Week at St Anne's


Wednesday 1 April 2015 at 7:30 pm

Holy Week Service at Dunbar Methodist Church


Maundy Thursday, 2 April 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Communion at Dunbar Parish Church 


Good Friday, 3 April 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday Service at Spott Parish Church


Saturday 4 April 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Vigil Mass of the Resurrection at Our Lady of the Waves


Easter Sunday 5 April 2014

08:00 Belhaven Beach Service followed by breakfast in the Belhaven Church Hall

10:00 Spott Parish Church service

11:30 Belhaven Parish Church service

7:00 p.m. Easter Praise Evening with the Band in Dunbar Methodist Church


Belhaven Bookies: Reading with a spiritual or moral dimension



A great way to get to know people better

Not as the name vaguely suggest a turf accountancy being run surreptitiously under the auspices of Belhaven Parish Church, but rather a book group designed to allow all who are interested to discuss a chosen book over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.  We meet in Saddlers cafe roughly every two months or so from 8 to 9.30pm.  Saddlers do a great line in tea/coffee and, not least, cakes; no diets that evening.  All are very welcome to come.
Our focus in the group is books which have something of a spiritual or moral dimension which permit discussion of issues of relevance to our lives and our thinking.  We plan to maintain this approach.  Our most recent meeting was on 13 March and we had a lively exchange on To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.  The book was chosen before the much publicised announcement of a further book by Harper Lee - a sequel to To Kill a Mocking Bird - called Go Set a Watchman.  Our next meeting is likely to be on 8 or 13 May - the exact date will be publicised nearer the time - in the notices for the Sunday service in advance. 
Previously we have considered a range of books including:-  The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman; The Cone-Gatherers by Robin Jenkins; Philomena by Martin Sixsmith; East of Eden by John Steinbeck; Leaving Alexandria by Richard Holloway; and Book of Books by Melvin Bragg.  The group itself decides the next book to be discussed.
Please make contact with me if you are interested to come to these gatherings - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Everyone is very welcome - whether or not you have read the book.  You can still join the discussion.   

Remember - A great way to get to know people better

James Wildgoose


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SPOTT 10-00a.m.

BELHAVEN 11-30 a.m.



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