Author Archives: Neil

Palm Sunday Services

Please find below links to two items for Palm Sunday.  The first is the morning service, the second is the first of our Holy Week Parables.  Alternatively, you can just go straight to our YouTube channel at Hope Church B&K.  It would be helpful if you would subscribe to the channel.

Sunday 5th April 2020

“A tale of two sons”

National Day of Prayer

Our minister will be streaming live on our Facebook page from 7pm. Please let us join together at this critical time for the National Day of Prayer. 🙏

Click on the link below. It is not necessary to set up a Facebook account to access this.

Hope Church B&K Facebook page


Online Service

Please find below link to our first youtube service.  I apologise for any problems.

While you can watch it any time you wish, may I suggest you do so at 11am on Sunday.

The church will NOT be open between 11-12noon as previously intimated.  However, the door will be unlocked between 1pm and 5pm for anyone who wishes to spend some quiet time there – but only if you have not been told to self-isolate.

At 7pm Sunday evening I am going to try and live stream a time of prayer to coincide with the National Day of Prayer.  A link will be sent out during the day on Sunday.

Please be on the look out for more information coming in the next few days.

Your minister and friend, Ian

Coronavirus Response

This evening the Kirk Session met to pray and discuss our response to the latest advice from the Scottish government in the light of the current Coronavirus crisis. That advice is that “people should minimize social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations”.

Therefore, the Kirk Session has decided to suspend all Hope Church services and meetings until further notice.

This includes:

Sunday services, morning and evening
House groups, whether at home or at the Hub
The Deacons’ Court meeting scheduled for Thursday 19th March

In order to maintain fellowship Ian, our minister, will record a short service of worship each week. You will receive an email with a link to the broadcast. Also, the church will be open each Sunday from 11am to 12 noon for anyone who wishes to pray there. This open-door policy may be extended to times during the week.

The minister and elders will maintain contact with church members by telephone.

We urge everyone to follow the advice of our government and to err on the side of caution if they feel any symptoms, such as a fever or a persistent cough. Please do not put yourself or others at risk.

Many of us are asking, What is God saying to us through this time of crisis? Psalm 90 may give us one answer (v12): Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

We also recall the words of the Apostle Paul in 2Cor.1:3,4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Let us commend ourselves to the care of Almighty God.

Your minister, Ian (on behalf of the Kirk Session)