“A Church at the Heart of the Community”

Welcome to Bonnyrigg Parish Church

We are a Church of Scotland congregation based in the centre of Bonnyrigg. Our aim as a congregation is to provide a warm welcome to all who join us. To offer an inclusive, open and affirming ministry, to demonstrate a strong concern for social issues, both in our local community and further afield. We aim to work positively with other church and fait communities. We strive to be a friendly and welcoming church for all.

We would love to welcome you as part of the family of Bonnyrigg Parish Church, remember you do not have to be a member to come along to any of our activities or services of worship. If you want to know more about church membership then please contact the minister who will be only to happy to help!

Hello friends,

Wishing each one of you a very special Pentecost Sunday. As we cautiously enter into phase 1 we continue to pray for wisdom and for peace.

Many will have been grateful for some garden visitors and for many you may still be shielding, we hope as firm restrictions remain you know the limitless love of the Father.

There was a discussion around language between some of the ministers on Facebook and rather than shielding some call it cocooning and rather than social distancing using the phrase physical distancing. We are learning a whole new vocabulary during this time as buzz words such as the “new normal” and “unprecedented” trip off the tongues of politicians on a regular basis. We pray that the ancient words of Scripture may take root and hold special meaning for us in our ever changing climate. In our Church we have a banner that reads, Jesus Christ, the same, yesterday, today and forever. May we all know the reassurance of that great truth!

As we pass on the links for our Sunday service we also include the links for a national Pentecost Service which I am very much looking forward to joining. This has been organised by the Moderator who so graciously prayed for our church last week.

He reminded us of the importance of prayer at this time so please remember if there is anything we can pray for you, then do get in touch.

Here are the links to this Sundays service, we pray that something of Gods kingdom touches you as we join together.

You Tube: https://youtu.be/1f5SY26oc_Y


The Church Website: https://www.bonnyriggchurch.co.uk/

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bonnyriggparishchurch/

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqDq3spAZirOLiNKnq96-9A

Church of Scotland Pentecost Service: Please follow the link below to download a copy of the Moderators special service for Pentecost:


Or you can view the service from the Church of Scotland website at:


Please share all these links with Non Internet or Facebook users who may have access to YouTube via their Smart TV.

I absolutely love when people get in touch and I am very grateful for those who have, please do share your news, your opinions and your suggestions. If you are aware of any members or friends who did not receive this email from us and would like to receive future ones, please ask them to send their email contact details Iain Thomson at sessionclerk@bonnyriggchurch.co.uk

Look after yourselves and others

Richest of blessings and grace to each one

Rev Louise Purden

Virtual Prayer Box

During this coronavirus crisis and having no access to our church,
please use this Virtual Prayer Box for any of your requests for prayer.

This prayer box is secure and will go directly to the minister.

Bonnyrigg Parish Church

Giving & COVID-19

A number of members have asked how they may continue to give to the church at this time.

Some additional advise on this is available on
our Giving Page.



Online Service

Sunday Service 31/05/2020

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