Bon Accord Bulletin 30th May 2021



Services, for those not attending the church in person, can be found by logging in to the Bon Accord Free Church web site, and then clicking “sermons” followed by “live sermons” or by logging on Both morning and evening services will be live streamed.


The services this weekend will be conducted by Rev. John Johnstone, Kirkcaldy Free Church. Next weekend the services will be conducted by Ciaran Kelleher, student at ETS.


The mid-week meeting will take place this week. Details for joining this meeting is circulated through the weekly Bon Accord intimation email, otherwise please send an enquiry through the web site.


BA Contact details:

Contact details for deacons and elders can be found in the congregational directory.


Groups meeting this week:







Details for joining these meetings are circulated through the weekly Bon Accord intimation email, otherwise please send an enquiry through the web site


Ladies book group



Guys’ Bible study



Ladies Bible study




These meetings all take place using Zoom.



Updated Rules for Gathered Worship at Bon Accord:

The church building is now open for gathered worship.  The 50-person cap has been lifted/modified as from Monday 26 April 2021. The numbers allowed are  determined by the size of the building and the ability to maintain 2m social distancing.  By using the gallery, the numbers can be significantly increased subject to careful stewarding of the congregation.  In this regard it is anticipated that those in the gallery will exit the building at the end of the service by way of the north tower door. The legislation states ‘that places of worship are not eligible to apply reduced distancing of 1m’.

Registering in advance remains essential for Test and Protect and the additional requirement has been introduced for every worshipper’s details to be collected rather than just a lead contact.  This will be reflected in the online form that will be sent out each week via email.  These should be completed and submitted by the requested time (Wednesday at 9pm) to allow for processing.

Information on changes to the church building layout and operating procedures for people in the building is available on the church website and this will be updated to reflect the above changes. Included in this information is the Scottish Government guidance stating that it is mandatory for members of the congregation to always wear a face mask when in the church building.


Sunday School and Crèche:

Creche and Sunday school for children under 7 will be held this Sunday and from next Sunday will resume for all primary children. Emailed Sunday school lessons will stop being sent out after this weekend.



The AGM for WfM was held last Saturday. You can now view YouTube clips from this meeting on the WfM web page.  Donations for the 2020/21 project can be made until 30 June via  The total raised to date is £22,024.


After the end of June any money donated will go towards the new 2021/22 project - Hope for the Hurting.  More information about the new project will be in the newsletter.