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Join us on Facebook LIVE as Church groups across Scotland are asking Christians to join in prayer at 7.00 pm on Sunday evenings.

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.  (Martin Luther)

Prayer is such an important part of our lives and so we are planning to have a 24 hour Prayer Event in our congregation.  From 8pm on 31 May till 8pm on the 1 June, we would pray wherever we are during lockdown.  If we each volunteer to take a slot, we can keep our prayers going for 24 hours.  The more volunteers we have, the shorter the slots would be.  If we could get 96 people to take part each slot would be 15 minutes. 

31 May is Pentecost (the church’s birthday) and if we start at 8pm we will not be interrupting our now usual Sunday activities: morning service; Reflections from the Quay; Songs of Praise; our 7pm prayers and candle lighting …  Each person would commit to praying at an agreed specific time.  We would not need to share the prayer.  The commitment would be between ourselves and God.  We would of course need night owls, insomniacs and early birds to cover dusk till dawn.

We would pray for our church: New Parish, the Church of Scotland; the wider church here and around the world ……  whatever is in our hearts.

This is something we could share during lockdown.  If you would like to be part of this contact Helen Eckford either on:   or    07709 932767.

If you can say when you would be available by choosing a 2 hour slot to begin with then Helen will give you a shorter slot within the 2 hours once we know how many people we have taking part.  Starting at 8pm on Sunday 31 May the long slots which would be divided up depending on numbers are:

  1. 8pm – 10pm                        (Sunday 31 May)
  2. 10pm – midnight
  3. Midnight – 2am                (Monday 1 June)
  4. 2am – 4am
  5. 4am – 6am
  6. 6am – 8am
  7. 8am – 10am
  8. 10am – midday
  9. midday – 2pm
  10. 2pm – 4pm
  11. 4pm – 6pm
  12. 6pm – 8pm  

I hope you will feel you want to take part and share this at a time when we can not be together in person.  Please pass this on to family and friends who may not have internet.

Christians across the world were standing in solidarity against the impact of the Coronavirus crisis by reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

It has been delivered by Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly, on behalf of the Church of Scotland.

WhatsApp Prayer Group

If you would like to be part of the WhatsApp Prayer Group contact Helen Eckford on 07709 932767

To be a Christian without prayer, is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. (Martin Luther)

We have so many people and so many things to pray for in Port Glasgow: New Parish Church that we need all the help we can get.  Each member of the group will receive a list which will be updated regularly, of people and things that we need to pray for.  You then do this in your own time and space.


Remember too, the book in the vestibule of the church where you can write the name of anyone you know who needs support through prayer.



Every week, in Port Glasgow: New Parish Church members of the Pastoral Group visit members who are ill, in hospital or in Nursing homes. This dedicated team are a strength to the members and are always welcomed in.

BUT we do not always know who is in need, so please let Sheena or Robert know if you think anyone needs a visit.

If you know of anyone who you think is in need to be seen by Jack, again please let Sheena or Robert know.

Jack is visiting as many members on the list as he possibly can but as his time is limited we need to ensure that the neediest are visited first

Congratulations to Ben, Abbie and Lucas on their promotion from the Sparklers to the All Stars.

Thank you to all the children who attend church regularly.  They looked delighted with the parcels they received on Sunday.  God bless you all.

British Brigade Championships 2019

A huge congratulations to our company band who have once again done the 2nd Port Glasgow proud! 
Our band came 1st for General Musical Effect and 3rd overall in the top level of the British Championships. A brilliant achievement!
Thank you to all who have supported us once again and we are delighted to be one of the top brigade bands in Britain.

Well done to the boys and officers – click here to go to their Facebook page and watch  their video.

Congratulations to Thomas Williams coming First in Class Electric Guitar Solo.  His first solo performance in Inverclyde Festival Grade 5-6. A very talented young lad.

We have received a message from our sponsored child, Emmanuel, in Burkina Faso.

The letter is now on the notice board in church and on Emmanuels page in the website under Sponsored Children .  If any wishes to help in Emmanuel’s sponsorship please see Carol Darrah.