With Refugees Brought Ferry update

WRBF was conceived and established through the Broughty Ferry Churches Group and continues to act under the BFCG “umbrella” with its funds held within the BFCG accounts.  It seeks to support work with refugees in the Dundee area, raise general awareness, and liaise, as appropriate, with national bodies.

The BFCG meeting this week received a report from WRBF as follows:

  • A sale of paintings has raised £580 to support ongoing work.
  • 2 car-loads of warm clothes was collected for the large group of refugees arrived in Dundee.
  • Connection Café at The Steeple remains busy but the Panmurefield Ukrainian Café (on Baptist premises) will cease after Christmas.
  • The customary collection of ‘gift shoe boxes’ has been widely undertaken through churches and the local community.

Urgent Request from With Refugees Broughty Ferry via Broughty Ferry Churches Group

WRBF has been informed of an urgent need for clothing for about 150 asylum seekers who are arriving in Dundee.  Apparently these men (18 to 60) are turning up in summer clothing and have little or no funds to buy suitable garments.

WRBF is asking for donations of clothing which we will gather together and then pass on to the asylum seekers via Dundee City Council.

We are looking for warm male winter clothing, footwear and sporting/football clothing.  Slim to medium sizes.  There also is a need for large pots and pans to enable communal cooking.

If you can help please contact

Graham McKee 07802 527223 or Jill Oakley (01382 736278)

Brought Ferry Churches Group history book

To mark and celebrate the 50+ years of its existence, Brought Ferry Churches Group has produced a commemorative hardback book recording its own history and that of its current Ferry member congregations.

David E has an advance copy to view; if you wish to place an order (for yourself, for someone else, as a possible Christmas present…); please contact David.  The purchase price is expected to be c £15.

Broughty Ferry Churches Group – Gala Week Songs of Praise

BFCG has participated in this traditional Week over the years, more recently with a United Songs of Praise and it is proposed to do so again this year. The Songs of Praise will be held in the New Kirk (Queen Street /St Vincent Street corner) on Sunday 10th July at 6.30pm.

It is hoped that the hymn selection will come from among as wide a range as possible of BFCG member churches (which includes Dundee Methodists). Let the Eassons know your choice & reasons for it by phone or email.

Broughty Ferry Churches Group Lenten Studies

We will be meeting online, from 7:30 pm till about 9:00pm on Wednesday evenings, starting on 2nd March.

We will be exploring various aspect of Christian Character using an 11-week study guide and will be looking at 6 of the book’s chapters before Easter with the possibility of continuing with the others afterwards.  The themes are: Freed to serve God ; Jesus as Lord; Cost of Commitment; Resisting Temptation; Trusting God; Living Holy Lives;  Showing Compassion; Serving Others; Godly Self-Image; Spiritual Gifts; Persevering.

For further information or to request a copy of the study book and instructions as to how to join the Zoom meeting, please contact:  Cathy Brodie – cbrodie@churchofscotland.org.uk or Graham Wightman – GrahamWBarnhill@gmail.com

World Day of Prayer – Friday 4th March 2022

The material for this year’s Service has been provided by Christian women in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on the theme “I know the plans I have for you”.  For details of the online service via zoom on Friday from 2pm, access www.wdpscotland.org.uk.  There will be Services in Dundee in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Nethergate, and the Baptist Church, St Vincent Street, Broughty Ferry at 2.30pm, and in Dundee West Church, Perth Road at 7.30pm


Community Fridge, Broughty Ferry

Following a discussion last year in Broughty Ferry Churches Group leading to contact with the Ferry Community Council, Rotary, and other local groups & individuals, a Steering Group has been formed for a Ferry Community Fridge project. Work is in the preparatory stages but it is hoped a Community Fridge will be “up and running” as soon as feasible.