Welcome

                    Family Service
                Weekly on Sundays 10:30am - 11:30am

StLeonard's
is a Scottish Charity (SC005094) based in Forres, Morayshire with something for everyone.

During the Sunday worship there are crafting activities to do for the younger children at the front of the church, 

teas, coffees and cakes to go with a chat for after the service.

We extend the hand of fellowship through various Social Gatherings like:
* The Guild

* The Living Well Group

* Step by Step group ( Wednesday's 9:45am -11.15am /12:15pm - 1:45pm. Group for mums & children from birth to 3 years)  

See their website for the wonderful work they do in our community, for example the breastfeeding support group at Forres Community Centre on Monday's 11:30am-12:30pm Term Time Only. 

www.stepsmoray.org)


* HOLD THAT SPACE -> Open to P7's Upward

~ Starting Friday 30th November 7:30-8:45pm @ Costa Coffee

 Free space to do your thing (in the warm :-) Free Wifi and refreshments @Tesco Forres


* Bible study groups (your chance to ask any questions that you may have relating Faith and the Bible.)

Find Us On Facebook and Give us a like:
http://www.facebook.com/stleonardschurchforresmoray/

~'Have I not commanded you? Be Strong and Courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.'
Joshua 1:9 ~

                                                        
   Breakfast Church
8:30am on the following dates:
October 28th
November 25th
December 9th is back on!!

Come and join us. We begin with a light breakfast.
It's an informal all age worship with special activities laid on for the children. Fun for all.
Find Us On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/Breakfast-church-Forres-423520227845383/

~ ' And you will feel secure, because there is hope.
You will look around and take your rest in security.
You will lie down, and none will make you afraid.'
Job 11:18-19
~

                       
           Messy Church
Runs from September to May and takes place on:
3rd Saturday of the month from 2pm-4pm
Families take part in a variety of activities, listen to a bible story,
sing songs and finish off enjoying fellowship and food together.
Led by Outreach Worker, Cath Perry
Find Us On Facebook

~ ' You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you'
Isaiah 26:3 ~

Youth Outreach
'Reaching out to support the children, young people and families of Forres'.

Project led by St Leonard's Church in partnership with other local churches, schools,
service providers and the local community.

For more information and to keep updated from all events, Give us a Like via our Facebook page
@forresyouthandfamilyoutreach

or to find out more contact:
Bethan Blampied (Bethan.outreach@gmail.com)
Cath Perry (cathperry10@gmail.com)
Chryssy Gibbs (chryssy.outreach@gmail.com)

~ ' I have said these things to you, that in me
You May Have Peace.  In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.'
John 16:33 ~
                       
      History of St Leonards Church
St Leonard's is named after the Chapel of Chapelton dedicated to St Leonard.
All that remains of the Chapel is a few foundation stones now overgrown with grass along St Leonard's Road.

The congregation owes its origin to the famous Disruption of 1843 when many across the land broke away from the established church to form
The Free Church.
The original Free Church in Forres was situated at the south end of Cumming Street and was opened in February 1844.
The congregation continued to worship in this building for the next 60 years until Forres High Church was opened in 1903 on its present site on the High Street.
A further seven ministries later the High Church became St Leonard's through union with Castlehill Church at the other end of the High Street.

More detailed information about the history of
St Leonard's can be found in a book published in 2003 to mark the centenary of the building.

~ ' Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, Love Never Ends.'
1 Corinthians 13:7-8 ~
                                         
          Who's Who
Minister ~ Rev Donald Prentice
Rev John Morisson
Rev Anne Attenburrow
Session Clerk ~  Roy Anderson
Clerk to the Congregational Board ~  Chrissie Suttie
Treasurer ~ Derek Charteris
Gift Aid ~ John Carson
Church Organist ~ Angus Hull
Flower convener & Tape Ministry ~ Audrey Gordon
Hall Bookings ~ June Machray
Rollkeeper ~ Catherine Laing
WFO Treasurer ~ Christine Andrew
World Mission ~ Rev Alasdair Morton
Guild Secretary ~ June Machray
Guild Team Leader ~ Catherine Laing
Leprosy Mission ~ Elizabeth Charteris
Amos Cards ~ Joan Paterson
Life & Work magazine ~ Joan Paterson
Christian Aid Coordinator ~ June Machray
Website ~ Lina Cancino

~ ' Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you'
1 Peter 5:7 ~

Community 
Afternoon Bible Study
Takes place every Wednesday at 2:30pm in the Portacabin (behind the church).
Come and explore different parts of the Bible and join in on the lively discussions.
Led by John Carson.

Community Service
Extra services are run every Second Tuesday at 2:15pm in the Tolbooth Street for those unable to attend church on a Sunday.
Led by Revs Alasdair and Gillian Morton.
ALSO

the LAST Sunday of the month, the minister leads a short service at 3pm for residents and staff of
Meadowlark Care Home.
If you require a visit Please Contact Us under reference:
Community Service.


Volunteer With Us
Would you like to make a difference in someone's life?
Why not give some of your time for the elderly?
Or perhaps you enjoy the sound of laughing baby's and children?
Do you love arranging flowers?
Are you a very organised individual waiting to be hands-on?
Please send us a message, telling us about yourself and your talents!

Email us on:
Stleonardsforres@gmail.com
Minister Rev D. Prentice
The Manse, Forres
01309672380
dprentice@churchofscotland.org.uk
Session Clerk R. Anderson
01309671595
royand@btinternet.com

Other Info
Refuel festival, A family friendly Christian Festival is coming back! 
Sunday 21st July to Saturday 27th of July 2019
Some of us have been lucky enough to experience Refuel Festival for 2 years now and every time is has given exactly what the title says. It refills the mind and body with new found enthusiasm and energy for faith, for the bible, the stories within it but mostly the lessons it has in store for us.
Even though many stories seem outdated and you may think they're not applicable in this day and age but let me assure you, the message is still very much Alive. By hearing inspiring speakers you hear new views on the bible that may never have been possible before so every day can be a new beginning in your Christian life.
Go on adventure, meet new people and go camping! Check out their website for all the information you need;

http://refuelscotland.org.uk

Roarlight

Paul Syrstad, director at Roarlight, made these great video's re-telling the parables of Jesus under the name 'The Parables Retold'. Watch the Good Samaritan now on their page!
Via their YouTube channel you can find many other video's like; 
* Spoken/word poetry, each about a different topic of faith, life and bible. 
* Ask The Pastor, find out answers on tough or common questions about the Christian Faith.
* The Challenge, this can be to study a particular book of the bible to going on a 5k prayer run.
* and Other Specials.
If this has got you excited too, go and check out their website and if you can support them.
http://www.roarlight.com