Whats on Inverbervie April 17

Bervie youth project Abseilers
Bervie youth project Abseilers

Service’s at Arbuuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland Mr Michael Barfoot

Sunday April 19, 10am at Arbuthnott and 11.30am at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie 6pm Mission Hall, Gourdon with Rev Ian Gray.

Service’s at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson

Saturday April 18, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday April 19, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

Friday Prayer Group

Prayers Help! Join us on Friday April 17 at 9.45am in Bervie Church Centre or send your prayer request to margaret­_benton@whsmith.co.uk or call Margaret on 01561 362964

Soup & Roll Lunch

Back again by popular demand! On Saturday April 18, 11.30am-1.30pm another opportunity to enjoy the very popular soup & roll lunch in the Church Centre. There will be a selection of delicious homemade soups and home baking available and an opportunity to meet with old friends and make new ones in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Come and enjoy the fellowship and, of course, an excellent lunch all for £4.50.

Sponsored Slim

We are planning our annual sponsored slim for Christiam Aid and warmly invite you to join in. Slim for just three weeks and ask your friends and family to sponsor you for every pound you lose! Every £ raised will help Christian Aid to support people in the third world who have a daily struggle with poverty and hunger. The weigh-in will be on Monday April 20 6.30pm-7pm in the Church Centre.

Come along, get weighed and collect your sponsor form. The weigh-out will be Monday May 11.

Fair Trade Café

Wednesday April 22, 10am-11.30am Fair Trade Café, Coffee and Hot Pancakes, open to all. Please come in and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.

Visit the Church website at www.arbuthnottbervieandkinneff.org.uk or like them on facebook for regular updates.

Mens Shed

On Monday April 20, 7.30pm at The Burgh Chambers, above the Library, Church Street there will be a committee formation meeting, this is supported by the Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council who have a rep in place to help this new committee get up and running.

Any one interested in the Bervie Mens Shed is invited to attend and observe.

Bervie Bowling Green

First Bowl of the Season at the Bowling Green, Kirkburn Inverbervie will open for the season on Saturday April 18 at 2pm, we would welcome new members of all ages.

Those who are new to bowling can have free membership for a month to give it a try and coaching and equipment are available.

Bervie Youth Project

On Wednesday April 8, 10 excited Youth Project members Abseiled down Monikie Viaduct, several times. The experience day out was arranged with Glen Trek Adventure Sports and was much enjoyed by all. After a morning of Abseiling the group discovered The Monikie Country Park where they hope to sign up for some Summer Holiday adventures.

Saturday April 18,

Sports 3pm-4pm, Multi-Sports, Sports Centre, Kirkburn

Youth Café 7pm-9pm, The Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to Young Adult, FREE Hot

Bervie Youth Project are currently Sponsored by Stonehaven and District Lions Club and Dick Karpinski & Partner Ltd.

Story time and Rhyme Time

There will be no Rhyme Time for April due to Staff Holidays. This free activity is designed for Pre-School kids. Inverbervie.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk for more information.

Craft Workshops

Crochet for improvers with Jay Greengrass, Sunday April 26, 10am – 2pm

Get your booking form by emailing Jay on info@rainbowknits.co.uk or phoning 01561 340 761

Angel and Fairy, Wire and Bead Workshop with Sheena at The Angel Tree on Friday April 24, 7pm-10pm booking with Sheena 07426 097146

Bervie Food Bank

The Foodbank can provide three days of emergency food supplies. If you find your self in Personal Crisis, illness, separation, homelessness, low wage or other circumstances please contact us now on facebook at Bervie food bank or call 07703154431 for more info.

The Bervie Food Bank is working together with the South Aberdeenshire Food Bank and The Trussel Trust.

Business Sponsor’s, Dick Karpinski & Partner, Hornblowers, Alan Milne Roofing and EJB Plumbing.

Job Club

Wednesday’s during term time 1pm-3pm, Working With Families attend Bervie Church Centre, King Street, Inverbervie with their Job Club.

If you need help looking for work, CV’s, Interview Skills and Application Forms or other issues relating to employment, training, education or volunteeringdrop in or contact Liz Rushmore Key Worker on 07920782711

CAP Christians Against Poverty are available to offer financial advice in Bervie on Friday’s, to arrange an appointment please call 0800 328 0006

Opening of Church Street Hall

A weekend of events took place on the March 28 and 29 to mark the grand opening of the refurbished Church Street Hall in Inverbervie. The hall is home to the 1st Inverbervie Scout Group and has recently benefitted from a major rebuild funded predominantly by the generous donations of local businesses.

On the Friday evening, several families enjoyed a sociable beetle drive. 44 players shook dice and drew beetles to raise funds for the Scout Group. Refreshments and a plentiful supply of cakes were on offer - many thanks to those who donated baking.

On Saturday, a gathering of more than sixty members of the local community helped the 1st Inverbervie Scout Group celebrate the opening of the hall with a cheese and wine evening.

After a short introduction by Scout Leader Stuart Robertson, the meeting was addressed by local builder Geordie Bisset who spoke of his pride at being involved in such a worthwhile community project, before cutting the ribbon and unveiling a specially prepared plaque to formally open the hall.

Mr Bisset was also presented with a Scout Association “Thanks” badge. The Thanks Badge is a means of expressing the appreciation of the Association to those who are not Members or Associate Members, but who have been of service to Scouting – the Scout Group felt this was an appropriate way of expressing our gratitude.

The building, joinery, slating, painting, taping, flooring and fitting the kitchen including all materials with the exception of the wet wall product in the toilet areas and kitchen units was all done free of charge by Mr Bisset’s company.

Local plumber Brian Warrender carried out the plumbing and heating works and similarly, electrician Daniel Cabrelli completed the electrical installation. Both Brian and Daniel made significant contributions in general installation materials charged at cost or issued free of charge.

With assistance from Lecico, William Wilson Aberdeen made a donation of sanitaryware to the project and with assistance from Myson, Northern Heating donated the underfloor heating system.

Keyline Builders Merchants made donations of wet wall panels for the toilet areas and Howdens Joinery Company supplied the kitchen.

A number of other local businesses and tradesmen supplied their time, skills and materials to provide finishing touches, including T Beedie, P McGurk, D Beattie, M Mann and M Anderson.

Charged at commercial rates, it would not be unreasonable to put a value of around £40k on the level of donations made.

Beaver Scout Leader Margaret Gray said: “The hall is totally transformed, and it’s all thanks to Geordie Bisset and his business associates. They have given us the hall complete and fit for purpose.

“We are so grateful to various local tradesmen here in Inverbervie who have gifted us goods, cash or time. We feel so fortunate and so grateful to so many people.”

1st Inverbervie Scout Group was formed in 1933 when the Church Street Hall was gifted by Lord Arbuthnott. Apart from a few renovations in the 1960s, the hall remained the same as it was in 1933, it had fallen into a poor state of repair.

Bervie Social Club

Bervie Social Club has an average weekly attendance of 100 members meet every Saturday for some Bingo Fun, at The Burgh Hall, Farquhar Street.

Membership forms are available from Head Caller Alan Reid and his dedicated team of helpers.

Bingo is currently meeting at revised winter hours and eyes down at 7pm during the colder months.

Raffle and Refreshments are available.

Quiz Master Wanted

For the Monthly Pub Quiz at the Queens Arms, King Street. The first Monday of every month seeks a new Quiz Master, questions are provided. If you are interested in joining the fun of the Monthly Pub Quiz, pop along and see the friendly staff for more information.