Welcome to Tarves Parish Church

    We are an inclusive Christian congregation with a history dating back many hundreds of years. We are at the core of the community of Tarves and we shall do all we can to help during the coronavirus pandemic.



    There will be no services in Tarves Church while coronavirus restrictions are in place but you can continue with worship, prayer and reflection wherever you are. Each week we will add a new ‘service’ on the website. Click here to access.


    Sunday broadcasts of a weekly service take place on Radio 4, and also on Radio Scotland; other radio stations are available.  More locally, Kemnay Parish Church and Inverurie West Church will be live-streaming their services on their websites.

    Sadly, the church building will no longer be open for personal prayer until restrictions are relaxed. Please be assured the Church through its minister and members is still active in the community. If you know of anyone who needs help or support at this time please contact Ruth Tel 851887. The minister is available to help with any pastoral emergencies Tel 851295.


    Live Worship Gathering on Zoom

    Over the summer months Barthol Chapel will join with Tarves Parish Church for joint services over Zoom on Sundays
    From 9.45 am  (Service begins 10.00 am)
    All Welcome

    The link for each service is available from our session clerk, Susanna Bichard
    T:  851345  E: smbichard@aol.com
    You do not need a computer to join in – you can access the service with your landline or a mobile phone
    Find the Order of Service and Worship Materials on the Worship page


    Minister's Letter

    Read the minister's July letter to keep up with Church news — what's happeneng in the parish and the country.


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  • Community Bible Experience

    Read Big! Read Well! Read Together!
    Why not use some of lock down time to get to grips with portions of the Old Testament, laid out in an accessible way following an 8 week reading plan.  Keep a note of any questions you have and discoveries you make as you read and we will look at them together at a Zoom meeting on a Wednesday evening 7.00pm.  Reading starts Monday 4 May but you can join in at any time.  

    Books available now for a donation of £5 to the Church along with further details of the course from Alison Swindells.  
    Tel 851295  aswindells@churchofscotland.org.uk.



    CrossReach is the Social Care arm of the Church of Scotland providing invaluable care to people in challenging circumstances. The need is now beyond anything that could be imagined and an appeal has been made for urgent asistance. Anything you can give would be a blessing. Read more on the CrossReach website.

    COVID-19 A message from CEO Viv Dickenson from CrossReach on Vimeo.


    Christine’s Last Sunday

    Easter Sunday was scheduled to be Christine’s last Sunday with us and although we could not say farewell in person, we all join in wishing her every blessing as she continues her training for the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. Christine has written us a letter which you can read in News and Events.


    Life and Work




    During the coronavirus pandemic, 'Life and Work' magazine is printing as normal, but many subscribers will have their deliveries delayed so it is being offered as a free download. 






    Coronavirus updates


    Find advice, information and tips on how to keep your spirits up during the COVID-19 outbreak on our Coronavirus page. Also links to helpful websites offering support.

    The situation contines to change so please watch this space for updates




    Care in our Community

    The first set of bags ready to deliver round the community.  Thanks to all who are giving and volunteering so generously to look after the elderly and vulnerable in our community. A special thank you to everyone at Duthies (Spar) and Tarves Pharmacy which are acting as collection points.

    Watch out for any of the children’s red notices appearing on a window near you. If you see one, please let Ruth know.  Tel 851887



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