Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Read the latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice.





Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership brings together the public, private and voluntary sectors; it is an invaluable source of information and advice during the coronavirus outbreak. Find out all you need to know in their latest bulletin…official guidance, changes in service provision, local health and wellbeing providers, community resilience, support & advice, and cancellations of events/activities: Formartine Community Planning Bulletin


Grampian Assistance Hub

Reach out for help and support. 

A new #coronavirus phoneline and website has gone live, one single point of information and help for people anywhere in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. 

The Grampian Assistance Hub is there to provide advice for anyone, no matter where they live or what they need.  

Head to the website or call 0808 196 3384 (8am-8pm, 7 days).


Sunday Prayers

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.




A message of hope from Prof Jason Leitch


Access Free Online Newspapers and Magazines

Stuck at home? Self isolating?

Did you know that you can read a huge range of newspapers and magazines from the UK and around the world (including the P&J and Evening Express) completely free, with your Aberdeenshire Library membership.

Go to  
Click on ‘sign in’ and choose the ‘Library and Group’ button
Search for ‘Aberdeenshire’ and pick 'Library Aberdeenshire’ from the list
Enter your library card number and PIN

The library service has produced an excellent video which outlines exactly how to access publications, including downloading an app.

There is a further range of videos on the Libraries website explaining how to register with the library if you’re not already a member, how to access e-Books, download music for free and much more. 


Not Forgetting Children at Home

Great tip from Messy Church. 
David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days. It might help some parents out there to get their kids to quieten down and listen to a story whilst you get a few jobs done or just grab a cuppa in peace. 😊


Teddy Bear Trail

You may have noticed a few teddies in windows as you have been taking your exercise around the village. ‘Teddy Bear’ hunts are happening worldwide. See how many teddies you can find.