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Mission & Outreach

St Fillan’s Church strives to be a warm and friendly semi-rural parish church reaching out to its community, seeking to help, pray for and serve others in Jesus’ name. The Church is open daily and provides a haven of peace and tranquillity to its many visitors who come to witness God’s presence around them. The vast array of complimentary feedback in our Visitors book are testimony to the depth of spiritual hope and wellbeing this sanctuary offers.

Although we are currently without our own minister pastoral care is conducted by a pastoral care visitor with assistance from elders. The elderly and infirm are telephoned/visited regularly to ensure they know they are a valued and important part of St Fillan’s.

Our flower ministry is a well appreciated service whereby the flowers from the church are distributed each week to those who are ill at home, those celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, those remembering the anniversary of the death of a loved one or just to say that the church is thinking of them at a difficult or sad time in their lives or the lives of their families.

The Primary School is situated across the road from the church. The church has developed a close bond with the school. School services are held in the church at Christmas, Easter and at the end of the Summer term.

St. Fillan’s Church together with St. Columba’s Episcopal Church run a very successful Family Fun programme three times a year for children in Primary 1 to Primary 7 – see here.

The church is a strong supporter of Christian Aid and holds several events to raise much needed funds for this very worthwhile charity. Other local and international charities are supported throughout the year.

The church is used for a variety of community events other than the Sunday service.

The website and Facebook page provide information and inspiration for the members and wider community. A newsletter is distributed to all members keeping them informed approximately three times a year. A weekly email is sent to all members and friends.

We are a Fairtrade church and we are working towards becoming dementia friendly alongside the whole community of Aberdour including local businesses, the Primary school and also St Columba’s. The aim of this is to raise awareness of dementia in its many forms and it is hoped that when people living with dementia and their carers come to our churches and community, they will feel understood and supported.

We share close links with St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal church with several joint events held during the year.

Tea/coffee and scones is held on the first Thursday of every month in the Church Hall for the community.

Coffee mornings are held twice a year and many special social events are organised to raise additional funds not only for St Fillan’s Church but for specific Church of Scotland causes and to enjoy fellowship together. They are always very popular and well-supported. Recent events have included strawberry teas, vintage afternoon teas, harvest lunches and musical suppers. Our biggest fundraiser is our Sale of Work held annually in November in the church hall.

Each year in September, The Maid of the Forth sets sail from Aberdour harbour to Inchcolm for our annual pilgrimage where we enjoy a short service and a look around the Abbey and Island. Read about the first Inchcolm Pilgrimage in 1929 and the most recent one in 2023.

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