I begin each worship service with pouring of water to remind us that first and foremost, we belong to God. In and through the waters of creation and baptism we are named and claimed as God’s own.

I say, ‘Welcome Home,’ so that we know as a community all are welcome. On 22 March 2020 we began doing church differently. We went from minimal staff at the church recording worship to now recording from my home with the help of technology and faithful members of the congregation. We hope during this period of church building closure, whether it is your first time to worship virtually or you join us each week, know that you are welcome.

These are strange times. Nothing about this time in our lives is normal. We minimise human contact to maximise human life. It is counter cultural to what we are called to do as a community of followers of Christ, but we trust in the science and hold all key workers in our prayers. We also hold you in our prayers. While we might not physically meet at the church, we can still be the body of Christ together.

If you have need of a pastoral visit or questions regarding faith, please let me know at:


You can find a link to the weekly Sermon in our website: www.troonportlandchurch.org.uk

The website also contains links to the monthly church magazine (The Parishioner) which we are unable to deliver due to current restrictions.  There are other links which you will find useful and interesting.

Keeping in Contact

If you are unable to access our website, we would still like to keep in contact with you. The Elders of the Church will contact you using telephone or email (whichever suits you better). We are aware that we do not have a complete contact list with everyone’s telephone number or email address.  So, if you have not received any contact, please get in touch with me and I will pass the information to your district Elder and John Reid (Session Clerk), Mobile Number: 07528 180515.

At the start of Lent, we buried Alleluias to symbolise that during Lent we do things differently. We certainly have done things differently during this season of Lent and will continue to do so as long as public health restrictions remain in place. At this time, I feel called to remain with you all as your Locum and I look forward to the day that we may gather together to dig up the Alleluias and worship together.

Christ is Risen!

Rev Mary Elizabeth Prentice-Hyers