Community Organisations

Church of Scotland

Parish Churches of Comrie and Dundurn – Church of Scotland
We seek to follow Jesus Christ to share the Gospel and to bring the knowledge of God’s love to all.

These pages are designed to provide parishioners and visitors alike with information on our church. It will provide information on who to contact, church services, events and notices.

In 1879 the foundation stone of the new Free Church was laid and in 1925 the two United Free Churches of Scotland were united. In 1929 the Established Church of Scotland and the United Free Church of Scotland were re-united and Comrie Parish Church was renamed Comrie Old Parish Church.

The merging of Comrie Old Parish Church and St Kessogs Parish Church took place on 2nd September, 1964, with the later becoming the building used for weekly worship. In 1965 the nearby church of Monzievaird and Strowan was closed and the Comrie and Strowan Parish was formed.

Minister – Reverend Graham McWilliams
The Manse
Strowan Road
Comrie
PH6 2ES
Vestry: 01764-670853
Office: 01764-679555
Manse: 01764-670076
Email: gmcwilliams@churchofscotland.org.uk
Current contact details for Comrie Parish Church

Comrie Session Clerk: Mr Murray Lauchlan, Tel: 01764 670605 or 07979530585 Email:sessionclerkcpc@aol.com
Roll Keeper: Miss Judy McDowall Tel: 01764 670215 Email: judy@crossloan.demon.co.uk
Church Secretary [Tues & Fri am]: Mrs Linda Bennett, Tel: 01764 679555 Email: Strathearn-kirks@btconnect.com

Treasurer: Mrs Pauline Booth, Tel:01764 670508, Email: pboth15@btinternet.com

Freewill Offering Convenor & Gift Aid Treasurer: Mr John Drysdale, Tel:01764 670162, Email: jmacid@btinternet.com

Flower Convenor: Miss Judy McDowell, Tel: 01764 670215, Email: judy@crossloan.demon.co.uk

Church Hall Bookings: Mrs Linda Bennett, Tel: 01764 679555 Email: Strathearn-kirks@btconnect.com

Property Convenor: Mr William Youngman, Tel: 01567 670671, Email: wby1954@gmail.com

Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Miss Mairi Philp, Tel: 01764 670570 Email: mairiphilp@tiscali.co.uk

Outlook Editor: Mrs Margaret Sim, Tel: 01567 830257, Email: sim-lochearn@supanet.com
Life and Work’ Convenor: Mrs Helen Whitelaw, Tel: 01764 679761
Guild Contact: Mrs Anne Lawson, Tel: 01764 679180
Sunday Club: Mrs Lesley McWilliams, Tel: 01764 670076

Current contact details for Dundurn Parish Church

Minister: Reverend Graham McWilliams, The Manse, Strowan Road, Comrie. PH6 2ES
Tel: Vestry: 01764-670853, Office: 01764-679555, Manse: 01764-670076
Email: gmcwilliams@churchofscotland.org.uk

Session Clerk: Mrs Elma Brierley, Tel: 01764 685427,  Email: jandel@fillans.wanadoo.co.uk
Treasurer: Mr Johnston Brown,  Tel: 01764 685268
Flower Convenor: Mrs Catherine Moncrieff, Tel: 01764 685253
Property Convenor: Mr Jim Brierley, Tel: 01764 685427
‘Life and Work’ Convenor: Mrs Liz Cunningham,  Tel: 01764 658383
Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Mrs Frances Brown, Tel: 01764 685268
Church Secretary [Tues & Fri am]: Mrs Linda Bennett, Tel: 01764 679555 Email: Strathearn-kirks@btconnect.com

Comrie & Dundurn Parish Churches now on Social Networking Site Facebook. 
Click this link to view up to date information and photographs: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Comrie-Dundurn-Parish-Churches/164412170267190
Sunday Morning Worship
Comrie: 10:00 am
Dundurn: 11.30am
Holy Communion is celebrated on the fourth Sundays of February, June & October

Comrie 50+ Group
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Comrie Allotments Association

Comrie Allotments Association
Update July 2016
2009 – 2016
The Comrie Allotments Association was formed and formally constituted on 28th of August, 2008 and currently hold a lease with the Comrie Development Trust until the 31st March 2024. A set of simple rules are in place and were drawn up under the initial guidance of the CDT and the agreement of the CAA, these are now reviewed and changed only by the Committee and the CAA members at the Annual General Meeting.
There are 30 full plots, some of which have been turned into half plots, plus the “Comrie in Colour” Poly tunnel which is plot 31.

Despite the different weathers of the recent years, canny plot holders of Comrie have still managed to produce some plentiful crops of most kinds of vegetables.

Waiting List

With 19 full plots and 22 half plots, an allotment becomes vacant on a regular basis, mainly due to people moving home, health reasons or occasionally just a loss of interest.

If you are a Comrie resident with a Comrie Post Code and wish to apply, you can join the waiting list which is operated on a strict rotation basis. If you have an email address, you will then be able to follow developments at the allotments site via the regular news letter.

Once successful you will be given a Welcome Pack and shown the facilities of the site. These include 5 stand pipes and hoses for watering your allotment on the occasions when it has not rained. In hut 106 there is a mains toilet and wash hand basin with hot water, a kitchen with Kettle, Microwave, sink with hot water and free tea or coffee (No milk for obvious reasons).

Join the Allotments Association Mailing List and receive news by email. To join the mailing list and receive the latest updates via email, please contact a member of the Committee below.

Current Action
The Allotment Association is currently in the process of renovating both huts 106 and 107 and bringing them up to a “better” standard, work is already in progress on the interior of 106 with the toilet completed (awaiting new floor covering) the kitchen 75% finished and now working on the entrance hall and hall way.

The second stage will be the replacement of the windows and front door, the third stage is the outside which will mean the replacement of the front stonework of both huts and some attention to the roof. The forth stage is hut 107 which is in need of all the above and some more.

The Committee is looking at a period of 18 months (perhaps longer) and subject to finance, a Grant is not being looked at as the Association prefer to spend the money on an ‘as can afford’ basis.

Fund Raising
Fund raising is an important part of the Committee’s and plot holder’s requirement in order to keep rents down to as low as possible. When available, we try to have a produce day sale where we sell all excess produce to the village with the plot holders selling teas, coffee and cakes to the public from hut 107.

However, our biggest (and hardest) event is providing teas/coffee and food for the runners and spectators of the Strathearn Harriers Marathon run, this year being their 5th and biggest run the Association had to provide for 170 Runners, 60 Marshals together with families and spectators. Our duties start at around 7.30am and finish between 3pm and 4pm, knowing that all have been fed and watered and happy judging by the comments received on the day.

Committee Members 2016 – 2017
Chairperson:- Marilyn Fearn Plot 2
email = marilynandbrian@outlook.com

Vice Chairperson:- Zandra Black Plot 13A
email = zandra.black@btinternet.com

Treasure:- Eddie Harkins Plot 16A
email = eddie@golfeurope.net

Secretary:- Zandra Black Plot 13A

Committee Member:- Chris Dowse Plot 25
email = chrisdowse586@btinternet.com

Committee Member:- Helen Buchan Plot 24
email = thomas.buchan1@homecall.co.uk

Committee Member:- Malcolm Gregory Plot 11B
email = malcolm_gregory@hotmail.com

Comrie Baby & Toddler Group

Comrie Baby & Toddler Group meet at the White Church on Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 11.30am during school term time.

They encourage free play with lots of toys and often have a craft/messy play table and sing along – Tea & coffee with goodies for the parent/carers – (Please provide your own child snack) £1.50 per family –

Email : comriebabiesandtoddlers@yahoo.co.uk for more info

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Comrie Cancer Club

Comrie Cancer Club – Shop
7 Dunira Street
Comrie
PH6 2LJ
DONATIONS 2016
JANUARY     ROXBURGHE HOUSE, DUNDEE                                 £ 3,000.00  

FEBRUARY   THE BEATSON ONCOLOGY FUND, GLASGOW         £ 3,000.00

MARCH        CORNHILL MACMILLAN CENTRE, PERTH                 £ 2,500.00
MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE, EDINBURGH                                   £ 2,500.00 

APRIL            PROSTATE SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH                       £ 2,500.00
TAYSIDE CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND LEUKAEMIA, DUNDEE    £ 2,500.00

MAY               ASBESTOS ACTION TAYSIDE, DUNDEE                    £ 2,500.00
                       PRI COLORECTAL TRUST FUND, PERTH                  £ 2,500.00
JUNE             PANCREATIC CANCER NINEWELLS, DUNDEE          £ 2,500.00
                       BREAST CANCER FUND P.R.I. PERTH                       £ 2,500.00
JULY  
TAYSIDE CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND LEUKAEMIA, DUNDEE    £ 2,500.00                                      
UROLOGY DEPT. P.R.I. PERTH                                                         £ 2,500.00

Many Thanks to all the voluntary staff at the shop and for the people of Comrie and other areas for their continuing support.
Please note that the shop does NOT have a phone – Thank you

01764 670218
Comrie Churches

A short history of Comrie’s churches
After the reformation the parish of the minister of Tullichettle covered Comrie, Monzievaird, Crieff and Monzie. The Tullichettle church is now a ruin in the middle of the old burial ground.

In 1805 the parish church of the Church of Scotland was built, almost astride the confluence of Earn and Ruchill, incorporating the tower of an earlier church. In 1843 came the Disruption and in protest the Free Church was founded. For want of a building, services were held on Tom-na-kessog, a knoll between the public hall and the present Comrie and Strowan Parish Church.

The laying of the foundation stone in 1879In 1879 the foundation stone of the new Free Church was laid and in 1925 the two United Free Churches of Scotland were united. In 1929 the Established Church of Scotland and the United Free Church of Scotland were re-united and Comrie Parish Church was renamed Comrie Old Parish Church.

The merging of Comrie Old Parish Church and St Kessogs Parish Church took place with the latter becoming the building used for weekly worship. In 1965 the nearby church of Monzievaird and Strowan was closed and the Comrie and Strowan Parish was formed.

The United Prestbyterians met in a house just below Dalginross Bridge until 1862 when they moved to the Dr Wann Memorial Hall. This building had several uses after the church was closed, being for some time a furniture repository and eventually an auction house before being converted into a private house

The Scottish Episcopal Church was built in 1884 with Colonel David Williamson of Lawers being the main benefactor. In 1934 it was discovered that the church had been wrongly named St Serfs and, as it had been dedicated to St Fillan in 1884, it was renamed St Fillan, however reconstruction of the church in 1958 saw it re-named St Serfs.

In 1914 St Margarets Roman Catholic Church was founded by the Rev CDR Williamson, the only son of Colonel David Williamson of Lawers. Two cottages on the west bank of the Lednock were converted into the current beautiful little chapel.

Comrie Cinema Club

Thanks for all the support for the last season, we will be putting the equipment away for the Summer, but will keep folk updated on our plans for September 2016.

The equipment is available for hire for £50.00 for private showings or parties.

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Comrie Community Bus Trust

Comrie Community Bus Trust
The Trust runs a non-profit making minibus hire for local organisations and local people – THE CoCo BUS.
Hire Costs:
The costs of hiring the CoCo Bus are:

 up to 30 miles travel: £15
30 miles to 60 miles: £20
60 miles to 200 miles: £30
over 200miles: POA

In addition mileage is charged at 35p per mile.
Terms of Hire:

The driver must have a clean license.
The driver must have D1 on their license.
The driver must be over 25yrs old.
The hirer must take full responsibility for the bus and it’s passengers.
The hirer should return the bus in a clean internal condition otherwise a cleaning charge will be made.
Any accidents or incidents should be reported immediately to:Graham Rigby Treasurer – telephone 01764 679660.

The bus can be booked by ringing Diane Hunter – 01764 670322
You have to provide your own driver.

The bus has to be collected and returned to Lennoch Farm South Crieff Road Comrie, where drivers are able to leave their own vehicle.

Comrie Community Council

Comrie Community Council is a local voluntary organisation representing the views of the local community to the local authority (Perth & Kinross Council) and other agencies supporting community activity across a wide range of issues of public interest.

All our Community Council meetings are open to the public. Minutes of our meetings are published here on the website and copies available from the Library or by contacting any of the Community Councillors. We hold public meetings in Comrie Community Centre (the White Church) at 7.30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, excluding July and August.

Check out our calendar for meeting updates.

Whilst we are there to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to our local authority  along with other public bodies; the views of the community, we can also take such actions that are deemed to be in the interest of that community as appears to be practicable.

Comrie Community Orchard

Comrie Community Orchard November Workday. The weather was kind to us and Di brought her warmed spice apple drink ……delicious.

You can keep up to date with all the orchard news by following their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ComrieCommunityOrchard?hc_location=timeline