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"I know the LORD is always with me.

I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me."

Psalm 16:8, NLT


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Dear Friends,

One of my favourite poems is “Footprints In The Sand”.

I have always felt the sentiment in it so very true of life as a Christian walking with God.  God has promised He is walking with us at all times, be they easy or hard. What a comfort that promise is; especially in difficult times.

Yes, I can sometimes feel God has left me to struggle on, but when I read this poem it reminds me that He has not left, but that is in fact when He actually carries me through. All we need to do in the really hard times is to trust Him and remember His promise never to leave us.

There are several folk with claims to writing this but below is the original version

by Mary Stevenson, written in 1939. This version of the poem is the oldest version and on May 3rd 1997 proof of authenticity was given to Mary Stevenson for it.


Footprints In The Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.

Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,

Other times there was one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life,

When I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat,

I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord, ”You promised me Lord,

that if I followed you, you would walk with me always.

But I have noticed that during the most trying periods

Of my life there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.

Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The times when you have

Seen only one set of footprints is when I carried you.”

Mary Stevenson

Blessings. Brian


Lord, we thank You that You are always there walking alongside each of us. We

thank You for that and for carrying us when we are not coping with life. Help us as we walk with You and help us to serve You in whatever way You lead us.



Audio Visual Upgrade 

A Church fit for purpose, today and tomorrow  


During the past two years we have learned how important it is for people to come together and how important it is for us, as a church, to facilitate that coming together wherever and however we can. We also have a mission to spread the Gospel and a    stewardship responsibility for our building.  


The new Audio-Visual (AV) system, while expensive to install, will help us to achieve our goals and show ourselves as a forward looking, scripturally driven and community focused church for the future by...   


•        Bringing people together with live streaming for the good times and the sad (weddings, funerals) 

•        Spreading the Gospel with live streaming of services 

•        Meeting the needs of our community groups 

•        Providing an income stream to support our church and its buildings. 


It is intended that all costs will be covered by fundraising, and not from church funds. No-one will be required to contribute.  

We hope to raise £35,000
so far we have raised
Thank you!

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Will you share in our vision?

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July & August 2024

Welcome to Blairgowrie Parish Church's website. 

We’re a Christian community in the beautiful Perthshire town of Blairgowrie.

We are a church family of ordinary people who have experienced God’s love in Jesus. We seek to live and teach the Christian faith so that people can understand it and respond to the message it offers.

Whatever your reason for coming here – whether you are in need of help; searching for a church; looking forward to your wedding or baptism; exploring faith or simply planning to visit the area – come and visit us, we'd love to welcome you.

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Rev Brian Dingwall

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Our Vision

Our vision is of a Bible-based church that is vibrant with prayerful people who worship and serve Jesus Christ and attract others to follow Him.


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2 Corinthians 12: 2-10 & Mark 6: 1-13

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