Welcome to Tarves Parish Church

    We are an inclusive Christian congregation with a history dating back many hundreds of years. We are at the core of the community of Tarves and we shall do all we can to help during the coronavirus pandemic.



    SUNDAY WORSHIP There are no Sunday services in Tarves Church while the current  coronavirus restrictions are in place but you can continue with worship, prayer and reflection wherever you are and each week we join with Barthol Chapel to worship over Zoom. Find details below.

    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 are live-streaming their services on their websites.

    Sadly, the church building will no longer be open for personal prayer until restrictions are relaxed. 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.


    Live Worship Gathering on Zoom

    Joint services are currently being held with Barthol Chapel and Tarves Parish Church worshipping together over Zoom on Sundays
    From 9.45 am  (Service begins 10.00 am)
    All Welcome

    The link for each service is available from the minister, Alison Swindells
    T: 01651 851295  E: aswindells@churchofscotland.org.uk
    You do not need a computer to join in – you can access the service with your landline or a mobile phone
    Find the Order of Service and Worship Materials on the Worship page



    For those who have no internet access, Covid regulations permitting, you can now access services in Tarves Kirk on Sundays. There are now screens and internet connectivity as well as a good sound system. The church will be open from 9.45 am and services will be live-streamed into the church from 10.00 am. Friendly office-bearers will be there to greet you, guide you to a seat, operate the technology and take your contact details for track and trace. The usual indoor restrictions will apply. 
    Read full details in the Minister's letter.


      Christian Aid Week 10 — 16 May 2021  

    The climate emergency is one of the greatest injustices we face. Together we stop this climate crisis.

    This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.

    From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.

    Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no house-to-house collection in Tarves this year but the work of Christian Aid is as important as ever. Please give as generously as you can. You can donate through various means. Find details on the Christian Aid website.


    Bookkeeper Wanted

    Can you help? Tarves Kirk are looking for help to maintain their financial records. Experience of bookkeeping and/or use of Excel spreadsheets essential. Small honorarium will be paid dependent on experience.

    Enquiries to Susanna Bichard
    E: smbichard@aol.com
    T: 01651 851345


    Music Group

    Musicians/Singers If you can play an instrument or sing and would like to join the group who provide the music for our worship week by week Katherine would love to hear from you. Email Kathbarthol@btinternet.com
    The contribution which this group makes to our worship week by week is hugely important and greatly valued by everyone.


    Letter from the minister — February 2021

    Changes of a radical nature are taking place in the Church of Scotland at present and radical changes are being planned by Gordon Presbytery which will affect Tarves Church. Find out more in the minister's letter.


    Parish Newsletter

    The March TBC is now online. Click on the image below to read it. Under present Covid-19 health/safety circumstances, unfortunately it cannot be printed and delivered as usual, but we hope you’ll take the time to read it in a different way.

    TBC March 2021


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  • CrossReach

    CrossReach is the Social Care arm of the Church of Scotland providing invaluable care to people in challenging circumstances. The need is now beyond anything that could be imagined and an appeal has been made for urgent asistance. Anything you can give would be a blessing. Read more on the CrossReach website.

    COVID-19 A message from CEO Viv Dickenson from CrossReach on Vimeo.


    Coronavirus updates


    Find advice, information and tips on how to keep your spirits up during the COVID-19 outbreak on our Coronavirus page. Also links to helpful websites offering support.

    The situation contines to change so please watch this space for updates





    Care in our Community

    Thanks to all who have given so generously to look after the elderly and vulnerable in our community. A special thank you to everyone at Duthies (Spar) and Tarves Pharmacy which are acting as collection points.

    if you are aware of anyone in Tarves who needs help of any kind please contact Ruth Nisbet Tel 851887.



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