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The weekly service is on Sunday morning commencing at 10:00 am.

 

On the first Sunday of each month between March through to November, the Spott Singers sing some songs of praise before the service starting around 9.45 am. All are welcome.

 

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will take place on the last Sunday of each month where all are welcome. 

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We extend a warm welcome to everyone attending Spott Church which is linked to Belhaven Parish Church in Dunbar.

Our minister is the Reverend Neil H. Watson B D (Hons)

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Watson became the minister of Belhaven Parish Church in October 2017. Put forward as a candidate for ministry by Lothian Presbytery and trained at New College in Edinburgh, Neil is married to Elizabeth and they share the manse with their Jack Russell Terrier, Rudi.

Coming to the realisation himself that this life is not the only thing on offer but that there is hope, comfort and meaning to be had through an everlasting relationship with God, through Jesus, Neil loves sharing that with the people of Belhaven, Spott and the wider Dunbar area.

Having grown up and lived in the Lothians all his life, Neil is passionate about seeing God move throughout its counties, so it is an absolute privilege for him to be called by God to minister in East Lothian.

“I am excited about the journey God has in store for us and hope to be the minister here for many years to come!”

 

Spott Parish Church is linked with Belhaven Parish Church and you can find their details on their website which is www.belhavenparishchurch.org.uk

 

On Monday and Tuesday 28th and 29th May 2018, Richard Taylor along with several members of Spott Parish Church organised an outing for the P5 children from the local school. Some photographs of the event taken by Fraser Stewart have been included in the above slideshow of DCT events. Richard wrote the following letter of thanks:-
 
Dear friends at Spott Parish Church,
 
On behalf of the Dunbar Area Christian Youth Project and all the Primary 5 children who visited your church during the week, I would like to pass on a huge thanks to you all.
 
When the idea of bringing 140+ children up to Spott to learn about its Christian heritage came to mind in a conversation with Peter MacIntyre at the Belhaven & Spott open day, I went away and learnt about the fascinating, if not slightly blemished history of the church. It is a story that has to be told and a story that continues to this day through you. Pulling off such an event needed a shared vision and a lot of faith on your part.
 
The visit of the children helped them learn more about the story of the church, but more than that to discover some of the Christian values we hold dear. It also challenged them to reflect on their own beliefs. At several points throughout the 2 days we saw children take moments to reflect, pray and take in some important life lessons.
 
The warm welcome they received will have made them feel at home and I have no doubt some will return with families and friends. Peter and Charlie had them captivated with endless historical facts and it was wonderful to see them enthusiastically standing in the pulpit sharing their own personal messages, and to be be at ease in a place that traditionally would have kept children silent and contained.
 
Over at the village hall I have learnt that this was probably the first time since the school closed in 1968 that a class of children have been in there to learn. Fiona Jones and her team had them creating some very colourful art work which we hope to share with you some time in the future. 
 
We hope the school will want to repeat the event next year and I hope that it will become a regular fixture in your calendar. Either way we should give thanks to God for the visits and the gifts he has given to this church that enabled it to happen. I look forward to working with you all again soon.
 
Every blessing,
 
Richard Taylor
Youth Worker - Dunbar Area Christian Youth Project