Central to being able to fulfil our mission is prayer: the means through which we seek God’s help, guidance and encouragement and where we experience his forgiving grace and loving care.

Our designated time for prayer is Friday mornings at 9.30am. Friday Prayers are usually held in the main church sanctuary. We are happy to take prayer requests. Email Rev. Dolly Purnell if you would like us to pray for you or someone else:


Our Sunday Services are at 10.30am every Sunday. Just come along – no need to book!

If you have a smartphone you will be asked to scan a QR code to register attendance. If you are unable to use the QR Code, just give your name and contact number to a member of the Welcome Team.

There’s no limit on the number of worshippers we’re allowed, but remember to wear a mask and space out sensibly.

Sunday Services are also offered online via Zoom, if you can’t come along in person.


Rev Dolly Purnell is our minister at Wardie Parish Church. Find out more about Dolly below!

A graduate of Aberdeen University, Rev Dolly Purnell moved in July 2021 to Wardie Parish church from Arbroath Old and Abbey where she spent seven happy years.

Prior to that she was Minister at Kingswells Church to the west of Aberdeen where she was heavily involved in the schools and the community.

Dolly is married to Neil and they have two adult sons, a fabulous daughter-in-law, two grandchildren and a cocker spaniel called Pip. Dolly and Neil were married in Edinburgh over 40 years ago and, though somewhat surprised, are delighted to be back in Neil’s home town.

Pip in the manse garden

When she is not at the church you might find Dolly in the swimming pool or the coffee shop but she is just as likely to be in the church garden or on a street corner listening and talking to those who cross her path.

Dolly and Neil are looking forward to working with the congregation at Wardie and in the wider community as they seek to serve God where he has placed them.


During lockdown we produced a weekly Sunday Service that you can read, which included a sermon, prayers and hymns. Catch up with our written services below.


Sunday 27th June

Sunday 20th June

Sunday 6th June

Sunday 30th May

On Sunday 23rd May 2021, Rev Dolly Purnell conducted worship as Sole Nominee. Access the audio version of this service.

Sunday 16th May

Sunday 9th May

Sunday 2nd May

Sunday 25th April

Sunday 18th April

Sunday 11th April

Easter Sunday, 4th April

Sunday 28th March

Sunday 21st March

Sunday 14th March

Sunday 7th March

Sunday 28th February

Sunday 21st February

Sunday 14th February

Sunday 7th February

Sunday 31st January

Sunday 24th January

Sunday 17th January

Sunday 10th January

Sunday 3rd January


Sunday 13th December

Sunday 6th December

Sunday 29th November

Sunday 22nd November

Sunday 15th November

Sunday 8th November

Sunday 1st November

Sunday 25th October

Sunday 18th October

Sunday 11th October

Sunday 4th October

Sunday 27th September

Sunday 20th September

Sunday 13th September

Sunday 6th September

Sunday 30th August

Sunday 23rd August

Sunday 16th August

Sunday 9th August

Sunday 2nd August

Sunday 26th July

Sunday 19th July

Sunday 12th July

Sunday 5th July

Sunday 28th June

Sunday 21st June

Sunday 14th June

Sunday 7th June

Sunday 24th May

Sunday 17th May

Sunday 10th May

Sunday 3rd May

Sunday 26th April

Sunday 19th April

Sunday 12th April (Easter Sunday)

Sunday 5th April

Sunday 29th March


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