• Gtea2

    3rd June 2018

    Time: 12:45 – 2:45pm

    Come and join us for
    the gospel tea event

Service Times

DayTimeActivity
Saturdays11:15 am – 11:30 amHymnal 
 11:30 am – 12:30 pmMorning Sabbath Worship Service
 1:00pm – 1:45 pmChinese Class for the Youths.
 1:45 pm – 2:00 pmHymnal
 2:00 pm – 3:00 pmAfternoon Sabbath Service
Sundays1:00 pm – 1:30 pmPrayer/Assembly
 1:30 pm – 3:00 pmR.E. Classes/Youth Bible Study/Adult Bible Study
Tuesdays11:00 pm – 12:00 pmWorship Service
Wednesday11:00 pm – 12:00 pmWorship Service

 

In addition to the above services we also have morning prayer sessions from 10am – 10:30am every weekday.

Directions and Transportation

By car:

  • From Inverness:  Take A96 heading towards Aberdeen via: Nairn and Forres.  Turn left onto Morriston Road.  Continue down Morriston Road then turn left onto Lossiemouth Road (A941), at the service station turn right onto Lesmurdie Road at the roundabout continue straight ahead then take the next left.
  • From Aberdeen:  Take A96 heading towards Inverness via: Huntly and Keith.  Continue down East Road.  At the roundabout go straight ahead. At the next roundabout go straight ahead, at the third roundabout take the third exit onto Pansport Road then continue onto Newmill Road.  Continue onto Lesmurdie Road and turn right before the traffic lights. 

By bus:

  • Bus 331 stops nearby.
  • Bus 11 drives from Inverness Airport to Elgin bus station.

Bus times are available here: http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_1679.html

By train:

  • Trains come from both Inverness and Aberdeen and are operated by Scotrail. 

Train times are available here: http://www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

By plane:

  • Inverness Airport (Highlands & Islands Airports): http://www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport/
  • Aberdeen Airport: http://www.aberdeenairport.com/

History

In 1976 some believers had already immigrated from Hong Kong and Ap Chau to Newcastle in the United Kingdom in search of work, and had already established the first UK Church there.  Some members travelled further north in search of better work opportunities, and so they ended up as far north as Elgin.  At the time these members did not have a firm foundation in their faith, but through the persistence and love of other members from other churches, the faith of these members grew stronger and stronger.  Bro. Jackie Shek offered the basement of his takeaway as a place of worship for the growing numbers of believers.  And so God’s work began to develop.  Elgin Church began very humbly on 2nd of August 1977 as a prayer house; various church officers were appointed and the next generation of members were baptised. 

It was not until 10th August 1981 before the Elgin Prayer House achieved the status of Church.  As the faith of the members increased as did their numbers, soon the basement of Bro. Jackie Shek’s takeaway became incapable of holding so many people.  Hence the notion of a brand new church building was proposed.  Through the blessings of God and the hard work of the members a half-acre plot of farmland was bought for £10,000 and so the first steps towards a new church building of their own was undertaken.  An architect was commissioned on 23rd September 1983 and planning consent was obtained on 19th January 1984.  Soon after on 23rd of April construction of the new building began. 

Elgin Church became the first purpose-built True Jesus Church in the United Kingdom and was dedicated to the Lord in May 1985.  Over the years, the church in Elgin has seen its share of ups and downs, but thank God we have seen more ups than downs.  Since the church was dedicated, a new extension was completed by the end of March 1995 and a 2 Bedroom flat to act as a prayer house was purchased in October 1998 in Aberdeen for the members and students there to hold services.  Thank the Lord deeply for the guidance and care He has shown towards Elgin Church through the years since the first members arrived in 1976.