Fraserburgh Baptist Church is to celebrate its 174th anniversary this weekend and will be marking the occasion by welcoming special guests.
On Saturday, February 1, and Sunday, February 2, the Baptist Church on Victoria Street will welcome a trio of brothers from Lerwick, who will be performing and speaking about their lives, music and faith.
The guest speaker for the weekend will be Aubrey Jamieson, who is the RNMDSF “mission man” in Lerwick. Aubrey will be accompanied by his two brothers, Clive and Trevor, who together comprise the singing group ‘The North Ness Boys’.
The trio have previously featured at the Fraserburgh Gospel Music Convention and have been singing together for the last seven years. They compiled their debut album in 2010 called ‘Sea of Life’, which features favourite Gospel songs, with a Country and Bluegrass flavour.
The North Ness Boys were born and brought up in Lerwick, involved in the Baptist Church and came to faith at a young age.
Their Dad, the late Pat Jamieson, was a gospel solo singer and led a male voice choir, as well as serving as a deacon. Their mother, Lorna, is also a singer and pianist, who accompanied their Dad, playing in many churches.
Aubrey has served as superintendent for Shetland Fishermen’s Mission for the last five years, and is married to Carol. They have three children.
Aubrey is involved with Lerwick Baptist Church serving as a deacon, playing in the praise band and lay preaching.
Clive works as a self-employed joiner and is married to Heather and they have one son. Clive is a member of Lerwick Baptist Church.
Trevor works at Shetland Museum. He is married to Emily and they have four children. Trevor belongs to St. Margaret’s Church and is involved with the music there.
The three brothers have sung together in various groups and choirs over the years but it is only in the last seven years that they have performed regularly as a trio.
The brothers have said they are looking forward to their visit to Fraserburgh.
The weekend commences this Saturday, February 1, at 7pm with a social where guests will hear the North Ness Boys and Aubrey Jamieson will be speaking over the course of the weekend.
On Sunday, February 2, there will be two church services at the normal times of 11am and 6pm, and the three brothers will be singing at both Sunday services.
On Sunday evening at 7.45pm there will be ‘An Hour with the North Ness Boys’, at which guests will hear the boys sharing their songs, music, faith and a little about themselves.
Everyone is very welcome to join in any or all of these meetings. For more information about the church visit www.fraserburghbaptist.co.uk