Intimations

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Sunday 20 December 2020 – Advent 4

 

We welcome all to our services. 

Please take this copy of the order of service away with you

Today’s Cantor is Alison Cook. Today’s anthem was recorded in 2014 by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music.

An audio recording is being made of this service to allow those who are not able to attend to access our worship.  It is intended that this will be available on our website www.stgilescathedral.org.uk from 3pm this afternoon.

The service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas will be an online event this year, and will be available on the St Giles’ website from 6pm, 20th December.  It features All sons of Adam, a new carol by Kenneth Dempster, which was commissioned for the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral by the Friends of the Music of St Giles’ Cathedral with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

A pre-recorded service from St. Giles’ will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 12 noon on the BBC Scotland channel.  Featuring the ministers and choir of St. Giles’, the preacher is the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair.

Advent Appeal:

As in previous years, St Giles’ is trying to help needy people through a foodbank appeal.  Members of the congregation have always been generous in supporting this worthy cause: donations to last year’s appeal enabled us to do a substantial weekly delivery of essential basic foods to the Edinburgh Food Project (Trussell Trust).  Over the year, these deliveries amounted to more than six tonnes in all. 

  • Those who wish to contribute this year can use Gift Aid envelopes, to be found on the Visitor Services desk.
  • Donations, made payable to St Giles’ Cathedral Neighbourhood Group (Foodbank Fund), should go to Suzanne Whitehead in the church’s finance office.

 

Booking requests for Christmas services (Christmas Eve to 3 January inclusive) have now closed.  Booking for Sunday 10 January onwards will be as normal, in the week preceding.  Email requests should be sent as usual to: stgilescomms@gmail.com no later than 1pm on Friday prior to the Sunday you wish to attend, including your name and telephone number, after which a reply will be sent confirming your place if numbers allow.  Telephone bookings can be made as usual on Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am – 1pm, in the week prior to the Sunday by calling the Minister’s office 0131 225 4363.

Face masks are compulsory while you are inside the church, by the authority of the Minister and Kirk Session.  Please help our staff and stewards by ensuring you are wearing yours before you enter.

Please ensure that any vehicle parked in West Parliament Square for Morning Prayer is removed by 1pm, after which the chains will be locked.  St Giles’ is currently closed on Sundays after the service and no beadle will be available to assist drivers after 1pm.

If you wish to give thought to the beliefs of Christianity and/or become a member of the congregation of St Giles’, we would like to hear from you: 0131 225 4363 or calumimacleod@me.com

 

Sunday 13 December 2020 – Advent 3

We welcome all to our services. 

Sunday’s Cantor is Hugh Hillyard-Parker. Sunday’s anthem was recorded in 2004 by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music.

The service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas will be an online event this year, and will be available on the St Giles’ website from 6pm on Sunday 20th December.  It features All sons of Adam, a new carol by Kenneth Dempster, which was commissioned for the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral by the Friends of the Music of St Giles’ Cathedral with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Advent Appeal:

As in previous years, St Giles’ is trying to help needy people through a foodbank appeal.  Members of the congregation have always been generous in supporting this worthy cause: donations to last year’s appeal enabled us to do a substantial weekly delivery of essential basic foods to the Edinburgh Food Project (Trussell Trust).  Over the year, these deliveries amounted to more than six tonnes in all. 

  • Those who wish to contribute this year can use Gift Aid envelopes, to be found on the Visitor Services desk.
  • Donations, made payable to St Giles’ Cathedral Neighbourhood Group (Foodbank Fund), should go to Suzanne Whitehead in the church’s finance office.

Face masks are compulsory while you are inside the church, by the authority of the Minister and Kirk Session.  Please help our staff and stewards by ensuring you are wearing yours before you enter.

Please ensure that any vehicle parked in West Parliament Square for Morning Prayer is removed by 1pm, after which the chains will be locked.  St Giles’ is currently closed on Sundays after the service and no beadle will be available to assist drivers after 1pm.

If you registered for this service by email, please note that the email address for bookings is now: stgilescomms@gmail.com .  As before, please send your request no later than 1pm on Friday prior to the Sunday you wish to attend, including your name and telephone number, after which a reply will be sent confirming your place if numbers allow.

Booking requests for the services over Christmas (listed below) will be taken between Monday 7 December and Friday 18 December (when booking will close at 1pm):

  • Thurs 24 Dec, 12 noon
  • Thurs 24 Dec, 5.15pm
  • Fri 25 Dec, 11.30am
  • Sun 27 Dec, 11.30am
  • Sun 3 Jan, 11.30am

Places remain limited to 50 per service and The Minister has requested that worshippers attend only one service on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day to allow for others to have the chance to attend a service.  If emailing, please state which service(s) you are booking for; phone requests can be made at the usual times of Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am to 1pm.

Booking for Sunday 10 January onwards will be as normal, in the week preceding.

The church is currently closed to visitors.  If we re-open more generally before Christmas, St Giles’ will be shut to visitors from 24 December to 4 January inclusive.

 

Sunday 6 December 2020 – Advent 2

We welcome all to our services. 

Please take this copy of the order of service away with you

Today’s Cantor is Caroline Hood. Today’s anthem was recorded in 2008 by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music.

An audio recording is being made of this service to allow those who are not able to attend to access our worship.  It is intended that this will be available on our website www.stgilescathedral.org.uk from 3pm this afternoon.

Advent Appeal:

As in previous years, St Giles’ is trying to help needy people through a foodbank appeal.  Members of the congregation have always been generous in supporting this worthy cause: donations to last year’s appeal enabled us to do a substantial weekly delivery of essential basic foods to the Edinburgh Food Project (Trussell Trust).  Over the year, these deliveries amounted to more than six tonnes in all. 

  • Those who wish to contribute this year can use Gift Aid envelopes, to be found on the Visitor Services desk.
  • Donations, made payable to The Neighbourhood Group (Foodbank Fund), should go to Suzanne Whitehead in the church’s finance office.

Face masks are compulsory while you are inside the church, by the authority of the Minister and Kirk Session.  Please help our staff and stewards by ensuring you are wearing yours before you enter.

Please ensure that any vehicle parked in West Parliament Square for Morning Prayer is removed by 1pm, after which the chains will be locked.  St Giles’ is currently closed on Sundays after the service and no beadle will be available to assist drivers after 1pm.

If you registered for this service by email, please note that the email address for bookings is now: stgilescomms@gmail.com .  As before, please send your request no later than 1pm on Friday prior to the Sunday you wish to attend, including your name and telephone number, after which a reply will be sent confirming your place if numbers allow.

Booking requests for the services over Christmas (listed below) will be taken between Monday 7 December and Friday 18 December (when booking will close at 1pm):

  • Thurs 24 Dec, 12 noon
  • Thurs 24 Dec, 5.15pm
  • Fri 25 Dec, 11.30am
  • Sun 27 Dec, 11.30am
  • Sun 3 Jan, 11.30am

Places remain limited to 50 per service and The Minister has requested that worshippers attend only one service on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day to allow for others to have the chance to attend a service.  If emailing, please state which service(s) you are booking for; phone requests can be made at the usual times of Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am to 1pm.

Booking for Sunday 10 January onwards will be as normal, in the week preceding.

The church is currently closed to visitors.  If we re-open more generally before Christmas, St Giles’ will be shut to visitors from 24 December to 4 January inclusive.