Intimations

On this page, you will find the most recent intimations.

Sunday 21 October 2021 – Trinity 21

This service is being streamed live on YouTube, and will remain available to view via the St Giles’ website or the St Giles’ Cathedral YouTube channel.

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.

We are very pleased that we are once again able to sing hymns as a congregation; as you join with the singing please continue to wear your face mask.

During the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Communion, the congregation is invited to come forward to take the bread.

St Giles’ at Six today will be given by Sinfonia Winds, with a programme of music for Wind Quintet. You are encouraged to register at www.eventbrite.co.uk

We are in the early stages of planning celebrations to mark the 900th Anniversary of St Giles’ in 2024, and are launching a consultation to gather ideas from congregation, staff, visitors and friends.  A questionnaire can be found at https://forms.office.com/r/rfaYxn2cxe or by scanning the QR code here.

A quick reminder and invitation to visit our St Giles’ Shop. We have some new products in including a bespoke St Giles’ ceramic tile, a bespoke card with St Giles’ stained glass transfer on the front, and some Advent cards. At the beginning of November a new range of beautiful ceramic hangings is arriving and there are some old favourites as well. The St Giles Christmas card this year is a reproduction of the painting by Ann Oram “St Giles at Night”. Please come and see for yourself! We  open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Next Sunday, October 31 at 11am is the annual Academic Service and we are glad to welcome Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly, as our preacher.

From Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th October the Together Trust (formerly Edinburgh City Churches Together) is holding an art exhibition Our Precious and Precarious World in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Lothian Road.  The exhibition, which is open from 12noon to 5pm each day is part of the Cop26 Climate Fringe.

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 calum.macleod@stgilescathedral.org.uk

Sunday 17 October 2021 – Trinity 20

This service is being streamed live on YouTube, and will remain available to view via the St Giles’ website or the St Giles’ Cathedral YouTube channel.

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.

We are very pleased that we are once again able to sing hymns as a congregation; as you join with the singing please continue to wear your face mask.

During the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Communion, the congregation is invited to come forward to take the bread.

St Giles’ at Six today will be given by Philomusica of Edinburgh, with a performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. You are encouraged to register at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

We are in the early stages of planning celebrations to mark the 900th Anniversary of St Giles’ in 2024, and are launching a consultation to gather ideas from congregation, staff, visitors and friends. A questionnaire can be found at https://forms.office.com/r/rfaYxn2cxe or by scanning the QR code here.

A quick reminder and invitation to visit our St Giles’ Shop. We have some new products in including a bespoke St Giles’ ceramic tile, a bespoke card with St Giles’ stained glass transfer on the front, and some Advent cards. At the beginning of November a new range of beautiful ceramic hangings is arriving and there are some old favourites as well. The St Giles Christmas card this year is a reproduction of the painting by Ann Oram “St Giles at Night”. Please come and see for yourself! We open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

From Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th October the Together Trust (formerly Edinburgh City Churches Together) is holding an art exhibition Our Precious and Precarious World in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Lothian Road. The exhibition, which is open from 12noon to 5pm each day is part of the Cop26 Climate Fringe.

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 calum.macleod@stgilescathedral.org.uk

Sunday 10 October 2021 – Trinity 19

This service is being streamed live on YouTube, and will remain available to view via the St Giles’ website or the St Giles’ Cathedral YouTube channel. 

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. 

We are very pleased that we are once again able to sing hymns as a congregation; as you join with the singing please continue to wear your face mask. 

During the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Communion, the congregation is invited to come forward to take the bread. 

St Giles’ at Six today will be given by Barbara Jones, mezzo-soprano and Ingrid Sawers, piano with a programme of song, from Bizet to Broadway. You are encouraged to register at www.eventbrite.co.uk  

There will be a Sale of Pictures and Scottish Books at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 October, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Proceeds will go to support the work of Christian Aid.

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 calum.macleod@stgilescathedral.org.uk  

Sunday 3 October 2021 – Trinity 18 

This service is being streamed live on YouTube, and will remain available to view via the St Giles’ website or the St Giles’ Cathedral YouTube channel. 

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. 

We are very pleased that we are once again able to sing hymns as a congregation; as you join with the singing please continue to wear your face mask. 

During the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Communion, the congregation is invited to come forward to take the bread. 

The Kirk Session of St. Giles’ has selected October 3rd as the day on which to mark the Church of Scotland National Giving Day. In the context of Harvest Thanksgiving, you are invited to make a special gift to support the ministry and mission outreach of St. Giles’. Funds raised will be split between Christian Aid (10%), the St. Giles’ Neighbourhood Group (10%) and funding St Giles’ congregational ministry (80%.) 

St Giles’ at Six today will be an organ recital given by Jeremiah Stephenson including music by Stanford, Saint-Saëns and Maurice Duruflé. You are encouraged to register at www.eventbrite.co.uk  

Keep Knitting, Square up to Refugee Poverty – The St Giles’ Neighbourhood Group would like to invite the congregation and friends to help them knit or crochet squares for blankets.  The blankets will be given to Edinburgh Direct Aid for onward distribution to Syrian refugees living in Lebanese refugee camps.  Squares should be 6 inches square (15 cm square) and knitted or crocheted in double knitting wool.  The colour and stitch is at the discretion of the knitter.  Please leave approximately 50cm of yarn attached to the square once it is cast off.  All completed squares should be given to a member of the Neighbourhood Group or placed in the kist at the entrance to the Lower Aisle by Homeless Sunday, 30 January 2022.  Members of the Neighbourhood Group attend Sunday service most weeks. Alternatively email the Group on neighbourhoodgroup@stgilescathedral.org.uk to arrange a collection.   

Knitters may wish to consider asking friends and relatives to sponsor them to help raise funds for the Neighbourhood Group in aid of homelessness.   

Any funds raised can be paid by bank transfer with the reference “NG Blanket” to the St Giles Cathedral account: 

Name of account: St Giles’ Cathedral,  

Sort Code 80-02-24,  

Account Number 01976128 

Alternatively cheques made payable to “St Giles’ Cathedral” can be sent to  

Finance Office,  

St Giles’ Cathedral,  

High Street,  

Edinburgh EH1 1RE  

stating the donation is for the ‘Blanket Appeal’ and indicating whether Gift Aid can be claimed on the donation.  

If non-knitters wish to donate funds to the appeal this would be warmly welcomed. 

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 calum.macleod@stgilescathedral.org.uk