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Sunday 15 March 2020 – Lent 3

Today’s St Giles’ at Six has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod.

The Kirk Session of St. Giles’ Cathedral has met to discuss the situation with the spread of the coronavirus. It has decided that while we will celebrate Holy Communion at this service, bread and wine will not be passed from person to person. The congregation will be invited to come forward and form a circle as normal but the Minister will be the only person to take the bread and wine and we will share the Peace without shaking hands.

The funeral of Mrs Marjorie Moffat (D5) who died on 29th February will be held in St Giles’ on Wednesday 18th March at 11am.


Sunday 1 March 2020 – Lent 1

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be an Organ Recital given by Johannes Skudlik.

Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be conducted by The Rev Craig Meek.

On Wednesday 4 March, 6.00-7.30pm, St Giles’ welcomes Dr Ruth Valerio, Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.  Ruth is the author of “Saying Yes to Life” (The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2020), which aims to lift our focus from every day (and perfectly natural) concerns to issues that are impacting millions of lives around the world.  Ruth draws on the Days of Creation (Genesis 1 – 2.2) in relating themes of light, water, land, Sabbath rest and resurrection hope to matters of environmental, ethical and social concern. Foundational to the book are what it means to be human and, in particular, to be a follower of Jesus during Lent.  Ruth will give a talk on her book, followed by Q&A and a book signing.  Free event, all welcome.


Sunday 23 February 2020 – Next before Lent

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by The Orchestra of Heriot-Watt University, directed by Steve King.

Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be a service of Holy Communion. The Rev Dr Anne T Logan will preside and preach.

This Wednesday at Noon the Daily Service will mark Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent, and the imposition of ashes will be offered.

Open Streets on 1st March – anyone requiring essential access 10am-6pm, including Blue Badge holders, should contact the organisers directly and ask to go on their Exceptions List; you will need to provide vehicle details and preferred timings so that this can be given to barrier staff in advance, and you (and your car) will be walked in by event team staff for public safety reasons.  Contact: Tracy Wedderburn (Event Manager, Open Streets Edinburgh) on 07919 894587 or email .

Psalm Praise!  The message of the ancient songs of the Bible to the music of our Scottish traditions. Refreshments afterwards. Sunday 1st March at 17:30. Venue: St Columba’s Free Church | Johnston Terrace | Edinburgh | EH1 2PW