Intimations

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

Sunday 17 November 2019 – Trinity 22

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by The Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir, directed by Michael Harris.

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

We welcome Mr William and Mrs Rachael Taylor (D5) to the congregation.

From the Minister and Session Clerk

The City of Edinburgh Council has announced a consultation on plans to introduce parking restrictions in the city centre on Sundays from 12.30pm to 6.30 pm. Representatives of all the city centre churches have collectively taken the view that this could be significantly detrimental to Sunday worship and have agreed the each church will encourage members of its congregation individually to respond to the consultation. Key points that you might wish to make could include:

  • That the proposals will be very disruptive for those wishing to attend church worship in the city centre
  • that the congregation of St Giles’ is gathered from all over the city and beyond and that many people rely upon their car to attend worship. Public transport on a Sunday is limited and is, for many, not an option
  • that, because of the time that services are held, detriment to the churches could be largely avoided if the time of the restrictions was changed so that they applied from 1.30 to 5.30 pm
  • that St Giles’ regularly hosts civic and national services at the 11.30 am service and attendance at these important events could be jeopardised by parking restrictions which began at 12.30pm.

This is clearly an important issue for the Cathedral and you are invited and encouraged to contribute to this consultation. If you wish to do so, we are advised that objections to the proposal, must be made by letter or email  quoting notice reference number TRO/19/29.  Please note the deadline is 22 November.

  • Letters should  be sent to: City of Edinburgh Council, Traffic Orders, 3.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG
  • Emails should be sent to: trafficorders@edinburgh.gov.uk

ADVENT  APPEAL: as in previous years, we are trying to help needy people through a foodbank appeal running on four Sundays, beginning on 24th November.  Bags of tinned or cartoned food, labelled ‘Foodbank’, should be left behind the ramp at the west end of the church.  Financial donations would be equally helpful.    Contact:  vashton20@gmail.com

Once again, the Neighbourhood Group is seeking volunteers to help with the Christmas Street Can Collections taking place on Friday 20 & Saturday 21 December.  The funds raised this year will be donated to Cunningham House, situated in the Cowgate.  Cunningham House is part of CrossReach and provides shelter for (mainly) homeless men.  Each year, with help from the congregation, choir and other friends, we usually manage to collect about £3,000.  However, the success of the can collections is totally dependent upon voluntary help to ‘rattle’ the cans within the city centre with each shift lasting for an hour.  Over the two days, we are licenced to have five collectors on duty at any one time and, as the first shift starts at 10.00 and the last at 15.00, we need volunteers to cover 30 shifts each day.  If you feel able to help with one or more shifts, please contact Simon Bolam: simon@simonbolam.co.uk or 07850 790051.

Rosalind K. Marshall’s new book, “Discovered Lives: Ladies of St Giles’, Edinburgh 1587-1672” is now available in the shop at the special price of £15.00 (guides receive further 10% discount).

Open Streets on 1st December – full closure of the roads from 11am.  Anyone requiring essential access 11am-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 emailtracyfoster@gmail.com .  There is no Open Streets event in January; the next is 2 February 2020.

 

Sunday 10 November 2019 – Trinity 21

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by Neil Mantle, Horn and Gillian Gray, Piano.

Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be conducted by The Rev Nancy Norman.

From the Minister and Session Clerk

The City of Edinburgh Council has announced a consultation on plans to introduce parking restrictions in the city centre on Sundays from 12.30pm to 6.30 pm. Representatives of all the city centre churches have collectively taken the view that this could be significantly detrimental to Sunday worship and have agreed the each church will encourage members of its congregation individually to respond to the consultation. Key points that you might wish to make could include:

  • That the proposals will be very disruptive for those wishing to attend church worship in the city centre
  • that the congregation of St Giles’ is gathered from all over the city and beyond and that many people rely upon their car to attend worship. Public transport on a Sunday is limited and is, for many, not an option
  • that, because of the time that services are held, detriment to the churches could be largely avoided if the time of the restrictions was changed so that they applied from 1.30 to 5.30 pm
  • that St Giles’ regularly hosts civic and national services at the 11.30 am service and attendance at these important events could be jeopardised by parking restrictions which began at 12.30pm.

This is clearly an important issue for the Cathedral and you are invited and encouraged to contribute to this consultation. If you wish to do so, we are advised that objections to the proposal, must be made by letter or email by 26 November 2019 quoting notice reference number TRO/19/29.

  • Letters should  be sent to: City of Edinburgh Council, Traffic Orders, 3.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG
  • Emails should be sent to: trafficorders@edinburgh.gov.uk

 

Sunday 3 November- Trinity 20

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will an Organ Recital given by Jordan English.
Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be conducted by The Rev Nancy Norman.