The congregation plays an important role in the life of St Giles’ Cathedral. On this page you will find news and updates which may be of interest to the church community, including the quarterly newsletter and intimations from services.
Sunday 13 October 2019 – Trinity 17
St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by the Amabilia Ensemble.
Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be conducted by The Rev Douglas A O Nicol.
A collection for Christian Aid was made at last week’s Harvest Festival services. If you were unable to attend and would like to make a donation, envelopes are available on the tables at the East and North West doors and can be given to the Stewards after the service.
We give thanks for the life and service of Mrs Catherine Andenberg, D1, who died on 4th October. A funeral will be held on Wednesday 23rd October at 1pm, Seafield Crematorium.
A memorial service for Mrs Elizabeth (Betty) Gale will be held in St Giles’ on Friday 1 November at 2pm.
Sunday 6 October 2019 – HARVEST / Trinity 16
St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be an organ recital given by Christopher Nickol.
Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be conducted by The Rev Craig Meek.
There will be a retiring offering for Christian Aid at the close of the 10am and 11.30am services today.
Sunday 29 September – Trinity 15
St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by Barbara Jones, mezzo-soprano and Ingrid Sawers, piano.
Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be a service of Holy Communion. The Rev Craig Meek will preside and preach.
The Annual Congregational meeting to receive the accounts will be held today in the Preston Aisle after the 11.30 service.
St Columba’s Free Church, Johnston Terrace, is hosting a Celtic Praise Evening at 7pm on Sunday; all are welcome for an evening of stories and songs of the gospel celebrating our heritage and hope; food and refreshments afterwards.
Thanksgiving for Harvest will be celebrated on Sunday 6th October. Contributions of fruit, vegetables and tinned or dry goods will be most welcome. Tinned/dry items can be left in advance with the beadle, marked clearly for ‘Harvest’; please bring fresh fruit and vegetables Friday 4th or the morning of Saturday 5th October.
There will be a retiring offering for Christian Aid at the close of the 10am and 11.30am services on 6th October.
Open Streets on Sundays 6th October, 3rd November and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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