St Giles’ Life

crestpngsolidbackgroundThe 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.

Forthcoming Events:

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Latest Intimations

Sunday 16 June 2019 – Trinity Sunday

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by Adam Heron and Aïda Lahlou, piano duo.

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

We welcome to the congregation The Rev Dr Kenneth R Ross and Mrs Hester F Ross, District 2;

and Mrs Rosemary Walker, District 2;

and Mrs Muriel Harris, District 5.

Sunday 9 June 2019 – Pentecost

We welcome Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk to the General Assembly, as preacher at the 11.30am service on Sunday.

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by The Grange Ensemble with music for clarinet and strings.

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

During Christian Aid week, the congregation helped to raise £2650 towards the work of Christian Aid.  We are grateful to all of those that contributed to the work of this amazing charity.

Sunday 12 May 2019 – Easter 3

There will be a retiring collection for Christian Aid at both services on Sunday.  For those that collect 20p in water bottles for Christian Aid, please take these to the St Giles Café between the services.

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by The Rainbow Quintet.

The Preacher at the Evening Prayer at 8pm on Sunday will be The Rev Craig Meek.

The Southside Choir is presenting a concert in St Giles’ on Wednesday 15th May at 8.00pm; the event has been organised by the Neighbourhood Group.  Entry is free but donations are requested in support of the Group’s charitable objectives.

On Saturday 18th May at 5.30pm RSCM Scottish Voices are singing a service of Evensong.  All are welcome.

Please note that the General Assembly Service on Sunday 19th May will be held at 10am.  The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 11.30am.  As in previous years, parking will be suspended in West Parliament Square.

Please note that the Edinburgh Marathon will take place on Sunday 26th May and extensive road closures will be in place around St. Giles’.  Access to West Parliament Square parking will be via the High Street from North Bridge.

Members and friends are invited to an evening reception on Tuesday 28th May in St Giles’ Cathedral from 6-8pm to celebrate the ministry of Rev Helen Alexander as she approaches retirement.  Gifts in recognition of Helen’s ministry in the form of cash or cheques can be sent to (or dropped off at) the Finance Office, St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE.  Cheques should be made out to St Giles’ Cathedral.



Latest St Giles’ Newsletters

St Giles’ Newsletter – April 2019