St Giles’ Life

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.

Latest Intimations

Sunday 14 October – Trinity 20

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by Barbara Jones, Mezzo-Soprano, Mark McLeod, Tenor, and Madeleine Sjöstrand, piano.

The Preacher at the Evening Service at 8pm on Sunday will be The Rev Dr J Christopher Wigglesworth.

We welcome The Rev Douglas Nicol to the team of ministers who assist at services in St Giles.’ We are also pleased that The Rev Hugh Davidson is assisting at the morning services today.

We welcome to the congregation Christine and Bruce Beadle (D4) who have recently become members of the congregation.

A new St Giles’ website is now up and running and can be accessed using the same address as before – www.stgilescathedral.org.uk  The new website is designed to give the church a more modern and visual online presence, and to properly showcase our history and the visitor experience.  The overall aim is to bring our online presence up to date, and to promote St Giles’ as both a functioning place of worship and an important historical site.  New additions to the website include a historical timeline and a Top 10 things to do in St Giles’.   If there are any queries, please get in touch: andrew.barr@stgilescathedral.org.uk

The Edinburgh Clothing Store, which the Neighbourhood Group works hard to support, has a severe shortage of men’s gloves and in consequence has received an appeal for help.  If you are able to help then please bring the gloves to St Giles’ and we will ensure that they are speedily passed on.

On Sunday 21st October, those requiring parking in West Parliament Square will need to access it via St Giles’ Street as the High Street will be closed for a running event.

You are warmly invited to join St Andrew’s and St Georges Church, 13 George Street, on Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm to hear John Bell speak on Singing Our Way Into or Out of Belief; the event is free.

The Faith in Poetry Group will meet on Wednesday 24th October 7.30 – 9pm in St Giles’ Lower Aisle. We use The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry by Mark Oakley. New comers will be made welcome. Subsequent meetings will be held on Wednesday 21st November.

Sunday 7 October

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

The Preacher at the Evening Service at 8pm on Sunday will be The Rev Helen Alexander.

We give thanks for the life and service of Dr Anne Tait, who died on 1st October.  A private cremation will be followed by a Service of Thanksgiving in St Giles’ on Thursday 11th October at 4pm.

The Faith in Poetry Group will meet on Wednesday 24th October 7.30 – 9pm in St Giles’ Lower Aisle. We use The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry by Mark Oakley. New comers will be made welcome. Subsequent meetings will be held on Wednesday 21st November.

It is pleasing to report that the circulation list for the St Giles’ News now exceeds 300 and continues to increase.  The newsletter is a free quarterly publication that is circulated by email.  Its prime purpose is to keep everyone informed about the extensive activity that is constantly being undertaken in support of St Giles’ and the wider Church.  If you would like to be added to the circulation list, to receive the newsletter and other periodic emails from St Giles’, please send an email to stgilescomms@gmail.com giving us the necessary permission.

Sunday 30th September

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by The Oto Collective, directed by Ian Sutherland.
The Evening Service at 8pm on Sunday will be a service of Holy Communion. The Rev Calum I MacLeod will preside and preach.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held for Mrs Maureen Shields at St Giles’ on Monday 1st October at 2.30pm.
Thanksgiving for Harvest will be celebrated on Sunday 7th 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 5th or the morning of Saturday 6th October.
There will be a retiring offering for Christian Aid at the close of the 10am and 11.30am services on 7th October.
Labyrinth evening: Autumn Reflections: Can’t see the wood for the trees? Polwarth Parish Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, on Wednesday 3rd October, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. All welcome but due to limited space, please reserve a place: email Margaret at: labyrinth@polwarth.org.uk £5 suggested donation incl. refreshments.

 

Latest Newsletter

St Giles Newsletter – 2018.07

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