Pew Notes

St Cuthberts Notes

22 OCTOBER 2017

Please join us in the hall on Saturday 4 November between 2 and 4pm for a Brew and a Blether, a piece of cake, a game of Scrabble or just a natter.Everyone most welcome.

Christian Aid Fund Raisers

Leaf By Niggle  Just a reminder to buy your tickets soonest, either from Colinton Library or from Wendy, Margaret T or Patricia.  Saturday 28 October, 7.30pm Dreghorn Loan Hall, £10 ( £8 for under 18) First ever stage adaption of Tolkein’s miniature masterpiece… ‘exquisite…so beautifully told…completely seductive..’. The Scotsman

Inside Syria with Diana Darke author of My House in Damascus.
Friday 17 November, 7.30pm Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge.
Tickets £10 from Wendy or Patricia.  All proceeds from this event go specifically to Christian Aid Syrian Crisis Appeal.

Stir Up Sunday.

Stir Up ( verb: to set in motion, to kindle, to instigate, stimulate, provoke, fire up, agitate) Or at least a chance to socialise ( verb: to interact, mix, mingle)

Join us in the hall  afetr the service on Sunday 26 November for a picnic lunch, £3.00, and the opportunity to browse the book stall, take a chance on the tombola, try the shunting challenge or perhaps buy some cards.

Michael Brignall is back and looking for work ! If you need any odd jobs done in the garden or house ( heavy lifting a speciality) please give me a call or email me at or speak to me after the service.

Local Banking Facilities. Following the disapperance of all the Bank brances and several ATMs in Balerno, Currie, Juniper green and Colinton, a Steering Group has been awarded a grant to provide a feasibility study on the perceived need for face to face financial services in our communities. Experts have now been engaged to consult peple in our area. To assist with this they have created an on line servey at: to assesss the need for banking services in our area. If you are worried about the absence of financial services in our valley communities this is your chance to have your say. Alternatively you can pick up a copy of the survey form from Balerno, Currie or CVolinton libraries or at Molly’s Delicatessen in JuniperGgreen. All data will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please note that the survey is only open until 18 November after which time the consultants will need to analyse all the responses. The greater the response  the better the arguments for inproving local banking services. If you have any problems accessing the survey contact Archie clark in the first instance.


Books, unloved gifts,Christmas food items eg trifle sponges, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Christmas puddings etc etc.

Please leave your donation in the ppropriate box in the Baptistry.

Would you like help to tidy your garden for winter ?

Taran ho is homeless and living in a defunct car in Colinton, is looking for work. He has his own rake for leaves, he is strong and he is very willing to do anything. Please speak to Sarah, Patricia or to Taran himself ( he is often sitting on a bech at the traffic lights between Thorburn Road and Redford Road).