Christening at St.Cuthbert’s

Saro’s Baptism, for the 31st December, had been planned for weeks with friends and family coming from far and wide. Unfortunately Nicki had not managed to throw off her Christmas cold so, at the last minute, The Revd Dr Stephen Holmes, Associate Rector of St. John’s Princes Street, took the service. It was a really happy occasion with a very cute and well-behaved baby becoming the latest baptised member of St.Cuthbert’s.
After the service the family provided Syrian sweetmeats for guests and congregation to enjoy with their coffee in the hall.

Brew & Blether hosts Panto

There was rather a surprise for some attending the Brew & Blether meeting on Saturday 2nd December. Instead of just tea and chat there was a pantomime as well! The church hall was filled with quite a few families and children as well as the regulars. Angela Watson, who holds dancing classes in our hall, had learned that Theatre Presto* were looking for some where to do their lorazepam online ohne rezept dress rehersal. Theatre Presto did a splendid adaptation of Peter Pan with 3 actors playing 14 different parts. They had the audience laughing and clapping and joining in with the songs and ‘look behind you’ when the crocodile approached captain hook.

* Theatre Presto provides:
Theatre, which is professionally designed, especially for the elderly and infirm, and can be easily taken into Residential Homes and Community Centres –  See more

Toilet Twinning

On Sunday 19th November we had a Toilet Twinning Sunday.See more at about the idea of Toilet Twinning.

Having ascertained that everybody in the church had the use of a toilet in their home, our young people gave a graphic presentation about what they would do if they had no toilet. One of them produced a spade, another a bucket and another a plastic bag. We thought about what it would be like to live without a toilet.

On 26th November, Stir Up Sunday, there was a ‘picnic’ lunch purchase clonazepam online without prescription following the 10.30am service. As well as filling our own picnic bag, there were stalls where some of the congregation were selling things they had made,  there was also a tombola and  a model railway challenge.

Between the collection on the first Sunday and the sales from the second, over £650 was raised. The aim was to ‘twin’ our 3 church toilets @ £60 per toilet but it now looks as if we can twin at least 10 toilets.

3rd December update. Over £800 has now been collected!

More from the Secret Knitters

Margaret writes: “Thanks are due to our Band of Secret Knitters.
If you are wondering how to pass the long, dark winter nights, perhaps you would consider knitting hats or scarves for the Mission to Seafarers or little jackets for babies. There are patterns in the knitting box in the Baptistry”. A consignment of bright, cosy hats and scarves has been buy alprazolam online forum delivered to the Diocesan Office. As there has been a significant drop in the temperature I am sure that those sailors fortunate to receive a hat will be most grateful.
Another parcel has been sent to the charity Knit for Peace which sends knitted items to areas of the world in need of warm clothing.

Welcome BBQ

On Sunday 3rd September we marked the beginning of the school year with a lively service followed by a BBQ for our youngsters and families. The readings and prayers were led by our teenagers. The younger children enjoyed playing Follow my Leader down the aisle with buy viagra no prescription Nicki as part of the sermon and joining in the actions for some of the hymns. The sun shone on our church garden for a tasty BBQ: a chance to swap holiday stories, meet new friends and for the children to bond over games.

Mission Shaped Intro

Six Mondays 7.30 – 9.30pm 6, 13, 20, 27 November and 4, 11 December

Walpole Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh

Our world and our lives change at an ever faster pace, but how can the church respond to this change? Are new ways of engaging with people and being church in the 21st century possible?

If so, what might they look like? Mission Shaped Intro is a creative six session course using videos and stories to help explore mission and church life in our current cheap viagra mastercard context. With space for small group discussion, it is a great opportunity to come with others from your church for the most benefit, but individuals welcome too.

Facilitated by the Rev Annie Naish, Bishop’s Enabler of Mission. For more details contact Annie or 0131 346 9089. There is no charge but please book via

Nicki and others have already signed up.
If you would like to attend please sign up and  let Nicki know that you plan to attend.

End of term outing for our young people

Our young people enjoyed an end of term outing on Sunday 11th June. They ate like kings at Pizza Express (courtesy of Tesco vouchers!) and enjoyed catching up on all their news in addition to deciding who had the best pudding. The next part of the trip involved finding the Holy Grail whilst being locked in a room! Escape Edinburgh was the destination and our fearless 6 had one hour to solve gonorrhea antibiotics online logic puzzles and find clues in order to be released from the Da Vinci Room. At 59 mins 50 seconds they burst out triumphant. They enjoyed the experience feeling they all had an opportunity to contribute, finding it interesting to watch each other figure out puzzles, liking the mix of easy and difficult pictures and are asking when they can go again.