Services in Church

*Update July 2021 –

The good news from our First Minister is that we can now reduce social distancing in church to 1 metre and sing but we will continue to have to wear masks and use hand gel on entrance and exit.  We plan to have a small choir as often as possible and they are allowed to sing without masks.  This means we can now use 21 pews instead of 13, which gives us the opportunity for more people in church, while remaining in family / social bubbles.  Please continue to book through Marie.  For the moment we will continue to have the same service on Wednesday and the following Sunday, with recordings available on YouTube.  I hope this encourages those who have not yet returned to church to come and worship, through word, sacrament and music.
Every blessing, Nicki.

As numbers are still restricted, as before, booking is required to attend.

     How to book:
     By Email:
     By Telephone:  07305 911986
     When to book:
     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am – 1pm
If there is a place available at the service requested, you will receive confirmation by email, or telephone.
If you are not booked in, you will be unable to attend. 
If you would like any further details, please contact
We look forward to welcoming you to a
service in church.

Verandah Cafe and Boutique

For the past 48 years Members of St Cuthbert’s have been volunteering on Thursday afternoons in the cafe and boutique in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital , serving patients, staff and visitors. Over the years the money raised has been given to the wards to benefit patients . Among the different items provided have been sports kit, craft materials, games, vouchers for breakfast in Morningside, emergency toiletries , Christmas presents, even tickets for the Festival Fringe, and many more.

Sadly this has come to an end, hastened by Covid-19. Both cafe and boutique have been closed for a year and, because of a shortage of volunteers , will close permanently at the end of March.
Many members of the congregation have volunteered over the years and we will all miss meeting and serving all who used the cafe and boutique. Perhaps another group will find ways of raising money for the wards in the future.

Hats for Seafarers

Margaret Holmes took this photo of  14 hats and one scarf which she was about to send to the Mission to Seafarers.
She said to let the knitters know that the charity was again accepting donations of hats.


Thank you so much for all the people who have been knitting angels. I am so excited that we have so many! I am so impressed by the number and speed of all you knitters.  We are going to be putting them out and about in Colinton and have some in the Church Garden as part of the Advent and Christmas celebrations this year.


                                                     Happy Angel spotting and hunting!

                                                                        Caroline Daye



Nicki’s Harvest Sermon starts with: “What a strange year this has been. Sunday, we would normally be celebrating Harvest Festival with a congregational soup lunch. How we miss those times together, of caring and sharing. Finding out what’s going on in each other’s lives; good and bad. Enjoying wonderful soup, prepared by volunteers. Not forgetting the joy of giving thanks with songs of praise to our Creator God. Oh, such fond memories”…..and a little later:  “But because we are not together doesn’t mean that we stop caring and sharing”

Some of the collection for the Holy Trinity Foodbank

Harvest Flowers

St.Cuthbert’s has appointed a new Children, Families and Youth Worker

Nicki wrote in our church magazine: “it gives me great pleasure to welcome Caroline Daye as our new Children, Families and Youth Worker.  Caroline comes with vast experience within the Scottish Episcopal Church.”

Caroline wrote in our church magazine: ” Hi there! I’m Caroline and I’m so excited to be joining the St Cuthbert’s family as your Children, Youth and Families Worker. I can’t wait to get started working with you all in engaging children and young people, sharing our faith together as a community, to help engage those on the edges – those with questions and those who are searching for God.
A little about me. I grew up in the small town of Kelso, a childhood that consisted mainly of music, figure skating and Church. At the age of 12, I went to the Provincial cheap drugs Youth Network’s annual youth week held at the Strathallan boarding school in Perthshire. During the following 12 years I was actively involved within this structure, both as a delegate (young person) and subsequently as a leader. This community was very important to me – in fact it was where I met my husband, Andrew and all of the Godparents for our three rambunctious children. Andrew and I now live near Leith with Jessica (7), Ruaridh (4) and Innes who will be 1 in March.
As a family, we love food – especially sushi, pizza and pretty much anything with chips – nearly all our travels and stories will come with a food recommendation! Andrew and I are big fans of whisky and Formula 1. I also love baking and cooking food.”