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 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.”
We are delighted to be the Regional (Scotland) winners of the Parish Pixels Competition, run by ‘Ecclesiastical Insurance’.
The prize is £1500 for St Cuthbert’s, and we very much appreciate this generous prize. We are now through to the UK Final – one of 9 photographs – and voting is OPEN!
To support St Cuthbert’s entry – please visit https://www.ecclesiastical.com/latest-news/parish-pixels/
which will take you to the voting page. Select our photograph, and you will receive an acknowledgement for your vote. Thank you!
Dementia Friends Scotland is an Alzheimer Scotland initiative to raise awareness of dementia and reduce the stigma about this condition. Nicki arranged for a speaker to come from Alzheimer Scotland to come and talk at St.Cuthbert’s. Anne McWhinnie told us about the things we could do to help people living with dementia and how they could still be a valued part of their local community. It was an informative and fun session and many of us came away having increased our knowledge of dementia and a better insight about how we could help people living with this illness. https://www.alzscot.org/our-work/dementia-friendly-communities/dementia-friends-scotland
On the first Saturday in September the Colinton Wekulele Group gave their 1st public performed to the Brew & Blether gathering. They played their ukuleles while song sheets were provide for the audience to sing along to old favourites. A welcome cup of tea and a slice of cake were provided by the catering ladies, much enjoyment was had by all.
On 25th August the Revd. Dr. Margaret A. Dinely was officially welcomed to St.Cuthbert’s as a NSM (non-stipendary-minister). In her sermon she told the congregation about her life, her calling to the Church and her journey to Colinton and St.Cuthbert’s. Following the service she is seen cutting her ‘Welcome to St.Cuthbert’s’ cake .