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 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.”

 

Regional Winner of Parish Pixels Competition

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!

‘Like the ice appears to break the window, we are a beautiful church in a broken world doing our best to live as Jesus commanded.’

Welcome to our new Student

Dr Lesley Penny is in 2nd year at SEI training for ordination. On 24th November she started her 50 hour placement here, with us, at St.Cuthbert’s.

Lesley is a vet and, in her day job, works at Edinburgh University. She is married to Colin, also a vet, and they have 2 teenage daughters.

Secret Knitters Latest Garments

Margaret Holmes submitted a photo to the website and  wrote: “I have attached a photo of knitwear I am about to send to Knit for Peace.
There are 9 little jackets, a larger jumper and a blanket.  All of which I am sure will be appreciated”.

Becoming a Dementia Friend

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

Wekulele Group entertain B&B

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.

Welcome to our new NSM

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 .

50th Wedding Anniversaries

 

50 years ago 3 couples married within 8 days of each other. Bob & Hilary got married in Wales, Barry & Barbara got married in Lancashire and Archie & Susan in St.Cuthbert’s. They have all been members of St.Cuthbert’s for many years and celebrated with a Church Blessing from Nicki and a cake and drinks reception in the hall afterwards.