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28 May 09:30 -All Age Worship

28 May 10:45 -Morning Worship

28 May 19:00 -Evening Service

Young People

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Our church offers activities and worship to a large number of children and young adults. At the moment there are over eighty registered users aged between zero and eighteen years. Our aim is to provide a stimulating space of spiritual reflection for all ages.
 


Our All-Age Worship on Sunday mornings are designed especiallyIMG_0714.JPG with families in mind, from young children through to adults. This allows all to leave feeling that they have experienced something valuable, achieved through the informal worship pattern and the high quality Sunday School.

 

 

Something Special

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Or why not try our Christingle Service on 23rd December each year. On that evening a large number of families join us, so it is just as well that willing helpers will have spent the afternoon creating plenty of Christingles!

 

 

 

Carols are sung, the Christmas story is read, the symbolism of the Christingle.jpgChristingle orange with its candle and sweets is explained, the lights are dimmed and the Christingles lit. As they are carried through the darkened church by young people and adults alike, who can forget the wonder and delight on so many faces. Many then go to the lower hall, where the evening is rounded off with hot chococlate and marshmallows

 

Barbecues & Picnics!

Through the week our young people attend a wide variety of schools and so Sunday may be the only day they meet.  Social activities encourage them to get to know each other better.  

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To this end we usually hold a family barbecue in the church garden in early September.

 

There is also often a Sunday School picnic in JuneSunday_school_picnic_2010_068.JPG, or, as in 2013, family pilgrimages to Lindisfarne in Northumberland, Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth and St Andrews.

 

 

 

 

More photographs of our 9.30 All-Age worship, Christingle service and other activities such as family pilgrimages can be found in our Gallery

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APPOINTMENT OF ORGANIST
We invite applications for the post of organist at Mayfield Salisbury Church, 18 West Mayfield, Edinburgh to take effect from 1 July 2017. 

Full details here

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  • Because God is both knowable and unknowable the tension of the symbol, the multilayers of the myth and the openness of the poetic are all vital to our desire to celebrate the Mystery to whom we relate and in whom we have our being.
    Mark Oakley

  • You must love him as he is: neither God, nor spirit, nor image; even more, the One without commingling, pure, luminous ...

    Meister Eckhart

  • The purpose of our life is God's glory. However lowly a life is, that is what makes it great.
    Oscar Romero

  • Faith may justify bigotry or fanaticism, as Church history tragically witnesses. It needs a safeguard. If it is not animated as it were by the greatest of the theological virtues (love), faith can become defective.
    Thomas Norris

  • Dry not, dry not, your tears of love eternal! Only to eyes that fail to weep does this world seem so dull and dead. Dry not, dry not, those long, sad tears of love.
    Johann von Goette

  • The post modern paradigm manifests itself as a unity which preserves diversity and diversity which strives after unity.
    David Bosch

  • There is only one assertion that requires no evidence. Children are a sacred trust...Unless we care properly for our children, we shall never build a better world.
    'A Good Childhood’ The Children’s Society

  • These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest is prayer.
    'The Dry Salvages' T.S.Eliot

  • According to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
    Origen

  • Myth is a story about the way things never were, but always are.
    Thomas Mann

  • In the darkness ...The child of your love - and now become as the most hated one - the one You have thrown away as unwanted - unloved ..... The darkness is so dark .... I have no faith.
    Mother Teresa

  • I love the Bible. I owe my faith and my life to the Bible and its liberating message. It is in the Bible that I first met Jesus ... I too am included in God's embrace.
    Gene Robinson

  • It is this great absence that is like a presence, that compels me to address it without hope of a reply ....
    R.S. Thomas

  • Faith is not a proud self-consistent philosophy. It involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis. It is therefore a living response to the grace of God as revealed in fragile lives.
    Mark Oakley

  • Any religion which does not say that God is hidden is not true.
    Blaise Pascal

  • The contemporary Church is losing aspects of its wide and generous memory and therefore condemning itself to become a 'swimming pool Church' - one that has all the noise coming from the shallow end.
    Mark Oakley

  • For all your doctrinal headaches take Paradox.
    Mark Oakley

  • The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge and is everywhere cut off from us by the darkness of incomprehensibility.
    St Gregory of Nyssa

  • Death, death be hanged, the Lord has promised me that I shall live. This I believe!
    Martin Luther

  • We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life have not been put to rest.
    Wittgenstein

  • Religion is the flight of the alone to the Alone.
    Plotinus

  • Stupid clergymen appeal quite directly to a Bible passage directly understood ....
    Soren Kirkegaard

  • What is the point of the arts of reading and criticism as long as the ecclesiastical interpretation of the Bible, Protestant as well as Catholic, is cultivated as ever?
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A figure like Ecclesiast, rugged and luminous, chants in the dark a text that is the answer, although obscure.
    Wallace Stevens

  • Myth is the poetry of the soul.
    Sara Maitland

  • Our loss of the ability to think mythically, poetically, allegorically, creatively, theologically, and artfully is a greater threat to our religious experience than anything good scientists have to report ...
    Sara Maitland

  • In general, Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
    Douglas Hofstadter

  • 'God' is a one word poem
    Rowan Williams

  • What is today? Today is eternity.
    Meister Eckhart

  • Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
    Meister Eckhart

  • The most powerful hunger we have, mostly suppressed and misdirected, is the hunger for God.
    Miroslav Volf

  • We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost.
    Thomas a Kempis

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • God is the beyond in our midst.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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