WEEKLY INTIMATIONS The weekly intimations from the Order of Service each Sunday can be found here under 'Publications'
EDINBURGH INTERFAITH ASSOCIATION INTERFAITH PEACE EVENTOn Thursday 27April, 7.00pm – 9.00pm, Annandale Street Mosque, EH7 4AZ. Topic: ‘Faith, Peace and Global Politics in the Age of President Trump’. Guest Speakers: Professor Jolyon Mitchell and Imam Hassan Rabbani.
'Flocks, Shepherds and Easter-tide'Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 2.30 until around 3.45 pm with Sheila Bryer, Pastoral Assistant, in the Upper Hall via West Mayfield level accessfollowed by Afternoon Tea and Fellowship.Everyone always made most welcome Our mid-week services are especially appreciated by the less mobile in our parish community. Assistance is given on arriving and leaving and we all remain seated at tea tables throughout the afternoon. If you would appreciate further information or extra assistance please ask your Pastoral Visitor (PV), Sheila Bryer or Anne Sturrock
SIR JAMES MACMILLANAs a guest of The Newman Association, which meets in Mayfield Salisbury, the composer Sir James MacMillan will be speaking in Mayfield Salisbury on Wednesday 17 May, 2017 at 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Sir James will be speaking on Music, Modernity, the continued search for the Sacred, and the place that Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius has in it. All welcome.
CONCERNED FOR REFUGEES?We can feel helpless seeing the numbers of people who are displaced, cut off from opportunities and whose studies are interrupted through circumstances outside of their control. Refugees in Scotland and elsewhere are in need of assistance in higher education.
As a University community we are coming together to walk, camp and take the boat to historic sites near Edinburgh that are associated with sanctuary and welcome. Join our two day sponsored walk on the 3 and 4 June 2017 to raise funds to offer educational opportunities for refugees through scholarships and online education.
We will start on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and camp overnight near St Bridget's Kirk in Dalgety Bay, Fife for stories and festivities, sail by boat to Inchcolm and its Abbey in the Firth of Forth and return to the Scottish Parliament where there will be speeches. The walk will remember the journeying of refugees on foot, in vehicles and by boat, in order to reach a place of sanctuary.
Registration is £25 (to cover the cost of the boat) and we ask you to raise a minimum of £100 for our new Humanitarian Assistance Fund. Thank you. You will need a sleeping bag, waterproofs, sunscreen and sturdy boots / footwear. If you are under 18, you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult such as your parent, legal guardian, carer, teacher or youth worker.
For more information visit: www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/sanctuary-walk-for-refugees
SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2017 – ‘Come & Sing’ Choral Favourites - here at Mayfield Salisbury - Rehearsal 1.30pm - 5.15pm and Concert 6.00pm – 7.00pm.
COME & SING
Tickets and further info from www.waverleycare.org/favourites or 0131 556 9710
EVENING SERVICEHeld on Sunday evenings in the south transept at 7.00pm and lasting about 40 minutes this service is a quiet peaceful worship space which allows time for reflection in a busy world. Although it takes a variety of forms, including the celebration of Holy Communion, it is always a service of silence, prayer, Scripture, meditation and music.
MORNING PRAYERSMorning prayers each week in the south transept on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 9.50am. Following the Church of Scotland’s Order for Daily Devotion, the service comprises silence, prayers and readings. If you are able, this is a good opportunity to ground yourself in God during the week. All welcome. Scott S McKenna
WEEKDAY AFTERNOON SERVICES
Short services of worship are held regularly, usually on Tuesday afternoons, for those who find it difficult to attend other services. These are particularly appreciated by our older worshippers. They are held in the Upper Hal, which has level access, and also allows worsippers to remain in their seats during the service and afterwards when tea is served. The next afternoon service is on Tuesday, 9 May, 2017.
FIRST FRIDAY FRIENDS
THURSDAY CLUBThe popular Thursday Club has restarted for the winter session It meets on Thursday at 2pm in the Upper Hall.
The Club is established for retired people, but folk of any age are welcome at any meeting. Annual Club membership is £5 and tea each week will cost 50p. The Club offers to drive the less able to and from meetings - when possible. We’re looking for more volunteer drivers to drive just once a month. Please get in touch with Christina Somerville, tel 667 9797. Further information from Deirdre Eustace or Florence Smith 663 1234
March 2 Kathleen Hendry: From the Sava to the Danube; March 9 Bob McIntosh: Scottish Lighthouses; March16 The Ceilidh Band; March 23 Mavis Bain: Santiago de Compostela, March 30 Kozo Hoshino: Some Pictures in the National Gallery; April 6 Boyd McAdam: The Children’s Hearings System; April 20 Hamish Coghill: Edinburgh Characters; April 27 Honeysuckle Swing - Diana Saunderson & Gus Carmichael; May 4 Outing
Craft Moments is for people who enjoy knitting and other craft activities. It meets in Church House at Mayfield Salisbury on Thursday mornings at 10.00am, fortnightly. If you would like to join us knitting sweaters for Africa, tea cosies for home or squares for blankets, we would be delighted. No expertise required! Come and join us for coffee and chat. No expertise required! All welcome. More details are available here under 'Activities'.
The new session starts on Thursday 17 September from 10am to 12 noon in Church House. We meet to knit and natter. So far, we have sent 3 large packs of baby sweaters and hats to Malawi as well as supplying hats and scarves for the homeless through Bethany. There is plenty of wool and needles and no expertise is needed. Come along for coffee & chat. Sandra Carter and Hilary Watkinson
THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE GROUP
The Thursday morning coffee group meets at Church House, Mayfield Salsibury, on Thursdays, 10.00am-12.00 noon, throughout the year. It is open to all. Please just drop in and join us for tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat. More details are available here under 'Activities'
All walks start promptly at 10.00am from Mayfield Salisbury Church unless stated otherwise.
Further details of this group are available on the Activities page.
Tues 7 Dreghorn-Greenbank 4mls Morvern Cunningham 667 4537 9.55am Morningside Station No 16 Lothian Buses at 10.16
Sat 11 Newhailes to Commonwealth Pool 5mls Bob McNie 667 9391 10am at Church No 30 Lothian Buses at 10.20 Dalkeith Rd
Wed 22 West Linton Circular Walk 3mls Jenny McCallum 667 2888 9.35am Morningside Clock – No 102 Stagecoach Bus at 9.47
Tues 4 Royal Infirmary to Craigmillar 3mls Jenny McCallum 667 2888 10am at Church – No 49 Lothian Buses at 10.14 – Up short hill at start
Wed 19 Gosford Estate Walk 3 mls Rosemary Williamson 667 3249 10 15am Waterloo Place No 124 East Coast Buses for North Berwick
Sat 22 East Linton to North Berwick 7mls Susan Wooding 667 2754 9.30am Waterloo Place No 107 Dunbar Bus mostly level on good paths
Mon 1 Three Lochs Walk Holyrood Park 3mls Jenny McCallum 667 2888 - Note change of date from 8 May to 1 May
EDINBURGH INTER-FAITH ASSOCIATION
Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church is an associate member of Edinburgh Inter-faith Association. Details of the events they organise can be found on their website. Their magazine is available in the Mayfield Salisbury Church vestibule. An informal way to encounter others of the Faiths is to come along to one of the community meals held on the first Monday of the month 6.30pm - 8.00pm at the Methodist Church in Nicolson Square. In a relaxed atmosphere, we listen to one of the group talk about their Faith. Afterwards we enjoy a delicious simple vegetarian meal and chat together. If anyone who wants to go would prefer company, please get in touch with me - Eilie Blackwood (0131 447 9537). Full details of their autumn programme are on our inter-faith page.
PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN NETWORK
The Edinburgh group of PCN meets in Room 2 of the Cluny Centre on Braid Road, which has on-street parking, and is also accessible by bus to Morningside Station. Meetings are on the last Monday of the month, 7.30pm - 9.30pm. All are welcome. We seek to provide a forum where we can explore questions and experiences which are part of our Christian journey. The PCN web site can be accessed here . The Edinburgh Group's Programme can be found under the 'Scotland' section.
NEWINGTON CHURCHES TOGETHER
Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church is a member of Newington Churches Together. Details of events organised by this group can be found on their web site http://www.newingtonchurches.org.uk/
Annual Information Card
The Mayfield Salisbury annual information card for 2016 - 2017 is available here