News & Intimations


The online service by Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church is available every week here

  

 

NEWS AND INTIMATIONS

 

THE SECOND BILL MCDONALD LECTURE Dr Rutovitz founder of the
Edinburgh Direct Aid. The lecture will be at 7.00pm in the Sanctuary.
No booking required but please be ready to provide contact details
for test and protect on entering by the West Door. The event will
also be live streamed on the church website. All welcome. 

 

DIGITAL CHURCH  How often are you online? What kind of
content do you use? Websites or apps or blogs? We’d love
to upgrade our digital presence at Mayfield Salisbury, so we
can be an ‘online church’ as well as a ‘church online’, speaking
more clearly of our faith in ways that resonate more widely.
We have resources to do so. To help us see the right route
to take, can we have a couple of minutes of your time to fill
out an easy survey? You can find it online at:
HERE, or via our website.

Ironically, we’ve also got paper copies in the church! If
you’d prefer doing so that way, please put the completed
survey in one of the boxes at the front or rear exit of the
church – thank you!

 

COLLECTION   Most of those who attend worship support our
work through standing orders, but before the first lockdown
we also had a plate collection during the service for visitors
and those who preferred that form of offering. Covid
restrictions still prevent us passing a plate during the service.
Instead we are now inviting those who would have put
offerings in the plate during the service to do so at the close
of the service. In the halls entrance and in the vestibule you
will find a bowl or plate marked ‘Plate Collection’.

Regular and one-off donations, are still possible online through: www.give.net/20311853

 

ST COLUMBA'S JUSTICE AND PEACE   THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
There will be a presentation by a Rosminian priest from India Father
Binu Palakapally about the Order's work and challenges among the
poor. The programme for the evening is Holy Mass at 6.15 pm in the
church on Upper Gray Street, Refreshments in the Main Hall from
7.15 pm, followed by the Speaker at 7.30 pm. Everyone is warmly
welcome to attend all or part of the evening. 



MIDWEEK PRAYERS   You are most welcome to attend a time
of peace, prayer and reflection in the church sanctuary, this
Tuesday at 10.00am.

 

SUSTAINABLE HEATING AND DEVELOPMENT   Part of the future
for Mayfield Salisbury may involve some significant planning
about how we achieve the eco targets set for the church. This
may involve how we upgrade our heating systems; how we wish
to optimise the use of space we have; how we integrate changes
into the sanctuary and other areas of our buildings.

The Kirk Session wishes to set up a working group on sustainable
heating and development to explore the issues so that when
the way forward for Mayfield Salisbury become more clear we
are well placed to understand the options and opportunities and
can begin to make these long term investment decisions. While
some members will be drawn from elders, the session is keen to
ensure that the views and expertise of the congregation feed
into the thinking. If you are interested in this possibility and
taking part in the working group please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES   Our services take place each week at
9.30am and 10.45am. Please enter the sanctuary by the West Door
on Mayfield Road – this is to enable us to proper maintain track
and trace records. Please do call the church office (0780 801 1234)
or check the website for further information:
www.mayfieldsalisbury.org

 

 

PASTORAL CARE If you or someone you know is going into
hospital then please do notify us. If you would like to receive
a visit from our pastoral care team or a regular phone call
contact Kay, our pastoral assistant, and she will safely
organise this for you. Contact Kay McIntosh on
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Books for the Journey

Steve Aisthorpe, Re-Wilding the Church (2020)

Richard Frazer, Travels With a Stick: A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela (2019)

Walter Brueggemann, Virus as a Summons to Faith (2020)

 

Forthcoming Deadlines

Order of service for next week: Thursday at 6.00pm.

Next Grapevine:  Friday 1 October at 6.00pm.

Please send submissions to the Church Manager, William Mearns.

Phone: 0780 801 1234 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Copyright Notices

Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the
Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by
permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916

Some images from Pixabay / MotionWorship under licence.

 

Ecotip: Take up walking and cycling

 

 

 

Social Media

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www.youtube.com/user/MayfieldSalisbChurch

www.flickr.com/photos/98063709@N06/

Youth Instagram: the.msyg

 www.mayfieldsalisbury.org

Scottish Charity Number SC000785

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DIGITAL CHURCH

How often are you online? What kind of content do you use? Websites or apps or blogs? We’d love to upgrade our digital presence at Mayfield Salisbury, so we can be an ‘online church’ as well as a ‘church online’, speaking more clearly of our faith in ways that resonate more widely. We have resources to do so. To help us see the right route to take, can we have a couple of minutes of your time to fill out an easy survey? You can find it online HERE.

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The Second Bill McDonald Lecture

On Sunday 3 October at 7.00pm, the second Bill McDonald lecture will take place.  Dr Rutovitz, founder of the Edinburgh Direct Aid will give the presentation.  The lecture will take place in the main Sanctuary.  No booking is required but please be ready to provide contact details for test and protect when entering by the West Door.  The lecture will also be live streamed on YouTube and this website.

Contact Information

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church,
18 West Mayfield,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1TQ

0131 667 1522 / 0780 801 1234

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Scottish Charity Number: SC000785

Quotations

  • 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

  • 'God is not the answer, God is the question.'
    Herbert McCabe