14 Dec @ 9:30am
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Informal, reflective service based on Celtic liturgy, followed by tea/coffee.
14 Dec @ 7:30pm
Feed the Minds Carol Concert
at Greyfriars Kirk. All funds raised will support Feed the Minds to help transform through education, the lives of individuals living in some of the world's poorest countries. Tickets £5 per person available from www.edinburghcarols.eventbrite.com or phone Sam on 020 3752 5802.
17 Dec @ 10am
Children and families all join together for the first part of our all-age worship at 10am. Parents/carers can then take under 3s to the coffee lounge where our creche includes some short stories from the bible, whilst children aged 3 and over are meeting in the Queen Margaret Hall for an interactive time of learning through stories, crafts, activities and more. Everyone is then invited to come back into church for the end of the service, where we share a little of what we've been learning. Coffee, juice and biscuits are available after the service.
17 Dec @ 10am
All-Age Service 2017
Theme: 'Joy and Celebration: God visits the Shepherds' led by Rev David Cameron.
Our lively worship service for people of all ages. Activities for pre-school and primary school children - Sundays@10 - get underway part way through the service in the Queen Margaret Hall, and a crèche is available in the coffee lounge from around 10.15am.
17 Dec @ 11:30am
Morning Service 2017
Theme: 'Joy and Celebration: God visits the Shepherds. Lessons and Carols' led by Rev Graham Leitch.
Our more traditional morning service of worship.
17 Dec @ 4pm
Messy Church Queensferry
In the late 1990s Rev John Carrie spent 3 months on sabbatical in Kenya and fell in love with the people and the place. Meantime Tom and Gwenneth Williamson had already made a connection with David Mbae in Chogoria, about 100 miles north of Nairobi, through their son Scott who elected to serve in the hospital there as part of his medical training to become a doctor.
Since then, the Queensferry Parish Church connection with Chogoria has continued to grow through:
- Visits by Queensferry Scouts in 2005 and 2008.
- Reflections and Connections following the Scout trips.
- Training sponsored for three teachers through the John Carrie Memorial Fund.
- Members of the congregation visiting the Chogoria congregations in 2011, the Chogoria Twelve.
More recently, our 1st September 2013 Communion services included a skype call with the Chogoria congregation when we were able to see and hear one another’s gathered congregations live. The QPC folks were able to see and hear from the teachers and many of the pupils whose training we’ve sponsored.
David Mbae, wearing a kilt(!), is pictured on the left with the Olympic Medal winning Kenyan athlete, Kipchoge Keino. David is headmaster of the Chogoria Complex Primary School and is our key contact with the Chogoria church, schools and hospital.
On the right, Rev David Cameron addresses pupils of the Chogoria Girls’ High School during the 2011 visit.