General Assembly

Norman isn't around this week as it's General Assembly week. As well as being our Parish Minister here at Granton, Norman is also Convener of one of the Church's main departments - the Mission and Discipleship Council. Friday is a big day for Norman, delivering his Council's report. You can watch the Assembly live video feed here and see a summary of all the Conveners' reports here. There is also a daily podcast here. The General Assembly is a significant annual event in the Church of Sc...
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Holy Week and Easter Services

OUR EASTER SERVICES Sunday 14th April: Palm Sunday : 10:30am (Lent Breakfast at 9.00am) Monday 15th April: Short meditation and reflection for Holy Week Monday : 7.30pm Tuesday 16th April: Short meditation and reflection for Holy Week Tuesday: 7.30pm Wednesday 17th April: Short meditation and reflection for Holy Week Wed: 7.30pm Thursday 18th April: Maundy Thursday Communion : 7.30pm Friday 19th April: Service for Good Friday : 7.30pm Sunday 21st April: Easter Sunday Easter...
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Lent Breakfasts – 7th & 14th April

Lent has traditionally been a time where Christians undertake a series of spiritual practices designed to help them connect with God and prepare for Easter. They have ranged from retreat to fasting to acts of kindness to abstinence; the thing we usually associate with Lent. Over Lent we are going to look at some of these ancient practices in our Sunday services whilst giving people a chance to explore them a bit deeper at 2 Lent breakfasts. If you want to join with others over some foo...
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Community Act of Remembrance

Every year Granton Parish Church holds an Act of Remembrance for the community to remember people from the area who fell in the First and Second World Wars, who have served with our Armed Forces or been involved in conflicts around the world - past and present. This year the Act of Remembrance will take place around the Granton War memorial in the grounds of Granton Parish Church in Boswall Parkway on November 11th, from 10:50-11:10, followed by a Remembrance Service inside the church for tho...
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Christmas Hampers

Once again this year we are running our Christmas Hamper fundraising. If you have a donation for the hampers please leave it in the box at the back of the church marked ‘Christmas Hampers’. Remember to check any donated items are in date up to the end of December. And of course remember to buy tickets for your chance to win!   This year's draw will be after church on Sunday 16th December.  
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Teach Me To Pray course – starts 11th September

  We are instructed as Christians to pray continually but not how to pray. The way we pray in church is not the way we pray at home, nor how we might pray walking down the road. There are lots of ways to pray and there are techniques we can use to make prayer easier. This course will help people explore different ways to pray and give you the tools you need to keep prayer at the heart of your Christian life. Whether you are a new Christian or a long time believer there will be ...
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Clothing Swap Shop

After the successful launch of Granton Goes Greener on Saturday 30 June we are delighted to announce that the Clothing Swap Shop will now be staffed by volunteers at the following times: 4-5pm, Mondays 4-30 – 6pm Tuesdays (during the Community Meal) 12 – 1pm Fridays These are the times when people will be around to collect your donations and help you choose your next favourite outfit. The clothes rails are available to browse in the West Hall any time that the church building is open. We ...
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“Success in tackling climate change is absolutely crucial

"Success in tackling climate change is absolutely crucial, it’s the biggest challenge our planet faces." - Deidre Brock MP on launching Granton Goes Greener. We were delighted to have our MP, Deidre Brock, along to formally launchGranton Goes Greener. Deidre had some greate and positive things to say about the project, the community and the church. Here's the full text of her speech.I’m seeing such a difference in Granton these days. Wee patches of wasteland buzzing with life, tyre...
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Granton Goes Greener Lauched

Our Granton Goes Greener project successfully launched on Saturday 30 June. Many thanks to all of you who helped to make this a successful event. We were pleased with the turnout and people who came along enjoyed participating in the many activities including children’s crafts, making miniature gardens and face painting. We’d like to thank Eco-Congregations, Pilton Health Project, the Boys Brigade, Grease Monkeys, Deirdre Brock, MP and the poets and story tellers who helped to make th...
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