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At the start of the New Year, the Kirk Session would like to keep you up to date with what is happening with the Presbytery Plan process, now that the agreed draft version of the plan is being finalised.

In 1934 Granton Parish Church moved from Granton Square to Boswall Parkway to be closer to the new communities of Boswall, Granton, Wardieburn, Royston and East Pilton. For almost 100 years we have served the parish of Granton and that will continue well into the future under the “Presbytery Plan” which will see churches across the city join with their neighbouring churches in “unions”.

We are at the very beginning of discussions with our neighbouring congregations of Inverleith St Serf’s, Stockbridge and Wardie, looking at ways that we can join forces to serve our communities. Any unions will be as equal partners with our neighbours, sharing resources to make us stronger than ever to continue to serve the greater Granton area as part of a larger parish in the years to come, with a sharing resources in ministry.

This week, there was a meeting between the Presbytery Development Group and our Kirk Session representatives as part of a wider consultation with all the congregations in our grouping, where we exchanged our hopes and aspirations as we start this new process.

Our next steps will be to build the necessary relationships with our neighbouring congregations that will allow us to fully develop the mission challenges that we are all tasked with to continue to spread the gospel in our corner of Edinburgh.

Our Kirk Session will continue bring you updates regularly throughout the year so that everyone knows what’s happening. Exciting and positive times lie ahead as the church grows stronger than ever as we continue to “Think Bigger”.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please speak to Dan Docwra, our Session Clerk, or any of the Elders.