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Whether you are just visiting or looking for a church home, you’ll be assured of a warm welcome here at Granton.


If you’d like to find out more about us and get connected into the community please pick up a copy of our information sheet from the back of the church – or ask one of the Welcome Team for a copy.

What to expect
The only thing we ask you to do is to relax. You are with people just like you. Whether you have been here many times or never been to Church before, you can anticipate an encouraging and enlightening experience.

A bit about us
Our style of worship includes both contemporary and traditional hymns and songs. Words are projected on the big screen so you won’t need any hymn books.

Feel free to sit anywhere within the congregation as there are no personalised seats.

Toilets are located in the vestibule at the back of the church and also just through the door on the pulpit side of the church.

Children at the service
Children and babies are more than welcome to stay with their parents throughout the service. Parents are also welcome to use the sofas in the coffee area during the service.

No strings attached
If you are a guest with us today, please don’t feel you need to give any money in the offering. This service is our gift to you.

Find out more and Get Connected
Visit or have a chat with any of the Welcome Team at the back of the church.

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Advent Doors are back

Our Advent Doors returned last week. Each week we reveal a new message on the website – starting last week with “Hope”. Read this week‘s “Peace“ message. Let any of the welcome team know if you‘d like a printed copy.

What’s your favourite hymn?

During January we’ll be trying to fit in hymns that are nominated by the congregation, so if you have a favourite just fill in the slip overleaf and drop it into the box at the back of the church or email Include a few words about why you like it and how it is important to you.

Tree Lighting last Sunday

The event was a great success – see video and photos on the website

Life@GPC – this week’s 5 takeaway notices

    • We welcome back Matthew Bickett today as our guest preacher

      Advent music we will be joining with our neighbours at Inverleith St Serf’s for an evening of Advent music next Sunday 17th December. 6.30pm start

      Getting to Inverleith St Serfs for the Carol Service If you would like a lift or could give a lift please add your name to the sheet at the back of the church

      Day by Day There’s something on every day here at GPC. Check the stand-up leaflets on the coffee tables at the back of the church

      Friday Drop-ins Come and join us on Fridays between 11.30am—1pm for a hot drink and a chat. We are open to all, and there is space for children to play.


Welcome and Introduction


Sandra S

Hymn 1:   

The race that long in darkness pined  


Reading 1:  

Isaiah 40: 1-11 page 701


Intro to the Word :  

advent candle 2



including the Lord’s Prayer


Hymn 2:  

God rest ye merry gentlemen 


Reading 2:    

Mark 1: 1-8 page 45


Sermon part 1  


Matthew Bicket

Hymn 3:   

When out of poverty is born (CH4 291)


Sermon part 2


Matthew Bicket

Pause to ponder


Prayer for Others 



Hymn 4:   

Christ be our light (CH4 543)


Closing Blessing


Matthew B.

Who’s Who


To get in touch with the church by email, send a message to


Parish Assistant

David Moodie

07856 630956

Session Clerk

Dan Docwra

0131 467 4239

To find out more about anything in the bulletin stay on after the service for a coffee and a chat.

Amazing tree lighting event – photos

Beautifully lit up Christmas tree 🥰 it was an amazing turnout. thanks to everyone who welcomed the good citizens of Granton on such a cold evening, and warmed them up with rousing tunes, mince pies and mulled juice! More photos here

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A Feast of Advent – Sunday 17th December @ 6.30pm

A Feast of Advent: Come Carolling with Granton Parish and Inverleith St Serf’s Churches. Carols and Readings at 6.30pm on the 17 December at Inverleith St Serf’s Church, Ferry Road. Festive refreshments will be served after the Service. NOTE THAT UNFORTUNATELY THIS SERVICE WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMED OR RECORDED 

Community Tree Lighting – Sunday 3rd December

Once again we will kick off our Christmas season with the Community Tree lighting event. We are ready for a great night where the community gathers together to celebrate the start of Advent and the lead up to Christmas.

  • Family Worship: 1st Sunday of each Month at 2.30pm

    First Sunday of the Month 2.30pm In the Church Family Worship is an event where families can learn about faith together. Each month we unpack a Bible story using storytelling, crafts, activities, and music. It is free and open to any families who want to join us.

    Family Drop-in Cafe: Fridays 11am – 1pm

    We run a drop-in cafe for families and folks in the community. Come and join us on Fridays for a coffee and a chat! There is a safe play space for younger children with toys and activites.

    Boys’ Brigade : Wednesdays from 6.30pm

    Wednesdays 6.30pm East Hall BB’s is an exciting and fun packed organisation for boys aged P4 – P6. Every week is full of great activities and games, as well as the chance to work towards awards and badges .

    Life Events

    Looking for information on getting married, having your child baptised or arranging a funeral? The Church of Scotland plays an essential role in providing worship and spiritual guidance for key life events, from child blessings and baptisms to marriage and funerals.

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