What’s Happening in and around the Church

Friendship Groups

Lunch Club: Wednesdays at 12.30pm in Craigsbank Chancel Hall – fortnightly. A hot bowl of soup and a generous serving of friendship.

Fellowship Group: Thursdays at 2.30pm at the East Craigs Church Centre – fortnightly

Network: Monday evenings, fortnightly, for evenings of conversation and informative talks – 5 February, ‘Life after Westminster’ – John Barrett and 19 February, ‘Ronald McDonald House’ – Julia Coley

Moving forward: Support group for widowed men: Wednesdays at 10.30am at the Corstorphine Community Centre

Winter Wednesdays: A warm welcome for an hour of peace and quite beautiful music-by-candlelight. This is an opportunity for quiet contemplation in the warm surroundings of Craigsbank Sanctuary. Our last Winter Wednesday of the season is scheduled for 21 February at 7.30pm in the Craigsbank Sanctuary.

Toddle Tots: for parents, grandparents and carers with their toddlers and babies Wednesdays 10.30am in the Craigsbank Hall

Corstorphine Dementia Group: The Jubilee Club meet daily (Mon – Fri) in the Hall behind Carricknowe Church and the ‘Teatime Club’ meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in St Thomas’s Hall. This Club is for members and their carers.

Toastie Thursdays

Our weekly ‘Toastie Thursdays’ lunch-gathering for Craigmount High pupils is hosted in the Craigsbank hall. The goal is to offer Christian hospitality to the children in the parish high school. The catchphrase for the Toastie Thursdays is ‘The best welcome of the week’. At the moment we host about 300 pupils every Thursday. This is a collaborative partnership between our congregation and the Corstorphine Old Parish.

Making Music!

The Singers: weekly practice in the Craigsbank sanctuary on Thursdays from 6.45pm ­– 8.00pm

Junior Music Makers for young children: Craigsbank sanctuary weekly on Thursdays from 5.30pm – 6.30pm, whilst the parents have a coffee and a blether in the Iona Room.

New members for both groups always welcome.

Eco Group – Our immediate environment and global events

Our Eco Group are pleased to be planting trees again on 7 Feb at 1.30pm at Craigievar Park. All are welcome to give a hand. Remember your wellies and to dress appropriately for the weather on the day. Contact Anne Currie at anneicurrie@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

The team have been active on our behalf in other ways too: