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You’ll find the latest news from St John’s on this page.

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Annual General Meeting 2023

Annual General Meeting 2023

St John’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 19th November, gathering after coffee morning and will also be streamed on Facebook. The AGM report, the agenda and last year’s minutes will be available on this page. The Vestry report and consolidated...

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Family Fodder

Family Fodder

We’re really pleased to invite any families with children, whether members or not, to join us for lunch after the Sung Eucharist on 12 June.

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Open Evensong

Open Evensong

Now is your chance to find out what it’s like to sing in a church choir! Our choir are holding Open Rehearsals and Open Evensongs during the month of June.

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Exploring Faith Matters

Exploring Faith Matters

Registrations are now open for next’s year’s session of this inspiring and challenging course connecting Christian faith and daily life.

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Jubilee Weekend Worship

Jubilee Weekend Worship

There’s a feast of music and worship at St John’s this Jubilee Weekend, including the opportunity to sing with our choir!

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Peony ‘Peter Brand’

Peony ‘Peter Brand’

A beautiful Paeonia Peter Brand was planted in memory of its name-sake in the dormitory garden recently. We’re looking forward to its beautiful red flowers later in the year.

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Food, Glorious Food!

Food, Glorious Food!

Maybe no hot sausage and mustard, but we enjoyed a veritable treat after the Ascension morning service all the same!

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Reimagining the Church

Reimagining the Church

Join Revd Fiona Bennett, Martin Johnston & Revd Sam Wells for this HeartEdge Event on Tuesday 24 May from 12:30-2 pm at St Columba’s by the Castle.

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Ascension Day

Ascension Day

Thursday 26 May – there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at 8am followed by breakfast.

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Open Gardens!

Open Gardens!

Celebrate the arrival of spring by joining our Eco-Congregation Scotland neighbours from Wardie Parish Church on 14th & 15th May for their Open Gardens event?

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12th January 2020

Sunday 12th January 2020 - Beki Cansdale At the back of church in wellies, waterproofs, iPad and lapel mic. Muttering to myself and making noises of checking things off a list. Looking round the space and counting. Off goes my phone very loudly! I answer - it’s...

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2nd February 2020

Sunday 2nd February - Kenneth Boyd  ST JOHN: Candlemas/Presentation EP: Leviticus 12.1-end; Romans 12.1-18 The Old Testament book of Leviticus is not often read in church nowadays. Hearing this evening’s first reading one can understand why. After giving birth a...

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2nd February 2020

Sunday 2nd February - Clephane Hume Candlemas 2020   Clephane Hume Malachi 3; 1-4. Hebrews 2; 14-18. Luke 2; 22-40 Earlier in the week I passed a church advertising a Candlemas blessing of candles for the year. That was something new to me but I learned that they...

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Sunday 9th February 2020

Sunday 9th February - Eucharist Kenneth Boyd  ST JOHN, 5 after Epiphany, 10.30: Isaiah 58:1-9a; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5: 1-12 Sometime in the 1950s, Patrick Rodger, who later became Bishop of Oxford, was the curate here at St John’s. Soon after his...

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Sunday 16th February 2020 Rosie Addis

Sunday 16th February - Rosie Addis  Edinburgh folk have never set foot inside St John’s, but if you asked them about us they would say we are the place with the murals. On Monday I had the pleasure of looking through several scrapbooks, detailing some of the past...

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Sunday 1st March 2020

Sunday 1st March - Evensong - Markus Duenzkofer  Evensong may be found here (add once site completed) Listen to Our Latest SermonsWorship Services TimesMusicSermonsChildren, Young People and FamiliesExploring ChristianityLiturgyChurch YearWho's Who Ministry Team...

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1st March 2020

Sunday 1st March - Eucharist - Rosie Addis  Vocation and Voice – 10.30am, 1st March 2020 So, here we are again – the first Sunday in Lent. What does Lent mean for you? This period leading up to Holy Week and Easter. Is it a time of oughts and should? Or is this...

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Sunday 13th January 2019

Sunday 13th January - The Baptism of The Lord - Eucharist - Kenneth Boyd  ST JOHN Baptism of Christ (2nd of Epiphany): Isaiah 43.1-7; Acts 8.14-17; Luke 3.15-17, 21-22 “Why don’t they just get on with it?” When people in the street are asked by reporters what...

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Sunday 27th January 2019

Sunday 27 January - Proper 3 Ann Tomlinson ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, PRINCES STREET Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany translated to January 27th 2019 Isaiah 62, 1-5; 1Cor. 12, 1-11; John 2, 1-11 In 1966, the Catholic priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal...

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Sunday 20th January 2019

Sunday 20 January - Proper 2 - Evensong - Beki Cansdale  Found in audio format here (to be added once site completed) Listen to Our Latest SermonsWorship Services TimesMusicSermonsChildren, Young People and FamiliesExploring ChristianityLiturgyChurch YearWho's...

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Sunday 10th February 2019

Sunday 10th February - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany - Evensong - Kenneth Boyd  ST JOHN, 4 before Lent EP: Matthew 7.1-14; 24-27 ‘In your loving is your knowing’ is the title of a book that was published last week. It’s a collection of the previously...

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17th February 2019

Kenneth Boyd Candlemass Eucharist 17 Feb 2019  Kenneth Boyds Eucharist Service from 17 February candlemass may be found here (to be added once site completed) Listen to Our Latest SermonsWorship Services TimesMusicSermonsChildren, Young People and...

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