This week’s Intimations

25th March 2017

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Remember the Foodbank

13th March 2017

Unfortunately there are many who can’t afford to feed themselves, the Foodbank helps. Dried and tinned goods can be left in the box in St Joseph’s Hall. All donations are taken to the foodbank at Holy Trinity Church, Wester Hailes for distribution to people suffering hardship. Thank you everyone, there is still a tremendous need for your donations!

Any Old Ink Cartridges?

Re-cycle your ink cartridges and help Christian Aid at the same time; spent, or full, Canon, Epson and HP ink cartridges can all be used. The recycling point is the grey bin in St Joseph’s Hall, just inside the door but likes a change of scene which means it can sometimes be found nearer the bookshelves.

Dinner Discussion – 22nd March

Come and enjoy good food, good company and hear about The Pentland Hills – Past, Present and Future.  John Stirling from Friends of the Pentlands will be talking. Tickets (£17) from Fellowship Committee Members, Richard Henderson ( or David Booth (

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 : Don’t Feed Exploitation

6th March 2017

Huge thanks from the Fairtrade Village Group to everyone who made yesterday’s Fairtrade Morning such a success: customers, stallholders, workers with kids; poets, school staff, and competition judges; settersup, clearers-up, washers-up and cashers-up; photographer, sound technician, amazing Guild refreshers and all other bakers; welcomers, our Market Traders’ Licence Magician, and too many other kind helpers to mention – we know who […]

Take a FAIRTRADE break in Balerno!

1st March 2017

Don’t miss Balerno’s 2017 Fairtrade Fortnight Coffee/Craft Morning!   This Saturday 4th March 2017 10am – 12 noon in St Joseph’s Centre. Refreshments; home baking (yes please to donations of baking!) and warm Guild hospitality; lovely FT food and craft stalls enabling some of the world’s poorest producers to support their families; children’s activities; Dean Park’s prizewinning poets and FT […]

Do Lent Generously

LENT started 1st March 2017.   Let us all commit to “40acts: do Lent generously”, 40 days of giving back, doing good and living generously. Join the 40acts movement this Lent. Sign up for 40acts, on the website:, click on “get started” and click on the “groups” icon. Enter your name, email address, group […]

A Summer Teaching in Cambodia

12th February 2017

On Sunday 12th February Annabelle MacDonald (the first Louise Duncan Bursar) told us of her summer spent teaching children in Cambodia.  As well as telling us how much education is valued and needed she made a film which we hope will be available shortly.  Here is Annabelle, after the service, pictured with our minister Rev […]

A Special Visitor – Sunday 12th Feb

9th February 2017

On Sunday 12th February Annabelle MacDonald will talk at the 10.00 service about her summer spent teaching young children in Cambodia.  Annabelle was supported by the award of the first Louise Duncan Bursary.  NB Applications for this year’s bursary are currently being accepted until 24th February, click for more information.

THE Valley Service – 29th January

29th January 2017

The annual Valley Service, when the congregations of Balerno Parish Church, Currie Kirk and Juniper Green Parish Church worship in one big service, was in Balerno this year.  A combined choir of 28 led the singing and Adrian Armstrong from the Scottish Bible Society told us about the inspirational effect the bible is having in […]