Runners up – Scotland’s Dementia Awards

23rd September 2016

Congratulations to Dementia Friendly Pentlands – runners up in the Scotland’s Dementia Awards Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative category. This is just recognition for the time and imagination that has been put into developing Dementia Friendly Pentlands, which has its roots in The Palm cafe.


Sanctuary First Live – 21st September +

19th September 2016

Every Wednesday in September, Sanctuary First will be hosting ‘Sanctuary First Live’ at the Acoustic Cafe in Falkirk featuring live music and interactive discussion. Join us online by following this link as we break new ground in conversation about faith- starting with the theme of identity and how we struggle with identifying ourselves in today’s […]


Last chance to sign the Call?

18th September 2016

Following the secret ballot held on 11th, which overwhelmingly endorsed Rev Dr Groenewald as sole nominee and which he accepted,  many took the opportunity to sign the call on the day or since.  All who are on the congregation’s electoral register are entitled to sign the call even if they were not at the service […]


The 2016 Guild Programme

13th September 2016

This sessions Guild programme is now on the website – take a look and come along.  Click to see the details. 


EvenSpace – Sunday 11 September – 7.30

8th September 2016

There will be a short half hour service on Sunday 11 September at 7.30 pm. The service will offer an opportunity for led prayer with some selected readings and times of quiet, allowing people a place and space to pray for and think of some of the issues facing our church, our community, our world and even ourselves at this time. […]


Bible Study Group restarts 12 September

7th September 2016

The Bible Study Group will resume on Monday the 12th of September, in the Shepherd Room from 7.00 – 8.00 pm. New members welcome – come and join us for an hour on a Monday evening. To start the session we are going to look at the Letter of Jude. Look forward to seeing you […]


Fresh Start Collection

31st August 2016

The next collection of household goods for Fresh Start will take place in the Old Hall (behind the church) on the following dates: Friday 23rd September 10am – 12noon Saturday 24th September 10am – 12noon Sunday 25th September 9.30am – 12noon As ever, please donate goods which are in good, clean condition and please consider donating household […]


The Bridge – September 2016

The September edition of THE BRIDGE is now available here. Contributions for the October edition should be sent to balerno_church_bridge@hotmail.co.uk by 25th September.


Sunday 11th September

30th August 2016

On Sunday 11th September at the 10.00 service Rev Dr Andre Groenewald will be preaching as sole nominee to be our parish minister.  Click on the title to see the full post and for more information. It would be good to have the church full for this important occasion so please tell anyone who may […]


Jo Dalrymple

After almost two years with us, Jo Dalrymple, the Acorn Project’s Outreach Worker is leaving at the end of August. Jo is sorry to be leaving Balerno and we will certainly miss her lively enthusiasm with Messy Church.