Sunday Services will be lead by 9 July Reverend Dr Anne Logan 16 July Reverend Dr Anne Logan 23 July Reverend Dr Anne Logan 30 July Deaconess Margaret Gordon Pastoral Cover over Summer Holidays will be by Rev Dr Anne Logan except on Thursdays and Fridays

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Mission and vision of Balerno church – session agreed that as Balerno church, we are inspired by the words of Jesus in Matthew 28:16- 20 “to go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I […]

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Click on the title and you can get the whole of this week’s intimations sheet.

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Andy Lowdnes is Deputy Chair of “Playlist for Life” the charity set up by Sally Magnusson’s after she started writing the book “Where Memories Go”, her journey with her Mother and dementia. Andy is a highly acclaimed and entertaining speaker; offering insight and encouragement to us to find innovative ways to engage with people living with dementia and enable […]

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If you think you feel able to go house-to-house collecting in the Parish (week 15th-20th May), do get in touch: rowena.stewart@ed.ac.uk; Tel: 449 9499.

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Join Team Balerno (Allan & Maureen at present!) and raise money for Fresh Start by taking part in Fresh Start’s Sponsored Walk: Friday 26th May: Starts at 10am from Jubilee Gardens in Stockbridge. Information from Maureen Woodburn 449 6343 or Sandra Easton 449 5035.

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The next collection of household goods for Fresh Start will take place in the Old Hall (behind the church) on the following dates: Friday 5th May 10am – 12noon Saturday 6th May 10am – 12noon Sunday 7th May 9.30am – 12noon Donations of useful, clean household items are gratefully received and will be given to newly […]

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An Easter Newsletter is now available here and includes a letter from our minister Andre Groenewald.

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If you have some space this summer, there are still a couple of places on a Vine Trust home building expedition in the Kilimanjaro area of Tanzania July 9th to August 11th. All ages from 18-70 are welcomed with no experience necessary – you only do what you can! As you’ll know if you helped […]

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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!

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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.

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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 […]

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