Rev. James Aitken may be contacted on 0131 334 1324 or via email on

Suspension of services in Church:

In line with the recently announced Covid 19 restrictions, it is with regret that we have to suspend the provision of services in the Church for the time being, with immediate effect.  Services continue to be available online on either Facebook or YouTube. If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office by telephone which will be manned during normal office hours.

Deacons’ Court meets this Wednesday 24th February at 7.30pm via Zoom. Details of how to join the meeting and papers will be sent electronically.

If you would like to read during the service, and can video yourself doing so at home, let the minister know.

The Rock Trust is appealing for continuing community support as it struggles to provide food for homeless young people in Edinburgh at this extremely challenging time. If you would like to help, you can make a donation at or you can send a cheque to Rock Trust, 55 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY. 


The Edinburgh Food Project depends on all of us to help families experiencing food poverty. They ask that each time you shop you try to buy just a few extra items, and these make a big difference.

These are the most urgently needed items.

  • RICE
  • JAM

There are donation points at Tesco Corstorphine and both M&S and Morrison’s at the Gyle. 



30 Days with the Gospel of Mark

This online on Zoom Bible Study leads us through the Gospel of Mark, focusing on individual passages for discussion and prayer.  It is open to everyone.

You’ll need to purchase the guide for £4.50 either using the link below, or contact the minister:

Week 1:     Wed 3rd March             Introduction

Week 2:      Monday 8th March        Mark 2: 1 - 12

Week 3:      Monday 15th March     Mark 6: 45 - 56

Week 4:      Monday 22nd March    Mark 9: 2 - 13

Week 5:      Monday 29th March    Mark 14: 12 - 26

7:30pm – 9:00pm

To join email or telephone 334 1324


Corstorphine Window Wanderland – a first!

27th to 28th February 2021 

6pm to 9pm

An outdoor event that we hope will provide some much-needed joy as the winter comes to a close. 

Everyone in the area around Corstorphine town centre is being invited to transform their windows into a magical outdoor gallery between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February.

We would love you to consider becoming part of the Window Wanderland trail by registering to create a display! 

Taking part is free and you can use your windows/garden to do anything you want. It doesn’t have to be complicated and there are loads of ideas to be found on the Window Wanderland website. 

It might just be a good excuse to get some fairy lights out.  

Check out the website:

If you’ve got any questions about the event, you can send an email via the website to the organiser.

Moderator launches new photography competition – ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

To mark the start of Lent, on Wednesday 17 February, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is launching a photo competition – ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ – with both children and adults alike invited to send in their photographs showing the Cross in our everyday surroundings. The winner in each category will be awarded a gift to the charity of their choice.

“Generally speaking, we find Crosses set within church buildings or worn as jewellery. But, when we open our eyes to the possibility, we can begin to see images of the Cross all around us - in both nature and the built environment," Dr Fair said.

Dr Fair, who has spent his year as Moderator reaching out to congregations and churches online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is keen to show that the Cross is an ever-present support in our lives, particularly during difficult times such as these.

“As we head towards Easter, the Cross will come ever more into view - the central symbol of the Christian faith,” Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said.

“Generally speaking, we find Crosses set within church buildings or worn as jewellery. But, when we open our eyes to the possibility, we can begin to see images of the Cross all around us - in both nature and the built environment.

“Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: find a Cross that is ‘hidden in plain sight’ and using your camera, or your phone, take a photograph of it.

“Perhaps it will be two branches on a tree which form a Cross shape. Perhaps you’ll see a Cross in a section of wrought-iron fencing. Maybe you’ll see it in a set of road markings or in a random piece of graffiti?

“The only limit is your imagination. Open your eyes and you’ll see that the Cross is all around you.”

This link gives full details

Or google ‘hidden in plain sight church of scotland’


Parking in Corstorphine and round about:

Project Centre Limited, working on behalf of City Of Edinburgh Council will be undertaking an engagement exercise in your area. This exercise concerns the potential introduction of parking controls as part of the Council’s Strategic Review of Parking and will be starting on 15th February 2021.

The Review assessed parking across Edinburgh, as a means of identifying areas that might benefit from controlled parking. The outcomes from that review were reported to Committee in September 2019, with an expectation that initial consultations in each of the four proposed phases would follow throughout 2020. While the Phase 1 consultation took place in late 2019, the planned consultation for Phase 2, scheduled to take place in April 2020, was postponed as a result of Covid-19.

Phase 2 of this engagement will now take place over a four-week period starting on Monday 15th February 2021. Leaflets will be delivered to every property within the Phase 2 areas of Roseburn, Saughtonhall, Murrayfield and Corstorphine. Anyone interested in the proposals will be able to view plans online, complete a questionnaire and leave comments on an interactive map on our website. We will also be holding virtual drop-in sessions for each of the areas listed above, where attendees can view the proposals, hear in more detail what is being proposed and ask questions regarding these proposals.

The following link takes you to the main landing page for this engagement, where each area of consideration is listed with links to individual pages available. The survey is located on the main page whilst the interactive maps are on the individual pages. Please note that the survey will be open from midnight Monday 15th February. 

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