Intimations 10th January 2021


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

Suspension of services in Church with immediate effect:

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 will continue to be available online on either Facebook or You Tube using either of the links below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office by telephone which will be manned during normal office hours.

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. 

Corstorphine Community Centre Food Bank

As of now Corstorphine Community Centre are no longer accepting donations. Please do not leave donations outside Corstorphine Community Centre Hub (in St. Johns’ Road) as they will not be used in case they have been contaminated. Please refer to their website for up-to-date news.

To date, £951.82 has been donated to our Christian Aid Christmas Appeal comprising:

JustGiving                                  £540.00

From Church                             £341.82

Cheques delivered to me         £70.00

Current Total                              £951.82


As has been the custom in St Ninian’s for many years now, there has been a retiring collection after the Christmas Eve Service on behalf of Christian Aid.

If you were unable to attend the Christmas Eve Service and you wish to contribute:

  • St Ninian’s have set up a dedicated St Ninian’s page on the JustGiving website for you to donate online to Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal (instructions below)
  • If you don't have internet access, send a cheque made out to St. Ninian's Church to my address in the Church Directory or St. Ninian's Office, 144 St. John's Road, EH12 8AY.

Donations received will be forwarded to Christian Aid.

For those unfamiliar with JustGiving, please follow this procedure using a Computer, Tablet or Smart Phone:

  1. Click on the Just Giving link which for St Ninian’s is:

  1. Click on top right yellow box Donate 
  2. Click on the amount you wish to donate











  1. You can hide your donation amount from public view
  2. Click on yellow box  Continue
  3. Insert message if wished or click on yellow box Continue
  4. Click on yellow box  Continue
  5. Next page heading “Add funds to your page” 

Either click on Continue without Gift Aid or I’m donating my own money

  1. Next page gives Your donation summary
  2. This allows you to claim “Gift Aid” if you are a taxpayer or No, do not add Gift Aid
  3. You will be asked for your details
  4. Click on yellow box Continue
  5. Next page heading: “Your payment method”               choose

Bank Transfer

Google Pay

Credit or Debit Card



If you have difficulty with this, please contact me at

Alec Millar, Christian Aid Co-ordinator

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