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

Deacons: paper from the Minister in your pigeon holes.

Decisions taken at the 2019 General Assembly have the potential to reshape the Church of Scotland at every level.  To help Church members and congregations engage with the reform process, Life and Work has released a FREE four-page guide summarising the key decisions. To view the guide visit St. Ninian’s website or  You may want to share this electronically or print copies for others with an interest.  You can read the magazine's full coverage of the General Assembly in the July issue of Life and Work, available from the 14th June.

The next Sermon Discussion Group will take place after our Service this morning in Room 6. All welcome.


On Sunday 4th August the morning service will be a Hymns of Praise service, at which we will sing as many of your favourite hymns as we can fit in to an hour long worship service.  Please let the minister know your favourite hymns by Sunday the 14th of July.  He’ll choose the most popular ones.  You can email him on or leave a message on 0131 334 1324, or jot your favourites down on a piece of paper and pop it in the boxes at the doors of the church.

Buckets are at the doors for your Fresh Start donations. Thank you all in anticipation.

Clothing: we continue to take clothing for every age, bed linen and towels to the Clothing Store.  In addition, the Rock Trust will be pleased to receive clothing suitable for young people aged from 16 to 25 as the RT now have an open session each Wednesday afternoon when they can select clothing for free. It would be helpful to have "clothing for Rock Trust" marked on a donation to them.  Many thanks.

The following Garden Open Days have been volunteered, each day from 2pm to 5pm:

30 June – 32 North Gyle Drive

7 July – 2 Hillview Road

14 July – 13 Hillview Road

If anyone wishes to volunteer to open a garden, this would be welcome, and it would be supported and advertised. Please contact Ian Kirkpatrick on 334 5951.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week: Many thanks to everyone who supported the House-to-House Collection in St Ninian’s parish. The sum raised (including the Soup & Sweet Lunch and Quiz) was £3,307.87 (£3,282.43 in 2018).

Forth Bridge Sponsored Walk: Many thanks to all who walked and sponsored our walkers, when we raised £1,893.00.

3 persons correctly completed Christian Aid Quiz–Book Titles.  The winner drawn from the 3 is Janet Little. The answers have been posted on the Crush Hall notice board.  

The total amount collected for Christian Aid by St Ninian’s (including for the Cyclone Idai Appeal) so far now stands at £6,762.22 for 2019.

Alec Millar 334 1471

Elders & Deacons – Changes to the Data Protection regulations mean that churches now have to ask individuals to “give explicit consent to the processing of personal information” in order to be able to do useful things like print directories of office-bearers, or print names and/or contact details in magazines such as the Quarterly, or include such information in anything uploaded to the web site.  If you have not already completed the relevant Consent Form, you will find one in your pigeon hole in the Deacons’ Room. Please return this to the box in the Deacons’ Room.  Andrew Job is St Ninian’s data protection co-ordinator and he will collate the responses.

The Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly 2019 will be held from the 16th until the 19th of August at Gartmore House near Stirling. Open to young people aged between 17-25 inclusive.

Dates: 5pm on Friday 16th August to 5pm on Monday 19th August 2019.

Poster is displayed on our Church notice board. If you would like to go along than please speak to James.

The next Issue of “Let’s Talk about Corstorphine” will be available later in May. Additional distributors would be appreciated - please contact Ian Kirkpatrick on 334 5951.

WiFi is now available around the Church. Password ‘st-ninians’ for our networks STNINIANS & STNINIANS_5G.

Intimations should be with the Minister, or the Church Office, by 8am on Thursday mornings.

Office address is Tel: 0131 316 4777     Scottish Charity Number SC016557


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