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Sunday, 18 August 2019

CRAMOND KIRK MEMORIAL GARDEN PLANNING APPLICATION A planning application has been made by the Kirk Session to Edinburgh City Council to provide a Memorial Garden within the Manse grounds. The Garden is needed as there is no more space in the Kirkyard for memorial stones & Session wish to continue to provide a facility for the congregation & local community. It is essential that we have support from the community & we would be grateful if you could give your support to the proposal at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/planningcomments, then search on “memorial garden” or the application number “19/03579/FUL”. Your own comments as well as mention of the much needed community facility in an appropriate residential location & in accordance with policies Hou 7 and Hou 10 of the Edinburgh Local Development Plan (2016) can be made. Please press “Submit & Register” on completion. Submissions must be made by 21 August.

SING & EAT CAKE! Please join us for afternoon tea with Sing for Fun on Thursday, 22 August from 2 pm – 3.30 pm in the Kirk Hall. The Sing for Fun group will entertain everyone for the first half of the afternoon & Leslie Pendreigh will be our resident pianist for the second half. Donations will go to the Almond Mains Initiative.

“SWEATY CHURCH” From 4.30 – 6.30 pm on Sunday, 25 August Sunday Club will be running another “Sweaty Church” event – this time a cycle/scoot along the front at Cramond. This is for all the family & all ages are welcome. Following the “Disciples’ Relay” cycle/scoot, we’ll head back to the Kirk Hall for a picnic & games. If you would like to join us, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk or call 336 2036. The cyclists/scooters will be meeting at the Cramond flagpole at 4.30 pm.

GRAPEVINE The next edition of Grapevine should be available for collection by distributors from the Kirk Hall on Sunday, 1 September.

CHAT & COFFEE A "pop-up cafe" in the Gathering Space of the Kirk Hall is now open on Thursdays from 10.30 am - 12 noon. This is simply an opportunity to meet, talk & enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. So far we've enjoyed the company of children with their carers as they wait for music sessions as well as numerous regulars & visitors. Iain Majcher will be around to get to know some of you & eventually hopes to offer a pop-up church for those interested. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday. 

 “IN PERPETUITY” AT LAURISTON CASTLE One hundred years ago, the Imperial War Graves Commission began the monumental task of commemorating the fallen of the Great War in all theatres of conflict. The British Empire was still reeling from the scale of her losses & so commemoration of the dead & the missing was an especially emotive topic. A century later men & women are commemorated in cemeteries & on memorials which span the globe.  Wherever they lie or wherever their names are carved, the CWGC has vowed to honour them ‘in perpetuity.’ Ailsa Clarke’s talk will explore the founding philosophy of the commission, the huge task of creating the cemeteries & how the work of the CWGC continues to this day. The talk will take place at 10.30 am on Monday, 19 August. Tickets cost £9 & there will also be coffee & cake & a chance to have a tour of the castle. Further details & tickets are available at www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venue/lauriston-castle

BIBLE STUDY Reverend Stanley Okeke invites you to join him for an evening of Bible Study. The first evening is being held on Wednesday, 21 August from 7.00 – 8.30 pm in the Session House.

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A CREATIVE CAT LOVER Many people will have fond memories of Pauline Rae who sadly died earlier this year. Back in 2013/14 Pauline spent a year taking photos of her cat Biddy - one for each day of the year - & during her illness Pauline & her sister Val decided to turn some of the photos into a little book as a tribute to the love of her cat, her home & all the interesting objects & art around her. Val has published the book on the Blurb website & if you visit the web address below, you can browse through the book. Copies can also be purchased on the website. We hope you enjoy the book as much as Pauline did creating it. https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/9559634-a-year-of-the-life-of-a-creative-cat-lover

SCOUT BAKE SALE Eilidh, Ellie & Amy are holding a bake sale in the Kirk Hall following the 10 am service on Sunday, 25 August to help raise money for their trip to the European Scout Jamboree in Poland next year. Please don’t forget your money as you wouldn’t want to miss some excellent baking.

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS offers self-help groups to those affected by drug abuse or related problems & exists to help parents, partners, siblings, children or friends of those struggling with drug addiction.  Through Families Anonymous groups, members learn to come to terms with the problem that is disrupting their lives.  Attending meetings helps members to adopt an honest & consistent approach to the addict.  This in turn often brings the addict to realise that he/she needs help to live without drugs.  Experience has shown that help for the friends & family means important help for the drug dependent person. Families Anonymous meetings are held in Cramond Kirk Hall every Tuesday from 7.30 pm – 9 pm & the last Saturday of each month from 10 am – 11.30 am.  For further details please call Lisa on 07802 973535 or Tracy on 07846 360453 or the national helpline on 0207 4984 680 between 1 pm & 4 pm or 6 & 9 pm, 7 days a week.

EU CITIZENS IN SCOTLAND As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the Scottish people & Government want EU citizens to know that their contribution to Scottish life is greatly valued & appreciated & everything will be done to help them stay in Scotland. To help guide EU citizens through the steps they need to take, the Stay in Scotland package has been produced by the Scottish Government & support & advice can be accessed at mygov.scot/euexit

SOUL SPACE AT ST CUTHBERT’S On the first Wednesday of every month St Cuthbert’s Church on Lothian Road opens its doors from 12.30 – 7 pm for anyone seeking a quiet space. Short reflections will be led at 1 pm & 6 pm & during these reflections a different group or experience will be explored, starting on Wednesday, 4 September with “Building”. For further details of the Soul Space programme, please visit https://stcuthberts-edinburgh.uk

CRAMOND KIRK BADMINTON CLUB starts its new session on Thursday, 5 September. The Club plays at Cargilfield School every Thursday from 8.15 – 10.15 pm. Players of all ages & abilities are welcome. Membership costs £65 (£35 for juniors) per year with a £1 shuttle fee each time you play. For further details, please contact Claire Burrell at clairemburrell@gmail.com

CYCLE FOR FRESH START If you would like to support the Cramond Kirk team on the Pedal for Scotland cycle run from Glasgow to Edinburgh on 8 September, please add your name to the sponsorship form in the Session House. Donations can also be left in the box beside the form. And if you would like to join the team, please contact the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

ART, CONFLICT & REMEMBERING An exhibition entitled ‘Art, Conflict & Remembering : the Murals of the Bogside Artists’ is being held in the Rainy Hall, New College from 21-26 August (10 am – 10 pm) & 27 August – 3 September (11 am – 5 pm). The exhibition tells the story of the Troubles through 12 large-scale murals of ‘The People’s Gallery’ in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The murals draw attention to the non-sectarian Civil Rights movement in the late 1960s & the effects of the evolving conflict on the lives of ordinary people. The exhibition provides an important talking point for processing the painful past, for exploring the difficult journey towards peaceful futures & for reflecting on the complex role of the arts in building just peace. For further details & for free tickets to the opening night & panel discussion on Tuesday, 20 August, please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-conflict-remembering-the-murals-of-the-bogside-artists-tickets-65648916677


8 August        Alastair Kidd



Sunday, 25 August

8.45 am : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 1 September

8.5 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Morning Worship