St Giles’ Life

St Giles’ is a living church with a congregation of several hundred people who live across the city and beyond. The congregation is led by some fifty elders who share with the Minister the administration of the church and the care of the congregation and parish.

St Giles’ hosts many national and civic events, including the installation by The Queen of new Knights of the Thistle, the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament, the Kirking of the City Council of Edinburgh, the annual St Andrew’s Day service (held on St Andrew’s Day or the first Sunday after 30 November)  and other important commemorative and ecumenical services.  It has been at the heart of the city’s religious life for at least one thousand years and receives over a million visitors each year, who come to experience its unique atmosphere of continuing worship and history.Holy Table Organ (3)

 

Forthcoming events:

The new Newsletter from our St Giles’ can be viewed here:St Giles’ April Newsletter

 

Intimations:

Sunday 15 July – Trinity 7

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by the touring choir from Crosfields Preparatory School, Reading.

The Preacher at the Evening Service at 8pm on Sunday will be The Rev Calum I MacLeod.

We give thanks for the life and service of Mrs Frances Cowan, District 7, who died on 9th July.  A funeral will be held at Mortonhall Crematorium on 31st July at 11.30am.

We welcome to the congregation The Rev Douglas Nicol.

The Annual Congregational meeting to receive the accounts and hear an interim report from the Kirk Session Financial Sustainability Task Force will be held today in the Preston Aisle after the 11.30 service.  This is an important meeting and all members are encouraged to attend.

Each month we receive an appeal from Fresh Start for specific items needed for the starter packs provided to support homeless people when moving into accommodation but cannot afford the costs associated with setting up a home.  For July, the appeal is for towels and single bedding.  These can be donated directly to Fresh Start – see website www.freshstartweb.org.uk or brought to St Giles’.  For further information please contact Carole Hope c.hope1@btinternet.com.  Your support really can make a difference to those who have so very little.

Sunday 8 July- Trinity 6

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be given by the Oxfordshire-based early
music trio, Musical Banquet.

The Preacher at the Evening Service at 8pm on Sunday will be The Very Rev Dr
Sheilagh Kesting.

The Rev Helen Alexander is at a conference this week.

The Cathedral Choir’s new CD recording, Laudate Dominum, AGD 004, is
now available for purchase from the Cathedral Shop.

On Monday 9th July at 7:30pm our final “Exploring Gaelic” lecture (delivered
in English) will be on ‘The Statutes of lona’. Free entry — donations welcome!
For further details visit: www. stgiiescathedral.org. uk/visit/learn-gaelic

The Annual Congregational meeting to receive the accounts and hear an
interim report from the Kirk Session Financial Sustainability Task Force will be
held in the Preston Aisle on Sunday 1 5th July after the 11 .30 service. This is an
important meeting and all members are encouraged to attend.

Sunday 1 July – Trinity 5

St Giles’ at Six at 6pm on Sunday will be an Organ Recital given by Jennifer Chou.

The Preacher at the Evening Service at 8pm on Sunday will be The Rev Helen Alexander.

The Annual Congregational meeting to receive the accounts and hear an interim report from the Kirk Session Financial Sustainability Task Force will be held in the Preston Aisle on Sunday 15th July after the 11.30 service.  This is an important meeting and all members are encouraged to attend.

The Cathedral Choir’s new CD recording, Laudate Dominum, AGD 004, is now available for purchase from the Cathedral Shop.

Each month we receive an appeal from Fresh Start for specific items needed for the starter packs provided to support homeless people when moving into accommodation but cannot afford the costs associated with setting up a home.  For July, the appeal is for towels and single bedding.  These can be donated directly to Fresh Start – see website www.freshstartweb.org.uk or brought to St Giles’.  For further information please contact Carole Hope c.hope1@ btinternet.com.  Your support really can make a difference to those who have so very little.

On Monday 2nd July at 7:30pm our “Exploring Gaelic” lecture (delivered in English) will be on ‘The Wolf of Badenoch’.  Free entry – donations welcome!  For further details visit: www.stgilescathedral.org.uk/visit/learn-gaelic