Local Church Review 2019



2019 - 2024

Do you have the skills St. Ninian’s is looking for?

Would you like to be involved in shaping our future?


In the Spring of 2019, the Presbytery of Edinburgh carried out its five-year Local Church Review of St. Ninian’s.  The Kirk Session and the Deacons’ Court were asked to describe the current worship, ministry and mission of the congregation, and to identify a series of Next Steps to develop St. Ninian’s over the next five years.

The Kirk Session and Deacons’ Court appointed a group to draft a response to the Review.  The group asked the congregation for its views on what we currently do and what we need to do next.  Drawing on your responses, and on the Kirk Session’s and Deacons’ Court’s guidance, the group proposed five Next Steps.

Would you like to be part of taking forward these Next Steps? 

If you believe that you have the skills to offer, or a particular interest in any of these areas, and would like to volunteer to be on a working group - or if you would just like to know more, see the pages below or please contact the minister:

0131 334 1324 or JAitken@churchofscotland.org.uk


The Presbytery expects congregations to implement their Next Steps over the five-year period between Local Church Reviews.  One of our Next Steps is to offer the teenagers in the congregation an opportunity to go on an Annual Adventure.  This project is already being taken forward by the Alpha Sunday School leaders.

The other Next Steps to be taken forward over this period are to establish working groups to look at four aspects of the congregation’s life, and to report back to the Kirk Session and Deacons’ Court with recommendations for implementing developments in these areas.  These four aspects of the congregation’s life are:

Worship - is there a need for an additional worship service that appeals to people who don’t come to our Sunday morning 10:30 service?

Technology and Communication - as modern communication technologies are used by more and more people, especially young people, how might we make use of a range of technologies to communicate the Gospel better amongst ourselves, during worship, and to the world around us?

Building Accessibility - in line with the Church of Scotland’s General Trustees’ programme to ensure that the Church’s buildings are fit for the 21st century, are there ways that our building could be a more modern, appealing and accessible space for worship and mission?

Outreach - are there needs in our local community that aren’t being met, and could we work with our neighbours to address one or more of those needs?

For more information about these working groups see the pages below for their more detailed remits, which were presented to the Presbytery.

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Worship Working Group
Worship working group text steps

Technology and Communications Working Group
Technology and Communications Working Group next steps

Outreach Working Group
Outreach Working Group next steps

Accessibility Working Group
Accessibility Working Group next steps

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