Intimations Archive week 1

Intimations 18th August 2019


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

Elders: The Quarterly & Communion cards are available in the pigeon holes.

Presbytery are currently seeking assessor elders to act in two congregations in need of support for a period of time. If anyone would like to know more or is interested contact the Minister.

Please remember the Care Van Team in your prayers when they go out on in the evening on Friday 23rd August.

The Mission Committee meets in Room 6 on Monday 19th August at 7.30pm.

‘LOCAL CHURCH REVIEW 2019-2024’ booklet is at the doors of the Church. Please take a copy and help shape our future.

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. Mark donation “for Rock Trust". Many thanks. 

CAR DRIVERS WANTED for Afternoon Communion Sunday 1st September at 3.00pm. If you can help with transport, contact Rona Stevenson (334 4471).  This is a shorter and more relaxed service, with provision for our less sprightly members, although everyone is welcome to attend.  It is followed by a Special Tea and the opportunity to chat over a cuppa.  If you know of anyone who would like to attend, please let them know.  If they are ambulant and require transport, contact Rona.  Wheelchairs can be accommodated in the church for anyone coming by taxi.  Elders and the Visiting Committee please draw this to the attention of anyone you are visiting in your District or on your list. 


Hymns of Praise Service Recording:

The ‘Hymns of Praise’ service on Sunday 4th August was recorded and is now available for download and listening on the St Ninian's website at

It includes eleven favourites selected by the congregation. If you missed the service, here is your chance to catch up and if you were there ‘live’, a chance to enjoy it again! Just select ’Service Recordings’ and click to play or download the selected service.

If you prefer, CDs of the service are also available, as we distribute them to members of the congregation who can’t attend on Sundays. Contact Derek MacGillivray 07818 707675 or

They are free, although you may want to consider a donation to church funds via the weekly offering bag.

The previous five weeks services are also on the website, including the Rev Bill Irving’s take on the Adam and Eve story in Glaswegian poetry on 21st July - well worth a listen!

Garden Open Days the current total for the is £692.95. Thanks to gardeners, their helpers and those who visited the gardens.

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.

Mary’s Meals Fundraiser: Alison Page (Krzyzanowska) was an active member of our church for many years and led our Beginners Sunday School for 10 years before setting sail to live on the Isle of Arran in 2008. Alison is a Mary’s Meals Ambassador & will be reading her latest book “The Tattoo Toorie” in the Martin Shields Hall on Saturday 24thAugust, 10:30 - 12noon. Please come along, meet Alison, hear the story and any young ones can even play some Corrie’s Capers.  Books and mindings on sale as well as tea & coffee.  All money for Mary’s Meals which provides one meal in a place of education to 1,504,471 starving children every school day.



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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



Saturday 14th September

12:00 – 7:00pm


Corstorphine Churches Together is running a pilgrimage to Glasgow cathedral and the Museum of Religious Life for members of the local churches.  There are ten places available to each congregation, allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


The buses will leave Corstorphine at 12:00 noon.  We will travel to Glasgow Cathedral where we will hold a short act of worship.  The Pilgrimage will then divide into groups:


  • to visit the Museum of Religious Life 
  • to walk to the Necropolis (steps & inclines)
  • to explore the Cathedral’s Heritage
  • to visit the Zen Garden and Glasgow’s oldest house


The groups will rotate so that everyone may experience each stage.  Tea and coffee (not included in the price) will be available at the Museum Café.  Following the visits, we will enjoy a buffet meal (please advise any dietary requirements).  We will return to Corstorphine at around 7:00 pm.

The cost is £25-00 per person, which includes the transport and meal.  

If you would like to go, please let Gaynor in the church office know before the 25thAugust. She will give you any further details of how to pay etc.

0131 316 4777 or



Intimations: 7th July 2019

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

At the doors of the Church you will find our ‘LOCAL CHURCH REVIEW 2019-2024’ booklet.Please take a copy and help shape our future.

Deacons:paper from the Minister in your pigeonholes.

Life & Work is available for distribution at the doors of the church.

Decisions taken at the 2019 General Assemblyhave 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.


On Sunday 4th Augustthe morning service will be a Hymns of Praiseservice, 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.

Guild Trip to Kingsknowe Golf Course on Tuesday 16thJuly 2019.         Total cost £15. Meeting at Tesco Car Park (Front) at Meadow Place Road at 2pm. Please contact Irene McCartney on 07951 121642 should you require further information.  

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 Dayshave been volunteered, each day from 2pm to 5pm:

7 July (TODAY) – 2 Hillview Road

14 July – 13 Hillview Road

28 July – 39 Braehead 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.

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.

Shoeboxes:we would welcome empty lidded shoe boxes now for our forthcoming Shoebox appeal – full details of items required after the summer.

Food collection: Between April and June,435 food items have been delivered to the Rock Trust. Many thanks for your continuing generosity which is greatly appreciated.


St. Ninian’s uses the Revised Common Lectionary is an approved week-by-week three-year cycle of biblical readings.  The readings lead us from Advent through the Christian year, the Bible, and Jesus’ life through birth, baptism, his public ministry, his death, resurrection and ascension:


Intimations: 31st March 2019

We welcome visitors to our worship. If you are a visitor, please sign our Visitors’ Book at the door of the church. Please also join us for tea/coffee which will be served in the Martin Shields Hall following the Service.

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

If you would like to readat any of our Services, please add your name to the list in the Vestry.

Elders & Deaconsthe joint meeting of the Kirk Session and the Deacons’ Court to discuss the Local Church review is on Wednesday 3rdApril at 7.30pm in the Burns Hall. The agenda and papers are in the pigeon holes. Extra copies may be found on the window sill of the Deacons’ Room.

Elders & Deacons,please find the minutes of the last Deacons’ Court meeting on 27thFebruary in your pigeon hole.

The Mission Committee are looking for helpto deliver this year’s Congregational Easter Cards to the homes within the Parish.  The cards are available in the Crush Hall at the end of this Service.  Please take a bundle if you are able to help, we would be most grateful. 

Elders with Districts outwith the Parishwill find Easter Cards in their pigeon holes in the Deacons’ Room to be delivered to their District.

Count Your Blessings with Christian Aid.Please find booklets at the doors of the Church which will guide you through your Lenten journey.

 ‘You’re Never Too Old”.Can you make a difference to the life of an older person?  Can you spare some time to volunteer? See our poster on the Crush Hall notice board or speak with Andrew Gibb or Alec Stevenson.

The Old Parish in conjunction with Scotmid Funerals and Esther Elliot, their Workplace Chaplain is starting a Coffee Club for Widowed Menin Costa, St John's Road, commencing in March (first and third Tuesdays of the month) from 10am-11.30am. Poster on the Crush Hall notice board.

The next Issue of “Let’s Talk about Corstorphine” will be published in May/June. Articles and suggestions for articles and suggestions for advertisers would be welcome. Contact Ian Kirkpatrick on 334 5951. The copy date is 15thApril.  Volunteers to assist in obtaining articles and adverts, producing the magazine and distributing it are sought.

The Gallery Art Clubextend a warm invitation to their 20thAnniversary Exhibition, held in the Old Parish Church Hall in the High Street. From Tuesday 9thto Saturday13thApril and from 10.30am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday and on Saturday from 10.30am to 4pm.Come along, have a browse and a cuppa. Youngsters can enjoy drawing in the children’s corner. We do hope you can pay us a visit.

Cyclone Idai Appeal

There will be a retiring collection this morningon behalf of Christian Aid for victims of Cyclone Idai.

Envelopes may be found at the doors of the Church.

More than 2 million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. An estimated 80,000 people have been displaced and at least 240 people have been killed. The death toll is rising fast, with over 1,000 predicted lost.

Christian Aid is already on the ground in Malawi and Zimbabwe. Homes, schools and health facilities have been demolished, roads have been blocked, and water and sanitation infrastructures have been destroyed, heightening the risk of water-borne diseases. Christian Aid has joined the rest of the DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) to raise urgent funds.

If you are a taxpayer, then your donation can be given under Gift Aid. To do this, please complete your details on the envelope which may be found at doors of the Church, tear off the flap, put it in the envelope.

If you do not pay tax, simply place your donation in the plate.

Envelopes received after today will be forwarded to Christian Aid.

Please make cheques payable to St Ninian’s Churchas one total payment will be sent to Christian Aid.

Thank you- Alec Millar: Christian Aid Coordinator

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