Canongate Kirk News

Welcome to our News page.  

Happy New Year for 2022!

With restrictions being gradually eased we are monitoring the Covid situation carefully and awaiting further advice from the Church of Scotland.   In the meantime, the Church endorses the Scottish Government’s advice that those planning to attend public gatherings, which obviously include church services,  should first take a lateral flow test.  If the test proves positive or you have any of the symptoms associated with Covid 19 you must stay at home.  Moving into 2022, Sunday services continue as normal starting at 10.30am –  we still need a list of those attending for track and trace purposes and this will simply be dealt with at the church door.    Visitors are especially welcome.    Please be aware that the service will continue to be livestreamed and available on this website.    Please keep an eye on this page for further updates.

Weekly Sunday services may also be heard the following Monday on a landline telephone – simply dial 0131 546 4001 and press 1 when prompted.  Calls are charged at your phone provider’s usual local rate – please let anyone know who might appreciate this kind of connection.   

Read the latest edition of our NEWSLETTER here.  Paper copies can be sent out on request. 

Click on the picture below for Neil’s message for Christmas 2021

Order of Service for Sunday 23rd January 2022

Click on the picture below for the livestream of our Sunday service at 10.30am

Watch more services on our You Tube channel.

 The Revd Katherine Taylor MDiv LLB

One of our recent Assistant Ministers, Katherine Taylor, was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament and inducted to the charge of Tranent Parish Church in East Lothian on Thursday 28th October. The Revd Neil Gardner was invited to be part of a restricted group of colleagues participating in the laying on of hands during the course of the service. Katherine has been recently serving as part-time Locum at Leith North Church, so this is her first fulltime appointment since leaving Canongate in 2019, and we wish her every blessing as she embarks on this exciting new chapter in her ministry.   Read more on the Church of Scotland website here.

Message to the Faith Communities from Professor Jason Leitch

Welcome Service  for Young Christian Climate Network

The Moderator, Lord Wallace, joined a delegation from YCCN for a welcome service at Canongate Kirk on Wednesday 20th October.  Having walked from St Ives in Cornwall, the pilgrims are spending a couple of days in Edinburgh before continuing their walk to Glasgow for COP26.

Climate Change Talk

In the run up to COP26 in November, members of the Eco Group gave a climate change themed lecture in the Harry Younger Hall;  Martin Baker and Alexis Moyer spoke about their personal journeys and thoughts on climate change after years working in the Antarctic and Arctic.   The lecture series is run jointly with our friends at Old St. Paul’s.  The second lecture will be given by Lord Wallace, The Moderator, in Old St Paul’s at 7pm on Thursday 21st October.

Minister appointed Dean of the Order of St John in Scotland

Neil Gardner has been appointed Dean of the Order of St John in Scotland in succession to The Very Revd Dr John Cairns KCVO.  A short video marking the new appointments of Prior, Chancellor and Dean can be seen here


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