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Our new online Bible study series on the Psalms, led by Rev Breda Ludik, will start in the coming week. The introduction and a list of the Psalms in the series can be found HERE. An instalment will be uploaded every Wednesday morning, beginning on 27th May and continuing until 1st July. If you have questions or comments for Breda, and would like to take part in a running blog or are interested in joining a Zoom Bible Study session in the evening, please get in touch with him at email@example.com and please forward the link to anyone you think might be interested.
On Sunday 7th June, Trinity Sunday, Rev Neil Gardner will be sharing in the online worship provided by Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, where he is still serving as the Interim Moderator. This can be accessed on-line at https://mayfieldsalisbury.org/index.php/extensions/weekly-sunday-reflections
Canongate Kirk cherry blossom – Monday 20th April 2020
Previous reflections can be found HERE
CANONGATE KIRK AND CORONAVIRUS – 18th March 2020
In the midst of such unprecedented restrictions, the news may or may not have reached you that the Church of Scotland has now announced that all services of public worship are to be suspended with immediate effect. From our perspective this simply means that sadly there can be no Sunday services in Canongate Kirk for the time being.
This does not however mean a complete shutdown! Our website www.canongatekirk.org.uk and social media will stay up and running with regular updates, photographs, prayers and reflections. Please keep a watchful eye on it. In the next few days we shall be compiling a list of members who come into the most vulnerable categories by way of age or underlying health conditions, prioritising especially those who have no family support within reach. We shall endeavour to keep in touch by telephone or e-mail where appropriate, and where possible to ensure a regular supply of essential groceries and prescriptions. At the same time we shall compile a list of those who are willing to offer help and support, by making a friendly phone call or delivering groceries and medicines. Please let us know if you would like to be on either list, or can think of someone who might like to be.
Centuries ago our ancient and beloved parish was founded by King David I after his famously lethal encounter with a stag. To this day our emblem is the cross amidst the antlers, and as we face another lethal challenge we must see in it still a sign of triumph over adversity, of hope over despair.
May God bless you, and all those whom you love and serve and pray for.
Royal Naval Association
On Sunday 15th March, just before the latest restrictions were imposed, we were glad to welcome members and friends of the Edinburgh branch of the Royal Naval Association, marking its 25th anniversary. The service included a parade of standards, and the blessing of a bell which will remain in Canongate Kirk.
The Duke of Kent
HRH The Duke of Kent, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) attended a service in Canongate Kirk on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 to lay up a Regimental Standard. More photos on our Facebook page.
A replica Spitfire makes a poignant backdrop for the annual Act of Remembrance by 603 Squadron on Remembrance Sunday.
Visit of HM The Queen to Canongate Kirk on Sunday 30th June 2019
Photo courtesy ROB MCDOUGALL www.RobMcDougall.com
More photos on our Royal Visit page.