Welcome to the 2019 Fellowship Gathering programme. We are a friendly group of all ages from Canongate Kirk who meet together six evenings a year, usually in the Harry Younger Hall, Lochend Close. Our programme is varied with a mix of light-hearted and more thoughtful gatherings and always refreshments or suppers.
‘To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. ’
This year, we take a verse from Ecclesiastes 3 as inspiration for each evening. All welcome; do come along and bring a friend.
SPRING/SUMMER programme 2019
Thursday March 28th. 7pm at the Harry Younger Hall.
‘To everything there is a season’
A literary celebration of Springtime in books and poetry. If you have a piece you would like to share with the group, please contact the office. Otherwise just come along and look forward to balmier days ahead! With refreshments.
Thursday April 25th. 7pm at the Harry Younger Hall.
‘A time to laugh….and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour…’
A concert by the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan choir. A delightful evening of music and the perfect introduction to our group. No charge, donations very welcome. With refreshments
Thursday May 30th. 7pm. Meet at the entrance to Panmure House.
‘A time to break down, and a time to build up’
Come and visit the newly restored Panmure House adjacent to the Harry Younger Hall. This is Adam Smith’s only remaining home and we are to have a tour and learn more about this pioneering 18th century economist and figure of the Scottish Enlightenment who is buried in our Kirkyard. Followed by a two course potluck supper. No charge; donations and contributions of food or wine very welcome.
AUTUMN/WINTER programme 2019
Thursday September 26th. 7pm at the Harry Younger Hall.
‘A time to keep silence, and a time to speak’
An introductory discussion about the role and nature of prayer in our lives and in our church, facilitated by our assistant Minister, Katherine Taylor. Please come and join us for interesting conversation and refreshments.
Thursday October 31st. 7pm at the Harry Younger Hall.
‘A time of war, and a time of peace’
A talk by our Minister, Neil Gardner, on his experiences as an Army Chaplain. Followed by a two course hot supper with chat and friendship. Tickets £10.
Thursday November 28th. 7pm at the Harry Younger Hall.
‘A time to be born, and a time to die’
A talk by Dr David Oxenham, Consultant in Palliative Care, County Durham and Darlington. Former Medical Director of Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh. David is an experienced Hospice Doctor and public speaker who leads groups with a light touch on the subject of the Hospice movement and end of life care. There will be time for questions and discussion in an informal atmosphere. Refreshments provided.