Summer Fun Day 2017
Thank you to everyone who made our Summer Fun Day this year a great success. More than 250 people attended (adults and children) to join in the fun and games - thankfully the weather stayed clear until the Fun Day ended. Click on the link below.
Pet Competition 2017
Congratulations to 'Bella' who won our very first Pet Competition, judged by Joyce Armstrong (helped along by some of the visitors on the day) she was a worthy winner. Congratulations also to 'Megan' our gorgeous runner up. Both went away happily with their rosette prize, the first of many I'm sure.
More colours in our church!
The sanctuary is that bit more colourful with the laying up of the Leith Battalion Colours on Sunday 6 November 2016. Drums of our 10th Leith BB Company bugle band formed a drumhead over which the 2 colours (flags) were laid. The minister and the Kirk Session accepted the Colours and they are now laid up alongside the 2 earlier sets of Leith Battalion Colours. This allows the 3 sets covering the whole period of the Battalion to be laid up together in the one place. Please do look up and check the difference in colour (and dust!) between the 3 sets. For those with attention to detail you will have noticed that we have moved the historic single 10th Leith colour to a new position above the pulpit.
National Museum of Flight
14th May 2017
The Junior Section Boys had a visit to the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune Airfield in East Lothian on Sunday 14 May. It was a wonderful day out. The boys loved the interactive galleries with some 25 hands-on activities. The Boys also loved the freedom to move around with the picture showing some of the Boys on the boarding steps of the Comet.
The Junior Section Boys at Camp - May 2017
The photo shows some of the JS Boys enjoying the adventure playground at their annual weekend camp at Lendrickmuir near Rumbling Bridge and Crook of Devon. 26 Boys aged 8-10 with 6 leaders spent Friday to Sunday 19-21 May at SU Scotland’s main base. The site has lots of activities and large grounds and the big house (in the background) is kept in immaculate order. Neil Wood is our cook and provided lots of good food for the Boys. All came home tired with the Boys off school on the Monday (local holiday) enabling recovery!
Fellowship and getting to know each other!
26th May 2017
8 members came together on Friday evening 26 May and walked a circuit round Portobello and the promenade. It was a wonderful sunny warm evening. Simple pleasures walking and chatting with friends in the fresh air amongst lots of people who are all busy enjoying life. We will do this again in September, please come along. Can’t guarantee similar weather!
Sharing our green space with our community
Truly our church yard is appreciated by our neighbours and members of the Leith community. Each Thursday afternoon when the gardening team is out and about working on the borders and the secret garden a number of compliments are received and also lots of feedback about just what a lovely walk it is from Constitution St to the Kirkgate.
With opening the church on Thursday afternoons many more locals and visitors are seeing the inside and we hear so many ‘Wow’s and ‘Amazing’.
Making more of our wonderful sanctuary, and church halls.
The space known as the ‘prayer area’ in our church is rarely used and indeed was cluttered with large items of furniture. So we thought to change and try things differently and enable folks to use this space and at the same time be within such wonderful surroundings.
The Communion table has been relocated back to the church halls site where it sat previously within the Kirkgate Church. The communion table is helping create a ‘quiet area’ within the Leask Hall where on occasion people who wish a quiet space and time to reflect can go.
The picture shows the space in our sanctuary being used to exhibit photos of old Leith. Some 60 members of the HMS Conway Association visited the Church and Trinity House on 27 May and took in the display. A Kirk Session meeting has also been held using this space. The other picture shows the Communion table sitting in the Leask Hall helping create the atmosphere for times of quietness and reflection.