News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 21st April

Sunday 21st April
There will be a congregational fellowship in the MA Hall, following the evening service. Jackie Keddie will speak about the work of Street Pastors. All very welcome.
Tuesday 23rd April:
-WFM meets at 7.30pm for it’s AGM in the Session Room, Kenneth Street
-Basic Christianity discussion group will meet from 7:30-9pm in the MA Hall. Please join us in a relaxed informal setting to explore what Christianity is all about.
Saturday 27th April
The Ladies Walking Group will be setting off from the car park at the Lews Castle museum at 11am for a walk in the Castle Grounds. All very welcome.
Help Wanted
The Parent and Toddler group are looking for help with kitchen duties only from 1pm-3pm on a Tuesday or from 9.45am-11.45am on a Thursday, on a rota basis. Please contact Dolly Mackay on 704594 if you can help or if you would like any further information. Thank you.

WFM Annual Event
Booking forms are available now for the WfM Annual Event, due to be held in the Cabarfeidh Hotel on Friday 7th June, from 5-10pm. The speaker will me Megan Paterson on the theme of “Listening to the Shepherd’s Voice.” Megan has served in Benin Republic, West Africa and currently works with Serving In Mission as Education Consultant engaging with teachers worldwide. Booking is essential using the booking form provided. Please contact Donna (702279) or Mairianne (703860) for a booking form. The cost, including a three-course meal, is £30.

Meeting for Teachers
Christian Values in Education Scotland and Serving in Mission have jointly arranged a meeting for Christian teachers and others interested in education on Thursday 6th June, in the MAMM Hall at 8pm. The meeting will be hosted by Megan Paterson (see above) and will involve fellowship, information, prayer and discussion. Tea/coffee and cake will be available. Please contact Victoria Myles at [email protected] , or Donna (702279) if you wish to attend, so that they will know how many to cater for.

Cornerstone Church Plant
Building Appeal:  Cornerstone Church Plant was started in 2014 as an outreach from St Columba’s Free Church. Edinburgh.  It is located in the Morningside and Bruntsfield area of the city and is currently made up of 100 adults and 40 children. The congregation is committed to mission, evangelism and church planting.  Their aim is to build a strong congregation that will be a resource for mission and ministry across Scotland for future decades.

In 2013 the congregation was gifted The Old Schoolhouse in what has been regarded as an act of remarkable generosity.  It is an attractive listed building and a treasured landmark in the Morningside area of Edinburgh.  It is also an ideal base for mission and ministry.  The building is, however, in need of substantial repair and refurbishment. The congregation has prepared a plan that will sensitively restore and redesign it to create more space for a growing congregation to gather for worship, and provide an accessible and attractive resource for local community groups. The project cost is £300,000 plus VAT.  For a new congregation, this is a massive challenge but £40,000, has been already been raised and it hopes to raise a further £100,000.  

For the remainder, the Cornerstone congregation is appealing to the wider Free Church to contribute towards the project.  If anyone in the congregation feels inclined to support it, they should place their contribution in an envelope clearly marked ‘Cornerstone’ and place it in any of the collection plates at the church or Seminary. Further information about the project can be found on   

Read the New Testament in 2019 For those participating in the Free Church’s Generation Bible Read Through Project, the chapters in the reading plan for this week are Luke 12-17.  

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm in the Seminary
Wednesday – English – Rev Kenneth I Macleod 
Thursday – Gaelic – Rev James Maciver 
Saturday – English
Children and youth groups 
Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) and Thursday (9.45-11.45am) 

C Club (6-7pm) and Crosstrax (7-8.30pm) on Monday in the hall  
Kidz Zone meets at 6.15-7.30pm on Thursday in the hall


Sunday 28th April
YF will be going to Carloway for the evening service and afterfellowship, God willing.


Tuesday 30th April
The Craft Group meets in the Hall from 7.30pm. All welcome.