What's on at Greenbank

Our Minister Rev Dr Martin Ritchie

Download Greenbank's programme for 2017/18 (revised October 2017) (PDF)
Download Greenbank's programme for 2018/19 (PDF)
Link to Presbytery of Edinburgh Newsletters

The Calendar describes the scheduled meetings of our organisations, and other events in Greenbank.

If you would like to include an intimation in the Order of Service please submit it to the Church Administrator as early as possible and no later than 10am on Thursday. The Church Office is closed each day from 12 noon until 1.30pm and access to the building is not likely to be possible during these hours.

This Week

Sunday 20 May
The Day of Pentecost

9.30am Pentecost Communion
in the Braid Room

10.30am Worship for Pentecost
led by Rev Dr Martin Ritchie
and Mr Steven Chaffee

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after the Service by Diana Hastings (D33) &
Clare Campbell (D31A, D32).

Steve Chaffee will be going to Heart and Soul (see intimation below) in Princes Street Gardens after the 10.30am Service today (leaving Greenbank at 12.30pm). You are welcome to join him.

Next Week

Sunday 27 May
Trinity Sunday

10.30am Worship led by
Rev Dr Martin Ritchie, Mr Steve Chaffee and Rev Ian Scott

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after the Service by Robin Nimmo (D8)


Alan Irvine, our Organist and Choirmaster, is retiring at the end of May, after 14 years of service. Should you wish to contribute to a leaving gift for Alan, please put your contribution into the Church Office, marked ‘Gift for Alan Irvine’.

Tool collection
Many thanks to everyone who donated tools last week to the charity Garvald. We plan to repeat this in the autumn.

Rev Dr John Stevenson: Sermons
A collection of Rev Dr John Stevenson’s sermons entitled ‘Why Did Jesus Die’ have been collated and produced as a booklet. For an electronic copy please email the Church Office. Hard copies are available on request; donations towards printing are welcome.

Fresh Start
Volunteers are sought to assist in transporting occasional collections from Greenbank to Granton. For further information please email Alison Ambler.

Photographic Competition 2018
Care for Creation

Please submit (in landscape orientation) photographs illustrative of: The Wonder of Creation, Care for Creation, Climate Change, Rural or Urban Land Use, or Sustainability. Submit your photographs as email attachments to greenbankparish@gmail.com with a Subject line of ‘Photographic Competition 2018’; for each photograph include a hymn or bible reference and briefly describe the subject. The deadline is Sunday 29th July. Submit as many entries as you wish. Entries will be displayed in the corridor beside the Braid and Hermitage rooms during the month of August, when you will able to vote for your favourites.

Dates for your Diary

Sun 20 May 12.30pm–6pm: Heart and Soul
Come and celebrate the Life and Work of the Church of Scotland in Princes Street Gardens. Young people and families can look forward to the new Family Stage where we will be hosting a giant picnic with Fischy Music, games, stories, and lots of fun from 12.30pm to 3pm. For older youth, there will be an event on the evening of Saturday 19 which aims to attract up to 1,000 young people for a mix of live music and worship in partnership with Powerpoint Scotland.

Sat 26 May, 10am–1pm: Christian Aid Spring Fair
Please come to this year’s Christian Aid Spring Fair at Morningside Parish Church. In addition to the usual stalls there will be a musical interlude from 11.00am to 11.45am. This will include singing, trumpet, piano, accordion, and organ. There will also be short story tellings at 10.30am and 11.30am.
Donations of books, baking and preserves and will be gratefully received by committee members,

Fiona Watt, Helen Barnes and David Ferguson.

Tues 29 May: Singing in the Rain
Dominion Cinema, 7.30pm–10.30pm
Click here to buy tickets.

Join us for an evening of nostalgia in aid of Children's Literature for Children, the charity that sends books to Africa to children who have no books!
Singing in the Rain, with Gene Kelly and Debbie Renolds, is frequently regarded as the best film musical ever made.

Thurs 14 Jun: BAGs is back!! - BBQ and Quiz night
In the Centenary Hall at 8pm. After a period of intense planning (almost 2 years!?) "Blokes at Greenbank" are delighted to invite all men aged 18-118 to a BBQ and Quiz Night. To help with catering arrangements please add your name to the list in the church hall corridor or email Kenny Htet-Khin or one of the BAG "committee" members. Donation of £5 on the door.

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