What's on at Greenbank

Download Greenbank's programme for 2018/19 (PDF) (revised Dec 2018)

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.

Emergency Evacuation
In the event of an evacuation, Welcome Team members will guide you to the exits.
The Assembly Point is at the Braidburn Valley Park gates.
Children will be taken by Young Church leaders to meet parents at the Park gates.


This Week

Good Friday (19 April)

12 noon – 3pm: The Three hours
[Words, Music and Reflection
in 30 minute sections],
with Bishop Richard Holloway

7.30pm: Readings and music led by combined choirs

Holy Saturday (20 April)

7.30pm: Readings and Music for this still and empty time between Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Sunday 21 April
Easter Sunday

5.30am Dawn service with Baptisms at the Tree Theatre in Braidburn Valley Park, followed by breakfast at the Church

9.30am: Communion

10.30am: All age Easter celebration followed by egg rolling at Braidburn Valley Park

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after the 10.30am
Service by Donald MacLeod (D46).



QII does not meet tonight
Next meeting Sunday 5th May

Avengers Endgame. Family outing
Sunday 28 April
, 2.40pm,  Dominion Cinema.
5 tickets left! Contact Steve a.s.a.p
[£10 adults, £5 under 18s].


Next Week

Sunday 28 April

10.30am: Morning Worship

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after the 10.30am
Service by Caroline Kehoe (D70).



Lent and Easter Appeal
There will be a Retiring Offering each Sunday from today until Easter Day. This year we are supporting Edinburgh Women’s Aid, a charity which provides help for women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse. Helping those who are vulnerable and marginalised is at the centre of our faith and by supporting this project we can make a difference. For more information visit

Scout Group: Thanks
Many thanks to all who assisted in any and every way for the success of our Jumble Sale raising circa £11,000 for Scout Group funds and activities. An amazing amount of work and commitment was put into this success.

Christian Aid Cyclone Idai Appeal
More than 2 million people have been affected in Malawi, Zimbabwe

and Mozambique. The UK government will match fund any donations made via Christian Aid. You can find details of how to help at www.christianaid.org.uk

Events Stewards: Could you join our pool of volunteer stewards for occasional events at Greenbank? Please contact the Minister to find out more.

Christian Aid
The local Christian Aid Committee will soon be looking for help with the work of the Committee. For more information please speak to Fiona Watt, Helen Barnes or David Ferguson.

Christian Aid Week (12 –18 May)
We still need a few volunteers for the house to house collection. Last year we raised over £4,000 in our parish. Please consider helping: contact Fiona Watt fiona.watt@blueyonder.co.uk

Dates for Your Diary

Wed 24 Apr: Midweek Prayers 1pm–1.20pm
All are welcome for a reflective time in the Braid Room.

Sat 27 Apr: Visit to Jewish Sabbath Service
John Stevenson has organised this opportunity to attend a Jewish Sabbath service led by Rabbi Mark Solomon at St Mark's, Castle Terrace, on the morning of 27th April. Let the Minister know if you'd like to be part of this.

Sat 27 Apr: Morlich Coffee Morning
From 10am to 12 noon at Morningside United Church at Holy Corner. Come along and browse the plants, gift and cake/candy stalls and relax with a cup of coffee, tea or juice. Tickets £3 (includes refreshments) are available from Anne Oxbrow after the Service today.

Sun 28 Apr: Kirk Session
The Kirk Session will be constituted in the Main Hall at 10.15am for the admission of new members by profession of faith.

Sun 28 Apr: Fresh Start Collection
Please see the notice board in the Hub corridor for details of items needed. Alison Ambler is taking a 6 month break from the role, during which time Susie Macleod will be standing in as

Co-ordinator. She can be contacted on 0131 447 8367.

Mon 29 Apr: Bible Study Group
Meets fortnightly in the Pentland Room to learn and develop our Christian fellowship and discipleship. We are currently using Christian Character (Lifebuilder), ISBN 9781859993750, which is an inductive Bible study, designed to help us discover for ourselves what Scripture is saying. We start and finish each study period with prayer and follow our study with refreshments. This week: Trusting God [Genesis 22:1-19].

Tue 30 Apr: Kirk Session
The Kirk Session will meet at 7.30pm in the Braid Room. The papers will be available on the elders’ section of the website by 24 April. Anyone who still wishes to receive hard copies should notify the Session Clerk as soon as possible.

Wed 8 May, 10am-5pm: Westminster, Confessions, and The Church
A day conference at New College exploring different aspects of the theology and status of the Westminster Confession, with speakers including our own Prof. David Fergusson. Booking at: http://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/conferences-and-events

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