Last Chance to Vote for the New Parish Project

Thank you to all who have contributed towards a final donation to Fr Nicklas Maria. After collating all amounts given via Jessie’s box, bank transfer and the proceeds from the BBQ, I am pleased to tell you that we have now made a donation to Fr Nicklas Maria of £3,100.  Thank you all for your generosity, such an amount will make a significant difference in his parish in Russia. Please remember to vote for our new parish project to take effect from January. Voting forms can be found at the back of the Church and completed forms can be posted in the box marked in the Parish Rooms. The forms will be reviewed and the votes counted after today.

As you will recall, Fr Nicklas Maria was nominated as our ‘Parish Project’ at the beginning of 2016 for a period of 3 years.  Now that the 3 years is almost at an end, we would like you, the parish, to vote again so that we can determine our parish project for the next 3 years beginning in January 2020.  Forms are now available at the back of the Church which include some suggestions as well as a space if you would like to nominate another beneficiary not already put forward. Completed forms can be posted into the box marked ‘Parish Project Nominations’ on the sideboard in the Parish Rooms.  It is planned that forms will then be reviewed and votes counted after 15th December and the new parish project announced at the end of the year. In the meantime, if you would like to make a final contribution towards a last donation to Fr Nicklas at the beginning of December, please do so before the end of this month.  You can give either by putting a cash donation into ‘Jessie’s Box’ at the back of the church, or by making a bank transfer to the parish bank account including the word ‘project’ in the payment reference.  If you need any further details on how to do this, please email Caroline Reid on finance@stmaryscathedral.co.uk.

Parish Project Update

As you will recall, Fr Nicklas Maria was nominated as our ‘Parish Project’ at the beginning of 2016 for a period of 3 years.  Now that the 3 years is almost at an end, we would like you, the parish, to vote again so that we can determine our parish project for the next 3 years beginning in January 2020.  Forms are now available at the back of the Church which include some suggestions as well as a space if you would like to nominate another beneficiary not already put forward.  Completed forms can be posted into the box marked ‘Parish Project Nominations’ on the sideboard in the Parish Rooms.  It is planned that forms will then be reviewed and votes counted after 15th December and the new parish project announced at the end of the year. In the meantime, if you would like to make a final contribution towards a last donation to Fr Nicklas at the beginning of December, please do so before the end of this month.  You can give either by putting a cash donation into ‘Jessie’s Box’ at the back of the church, or by making a bank transfer to the parish bank account including the word ‘project’ in the payment reference.  If you need any further details on how to do this, please email Caroline Reid on finance@stmaryscathedral.co.uk.

Join or Support our ‘Sleep In the Park’-Team

Homelessness

SocialBite, the Edinburgh-based charity that supports the homeless, has once again organised a fund-raising ‘Sleep in the Park’ in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh on Saturday 7th December. Two parishioner, Maggie Paterson and James Walker, are going to be there. If you would like to join them please contact James on 07704537717 or jameswalker5330@gmail.com. If you would like to sponsor them, please speak to one of them or use:  uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/MaggiesTeamforSleepinthePark2019. Thank you!

Parish Project

The Parish Council have voted to send the net proceeds from our recent annual BBQ to Fr Nicklas Maria in Russia, our current ‘parish project’.  Now that the proceeds have now been quantified, you will be pleased to know that around £1,400 (net of expenses) was raised! You may recall, when the parish nominated Fr Nicklas as our ‘parish project’, the nomination was to be effective for a period of 3 years.  Incredibly, the 3 years will be up at the end of this year and therefore we will shortly be seeking suggestions from you for our next parish project.  In the meantime, if you would like to make a final contribution towards a last donation to Fr Nicklas at the beginning of December, please do so before the end of this month.  You can give either by putting a cash donation into ‘Jessie’s Box’ at the back of the church, or by making a bank transfer to the parish bank account including the word ‘project’ in the payment reference.  If you need any further details on how to do this, please email Caroline Reid in the parish office on finance@stmaryscathedral.co.uk.

Thank you from the “Together with Cambodia Project”

A massive thank you to all who ventured out on such a cold, wet night to support the Cathedral fundraiser and Together with Cambodia Project for the poorest communities of Cambodia. You raised a phenomenal £2263 on the night. Such fantastic generosity. 100% of this money will go directly to those who need it most. Look out for future updates on this project. Special thanks to Vito at Jolly Ritorantein Elm Row for delicious Pizza.

Parish Project

The Parish Council have voted to send the net proceeds from our recent annual BBQ to Fr Nicklas Maria in Russia, our current ‘parish project’.  Now that the proceeds have now been quantified, you will be pleased to know that around £1,400 (net of expenses) was raised! You may recall, when the parish nominated Fr Nicklas as our ‘parish project’, the nomination was to be effective for a period of 3 years.  Incredibly, the 3 years will be up at the end of this year and therefore we will shortly be seeking suggestions from you for our next parish project.  In the meantime, if you would like to make a final contribution towards a last donation to Fr Nicklas at the beginning of December, please do so before the end of this month.  You can give either by putting a cash donation into ‘Jessie’s Box’ at the back of the church, or by making a bank transfer to the parish bank account including the word ‘project’ in the payment reference.  If you need any further details on how to do this, please email Caroline Reid in the parish office on finance@stmaryscathedral.co.uk.

Quiz Night – This Friday in the Cathedral Hall, 7pm-11pm

Together with the Cambodia Project, the Cathedral is raising funds to help support the poorest people of Cambodia by organizing a Quiz Night. So please brush up your general knowledge, message all your family and friends, put a team together (or join up with others) and come along for a fun evening for a worthy cause.

Tickets are £10 per adult, including pizza, email Kate on togetherwithcambodia.twc@gmail.com 07590378426.