Parish Youth Group – Sunday at 5.45pm

The new Junior Youth Group meets for the last time before the Christmas break in St Andrew’s Church in Ravelston tonight at 5.45pm-7.30pm. Next week, 24th November, we’re going trampolining! We’ll leave at 11.30am from Ravelston and return at 5.30pm. Cost of £10 (siblings half-price) includes transport, entrance fee and lunch. Deadline for registration is Wednesday 20th – speak to Fr Jamie today!    

Young Adults Group – Film Night – Tuesday 7pm

As we reach the end of our series of talks on the Eucharist, this Tuesday in the Cathedral Café there will be a showing of the classic film ‘A Man For All Seasons’, which tells the story of St Thomas More’s courageous defence of the freedom of conscience in public life at the time of the English Reformation. Some popcorn, crisps and drinks will be provided – but feel free to bring your own! Doors open at 7pm, film begins at 7.30pm.    

Parish Youth Group – Tonight in Ravelston at 6pm

The new parish Junior Youth Group (for P4-P7) will meet for the second time tonight (Sunday). It was a great time last week, so if your child would like to join the group, please come to the church at 6pm-7.30pm. The group is supervised by a team of trained Youth Leaders who have all been registered and PVG’d. Parents please encourage your kids to come along – to learn a bit about the faith and to have fun with other kids.

“Once in a Lifetime…” Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – June 2021

As many of you will have noticed, I have become increasingly interested in the Scriptures in recent years and to that end travelled to the Holy Land last Summer. I was so overwhelmed by the experience of being in the places where the Lord had been that I quickly felt a desire to share the experience with others. Since coming back, therefore, I have been working with various travel firms to come up with a plan for a Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I have, as you will not be surprised to know, quite fixed ideas about how to approach this pilgrimage. I wanted good scheduled flights from Edinburgh, and I wanted to stay in specific hotels in both Galilee and Jerusalem. My idea being that, for most people, this will be a “once in a lifetime” trip and therefore I would prefer everything to be just right rather than cutting costs. The Pilgrimage will be in June 2021 and it will not be cheap, but that does give everyone time to save up. We will go for 11 days – which it just right. It will also be an (unashamedly) religious pilgrimage, the purpose of which will be for us all to grow closer to the Lord by following his footsteps. The indicative cost for 11 days, full board, staying in good hotels, and flying BA will be £2,155. I know it is expensive, but I think it will be worth it. If you are interested, please will you sign your name on the list at the back of the Church. Once we have an idea of numbers interested – we will have a preliminary meeting with the Tour Operator. There is no commitment until the time to pay a deposit. Think about it – I think it will be a wonderful time of grace…