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!    

“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…

Faith Summertime Youth Camp

Forms are now available for the annual Summer Camp at Ampleforth Abbey from 16-19 July for our 9 to 15 year olds. It promises to be a great few days of fun as well as learning more about the faith. The price of £160 includes transport to Ampleforth, full board, all activities and entrance to Flamingo Land Theme Park. See Fr Patrick or Fr Nick for more details.

Faith Summertime Youth Camp

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Forms are now available for the annual Summer Camp at Ampleforth Abbey from 16-19 July for our 9 to 15 year olds. It promises to be a great few days of fun as well as learning more about the faith. The price of £160 includes transport to Ampleforth, full board, all activities and entrance to Flamingo Land Theme Park. See Fr Patrick or Fr Nick for more details.

Faith Summertime trip to Ampleforth

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Advance notice that we will be taking, again, a group of our young people (aged 9-14) to Ampleforth Abbey for four days of fun whilst also learning about the faith.

The dates are 17-20 July, so please mark them in you diary an encourage/insist that your children come along. Booking forms will be available in due course.