An Oasis of Peace and Tranquillity

At the service that he led at the end of July, our minister, Rev Peter Fairbrother, chose as his theme ‘what we can learn from the world of plants’. It was a beautifully gentle service and even the hymns had references to flowers.

Everyone had been invited to bring a plant, or plants, to dress the window sills in the church and the display is still magnificent three months later; a feast for the eyes and for the soul.

A prayer for the broken-hearted

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A prayer for the broken-hearted

by Rev Peter Fairbrother

This is for the mistreated

the abused

the bullied

the trodden-on

the undervalued

the scorned

the insulted

the shouted-at

the ignored

the forgotten

the wounded

the raw

the cheapened

the second best

the third rate

the desperate

and this is for the hope-less

the weary

the exhausted

the bitter

the cynical

the repressed

the hardened

the frozen

the closed

It takes courage to show up.

It takes courage to name the labels

we pin to ourselves and to others

and it takes courage to let them go.

Copyright Peter Fairbrother, used by permission and taken from

his address, The opposite of addiction, given in St Mark’s on

Sunday 1 July. This address will be printed in a future issue

of Waymark. The photograph was taken by Peter Fairbrother.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme 2018

St Mark’s Unitarian Church celebrates 36 years as a Fringe Venue

1982-2018

artSpace@StMarks (Venue 125)

7 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2DP

Tickets for all performances can be obtained via the Fringe Box Office or bought in person at our venue during the Fringe Festival. Entry is guaranteed with an advance ticket. In some cases you can pay what you want (PWYW) at the venue immediately before the performance.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS PROGRAMME


Altar

Our minister, Rev Peter Fairbrother, shares his passion for altarcraft.

I have a passion for altars. This month I'd like to share with you pictures of some altars I've had the pleasure of creating. We can all create altars, and perhaps many of us already do in our own unique ways. This autumn I'll be holding a Sunday service to explore our understanding of the concept of 'altar', our relationship to creative expression, and honouring what we hold sacred.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme 2018

St Mark’s Unitarian Church celebrates 36 years as a Fringe Venue

1982-2018

artSpace@StMarks (Venue 125)

7 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2DP

Tickets for all performances can be obtained via the Fringe Box Office or bought in person at our venue during the Fringe Festival. Entry is guaranteed with an advance ticket. In some cases you can pay what you want (PWYW) at the venue immediately before the performance.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS PROGRAMME