May
7
11:00am11:00am

Beltane, Fire Festival of the Sun in Summer

Sunday 7 May

Rev Dr Geo Cameron-Gaiduschek

The huge Beltane Festival in Edinburgh each year is a fire festival that celebrates the divine with and within us, the coming of summer and the fertility of the year. It's not just about farming, though. The sun of summer can help us all be creatively fertile, illuminating our work, relationships and spiritual experience.

Rev Dr Geo Cameron-Gaiduschek is a member of St Mark’s

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Apr
30
11:00am11:00am

Solitude

Sunday 30 April

Rev Jennifer Doherty

Loneliness is painful, but solitude can have gentleness, power, and possibilities for self-fulfilment. How do we develop a positive relationship with solitary time?

Rev Jennifer Doherty is an interfaith minister

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Feb
19
11:00am11:00am

The Bud, the Blossom, and the Blessing

Service led by Rev Peter Fairbrother 
 
To love others, we must first learn to love our self. An oft' quoted statement, but how much do we really love and care for our self in everyday life? Three wee words, one big challenge: love yourself more. A personal exploration of the journey towards the divine within. 

Peter Fairbrother is an Interfaith minister

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Feb
12
11:00am11:00am

Divine Love and Romantic Love

Service led by Rev Dr Geo Cameron-Gaiduschek
 
Love songs often reflect divine love, which belongs everywhere, but confining it to romance can limit joy, exert partners, and get us soul freight instead of a soul mate. There are other eyes in which to see ‘the resolution of all the fruitless searches.’
 
Rev Dr Geo Cameron-Gaiduschek is a member of St Mark’s

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Feb
5
11:00am11:00am

Serendipity Service

Service led by Lesley Hartley

A potpourri of readings and favourite hymns chosen by you. You may have something appropriate for the winter months, or the year's beginning;  it may equally be something that just touches a chord. Whatever your choice, please contact Lesley to let her know what you'd like to read, or hear, or sing. 

Lesley Hartley is a member of St Mark’s, and is our pulpit secretary

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Jan
22
11:00am11:00am

Gratitude

Service led by Hilary Anderson & Bláthnaid Quinn 

'Gratitude is defined as ‘thankfulness’. Can thankfulness help to sustain us through the challenging times in life? We hope to explore some everyday gratitude practices and reflect on how we can find support and even joy in the simple and everyday elements of our lives.'

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Dec
11
11:00am11:00am

Gaudete Sunday - Joy To the World

Service led by Lynsey Bailey                                                                            

Gaudete means rejoice, and on the third Sunday of Advent, we light the pink candle on the advent wreath to represent Joy. So what better time to consider, and give thanks for, everything in our lives which brings us joy? 

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Nov
20
11:00am11:00am

Who Needs a Church?

Service led by Rev Dr Petr Dolák Samojský

‘The church is for believers.’ As simple as it seems, the statement gets complicated when we try to define what ‘believing’ and ‘church’ mean. For one thing, there is no such thing as a living person without faith. 

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Oct
30
11:00am11:00am

A Time to Remember

Service led by Joan Cook

As we approach 'All Souls' we remember those who we have lost. We shall call to mind those of our community who have died in the past year, as well as friends and family whose loss we still feel. Everyone is welcome, and if you know someone who has been bereaved and may benefit from being with us, please do invite them along. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in memory for those who wish to do so.

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Sep
18
11:00am11:00am

Harvest Service

Service led by Volunteers at St Catharine’s Homeless Project

Our community has supported St Catharine’s Homeless Project for over ten years with donations of goods and money, and more recently by providing a rota of volunteer helpers each Friday evening.

Attenders are invited to bring tins of tuna and sweetcorn for the Project.

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Sep
11
11:00am11:00am

Lost and Found

Service led by Rev Ian Bonner-Evans

The spiritual life is often described as a journey towards some ultimate destination. This traveller shares some of his reflections on the journey so far, and whether it is time to invest in a new spiritual sat-nav.

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Sep
4
11:00am11:00am

Water Communion

Service led by Members of the Ministry Team

Attenders are invited to bring a small amount of water from a place that is special to them. Our combined offerings of water will symbolise our shared faith coming from many different sources.

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