Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration of Richard Dennis's life on Friday 31st October at 2.30pm in the Church
Shoe Boxes to Bill & Margaret Black by 5th November please - see Blytheswood Shoebox Appeal 2014 for details.

Communion - Sunday 2nd November
9.00 & 10.00 

This coming Sunday we are complimenting the 10.00 communion service the church with a new type of service, 'Breakfast Communion', in St Joseph's at 9.00.  

If you:-

  • Ever felt that Sunday morning is just about rushing the kids to hockey/ rugby/ netball/ swimming/ mountain biking/ severe sports activities? 
  • Ever felt that church communion services are best avoided as strict, formulaic and good-behaviour demanding? 
  • Ever wanted to come to church with the kids occasionally in a friendly, accommodating environment? 


Balerno Parish Church is delighted to offer its new look Breakfast Communion at 9am Sunday 2 November in the St Joseph’s Hall.

A short 30 minute event, it is a chance to sit down and have some bacon rolls, tea coffee and juice with old friends and new with a relaxed communion taking place while you are munching. Kids are encouraged to come along in sports kit if they wish to, get their breakfast and a chance to see that “church” can be done very differently. Relaxed and informal is the name of the game, but with a message at the heart of it. Everyone (with or without kids) is warmly welcomed. 

Much to remember

November is a time for remembering. All Saints Day on the 1st of November gives us the opportunity to remember those we’ve known and loved who have died, and now live life eternal with Christ Jesus. These are the people who have touched our lives with grace, humour and love. We remember good times and laughter but often there are difficult or painful memories too.

Communion, celebrated at the start of the month, is a sacrament of remembrance – remembering Jesus whose love for us we celebrate with bread and wine.

Then there is Remembrance Day. For many of us, there may not be memories of particular people. Some are too young to remember individuals who died during the World Wars – or we have not known people who served in more recent conflicts. Rather we remember the shocking numbers of people who lost their lives, we remember the dreadful atrocities of war. But remembering is not just about the past, today in our newspaper pages and our television screens we see the horrors of present day wars. Remembering has a future element to it too.

Remembering the catastrophe of war inspires us to work for peace. Remembering our loved ones reminds us to live our own lives to the full. Remembering Jesus’ love for us fills us with hope for the future. Thanks be to God who remembers us!

Rev Anne Logan (Locum)


Balerno Parish Church is a registered charity
Scottish Charity Number SC 018012



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