Dear members and friends,
There seems never to be a ‘normal’
Sunday in Balerno Parish Church. Life
events in community, nation and congregation
feature in our services in a
way which is both inspiring and humbling.
The Harvest Service had a focus on
‘the harvest of Harmeny School’ where
Neil Squires, Chief Executive of Harmeny,
shared the story of their community
garden and growing project.
The Festival Praise Service was a
wonderful celebration of local talent
with songs about the experience of
working lives and the banjo of folk singer,
Alastair McDonald, leading our final
On the last Sunday of October we
were humbled and amazed at the total
sum of £29,675.69 on the cheque
handed over to Marie Curie from the
‘run for me – dance for me - think of
me’ weekend and after this service we
shared an act of dedication of the part
of the church garden which has been
created in memory of Louise.
Messy Church is now well established
attracting new people on the last Sunday
of each month where parents and children
are enjoying a time to play, worship and
Our November Communion Sunday offers
opportunities for all to celebrate in
different ways with a ‘bacon roll service’
for families at 9AM, then a more traditional
service at 10AM and a quieter service
for older members at 2.30PM.
Remembrance Sunday will involve various
groups including 2463 (Currie &
Balerno) Squadron of the Air Training
Corps who will provide trumpet call for
‘The Last Post’ and ‘The Rouse’.
The end of November will be a season
of baptisms over two weeks with 3 families
coming to celebrate this sacrament
and we will be selecting the Nominating
Committee for our Vacancy on Sunday
This is all quite breath-taking but reflects
well on how our worship connects with life
experience in so many ways. I encourage
you all to connect into the life and worship
at Balerno and to invite others to be part
of the family of faith which is open to all.
God’s richest blessing on you and yours.
Worship in Balerno Parish Church
The focal point of the congregation is public worship.
- "All Age" service at 10.00am.
- Sunday Club (Sunday School) during school term-time
- Summer Sunday club scheme is running during the holidays
- Crèche available during the service
- Tea and coffee in St Joseph's after the service, you're very welcome!
- 10.00 - First Sundays of March, June and November
- 9.00 - Short All Age Communion first Sundays of March, June and November
- 2.30 - Afternoon Communion first Sundays of March, June and November
- 6.45 - 7.30 - Third Sunday of the month from September to May (except 13th December).
- 6.45 - 7.30 - Every Sunday during school term time.
“Peace and Prayer” - Every Farmers' Market
- 10.00 - 12.00 The Church is open for quiet reflection and prayer on the second Saturday of each month.
All are welcome.
Balerno Parish Church is a registered charity
Scottish Charity Number SC 018012