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We are delighted to welcome you this Sunday in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you are a visitor, please make yourself known to the welcome team or the minister.

Tomorow morning our service will be led by our Minister, Rev. Peter Barber, supported by the Ministry & Worship Teams and today our theme is '2020-Perfect vision'. We will also be celebrating the baptism of Lelle Safrany-Fulop.

Events for your diary

Tuesday 31st December, 7.00-9.30pm New Year Ceilidh at GDS Gorgie.
All are welcome! Please let us know if you are coming and how many guests you intend to bring using the sign-up sheet at the back - This is to help with catering numbers.

Information of note

Saltyard Evening Services: Have finished for the Christmas period and will resume on  the 12th January 2020.

Community Outreach Worker Applications:
Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

To assist the current ministry team with various aspects of work in this changing Parish which has a mixed demographic, currently with areas of new housing, an influx of young families, couples and a transient immigration population and includes the new fixed venue for the Bethany Christian Trust (BCT) Care Shelter for homeless people at GDS Diadem.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit

Closing date: Thursday 30 January 2020 at 12 noon.

Church Office Christmas Holiday:
Please note that the Church Office will close this year at 5pm on Monday 23rd December and will return to normal hours from 9am on Friday 3rd January.

Change to GDS Diadem Access Code:
For insurance and security purposes it is time to change the key-pad code for GDS Diadem. This change will take place on 01/01/20. If you expect to need the new code please contact

House Groups:
Housegroups are open to new members and we encourage all regular
members of the congregation to consider joining one.
- Mon. 7.30pm (Venue: Anne and George Amos, Oxgangs)
- Mon. 7.30pm (Venue: Rachel and John Walkinshaw, Gorgie)
- Wed.7.30pm (Venue: Saltyard, Dalry)
- Thurs. 10.30am-11.30am (Venue: GDS Gorgie, Gorgie)
- Thurs. 7.30pm (Venue: Saltyard, Dalry)
- Thursday 7.30p.m. (itinerant venue)
- Thursday 12.30pm-1pm Apologetics study group (Saltyard)
- Friday 9.30am-11am Mums Moments -Devotions and fellowship for
Mums (Saltyard)

New PA team members required:
The PA team are recruiting a new member for the Sunday AM services. Are
you interested? Please contact Adrian or Andy. No previous knowledge is
required as full training will be provided.

Communications Group:
The Communications Group are looking for new members. The Group
endeavours to promote GDS Church, Diadem and Saltyard in the church and in the community with events, social media, noticeboards, leaflets and the Church Magazine “Connections”. If you would like to know more, please come to the next meeting or speak to Tricia, Gordon, David, Colin or Adrian.

We meet

For Corporate Worship
  • Gorgie Church on Sunday mornings at 11am
  • Saltyard for Cafe Church on Sunday evenings, meeting at 6pm for a 6.30pm start

For Prayer

  • On Tuesday through Friday between 12.15 and 12.30 pm in the Saltyard prayer room
  • The Prayer Room at Saltyard is available for individual prayer during Saltyard opening hours
  • On Sunday mornings from 10.15 - 10.45 in Gorgie
  • Once a month for prayer breakfasts held for men and women in Saltyard
For coffee 

Saltyard, our outreach and coffee shop in Dalry is open:
  • 9am – 5pm on Tues – Fri
  • 10am – 4pm on Saturdays
It is a welcoming space for you to enjoy meeting with friends, entertaining children and being a witness on the high street

On Wednesdays, we also meet for our Wednesday coffee in Gorgie from 10am

Listen again

If you happened to miss the sermon last week (or indeed the last ten weeks) you can listen again by clicking on this link.
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