Easter Services

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There are a several services this Easter at Palmerston Place Church to which all are welcome.  All services are a combination of singing, bible reading, prayer and teaching.

The Service on 13th April will take place in Annan House, which is located next door to the Church at 10 Palmerston Place.


Sunday 9th April

11am – Palm Sunday Service

6.30pm – Evening Service


Thursday 13th April

7.30pm – Maundy Thursday Communion Service


Friday 14th April

7.30pm – Good Friday Service


Easter Day – Sunday 16th April

6am – Easter Morning at St Mary’s Cathedral

11am – Easter Service

6.30pm – Easter Reflection




Lent Study 2017

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Lent through a Lens: Film and Faith

Introduction – Tuesday 28th February

As an introduction to the series, on Tuesday 28th February at 7.30pm at PPC, Rev Jolyon Mitchell (Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion at the University of Edinburgh) will give an opening lecture.

Film Showings and Discussion

Wednesdays 8th, 15th & 29th March

All meetings will be held in the Sanctuary of Palmerston Place Church with a start time of 7pm.

The first film to be show will be ‘Casablanca’ on 8th March. The second film is being confirmed and the last in the series is ‘The Way’ on  the 29th March



Monthly Coffee at PPC

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The first coffee morning of 2017 takes place on Wednesday 1st February.

Meeting in Room 1 of Annan House, 10 Palmerston Place, from 10.30am until Noon, all are welcome along to enjoy Coffee (or tea) and conversation.

For your diary, there will be a Coffee Morning on 1st March, 5th April and 3rd May.

If you would like any further information about these events, please contact the Church Office.



Baby & Toddler Group

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Baby & Toddler Group

Meets on a Monday during School term time from 10am until 11.30am.

  • Group is on holiday 3rd, 10th and 17th April, resumes on 24th April

We have lots of toys and space to play.

Babies, toddlers, parents and carers all welcome for playing, singing, coffee and conversation all in our newly refurbished ‘Carlow Room’ in Annan House (located at 10 Palmerston Place, next door to the church building)

We have buggy friendly access via our ramp.

The PPC Baby & Toddler group has a reputation as being one of the best groups in the city.



We have a number of groups for Children that meet on a Sunday morning.

All groups, with the exception of our Creche, start in the Service and then go out after the second hymn to their activities.

Every Sunday morning we run a crèche for the under 3s. Some go straight to the crèche, others stay for longer or shorter periods in the service. The crèche is run by volunteers who have been cleared through the PVG process and usually some parents are also present. It is meant to be a safe and happy space that little ones enjoy and can feel safe, allowing their parents to participate in worship. If a child gets distressed then a crèche helper will come into the service and invite the parent to come and be with their child. Carol Robertson organises the rota of helpers and always welcomes more volunteers.

Beginners, Seekers and Junior Horizon
Beginners, Seekers and Junior Horizon groups are run for those aged 3-10. The groups do some joint activities including singing and a bible story, and then move to different tables in the Church Hall to do age appropriate activities. During the summer months, we run a holiday club on a Sunday.

Senior Horizon
For teenagers we run Senior Horizon, where, in a relaxed atmosphere, they can explore the Christian faith and how it relates to teenagers. Most of this group is drawn from the Boarders of St Mary’s Music School .

We welcome for most of the Sundays during the school term (except when the school programme clashes) Boarders from Stewart’s Melville College and The Mary Erskine School. They attend with some of the Boarding School staff and engage in lively discussion about the truth and relevance of the Christian faith.



Life Explored at PPC

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Life Explored is a seven session series featuring a combination of short films – shot around the world – and Bible interaction.

It’s an exposé of the little gods that promise us so much happiness, yet deliver so little. As it explores the Bible story (creation, fall, redemption, new creation), Life Explored shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person, Jesus Christ. The best gift God can give us is himself.

At a time in the Western world when basic knowledge of the Bible is increasingly rare, it is a pleasure to recommend Life Explored. Here is an introduction to the good news found in Jesus Christ, sweeping through some of the “big pictures” in the Bible. As far as a short series can, Life Explored outlines what the Bible is about, exposes our idolatry, and makes clear where forgiveness and hope lie. This is one of the best of the rising number of evangelistic tools addressing men and women in the twenty-first century.” (D. A. Carson)

The 7 week course starts at Palmerston Place Church on Thursday 2nd February. Meetings will take place at Annan House, 10 Palmerston Place (right next door to the church)

Session 1 The Good God
Session 2 The Trustworthy God
Session 3
The Generous God
Session 4 The Liberating God
Session 5 The Fulfilling God
Session 6 The Life-Giving God
Session 7 The Joyful God


If you would like further information please contact the church office.


Carols by Candlelight – Sunday 18 December

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Our annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’ takes place on Sunday 18 December.

The sanctuary will be bathed in candlelight for the service which features traditional carols and readings.


Congregational Carol – Once in royal David’s city (v1 Solo)

First Lesson: Genesis 3:8-15 – The prophecy in the Garden of Eden

Choir – Sing lullaby                                                                                  words: S Baring-Gould, music: Basque Noel, arr by E Pettman

Second Lesson: Genesis 22:15-18 – God’s promise to Abraham

Choir – Myn Lyking                                                                                   words: 15th Century, music: R R Terry

Third Lesson : Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 – Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold

Choir – O little one sweet                                                                            17th C. German carol – words tr by P Dearmer, music harmonized by J S Bach

Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-4b, 6-9 – The peace that Christ will bring

Congregational Carol – A great and mighty wonder (v1 Choir only)

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38 – The angel Gabriel appears to Mary

Choir – Candlelight Carol                                                                       words and music by J Rutter

Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7 – Luke tells of the birth of Jesus

Choir – Still, still, still                                                                           German carol – words tr by M Peacocke, music arr by P Ledger

Choir – Away in a manger                                                                    words: anon (19th C. American), music: W Kirkpatrick, arr by D Willcocks

Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-16 – The shepherds go to the manger

Congregational Carol Hark the herald angels sing

Choir – Shepherds’ cradle song                                                         German carol – words tr by J Davies, music by K Leuner, arr by G Grimes

Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-11 – The Wise Men are led by the star to Jesus

Choir – All poor men and humble                                                     Welsh carol – words tr by K Roberts, music arr by E Routley

Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 – John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation

Congregational Carol – O come, all ye faithful


Christmas at Palmerston Place Church

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Tuesday 13th December

 Lunchtime Carols

1pm – 1.30pm – Informal Carol Service with the Dalry Primary School Choir.

Mince pies, tea & coffee from 12.30pm.


Sunday 18th December

Nativity Service

11am – With the children of the Sunday morning groups.

Carols by Candlelight

6.30pm – An evocative presentation of the Christmas story in music and words


Christmas Eve – 24th December

 Christingle Service

5.15pm – 6pm – A family carol service where each child will  receive their own Christingle

Christmas Eve Gathering

11pm – Warm refreshments and conversation

Watchnight Service

11.30pm – ‘A child is born’


Christmas Day – 25th December

Christmas Family Service

11am – A celebration of Christmas (40 mins)


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