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)



Church of Scotland – Advent Calendar

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A new online Advent calendar will bring the true spirit of Christmas to life with 25 specially created videos made by members of the Church of Scotland ministries team.

Each of the thought provoking, often hard-hitting, films feature trainee ministers, probationers, a deacon and youth workers from across the country who reflect on a word that symbolises the true meaning of the season.

Half of the daily messages, which are also inspiring and uplifting, have been recorded by women and follow on from the Church’s successful Advent campaign last year which saw 24 short videos viewed more than 180,000 times.

Nearly 6,000 people signed up to receive the high quality films last year and early indications suggest that this year’s campaign, which is bigger in scope, will prove even more popular.


The tone of the films ranges from the joyful to the spiritual and are aimed at helping people seeking to find the true festive spirit amid the “rampant commercialism” which now dominates the weeks of Advent.

The Moderator of the General Assembly Right Rev Dr Russell Barr features in the first video, which was recorded in Glasgow’s Queen Street train station, and focuses on the word “Journey”.

He also features in the last video, recorded at the site of the old Rottenrow maternity Hospital in Glasgow near Strathclyde University where he was born, which is being released on Christmas Day and will reflect on the word “Shelter”.

It is a pertinent theme for Dr Barr because he is using his year in office to highlight homelessness and the Tomorrow’s Calling campaign, which encourages people to consider entering the ministry.

“The Advent season is when the church picks up the Christmas story and turns its attention towards Bethlehem,” he said.

“Beginning in Glasgow’s Queen Street station, the Advent Video project will take you on a fascinating journey of discovery.

“As the series explores some of the background to the birth of Jesus, you will learn so much more about the deep meaning of Christmas and so much more about yourself.

“And when the journey ends outside a broken down maternity hospital, your heart will be filled with wonder and you will be glad to join with the shepherds and angels, and with people the world over, celebrating the birth of the Christ child.”


Remembrance Sunday

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Remembrance Sunday this year falls on the 13th of November and as is our custom the morning service will begin at 10.50am to allow us to allow us to observe the two minutes silence at 11am along with the rest of the nation. 



Perspectives Series – ‘Life on the Margins’

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Tuesday 8 November 2016 at7.30pm

May Nicolson, The Preshal Trust

Renewing broken lives

Preshal – the Gaelic for “precious” – and that is how the trust feels about everyone who comes through our doors of the Preshal Trust Centre.

In a friendly, caring, loving and supportive way Preshal seeks to tackle, head-on, the problem of social exclusion in the Linthouse area of Glasgow. This problem is manifested in poverty, alcohol and drug addiction, low literacy and numeracy    levels, depression and low self-esteem.

The Trust, working with other agencies, provides a wide range of social,  recreational and educational activities which enable these issues to be dealt with effectively. We adopt an holistic approach whereby we seek to cater for the whole person, including meeting individual physical, mental and – as a Christian rooted  organisation – spiritual needs.



Review and Outlook – September 2016

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R&O September 2016- Online

This will download and can then be viewed offline.


Perspectives Picture

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Perspectives 2016

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Perspectives 2016 – “Life on the Margins”

A series of talks and discussions about some of the current issues facing us. Come and hear a fresh perspective on social issues affecting our society today.

Admission Free.


The first talk was held on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 7.30pm when Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive – Cyrenians spoke on “The Journey to inclusion is an inner one”. This was a fascinating insight into an organisation that is doing so much in and around Edinburgh to bring people back from the fringes of society and give them skills and support to get them back into roles and places they can make a contribution to society which helps them feel valued.


Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 7.30pm

David Strang, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

People in Prison: On the margins or at the centre?


Tuesday 8 November 2016 at7.30pm

May Nicolson, The Preshal Trust

Renewing broken lives

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