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Sunday, 17 September 2017

THE GRAPEVINE All contributions for the November issue should be with the Editors, c/o the Kirk Office, 16 Cramond Glebe Road, EH4 6NS or e-mail : cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk by Sunday, 8 October.

WWI CENTENARY TOUR To mark the centenary of the end of WWI, a 6 day Cramond Kirk tour of the WWI battlefields & memorial sites is being planned for the spring of 2018. A copy of the itinerary is given below & if you are interested in finding out more details including costs, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk


Day Two

Ypres town Cemetery - Set the scene
First Battle of Ypres - Gheluvelt
Plugstreet memorial to the Missing
Lunch at Valet Farm

Prowse Point Cemetery and Xmas truce site
Irish Peace tower

Brandhoek Cemetery and the story of Captain Noel Chavasse RAMC, Double Vc.

Menin Gate : 8 pm

Day Three

Vimy Ridge Memorial and trenches

La Targette French and British Cemeteries
Lunch in Arras

Wellington Quarries

Monchy Le Preux

Arras memorial to the missing and Fauberg d'Amiens cemetery

Day Four

Devonshire Cemetery
Lochnagar Crater

Lunch at Blighty Tea Rooms
Thiepval memorial to the missing
McCrae's Memorial
Newfoundland Memorial Park
Sunken Lane, Beaumont hamel

Day Five

Tyne Cott Cemetery
Passchendaele Museum
Lunch at Hooge crater
Free time Ypres

Depart for Zeebrugge

(Days 1 & 6 are spent travelling from Edinburgh to Ypres & back)

HARVEST THANKSGIVING will be celebrated at the 10 am service on Sunday, 1 October. Following the success of last year’s food collection, we are hoping to collect food & cleaning items for the Fresh Start food & starter packs rather than flowers & fruit at the service. A list of the items required is given below & baskets for donations will be available at the Kirk doors & in the Session House on 1 October.

Food Items                                                   Cleaning Materials

Tinned meats of any kind (inc. fish)            washing up liquid

Tins of soup                                                 bathroom cleaner

Tins of vegetables & potatoes                       toilet cleaner

Packets of mashed potato                            polish

Tea bags & coffee                                         cleaning sponges

Long-life milk                                              J cloths

Biscuits & cereal (inc. porridge)                   light bulbs – bayonet fitting

Pasta & rice                                                 laundry cleaning tablets

Pasta sauce

MANY THANKS to everyone who contributed to the collection for Richmond Hope’s “Mile of Memories” appeal. £90 was raised for the charity & the Sunday Club has decorated 5 memory sticks which will be laid along the promenade at Portobello on Saturday, 23 September to help create a mile of sticks.

EDINBURGH DOORS OPEN DAY Cramond Kirk is taking part in this year’s Edinburgh Doors Open Day & the Kirk will be open to visitors from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday, 23 September. Volunteers to help steward during the day would be very welcome. If you are able to help for 1 or 2 hours on the Saturday, please add your name to the rota in the Session House or e-mail : cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

A MOVIE & PIZZA AFTERNOON for any & all Cramond youngsters is being held in the Committee Room on Saturday, 23 September from 4 – 6 pm & the film will be Boss Baby. Please let Louise in the Kirk Office know if you’d like to attend at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFASTS If you are able to help with the Sunday morning breakfasts over the next 3 months, please add your name to the rota in the Session House & if you would like to find out more about what’s involved, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk.

THE ONE WORLD SHOP, currently in Nicholson Square, is moving back to its previous location in St John's Church at the west end of Princes Street. They are focussing on a bespoke fitting out & re-stocking of the new shop & are looking to raise £52,000 to cover the move. If you would like to contribute, please go to their website at www.oneworldshop.co.uk & click on "Get involved".

THE EDINBURGH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL On Sunday, 24 September, Tricia Forrester will be running in the Scottish Half Marathon to raise funds for the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids). If you would like to sponsor Tricia, please donate on-line at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tricia-Chambers-Forrester.

MARION FRASER MEMORIAL LECTURE Scotland’s Churches Trust, of which Cramond Kirk is a member, is holding its annual lecture on Thursday, 12 October at 7 pm in the Canongate Kirk followed by light refreshments.  This year’s lecture on “The Chapel Royal in Scotland” will be given by Very Revd Professor Iain Torrance.  The event is free but ticketed.  If you would like to attend please contact Lesley Cumming at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk by 21 September.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING Corstorphine Old Parish Church are holding a coffee morning in the church in aid of MacMillan Cancer Research on Friday, 29 September from 10 am – 12 noon. Please join them for a coffee, cake & a blether & have a look around their beautiful old church.

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION starts its new session with a social evening in the Kirk Hall on Monday, 25 September at 7.30 pm. Join them for a glass of wine & light refreshments & a chance to meet other members & discuss how the Association can develop.

THE BARNTON & CRAMOND COMMUNITY CLUB starts its new session on Thursday, 28 September at 2 pm in the Kirk Hall with the Very Reverend Dr Russell Barr as “Mr Moderator”. The Club meets on alternate Thursdays from the 28th until April 2018 with a variety of speakers & entertainment, followed by a cup of tea & a chance to chat. New members would be very welcome.

“THE JOYS & CHALLENGES OF OUR FAITH” During September a series of talks on the joys & challenges of our faith is being held at Morningside Parish Church continuing this evening with Bryan Webb’s talk on Buddhism & followed by Professor Carole Hillenbrand’s talk on Islam on Sunday, 24 September. The talks will start at 7 pm with refreshments available from 6.30 pm.

TAKE ONE ACTION FILM FESTIVAL is showing “Disturbing the Peace”, a film which delves into the issues faced in Palestine & Israel on Monday, 18 September at 8.30 pm in the Film House, Lothian Road. Details of the Festival & all the films being shown until the 24th are available at www.takeoneaction.org.uk/events


13 Sept       Mrs Jean Brown 




Sunday, 24 September

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 1 October

8.45 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Harvest Thanksgiving Service