The History of Leith

March 15, 2007

‘Invite a Friend to Church Sunday’ Sunday 1st April

All the congregations in the Leith Forum of churches are encouraging their members to invite a friend to their own church on Sunday 1st April. Invitations have been printed and the churches are looking forward to welcoming guests this Sunday. John Hodge of the Leith Churches Forum commented ‘many folk these days do not know what goes on inside a church and can be nervous about entering in case they are the only stranger. By having this special Sunday there is an opportunity for those who want to find out what church is like, to go along and see for themselves without feeling the odd one out’.

Each of the churches in Leith is preparing a warm welcome for all visitors and as Ian Gilmour, Minister of South Leith Church commented ‘Easter week is truly a great time to visit your local church and enjoy the fellowship it will surely bring. Easter is both a time of reflection and celebration in the life of the church and all the folk of Leith are most welcome to come and share this time with us’

The churches involved in this exiting initiative are Pilrig St Pauls on Leith Walk, Leith St Andrews at the foot of Easter Road, South Leith Parish Church in the Kirkgate, St Thomas’s Junction Road in Great Junction Street and North Leith Parish Church in Madeira Street. All the services are at 11am on Sunday 1st April.

Editor’s note

The Leith Churches forum is a grouping of the 5 Church of Scotland congregations in Leith. The churches are committed to working together for the benefit of the community.

Further details from John Hodge (day 0131 200 1260)

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