Blog & News

Note - there is no Sunday morning service in the TOK&Mpc building on Sunday 10th March, as we are at Cramond Kirk@ENK for the Annual Stated Meeting. This is an actively revised website, comments/corrections to webmaster@tokandmchurch.co.uk. This website will soon be updated to the 'Edinburgh Northwest Kirk' website.

some news and information from Edinburgh Northwest Kirk @ Pennywell,

Stamp Appeal - latest update

Thursday 8th February 2024
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Yesterday, 7th Feb.'24, we handed in the latest batch of stamps to the Church of Scotland Stamp Appeal - see the photo. This was possible because of generous people taking the time to carefully cut stamps from their mail leaving an inch margin all the way round (or just giving us the whole envelope) so that the Appeal volunteers can resell them to stamp collectors. Each year they make between £2,000 & £4,000 for the overseas charity they are supporting. However, this year has been exceptional, when a rare stamp was donated and as of yesterday, the total stands at £10,271,…

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Sorry, but Christmas Party (28th Dec. '23) is postponed

Wednesday 27th December 2023

Dear all, We have hosted a Christmas party between Christmas and New Year for many years now, to brighten up that gap between the 2 festivals. However, the Storm Gerrit means that we do not feel it is safe for folk to travel to the hall for the event, especially…

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'Festival of LIGHT' - community Christmas Tree exhibition

Wednesday 27th December 2023

over week before Christmas, we had 8 or 9 fully lit & baubled trees in the church (still there to view on Sundays till 12th Night), donated by local Youth & Community to our 'Festival of Light'. They arrived from Youth groups which meet in the church halls, such as Rainbows, Brownies, Guides & Boys' Brigade (& Girls Association to give them their full name), Muirhouse Housing Association, Sassy Women' (at Muirhouse Community Centre), Craigroyston Primary School, NEA 'Create' group, plus a mystery one just left for us to put up. There were open sessions during the week for families to see them on the way home from school, with…

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Our Christmas Services, December 2023

Sunday 10th December 2023
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We would like to invite you to attend one, or more, of our Christmas services during December. We have listed them on the attached poster and hope you can join us. There will…

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EDINBURGH's CHRISTMAS CAROL EVENT, 3rd Dec., 2pm

Friday 1st December 2023
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Every year there is a city-centre Christmas Carol singing event, usually associated with the large Nativity scene or the lights being switched on. This year the event will be at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens, Sunday 3rd Dec., 2pm-4pm. Lots of favourite carols, with the singing helped along with some church choirs and the always wonderful Salvation Army band. The event is free & doesn't need booking- just turn up and enjoy yourself!

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AUTUMN FAIR 2023, Nov.18th, 10am-12noon.

Wednesday 8th November 2023
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It is time for the posters to go out round the community to let people know that SATURDAY 18th Nov. is the date of the the pre-Christmas Sale we call "The Autumn Fair". There will be the usual stalls (except hot rolls, sorry): * Nearly New goods - clothes, bags, shoes, etc; * Bric-a-brac; * new Christmas presents; * books / dvds / cds; * that old favourite, 'Tombola'; + the start of sales of tickets for "The Grand Raffle", and the Christmas Hampers, [with the draw after the service which marks the 1st Sunday in Advent, 3rd December, sometime after 12:15 in the church hall]. There will also be tea, coffee, juice etc. Admission is 30p for adults, accompanied children come free.

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Remembrance Sunday 2023

Wednesday 8th November 2023
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Just a reminder that this Sunday's (November 12th) Remembrance Day Service starts at 10:50am, pausing at 11am for the 2 minutes silence. All welcome

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Picking a new Minister for the new parish of Edinburgh: North West Kirk

Monday 28th August 2023
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WIth the agreement to unite the charges of 'Cramond Kirk' and 'The Old Kirk and Muirhouse' churches, we need to set up a group to help choose the next Minister - called 'The Nominating Committee'. To help the group who are voted in to do this task, a set of guidelines have…

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The Young Folk celebrate the Coronation

Sunday 30th July 2023
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The young people of the Boys' Brigade and Girls' Association, who meet on a Monday evening in school term, scratched their heads about how to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. The ideas came flooding out of their heads and onto the cardboard, which they then coloured in and put back on their heads - CROWNS. Great ideas kids, called 'using your head'.

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The Union with Cramond Kirk gets a step closer

Friday 23rd June 2023
Graham Madeley (Session Clerk)

Dear All Last night (20th June '23) was an historic date for TOKM Parish Church and I hope we can share this information widely. Our union with Cramond Kirk was approved at the Presbytery meeting. That also means we have permission to call a minister. Martin Scott has been appointed by Presbytery to be the Interim Moderator for our united church of Edinburgh Northwest Kirk: Cramond Kirk and The Old Kirk and Muirhouse (Church of Scotland). The next stages are complex and time consuming: * Application to OSCR - takes at…

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Summer Fair 17 June '23

Sunday 18th June 2023

Yesterday's 'Summer Fair', on a beautiful morning, went amazingly well. By the close of the event there was just over £950 in the kitty. After some further sales after Worship…

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Petitioning for Fair Wage for Care Staff (June '23)

Friday 9th June 2023

Faith leaders have met together under a joint initiative hosted by the Catholic Church and the Church of Scotland, to launch a campaign to unite the views of the faith communities on an urgent call to Scottish Government for fair pay to all social care workers. The campaign sits within a backdrop of a national recruitment crisis. While recruitment issues exist for many industries, the challenge for third sector providers is made particularly difficult by the fact there is a recognised delay to deliver a promise of…

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