Sadly, this church is now closed for worship. From Easter Sunday please join us at North and South Leith Parish Church in the Kirkgate for Sunday worship at 11am
Online Worship worship

23rd April 2023

Minister:  Rev. John Tait
Organist:  Iain Mackinnon

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

Hymn  113  God the Father of Creation

Prayers of Adoration, confession, supplication & the Lord’s Prayer

First Thoughts

Hymn  272  Father of peace and God of love

Scripture readings:                Reader:  Elsie Emanbi Njotu

Old Testament:  Psalm 34:  1-10

Hymn 352  O for a thousand tongues, to sing

New Testament:  Luke  24:  13-35


Hymn  424  Blest be the everlasting God

Spoken Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host,
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Prayer of dedication

Prayer of Thanksgiving & for others

Hymn  551  In heavenly love abiding

Benediction and threefold Amen

Closing Voluntary – March from the Occasional Overture   GF Handel   (1685-1759)


Sunday Services: Next Sunday 30 April our service will again be in North Leith church and we will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion.
The next joint service will be on 21st May in South Leith church.

Care Home Services: The next service at Trinity House Care Home in Craighall Road will be on Tuesday 9 May at 2.30 pm.   If you are able to help with these short services, even on an occasional basis, please speak to John Tait or the Session Clerk.

Leith Festival Tea Tent: We are still looking for volunteers to help on Saturday 10th June at the Leith Festival tea tent which is run by the Church of Scotland Leith Churches.

We require people for the following duties:-

  • Transport tables and chairs before 8.30am and after 4pm
  • Help set up from 8.30am and clear up after 4pm
  • Be on the stall from 9.30am until 4pm
  • Supply home baking
  • Help make the filled roll

If you can help in any way please contact Michelle Doig

Message from Pauline Robertson


I´ve got an update regarding the future of the Sailors´ Society and my appointment.

The society has made the difficult decision to cease `face to face´ chaplaincy, globally. This is to concentrate on online digital platforms for support for seafarers. Sadly the funding is just not there anymore.

This means my appointment ends at the beginning of June, and so do the wonderful ship visitor volunteers.

LCT and the society have a long history and been great contributors/
support to the chaplaincy over the years. I have personally appreciated the Christmas appeals that have been so successful as congregations have `been there´ for the seafarers and contributed so much.

It’s been an honour to serve the seafarers and walk with them, even for a short time.

I ask if this news can be intimated to the congregations, along with a huge thank you for all the support they have provided over my nearly eight years and before for Tim.

Blessings    Pauline Robertson DCS

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