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Novel & Natter Book Group

Novels and Natter is a small group of people who enjoy reading a variety of books, and getting together to share their thoughts about their reading. Our discussions are informal and, while they focus on a different book each time, conversation can be wide-ranging and is equally about getting to know each other, sharing experiences and perspectives.

There are usually around 5-6 people at each meeting and we are a friendly group, always open to new members.

We have continued to meet via Zoom as this reduces the need for travel, saving time and making attendance less dependent on mobility and transport.

Please contact Marion (facilitator) if you are interested in joining us or would like to know more.

When:
Tuesday, about every 6 weeks, usually 11am (times and dates are agreed from one meeting to the next to suit those attending)

Where:
Online (Zoom)

Contact:
Marion Hellewell

Epworth Fellowship

The Epworth Fellowship meet twice a month from October to May. Numbers vary, from about three up to twelve (of retired women mostly), but all are very welcome. We have speakers for most meetings, and this year some of the meetings will be self-led. We start with a short reflection and prayer, and finish with tea/coffee.

When:
First Monday and third Thursday of each month, gathering from 2pm for a 2.15pm start

Where:
The Capel
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Nicolson Square

Contact:
Irene Hague
Margaret Kilner

Flower arranging

Flowers are arranged for church services and when we have fresh flowers small bouquets are wrapped afterwards for distribution by members of the congregation to those who are unwell or to members celebrating special events or anniversaries. In recent times the flower ministry continued via email with photographs of flowers or flower arrangements. We welcome anyone who would be interested in helping with flowers in church, just ask Rosemary Gold or Ruth Whelpdale for more information.

When:
Flowers are arranged in the vestry before the service on a Sunday morning or at other times by prior arrangement

Where:
The Vestry
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Nicolson Square

Contact:
Ruth Whelpdale

 

Church without Church

Church without Church is a housegroup for Methodists who live mainly in East Lothian. It was originally started to benefit those who were unable to attend services for reasons such as distance or family commitments but wished to maintain a connection with Nicolson Square and/or Methodism. Currently, with around 10 members, about half fulfil that description and the other half are regular attendees at Sunday worship. A member volunteers to lead each meeting and the subject is their choice. We are a friendly and welcoming group so please make contact if you would like to meet us or want further information.

When:
Sunday evening 19.30. Frequency dependant on members availability but ideally monthly except July/August.

Where:
Online or in person at Longniddry

Contact:
Val Pearce
Katherine Dalton

Craft group

We meet in each others homes to work on our individual projects while having a chat and then a break to enjoy some refreshments.  Crafts have included knitting, tapestry, cross stitch quilting and card making.  

We are always happy to welcome new members.
Please message Irene Hague for further details.

When:
Afternoons 2pm to 4pm date by group agreement  approximately every 3 weeks

Where:
Group members homes

Contact:
Irene Hague

For the wider community

Soul Food

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When:
Monday

5:30 pm

Where:
The Well Café
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Nicolson Square

The Listening Service Edinburgh

The Listening Service is a non-judgemental voluntary service that offers time to listen and support to anyone attending Edinburgh Sheriff Court, who may find their experience difficult, stressful and confusing. Volunteers offer a minimum of 2 sessions per month. Training and support are provided.

When:
Monday to Friday

Mornings

Where:
Edinburgh Sheriff Court Chambers Street