The Provost, Nicki McNelly’s last service was on June 25th, where she was presented with gifts from the congregation followed by a reception and cake.

Coffee Mornings Restart 4th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm, help needed setting up, serving, baking and tidying up. Please speak to Jenny Moody or The Provost.

On Palm Sunday the Provost made the following announcement:

“I want to let you know that I will be leaving my post as Provost here at St John’s in June – my last Sunday with you will be June 25th. I will be taking up a new post as Rector at St Cuthbert’s, Colinton.

These major personal decisions always give rise to mixed feelings – on the one hand I look forward with anticipation to a new challenge, while on the other hand my feelings are tinged with sadness because I’m sincerely grateful for having had the opportunity to work with you here at St John’s”

Link to Diocese of Argyll & the Isles website

You can read our latest magazine here:

Summer 2017

Volunteer needed – A Property Convener is required for St John’s. If you are interested or would like to know more about the responsibilities of these posts, please speak to the Provost.

Congregational  Soup Lunches Soup Lunch Help

Fiona Kincaid writes: ‘To alleviate some of the pressure on our already-stretched social committee, I have volunteered to become soup lunch coordinator. The plan is to have four soup lunches a year: one mid-winter, one in late March some time before Easter, a third in June, and a fourth in the autumn. One family or group of people would volunteer to run a lunch. They would then be responsible for everything that makes that lunch happen smoothly: asking for help with soup making, baking, setting up, serving, and tidying up afterwards. The hope is that no one has to do more than one lunch a year.  I am looking for volunteers to run lunches throughout the year. You can choose a date which suits you around the time suggested. Please think carefully about whether you can help in this way. I think it will not only spread the load, but will strengthen our community spirit in St John’s. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer in this way.’

Easy Fundraising – click on the link to go directly to the Easyfundraising page for St John’s Cathedral. Click on this link for an explanation of Easyfundraising.

Recycle Toner Cartridges – Bring your old inkjet cartridges to St John’s for recycling or pick up a freepost envelope.