Welcome to Currie Kirk
Discussion on Reopening Currie Kirk for Private Prayer
In line with directives from the Church of Scotland, Currie Kirk Session met via a Zoom meeting on Tuesday 14 July to discuss the possibility of opening our Church Buildings for Private Prayer.
After much debate and discussion around the Guidelines and Risk Assessments to be implemented, Session agreed NOT to open up our Church Buildings (the Kirk and the Gibson Craig Halls) at this time. The Lock-down rules are continuously changing and we are taking advice and direction from the National Church. We will keep you informed as the situation evolves.
Many of you will be disappointed with our decision, but the safety and wellbeing of our congregation and volunteers is our paramount concern.
Donations to Currie Kirk
Many of you have been asking if you can make a donation to Currie Kirk Funds in light of reduced income from our Sunday morning services and no income from our Halls. We still have commitments of around £9,000 per month to the National Church in the form of Ministry & Mission contributions.
Therefore, if you wish to donate, please contact our Treasurer, Eddie Pigott, on 0131 466 1459, email: email@example.com or alternatively Nina in the office on 0131 451 5141, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively post a cheque through the letter box at the Kirk Office.
Dear Members and Friends,
Further to directives issued by the UK and Scottish Governments, the Kirk and the Gibson Craig Halls are now closed for the foreseeable future.
The Kirk Office, manned by Nina, will remain in operation during office hours from Tuesday to Friday 9.30 am until 1.30 pm. (Tel: 0131 451 5141; email: email@example.com). However, the office door will be locked. During this period of social distancing, we are working with community partners to coordinate a response to the epidemic by joining with Balerno Church, the Currie & Balerno facebook page (jcb for the community) as well as the Council to make sure there is enough support to people for whom self-isolation may mean that they are indeed very isolated. Together we hope to make sure that there is always somewhere or someone to call, whether to chat about concerns, or to get essential supplies.
How can we help you?
We have a growing list of kind volunteers. Many people have offered to help deliver groceries or prescriptions, so if you need anything get in touch with the church office. If you need food, pet food or essential supplies, please call—even if it is toilet paper!
If you have a neighbour who does not have family nearby, who may need deliveries or groceries—please call them or give us a nod and we will be happy to call them.
If you are laid off or going through difficult financial times and have a concern about or paying a bill, you can also phone the Kirk Office or the minister as there is a confidential Benevolent Fund.
Who can help?
If you are not in a vulnerable or at-risk category and do not live with someone who is vulnerable or at risk—you can help. We need you to keep social distancing rules in place. We would prefer if you have a registered PVG check and/or are known to the Kirk.
How can you help?
Phone the Kirk Office to give Nina your name and phone number and she can put you down as a volunteer. You may be asked to collect groceries or prescriptions for those who are elderly, or self-isolating.
Lastly, if you are in a position to donate money to the Currie Benevolent Fund which is an independent fund to help people and families in distressing circumstances—please send a cheque to the Currie Benevolent Fund,
c/o Kirk Office. Any moneys are given out at the discretion of the minister. Please contact The Manse (0131 449 4719) or email: Esmart@churchofscotland.org.uk.
All donations you might give for people at this time of wage loss and uncertainty are greatly appreciated. Many families are struggling and in need presently. Please support them.
God Bless you—please protect yourself and others.
Easter and Gordon
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Currie Kirk may be a lovely building in a beautiful location, but more importantly Currie Kirk is a lively church family. Here people of all ages gather together to explore life and faith and find real community. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you wherever you are on the journey of life and faith.
The Kirk has had a place in the Currie community for many centuries, but today the Christian faith is celebrated, shared and lived out in a relevant and meaningful way through worship, friendship, care and action.
Rest assured, we don't have all the answers, but enjoy asking and living with the questions! We are committed to seeking God's guidance in our lives and in our world, and being inspired by the words and actions of Christ. His simple message was "follow me" and that's what we try to do!
We hope you find all the information you might need on this website, but if not, please don't hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, come and join us and experience what Currie Kirk is all about for yourself.
Currie Kirk Parish Church: Kirkgate, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 6AL
(Sunday Worship, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals)
Currie Kirk Church Office: Gibson Craig Hall, 156 Lanark Road West, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 5NY
0131 451 5141
Currie Kirk is a registered Charity.
Edinburgh Currie Kirk (Church of Scotland) Charity No. SC001554