Kirk News

Weekly intimations and worship information for Duddingston Parish Church.
Sunday 3rd December 2023
Service at 10.30am
A Warm Welcome to all visitors
who are Worshipping with us today.
The Arrival of the Son of Man”

Hymns: 273, 309, 275, 694, 482.

After the Benediction we sing: Amen, Amen, Alleluia, Amen. (Hymn 822)

Reading: Isaiah 64:1-9 (OT page 328)
Mark 13:24-37 (NT page 142)

Music for Reflection: Chanson de matin by Edward Elgar

After our service Teas and Coffees will be served in the Millar Hall. Everyone is welcome.

The offering is being uplifted at the plates at the door thank you.


Christian Aid Give A Day’s Pay appeal coincides with our St Andrew’s Day Service today. Envelopes for donations can be placed in the offering plates or handed into to one of the Elders on duty today.

The Falklands War 1982 – A Fighting Royal Marine’s Perspective.

The third talk in this series is on Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm in the Millar Hall (Garden Room). 
Brigadier Ian Gardiner, former rifle company commander in 45 Commando, along with his Marines crossed East Falkland and captured the Two Sisters mountain in a furious night battle. He will tell us about this and also explain many of the wider aspects of the war as well as what it was like to take men into battle in this most challenging of environments.
There is no charge but donations to the Garden charity will be gratefully received.  Everyone is very welcome and there is a chance to chat afterwards with wine and nibbles available. 
And yes it was 1982!

Project Stedfast : Some of our senior Boys are going to Kenya to visit St Andrews School next October. The school was built by the project 15 years ago and we are trying to raise £40k to build 2 additional classrooms. We have Christmas cards and Kenyan gifts on sale from BB on Fridays or on the website where donations can also be made.

Flower Calendar – 2024. Next year’s flower calendar is now available in the vestibule. You may wish to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to commemorate a special day. You do not need to buy the flowers or arrange them but if you have a preference for a particular colour or type of flower, we will do our best to accommodate this. Please mark your name on the flower calendar against the date on which you would like to donate the flowers. Please put the money for the flowers with your name in an envelope clearly marked “Anne McCrossan-Flower Fund” and leave it with a duty elder at least one week before the date you have selected.

We would also like to hear from anyone who enjoys arranging flowers and would like to arrange the flowers in Church from time to time. Next year we celebrate our 900th anniversary and we will be having some special services so it would be good to have a few extra pairs of hands to help with flowers.
The flowers are distributed after the service to members who are unwell or have been recently bereaved.
For further information, contact:
Anne McCrossan 07974 382206 e-mail:

Duddingston Matters

The monthly magazine has been emailed to those on our distribution list. If you have not received your copy this month or would like to receive it by email please drop me an email at the Office.

2024 Church calendar

A calendar, celebrating our 900 years and featuring views of the Kirk and grounds, has been produced and is available in the Garden Room – a bargain at £5 (including envelope).
All proceeds will go to church funds.

As part of our work to save paper and to extend the flow of information the Kirk News will be available every week at

Services in December

Sun 3rd 10:30am The Minister
Sun 10th 10:30am The Minister
Sun 17th 10:30am The Minister
Sun 24th 10:30am The Minister
11.30pm Watchnight Service (carols from 11pm)
Mon 25th 10.30am The Minister Christmas Day Service
Sun 31st 10:30am The Minister

Amos Cards : Have you noticed the stands in the Garden Room and Kirk?
Amos is a Christian Charity whose aim is to spread God’s love through the distribution of unique cards. These cards, produced by volunteers, bring comfort and help people to share their own and God’s love. They are free so please take some for yourself, family and to pass on to friends!
A full Selection of cards can be viewed and ordered online.

View online at :  Thank you


BIBLE READING NOTES are available from Duty Elders at the Kirk Door. These notes are prepared by the Minister for the Congregation.

Bible reading notes are also available on the website: here.

Stillness Services are held in the Kirk every Wednesday from 10 am to 10:30 am.
The service includes music, a reading and prayer and offers time to sit in peaceful silence.
There is also an opportunity for individual prayer at the close of the service.
Following the service all are welcome to stay for tea/coffee in the Garden Room

MAGAZINE   If you would like to receive Kirk Matters or Bible Reading Notes electronically then please e-mail Lucy in the Office.

ONLINE SERVICES Both The Sunday and the Wednesday Stillness services are available to view on the church website homepage or here

Our thanks to all those who have made this happen and in the leading of our worship.

Situated in the Manse Basement the office is open on Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm
The Library is available to browse during these hours.

Church mouse

Minister:                                  Rev Dr Jim Jack        

Session Clerk:                         Janette Wilson



Telephone:           0131 661 4240