24 Mar @ 10am
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Children and families all join together for the first part of our all-age worship at 10am. Parents/carers can then take under 3s to the coffee lounge where our creche includes some short stories from the bible, whilst children aged 3 and over are meeting in the Queen Margaret Hall for an interactive time of learning through stories, crafts, activities and more. Everyone is then invited to come back into church for the end of the service, where we share a little of what we've been learning. Coffee, juice and biscuits are available after the service.
24 Mar @ 10am
All-Age Service 2019
Theme: 'The Church Grows: As Converts Commissioned' led by Rev Ann Inglis.
Our lively worship service for people of all ages. Activities for pre-school and primary school children - Sundays@10 - get underway part way through the service in the Queen Margaret Hall, and a crèche is available in the coffee lounge from around 10.15am.
24 Mar @ 11:30am
Morning Service 2019
Theme: 'Morning Worship' led by Rev Bob Gemmell.
Our more traditional morning service of worship.
25 Mar @ 7:30pm
Cantilena Choir Concert
25 Mar @ 7:30pm
Concert: Cantilena Choir
28 Mar @ 9:30am
Informal, reflective service based on Celtic liturgy, followed by tea/coffee.
Our Christian Heritage
There has been a church in this area for 1,400 years. Abercorn Church is mentioned by the Venerable Bede in his chronicles. It was dedicated to St. Serf, who lived in the 5th century, so almost certainly Abercorn Church pre-dates Columba's foundation in Iona. Despite its numerous additions and a complete reconstruction in 1893, the present building dates from the 12th century.
Nature points to the probability of an early settlement at the most suitable place for the lower passage of the Forth. The Anglo-Saxon Princess, Margaret Atheling, a refugee from William the Conqueror, arrived in Scotland in 1067. Four years she married the King, Malcolm Canmore. Queen Margaret had a great civilising and religious influence on her husband and on the people of Scotland. Domiciled in Dunfermline, she travelled frequently to Edinburgh, crossing the Forth at the narrows, and eventually giving her title to the ferry and to the little havens on both shores - “Queensferry".
Dalmeny Church was founded in the 12th century by Gospatric whose grandfather, another Gospatric, had fled from William the Conqueror. This was the time when the parish system was being evolved. South Queensferry was a small hamlet in the parish of Dalmeny until 1635 when it became a separate parish. Dalmeny Church is the most complete example of Romanesque architecture remaining in this country.
The Priory Church
The Priory of the Carmelites dates from 1330, and was founded by the Laird of Dundas. The present building dates from the mid 15th century. The church was really the chapel of the monastery and would be used by the local population. Around 1560, during the Reformation period, the Church was closed, the friars dispersed and the building restored to the Dundas family. The church was used as the local church for Queensferry in the early 17th century. After that it was allowed to fall into ruin until 1899 when it was taken over by the Episcopal Church in Scotland.