Corstorphine Churches Together: This group was formed by representatives of nine churches in Corstorphine and aims to build understanding of what we share in our Christian belief and to foster friendship and mutual respect. Throughout the year three or four shared events are planned. This year (2019) the Good Friday service was held in St Thomas’s Church and attended by people from many of the congregations. An open music evening, a pilgrimage and an international day are currently being organised. The Churches involved are: Carrick Knowe, Corstorphine Community Church, Corstorphine Old Parish, Craigsbank, St Andrew’s, St Anne’s, St John the Baptist and St Kentigern, St Ninian’s and St Thomas’s.
St Kentigern’s and St Andrew’s Church of Scotland
David Gemmell Ecumenical Initiative: St Kentigern’s and St Andrew’s have a particularly friendly and close ecumenical relationship. In 2008, following the unexpected death of Mgr David Gemmell, a former priest of St Kentigern’s, it was decided to dedicate all our ecumenical activities in honour of Mgr David’s memory. And so, on the evening of 16 January 2009, close to the Feast of St Kentigern, the David Gemmell Ecumenical Initiative was officially launched at a Mass in St Kentigern’s at which His Eminence, Keith Patrick, Cardinal O’Brien was the principal concelebrant and in the presence of the Moderator of the Edinburgh Presbytery of the Church of Scotland, Rev Andrew Anderson. Our churches share a number of ecumenical initiatives, notably Lenten and Advent services or study groups as well as the opportunity to meet socially.
St Kentigern’s DGI Ecumenical Representative: Paddy Ferry
St Andrew’s Church of Scotland:
Ss John the Baptist and Kentigern is a Parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, registered charity No. SCO08540