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PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME HOME GROUPS ARE SUSPENDED MEAN TIME DUE TO COVID; THE WEST GROUP IS OPERATING VIA ZOOM (SEE BELOW); KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE.
Home groups meet fortnightly for the purpose of exploring the faith of the individual, supporting one another and a prayer time all based round a fairly relaxed and informal format.
If you want to know more about small groups or would like to try one out but aren't sure which would be best for you do feel free to speak to David Lacey - 01875 320938
This group meets fortnightly on a Monday evening in the home of Iain Luke in Ford.
The group uses both contemporary resources and the Bible to explore the relevance of the Bible's teaching and to apply it to everyday living
Meeting fortnightly on a Thursday evening, this group gets together in each other’s homes to explore and develop our faith in God. Through following a sermon series, use of Bible study guides or other suitable literature, we strive to deepen our
relationship with God and to grow in our love and knowledge of Him, as well as enjoying close fellowship with each other.
Contact Marilyn Lacey on 01875 320938
West Area Group meets for fellowship and faith study at 7.30pm alternate Thursday evenings in various homes (currently via Zoom).
Group members take it in turns to lead as they feel able.
New members welcome (from any part of parish).
For more information contact: Robert or Susan on 01875 820843
The Friday night Home Group meets fortnightly and at present, is made up of women from our three congregations.
We meet in each others' homes to discuss a wide variety of bible-based topics and pray together.
We would be happy to welcome anyone starting out on a journey of faith as well as being able to share the experiences of someone who has travelled further along that road.
The Prayer Circle is a small group of people, eight at present, all dedicated to bringing the needs of others to God in prayer. Our fortnightly meetings – generally on a Monday evening – are very informal and each member of the group takes a turn to lead and host although there is no pressure to do either.
The evening generally begins with a short reflection or reading, or perhaps even an appropriate song or piece of music, followed by a time (around fifteen minutes) of silent, contemplative prayer. We then have a time of open prayer, during which we will pray for the specific needs of others as requested. Often, we are asked to keep these requests confidential, and so they are kept within the ‘circle’.
We pray for as long as the Holy Spirit leads us, no time limit, and these prayer times are often very powerful.
Again, there is no pressure to pray out loud - God will hear your silent prayers!
It goes without saying, that the evening ends with a welcome cuppa!
If you feel that you would like to come and join us to see what goes on, please get in touch with
Marilyn Lacey – firstname.lastname@example.org - 07901877876
TVP Holiday Club 2021 - Jungle Adventure!We are excited and we are sure that you will be thrilled if you join us on a 'Jungle Adventure' this summer. We are going outdoors in Vogrie Country Park from Monday 2nd August to Friday 6th August, so get the date in your diary and we will send you more details and how to book at the end of May.
TVP Holiday Club 2021 - Jungle Adventure!We are excited and we are sure that you will be thrilled if you join us on a 'Jungle Adventure' this summer. We are going outdoors in Vogrie Country Park from Monday 2nd August to Friday 6th August, so get the date in your diary and we will send you more details and how to book at the end of May. It will be very different to our previous Holiday Clubs because we will be outdoors, but we have an exciting programme lined up to suit the different place. It will be full of fun and is aimed at kids who are currently in Primary 1 to 7. All our plans will obviously take into account being Covid Safe. See you there? Join our mailing list by sending you details to email@example.com
During the Coronavirus crisis, people can donate money directly if they wish to the Midlothian Foodbank.
Bank of Scotland - Sort Code 80-22-60 and Account Number 18008466
· Fairtrade has improved the lives of millions of people - farmers, workers and their families - in developing countries. Here in the UK we lead the world on Fairtrade. Last year we munched on 1.42 billion bananas and drank 5.6 billion cups of Fairtrade tea and coffee.
· There is more to Fairtrade than food products. You can buy Fairtrade clothes, jewellery and footballs!
· Fairtrade products come from more than 70 countries scattered across Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, and the Fairtrade system works with more than 1.3 million farmers and workers.
· The Churches in the Tyne Valley Parishes all subscribe to the Fairtrade Standards and Cranstoun Church is a Fairtrade Church.
· Everyone can make a difference - by buying Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar, fruit, cakes, biscuits and wine.
· There is a Fairtrade stall every month in Cranstoun Church (for more information contact Catherine Leitch - 0131 454 0764).
For the past few years, the Music Group, (or Praise Band or simply ‘band’) have led worship roughly once a month at our TVP Sunday services. We endeavour to introduce new music to the congregation as well as playing older, ‘well-loved’ favourites.
At present we are an enthusiastic band of six, and on occasion, our numbers swell to an equally enthusiastic seven! Currently, we are one cellist, one bass guitarist, one rhythm guitarist, one lead guitarist, one twelve string guitarist, one vocalist and occasionally, we have the great pleasure of having a keyboard player which enhances the musical dynamics.
Infrequently, some of us have even been known to pick up a harmonica, a tin whistle, a banjolele, a ukulele, a tambourine or finger bells! Almost an orchestra! So, if you play any instrument and would like to join our merry band, you would be most welcome!
If you’d like to know more please contact Marilyn Lacey on 01875 320938
Putting their best foot forward, 2016 saw the introduction of the popular pilgrimage walks, after an early worship service, between the various churches in Tyne Valley Parish with many members taking part and enjoying fresh air, food and fellowship together as they journeyed.”
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Tyne Valley Parish (Church of Scotland) is a Registered Scottish Charity - SC006926
(Tyne Valley Parish consists of Borthwick Cranstoun and Fala )
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