White Rose Archive

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Newsletters

Current and archived copies of the White Rose Newsletter, published monthly:

Newsletter June - July 2017 ~ 455Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Decisive Moments
  • A coffee with Helen Tyrell
  • A Word from Victoria Stock

Newsletter April - May 2017 ~ 439Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Easter and Equal Marriage
  • The L'Arche Community

Newsletter February - March 2017 ~ 1.3Mb

Issue highlights include:

  • Zealous for Mission?
  • Who’s Andy Philip?
  • Meet the Vestry
  • A coffee with Michael Maudsley
  • Marking Epiphany

Newsletter December 2016 - January 2017 ~ 3.4Mb

Issue highlights include:

  • We Three Kings
  • Music of the Season
  • The Twelve Months: A view from Calton Hill
  • A year in the life of Old Saint Paul's
  • A Coffee with ... Lizz Paterson

Newsletter October - November 2016 ~ 1.1Mb

Issue highlights include:

  • Lord, have mercy
  • An Ordination Service
  • An Ordination Sermon
  • OSP Choir Visits Finland
  • Welcome to our OPS Babies

Newsletter August - September 2016 ~ 656Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Violence and Hope
  • Ecumenical Experience in Espoo
  • Wanted: Stone Catchers
  • A Coffee with ... Jimmy Blair
  • Festival Music Guide

Newsletter June - July 2016 ~ 849Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Fear Not
  • Update on Lower Level Refurbishment
  • Think : Pray : Vote

Newsletter April - May 2016 ~ 2.1Mb

Issue highlights include:

  • Life out of Death
  • Update on Lower Level Refurbishment
  • The Challenge of the Old Testament?
  • A coffee with ... Ian Stewart; Memoirs of a Choir Boy —Part III
  • Contemplative Prayer at Old Saint Paul's

Newsletter December - January 2016 ~ 1Mb

Issue highlights include:

  • Mission is Us
  • Old Saint Paul’s Mission Partners
  • A coffee with... Mary Thorpe
  • Memoirs of a Choir Boy—Part II
  • The Reredos at OSP—Part II

Newsletter December 2015 - January 2016 ~ 827Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Begin Again
  • OSP’s Reredos - tradition, temperance and tearooms
  • The Twelve Months: A view from a tenement on Calton Hill
  • Bible Botany: All in Allium
  • Memoirs of a Choir Boy - Part 1

Newsletter August - September 2015 ~ 801k

Issue highlights include:

  • Festival of all the Arts
  • The time has come ...
  • Bible botany: that grain of mustard
  • Situational awareness
  • A coffee with ... Jenny Wright

Newsletter June - July 2015 ~ 783k

Issue highlights include:

  • Who will go for us?
  • Holy Week in France
  • The Raven Trust
  • Restoring our reredos
  • A coffee with ... Jubin Santra

Newsletter April - May 2015 ~ 1.2 mb

Issue highlights include:

  • Easter Election
  • A Coffee with ... Louisa Stanway
  • Gerard and Light
  • Bible Botany: What did the enemy sow?
  • Vestry Report

Newsletter February - March 2015 ~ 501 kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Clarity and Commitment
  • Some reflections on prayer
  • From the Archives
  • A Coffee with David Todd; Bible Plants: Wheat alias Corn
  • Three Months in the West Bank as a Protective Presence

Newsletter December 2014 - January 2015 ~ 565 kb

Issue highlights include:

  • A Christmas Truce
  • Travels in Turkey - in search of Noah's Ark
  • A Meditation for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Child of Hope, working with children and families in Mbale, Uganda
  • A coffee with ... Jonathan Livingston; Christmas Botany: the Holly and the Ivy; Local Tourist: Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

Newsletter October - November 2014 ~ 384 kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Worthy of the Gospel
  • Parish Retreat at Cumbrae
  • Report from Palestine
  • Candles, chocolate and classics; The Pity of War
  • A coffee with Brenda White; Bible Plants: The Apple

Newsletter August - September 2014 ~ 500 kb

Issue highlights include:

  • The Pity of War; Old Saint Paul's and The First World War
  • Old Saint Paul's Festival Music
  • Moments of great Calm: composing an anthem for clarinet and choir
  • Local Tourist: Rosslyn Chapel; Bible Botany: Iris and Lilly
  • A coffee with Lesley Blackmore

Newsletter June - July 2014 ~ 333 kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Shared Patterns of Love; Faith and Independence
  • The Pity of War
  • World Premiere of RS Thomas Anthem
  • Book Review: Gretel and the Dark
  • Local Tourist: John Knox House; A coffee with Colin Reed

Newsletter April - May 2014 ~ 577 kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Easter in Ordinary
  • Bible Botany: A Tale of Two Lilies
  • Diocesan Synod; Vestry Report; The New L’Arche House
  • The Purpose of Prayer
  • A coffee with Justin Reynolds

Newsletter February - March 2014 ~ 391 kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Sweet Sacrament Divine
  • A six day visit to Israel
  • What crosses your mind when you see a beggar? and What sort of society do we want Scotland to be?
  • Old Saint Paul’s Tithing Projects
  • Local Tourist: Royal Yacht Britannia; A coffee with Jean Keltie

Newsletter December 2013 - January 2014 ~ 316 kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Hungry for Hope
  • Bible Plants: the Wise Men's Gifts
  • Making Representations - Rowan Williams's Gifford Lectures
  • The Living Voices project
  • A coffee with Mark Gibson

Newsletter November 2013 ~ 250Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Remember, Remember
  • Saint Margaret’s Easter Road
  • Bible Plants: The Sycomore
  • How can Scotland blossom?
  • Local Tourist: Edinburgh Dungeon, and A coffee with Mary Jeffreys-Jones

Newsletter October 2013 ~ 404Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Census blues? Fr Ian assesses the 2011 Scottish Census results
  • Glenalmond 2013: Paul Lugton on this year's SEC youth camp
  • A visit to Finland
  • A coffee with Janet de Vigne
  • Local Tourist: Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens

Newsletter September 2013 ~ 332Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Like a Great Feast
  • Instructions for Living a Life and Mary the Prophet
  • Three in One and One in Three
  • Book Review: Designing Immortality
  • Slán! from Stiofán McFadden and A Coffee With Eric Stoddart

Newsletter July 2013 ~ 256Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Festivals of Faith
  • Festival Music 2013
  • Local Tourist: Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Book Review: The Prisoner's Diaries
  • A Coffee With Deacon Kate

Newsletter June 2013 ~ 291Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Where your heart is, there your treasure will be also
  • Making the Difference
  • Skating in Palestine
  • Elly’s Marathon Report
  • A Coffee With Bishop John

Newsletter May 2013 ~ 398Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • This Joyful Eastertide
  • My Giving to Old Saint Paul’s
  • A Sideways Glance at Scottish Independence
  • Local Tourist: Tantallon Castle
  • A Coffee With Therese Christie

Newsletter March 2013 ~ 349Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • New life, new Church
  • Bible botany
  • Lent sermon
  • Local tourist: Cramond village
  • Theology and nursing

Newsletter February 2013 ~ 474Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Lent is not denial
  • Ashes to ashes
  • Ministry team developments
  • Welcoming a student on plascement
  • Advent calendar through our church doors

Newsletter December 2012 ~ 438Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Glory to God in the highest
  • St Hugh of Lincoln
  • That's the way the money goes
  • Mission to Seafarers
  • News of St Martin's Community Centre

Newsletter November 2012 ~ 352Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Lost icons
  • Johnston wedding - take 2
  • A coffee with Charles & Hilary Davies-Cole
  • Jesus and the rich young man
  • Book review: The Testament of Mary

Newsletter October 2012 ~ 416Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Works of love
  • Community, the knife and a cup of water
  • MCs having it away in Oban
  • Uganda trip
  • A coffee with Paul Lugton

Newsletter September 2012 ~ 382Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • The Church and Same-sex Marriage
  • A Coffee with Kathryn Jourdan
  • Hot Chocolate 2012
  • Words of Wisdom
  • Another new arrival

Newsletter August 2012 ~ 505Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Festival Masses and music
  • Hot Chocolate at 10
  • Olympics, Festival, Fun and Faith
  • Making a sustainable contribution
  • A coffee with Calum Robertson

Newsletter June 2012 ~ 442Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Flaming June
  • Cream on your chocolate
  • What a surprise
  • Parish lunch
  • Study in Jerusalem

Newsletter May 2012 ~ 812Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Called to serve
  • The Calvary stair: a pilgrimage
  • A coffee with Fr Stephen Holmes
  • Not goodbye but au revoir
  • Local tourist: Robin Chapel

Newsletter April 2012 ~ 421Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Easter at the edge
  • Jenin Creative Cultural Centre
  • Faith, doubt and certainty
  • India – again!
  • Touring boldly with Credo

Newsletter March 2012 ~ 698Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Holy Week at OSP
  • Art at Old Saint Paul's
  • India - My Story
  • Different Traditions, One Church
  • A Coffee with Richard Holloway

Newsletter February 2012 ~ 467Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • The Vestry 2012
  • Welcome to Fr Stephen Holmes
  • Restoration & renewal Phase 2
  • Tithing project 2012

Newsletter December 2011 ~ 326Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • For grown-ups
  • R&R phase 2 update
  • Episcopal election update
  • Jenin Cultural Centre
  • Gastronomic connections

Newsletter November 2011 ~ 277Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • God and money
  • Kate Reynolds
  • What do you think of it?
  • Where there's a will ...
  • Where shall we have coffee?

Newsletter October 2011 ~ 270kb

Issue highlights include:

  • All Saints, All Sinners
  • Winter bazaar
  • New name new day
  • A coffee with David McLellan
  • Local tourist: National Museum

Newsletter September 2011 ~ 440Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • 9/11 remembered
  • Hot Chocolate 2011
  • A time of great taking
  • A letter from Simon
  • A coffee with Mary Johnstone

Newsletter August 2011 ~ 450Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Festival music
  • Hot Chocolate 2011
  • Festival of Spirituality and Peace
  • Wedding season
  • A coffee with Fr SImon Tibbs

Newsletter June 2011 ~ 344Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Bishop Brian
  • Looking back, and forward too
  • High Mass unwrapped
  • A coffee with Len Grannum
  • Time and tide

Newsletter May 2011 ~ 638Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • We welcome you?
  • Restoration and renewal
  • Spring cleaning
  • It could have been me ...
  • A spring in ojur step

Newsletter April 2011 ~ 646Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • A Lot of Church in Holy Week
  • The Garden of Remembrance
  • Au Revoir to OSP
  • A Coffee with ...
  • A silent retreat on Cumbrae

Newsletter March 2011 ~ 341Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Keeping a holy Lent
  • Restoration and renewal
  • Semi-silent Saturdays
  • January brings the snow
  • A snowdrop by my early walk

Newsletter November 2010 ~ 331Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Remembrance and thanksgiving
  • Birthday boys
  • Going to Ghana
  • Jim Wynn-Evans

Newsletter October 2010 ~ 651Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Autumnal food for thought
  • Postcards
  • A touch of island magic
  • In loving memory ...
  • Volunteer opportunities in children's work

Newsletter August 2010 ~ 709Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Scotland's Nazareth?
  • Hot Chocolate concerts
  • Catch them if you can
  • Festival of spirituality and peace
  • XY interfaith visits

Newsletter January 2010 ~ 688Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Half time - change ends
  • The way in - or too way out?
  • The Vestry 2010
  • Providing a warm welcome
  • We are all ona journey

Newsletter November 2009 ~ 472Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Simply Topping
  • A Jam-maker's Story
  • Another Ordination
  • XY climbs Meall nan Tarmachan
  • OSP Walkers stride out

Newsletter August 2009 ~ 401Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Festival Time
  • Donald Reeves – The Musical
  • The High Life
  • What is a priest?
  • Behind the scenes at OSP

Newsletter June 2009 ~ 175Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • The Good Ship R&R
  • New Stewardship Recorder
  • Financial report
  • Borders Walk
  • Gilmerton Cove

Newsletter May 2009 ~ 282kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Married in May
  • Holy Week in Morocco
  • Walking with Jesus
  • ENTPs and ISTJs

Newsletter April 2009 ~ 255kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Restoration & renewal
  • Care = maintenance
  • Learning about homelessness
  • Curate's letter

Newsletter March 2009 ~ 222Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Mothering Sunday
  • Welcoming Children in Church

Newsletter December 2008 ~ 400Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Scratch & sniff
  • A Happier Christmas
  • Letter from India
  • Advent Connections
  • Travelling to Ghana

Newsletter August 2008 ~ 326Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Blue Murder at Old Saint Paul's
  • Festival Music
  • Celebrating SS Peter and Paul
  • Transforming lives with music
  • Travelling to Ghana

Newsletter June 2008 ~ 280Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Christian Aid quiz night
  • Confirmations and the Bishop of St Helena
  • Mills and waterfalls
  • Cooking with Fr Anderson

Newsletter May 2008 ~ 194Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • On being back
  • Introducing our new curate
  • Lambeth and the listening process
  • A day of surprises up Traprain Law

Newsletter April 2008 ~ 345Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Good news & better news
  • Fast Castle - a quest
  • Walking with Jesus
  • Hats off to Michèle

Newsletter November 2007 ~ 232Kb

Issue highlights include:

  • Church Crawling Abroad
  • OSP Walkers Autumn Outing
  • Fair Trade Christmas
  • Local Tourist: On the Buses
  • Getting Ready for Advent

Magazines

Current and archived copies of the White Rose Magazine, published twice a year:

Magazine Autumn 2009 ~ 2.57Mb

Issue highlights include:

  • The Church: a sign of transformation
  • A guide to Restoraton and Renewal
  • Festival music 2009
  • Reports from abroad
  • Book reviews

Magazine Winter 2007 ~ 1.59Mb

Issue highlights include:

  • Reflections on money and Christian stewardship
  • Following our God of surprises
  • Money, Money, Money
  • Travels in Christian Asia
  • North Gray's Close: A Brief History

About the White Rose

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