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Our social groups help to support our community life and friendship in the congregation. They form when groups find a shared interest.

If you are interested in joining a group, forming a new one or searching for like-minded people, please get in touch via our Welcome email address.

 


Community Lunch

We host a community lunch in our Hall each week for those within the Old Town and Canongate area of the city. All are welcome to come for a warm meal, activities, and conversation. Come simply to enjoy the space or get involved in helping to host.

Coordinator:   John McLuckie
Meets:             Mondays 12:30-14:00
Contact:          rector@osp.org.uk


Craft & Chatter

Craft and Chatter is a chance to socialise over creative projects. We are a varied group, with some people knitting, crocheting, embroidering, painting, drawing or just coming along for tea, cake and a chat. Some members of the group help to mend vestments that are damaged.

Coordinator:   Emma Telfer
Meets:             monthly (usually a Monday evening)
Contact:          office@osp.org.uk


Hospitality Team

The Hospitality Team are a small group of volunteers who organise and provide lunch for the congregation on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the Conversion of St Paul, and on Christ the King, and breakfast on Easter morning. The food is cooked by the team with other volunteers and members of the congregation donate puddings, cheese and other goodies on the day.

Members:   Ginger Franklin, Alastair MacKinnon, Andrew Liddle
Contact:     hospitality@osp.org.uk


Student & 'Young' Adult (YZ Group)

We aim to organise events for our younger adults that enable deeper relationships and discipleship during this liminal and transitional stage of life.

Coordinator:   Jaime Wright
Contact:          curate@osp.org.uk


Sunday Coffee Drop-in

This is a chance to gather online via Zoom after Sunday morning services for those unable to join in the Hall for refreshments.

Coordinator:   Helen Ratcliffe, Maria Hextall, & Arlene McAlister
Meets:             weekly; Sunday 1215-1300; Zoom
Contact:          social@osp.org.uk


Tuesday Chats

This is a chance for those who are unable to attend activities in-person to gather together online Zoom to chat.

Coordinator:   Arlene McAlister
Meets:             weekly; Tuesday 1100-1130; Zoom
Contact:          social@osp.org.uk


Walking Group

The Walking Group meets once a month, weather permitting, to stretch our legs and get some fresh air. Walking routes are always reachable by public transport.

Coordinator:   Gerry Cushley
Meets:             each month; Saturday walks
Contact:          walking@osp.org.uk