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26 Nov 09:30 -All Age Worship

26 Nov 10:45 -Morning Worship

26 Nov 19:00 -Evening Service

Ageing Well Singing Group

This group meets at Mayfield Salisbury Church on Tuesdays at 2.00 pm.  If you are interested in joining please contact Kath Laing 0131 452 2184 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amnesty International

This group meets monthly at Mayfield Salisbury on a Sunday evening, usually at 8.00pm. For more details contact Jim Moffat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Badminton

This group meets on Monday afternoons from 2.30pm to 4.00pm at Mayfield Salisbury church. For more details contact Anne Aithie, 0131 667 7701, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Car Pool

The 'Car Pool 'provides transport for the elderly and infirm to and from Sunday morning Church services at Mayfield Salisbury on a temporary or long term basis. If you can offer to drive or require transport please contact Diana Tudhope  - 0131 669 4819 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Transport to and from Sunday evening services is organised by George Ross This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 0131 668 3859

 

Details od disabled access can be found here

Ceilidh Kids

If you would like to know more about this group try their web site http://www.ceilidhkids.com/ or contact Caroline Brockbank 0131 667 8898 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They meet on Wednesdays at Mayfield Salisbury Church at 1.30 pm in the upper hall.

Choir

The Choir meets to practise for Sunday morning worship on Thursday evenings, 7. 45 p.m. in the main church. New members welcome. For details contact the choir secretary: Dorothy Cloughly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  0131 667 3565, or Elspeth Dougall, 0131 668 1342 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Details of the choir master, Walter Thomson, and the organist, John Willmett, can be found on the People in our Church page

 

For deatails fo the Chamber Group, who sing with our church choir,  contact Walter Thomson 0131 662 0405

 

Pictures of the choir and Chamber Group can be found in our Gallery

Christian Aid

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More information is available at  http://www.christianaid.org.uk/scotland/ . At Mayfield Salisbury we have a very active Christian Aid group. For information on their programme of activities contact Hilary Watkinson 0131 667 6360 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Church Flowers

Flowers are arranged in Mayfield Salisbury Church each week. Donations towards the cost of purchase, offers of help for arranging and / or distribution to people in their home or in hospital after the service are welcome.  For donations or joining the arrangers rota contact Jane Main 0131 667 1711 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For offers of help on distributing flowers after the service contact Eileen Watson 0131 466 0129  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Craft Moments

CRAFT MOMENTS 

Following the success of our Craft afternoon during the Festival of Ageing and Faith in 2011, we felt it would be a good idea to have  a regular meeting to knit a little, sew a little and chat a lot, washed down with delicious coffee and home- baking.   We decided to make blanket squares, hats and scarves for Bethany or Fish ‘n’ chip jerseys for babies in Africa.  Or alternatively we can bring along a project that we have always meant to finish! 

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We held our first meeting on Thursday, 10th January 2013 and now meet fortnightly.  Meetings take place at Mayfield Salisbury in Church House at 10.00 am on Thursdays.   Do come along and join us. Contact Hilary Watkinson for more details and dates of meetings: 0131 667 6360 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Edinburgh Kickboxing

Kickboxing class at Mayfield Salisbury is on Mondays at 7.00 pm and Thursdays at 6.00 pm. Contact Paul Rielly 07961 911 335.

Exercise Class

If you are interested in joining this class contact  Anne-Marie Glasham 0131 667 0192 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. It meets at Mayfield Salisbury on Fridays at 9.30 am in the lower hall. 

Fair Trade

A Fair Trade stall operates in the West Mayfield vestibule of Mayfield Salsibury church on the last Sunday morning of every month (except December). The stall is part of our Christian Aid mission. Christian Aid campaigns against unfair trade rules and encourages supermarkets to stock fair trade products. Fot more deatils contact Bob Cupples 0131 668 1186 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grange Ballet School

Grange Ballet school meets at Mayfield Salisbury upper hall on Mondays from 16.00 - 18.00 and Saturdays from 10.00 to 11.15. More details from Amalia Marrocco 0131 623 5642, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the web site www.Grangeballetschool.co.uk

Guides: 101st City of Edinburgh Rainbow Unit

101st City of Edinburgh Rainbows meet at Mayfield Salisbury on Tuesdays at 6.15 pm.  Fot contact details contact the church manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Guides: 72nd City of Edinburgh Brownie Unit

72nd City of Edinburgh Brownies meet at Mayfield Sailsbury on Tuesday 6.15 - 7.30 pm. For more details contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Guides: 72nd City of Edinburgh Rainbow Unit

72nd Rainbows meet at Mayfield Sailsbury in the Upper Hall on Mondays at 6.30 pm. Contact Janice Laxton 0131 667 6993 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

House Groups

These are small groups who come together regularly to explore faith and offer each other fellowship and mutual support. The make-up of these groups varies widely as does the study materials they choose. For more details see House Groups or contact Diana Tudhope - 0131 669 4819 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Mayfield Milers

The 'Milers' arrange a programme of walks of varying difficulty designed for walkers of all ages. These are advertised on the Whats On page of this web site. New members always welcome. More details from Pat Rodgers  - 0131 447 5373 

If you are planning to join a walk, please contact the walk leader in the week prior to the walk. Bring bus pass if held and a packed lunch. The wearing of boots is encouraged. All walks start at 10:00 from Mayfield Salisbury church (West Mayfield entrance) unless otherwise stated.

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Mayfield Radio Unit

Mayfield Radio is a voluntary hospital radio station producing programmes for local South Edinburgh hospitals.  For more information see their web site.
 

Requests for songs at the New Royal Infirmary, Astley Ainslie and Liberton Hospitals can be made via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone (between 7.30pm and 10.00pm) on 0131 667 7742. A 24 hour answering service is available out of office hours. Mayfield Radio also make recordings of the church sermons for this web site and provide tapes of the services for the housebound.

 

Tapes of Services

Every week Mayfield Radio record the 10.45 service at Mayfield Salisbury and make the tapes available to the housebound. To request a copy either telephone or ask someone to call at the Mayfield Radio office (down the steps near the upper hall) on Sunday mornings.

Mayfield Salisbury Playgroup

Mayfield Salisbury Playgroup is held on Monday to Friday mornings. Contact Freda Mitchell - 07753 163 168  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.mayfieldsalisburyplaygroup.co.uk
 

Mayfield Salisbury Playgroup is located in Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church Hall. The playgroup serves the local community although there is no formal catchment area. Children from all religions and none and from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds are welcome. The playgroup is a registered charity, managed and run by the parents/carers of the children attending and three full time members of staff.

 

The playgroup is open to children aged 2-5, Monday to Friday, 9.10am - 11.40am. Children can attend between 2 and 5 sessions a week. Term dates roughly follow school terms.

 

For further information, please download a copy of our prospectus:

Download prospectus here:  files/MSPG_Prospectus_A4.pdf

Download application form here:   files/MSPG_Application_form_web.pdf

Mini-Music at Mayfield

For details contact Julie Morrice, 0131 662 6298, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Morningside Justice and Peace

 Morningside Justice and Peace Group exists to help towards the formation of informed opinion on matters of concern. Meetings are held on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 am during Autumn and Spring months and consist of a short talk on a topic of local, national or international concern followed by questions and discussions. They are held at Open Door, 420 Morningside Road. Contact Willie Farquhar  - 0131 411 2169 

Mosaic for Beginners

Learn the basics of making a mosaic using the 'direct' method.  All tools and materials are included.  You just need to be able to attend two short sessions and bring your enthusiasm and creative flair!  Check posters in Mayfield Salisbury Church, local shops/cafes or Eileen Robinson's website http://eileenrobinsonart.wix.com/scotland for details. You can also phone Eileen on 0131 258 3082 or 078 555 87296 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Dates and times vary.  Cost £20.  Children 12yrs+ can take part if accompanied by an adult.

Newington Nursery

Newtington Nursery meets at Mayfield Salisbury in the lower hall. More details can be found at www.newingtonnursery.co.uk

Red Thread Studio

This is a sewing studio which operates out of Church House on West Mayfiled Road. For more details contact Lauren Ruby Wall, 07858 8422016, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RSCDS - Scottish Dancing

This dance group meets every Thursday in the Lower Hall at 4.00 pm . For more information, please contact Andrew Nolan at 07931 921228 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Salisbury Fund

 The Salisbury Fund was established from the proceeds of the sales of Salisbury Church and Manse in the 1990s. It suuports Christian projects overseas. For more deatails contact Alan Paterson - 0131 554 1859 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Salvation Army Link Group

On the second Sunday of each month a collection is made before and after the 10.45 servcie at Mayfield Salisbury for the Salvation Army Link Group at Niddry Street which supports the homeless. Particularly welcome are clothing, toiletries, non perishable foods and cash donations. Contact Diana Tudhope - 0131 669 4819 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Scottish Country Dancing

This dance group meets  on Tuesdays in the upper hall from 7.45 pm. No previous experience is necessary. New members welcome. Contact Anne 0131 667 7701 or Moira 0131 667 4236.

 

Dates for 2014: Sept 16th& 30th, Oct 14th 21st, Nov 4th & 18th, Dec 2nd & 16th,

Dates for 2015: Jan 13th& 27th, Feb 10th & 24th, March 10th & 17th, April 7th & 21st

 

Scouts: 28th Braid Beaver Unit

The 28th Braid Beaver Group meets at Mayfield Salisbury on Wednesday evening at 6.15 pm. More details at http://28thbraidscouts.btck.co.uk/GroupInformation - or Contact James Meehan 0131 258 0092 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scouts: 28th Braid Cub Unit

The 28th Braid Cub Unit meets at Mayfield Salisbury on Wednesdays at 6.15 pm. More details at http://28thbraidscouts.btck.co.uk/GroupInformation or contact Philip Hunsley 0131 667 3858 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scouts: 28th Braid Scout Unit

28th Braid Scout Group mets at Mayfield Salisbury on Friday evenings at 6.30 pm. More details at http://28thbraidscouts.btck.co.uk/GroupInformation or from leader Alan Dickson 0131 446 9139 / alanjdickson@live.co.uk

 

Shierlaw Fund

The Shierlaw Fund was created from a bequest left by a member of the Mayfield Congregation and is expended at the discretion of the Kirk Session and administered by a small committee. Their policy is to give priority to young people, normally, but not necessarily members or adherents of the congregation. Enquiries and applications to Chairman of the Shierlaw Committee - Peter Grant - 0131 667 5189 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Singing for Health & Happiness

This singing group for over 50s meets weekly in the lower hall at Mayfield Salisbury on Tuesdays at 2.00 pm. There are no auditions, and no previous experience or sight-reading skills are necessary. It is up-lifting and  mood-enhancing. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people, socialise, have fun and become healthier at the same time! Contact Robina Brown - 0131 554 8671 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Support Group

THis group aims to offer help with day to day jobs to those with links with this congregation who may need it. Contact Jo Scott  - 0131 667 3386  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Suzuki Violin Group

This group meets at Mayfiled Salisbury on Tuesdays in Church House on West Mayfield at 5.30 pm. Contact Elizabeth Peploe 0131 667 6164 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Think in Activity

THis group meets at Mayfiled Salisbury on Mondays at 19.00 in the Newington Room. For more details contact David Bailey, 0131 652 1407, david@thinkin activity.co.uk

Thursday Club

THURDAY CLUB 2016 – 2017 programme.
This group meets at Mayfield Salisbury Upper Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoons from October to May with an attractive weekly programme of music, slides, talks and demonstrations which are found to appeal to many tastes. Open to all, especially those of more mature years! New as well as existing members are warmly welcome but you don't have to be a member to come along. Contact Deirdre Eustace (convener) - 07785 301182, or Florence Smith (secretary) - 0131 663 1234.

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U3A Singing Group

This singing group meets at Mayfield Salisbury on Tuesdays at 14.00 in the Newington Room.

For more details contact Sheila Smith: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Verandah Club

IMG_8287.JPGThis group helps to run a canteen service at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for patients and visitors. The canteen is open daily and sessions are run by different churches or other groups on different days. A rota of volunteers from Mayfield Salisbury covers Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. If you would like to help in this worthwhile service contact Jo Scott - 0131 667 3386  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

West Mayfield Golf Club

West Mayfield Golf Club is a very old club dating from at least 1893. Members play each year for the Sime Cup.

If you are interested in joining contact Mike McFee - 0131 447 5090 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
 

World Mission

Our contact poerson for our ovverseas partner, Oliver Stegen, is Kate O'Brien - 0131 667 3073
 

More details can be found at Overseas Partner

 

Yoga

Yoga groups meet at Mayfiled Salisbury on Mondays and Tuesdays. For Mondays, 11am to 12noon. Contact Sandra Carter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For Tuesdays 2.15pm to 3.30pm, contact Anne Aithie on 0131 667 7701

Young People

Mayfield Salisbury offers activities and worship to a large number of Children and young adults. At the moment there are seventy-four registered users aged between zero and sixteen years! With services of worship and education we aim to provide a stimulating space of spiritual reflection for all ages.

Our 9.30 services of worship on Sunday mornings are designed with families in mind, offering spaces of worship and learning which are-age appropriate and allowing all, from young children through to adults. This is achieved through an informal but spiritual time of worship partnered with high quality Sunday School provision. Our Sunday School is very busy and offers spaces of worship and learning for children from naught up!  More details can be found at All Age Worship

Pictures can be found in our Gallery

Offerring to help?

If you would like to know more about this aspect of our work or offer to help contact -  The Minister, Revd Scott S. McKenna - 0131 667 1286 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In September 2017 Hillary Leslie, our new Youth Leader, joined us. So watch this space for lots of new and exciting initiatives shortly.

New Facebook page!!!   HERE

Vacancy

We now have a vacancy for a Pastoral Assistant. More information HERE

News Flash

   ‘LOOK WELL ON THESE SKIES’

'Amazed by Science, illumined by Religion' This booklet is available free of charge.  Details here

 

  • Because God is both knowable and unknowable the tension of the symbol, the multilayers of the myth and the openness of the poetic are all vital to our desire to celebrate the Mystery to whom we relate and in whom we have our being.
    Mark Oakley

  • You must love him as he is: neither God, nor spirit, nor image; even more, the One without commingling, pure, luminous ...

    Meister Eckhart

  • The purpose of our life is God's glory. However lowly a life is, that is what makes it great.
    Oscar Romero

  • Faith may justify bigotry or fanaticism, as Church history tragically witnesses. It needs a safeguard. If it is not animated as it were by the greatest of the theological virtues (love), faith can become defective.
    Thomas Norris

  • Dry not, dry not, your tears of love eternal! Only to eyes that fail to weep does this world seem so dull and dead. Dry not, dry not, those long, sad tears of love.
    Johann von Goette

  • The post modern paradigm manifests itself as a unity which preserves diversity and diversity which strives after unity.
    David Bosch

  • There is only one assertion that requires no evidence. Children are a sacred trust...Unless we care properly for our children, we shall never build a better world.
    'A Good Childhood’ The Children’s Society

  • These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest is prayer.
    'The Dry Salvages' T.S.Eliot

  • According to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
    Origen

  • Myth is a story about the way things never were, but always are.
    Thomas Mann

  • In the darkness ...The child of your love - and now become as the most hated one - the one You have thrown away as unwanted - unloved ..... The darkness is so dark .... I have no faith.
    Mother Teresa

  • I love the Bible. I owe my faith and my life to the Bible and its liberating message. It is in the Bible that I first met Jesus ... I too am included in God's embrace.
    Gene Robinson

  • It is this great absence that is like a presence, that compels me to address it without hope of a reply ....
    R.S. Thomas

  • Faith is not a proud self-consistent philosophy. It involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis. It is therefore a living response to the grace of God as revealed in fragile lives.
    Mark Oakley

  • Any religion which does not say that God is hidden is not true.
    Blaise Pascal

  • The contemporary Church is losing aspects of its wide and generous memory and therefore condemning itself to become a 'swimming pool Church' - one that has all the noise coming from the shallow end.
    Mark Oakley

  • For all your doctrinal headaches take Paradox.
    Mark Oakley

  • The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge and is everywhere cut off from us by the darkness of incomprehensibility.
    St Gregory of Nyssa

  • Death, death be hanged, the Lord has promised me that I shall live. This I believe!
    Martin Luther

  • We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life have not been put to rest.
    Wittgenstein

  • Religion is the flight of the alone to the Alone.
    Plotinus

  • Stupid clergymen appeal quite directly to a Bible passage directly understood ....
    Soren Kirkegaard

  • What is the point of the arts of reading and criticism as long as the ecclesiastical interpretation of the Bible, Protestant as well as Catholic, is cultivated as ever?
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A figure like Ecclesiast, rugged and luminous, chants in the dark a text that is the answer, although obscure.
    Wallace Stevens

  • Myth is the poetry of the soul.
    Sara Maitland

  • Our loss of the ability to think mythically, poetically, allegorically, creatively, theologically, and artfully is a greater threat to our religious experience than anything good scientists have to report ...
    Sara Maitland

  • In general, Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
    Douglas Hofstadter

  • 'God' is a one word poem
    Rowan Williams

  • What is today? Today is eternity.
    Meister Eckhart

  • Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
    Meister Eckhart

  • The most powerful hunger we have, mostly suppressed and misdirected, is the hunger for God.
    Miroslav Volf

  • We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost.
    Thomas a Kempis

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • God is the beyond in our midst.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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