Young People


Our church offers activities and worship to a large number of children and young adults. Our aim is to provide a stimulating space of spiritual reflection for all ages.
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**All services and events at Mayfield Salisbury  have been cancelled until further notice. A *virtual* youth programme schedule is available. Please check back frequently for updates!**



Our All-Age Worship on Sunday mornings at 9.30am is designed especially with families in mind, 

from young children through to adults. This allows all to leave feeling that they have experienced something valuable, achieved through the informal worship pattern and age-appropriate Sunday School lessons and activities.






Youth Group (the MSYG) (P6-S6) - Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM (P6-S1 from 6-7pm; S2-S6 from 7-8pm) in the Youth Room

Each month of the MSYG has a weekly rotation of Social, Service and Discussion nights. There will always be snacks (and sometimes dinner!) Each night will start off with 10 minutes of free time.

Social: On social nights there will be an activity (i.e. bonfire, quiz night, sport, game tournament, holiday parties, etc.) focused on having some time together to chill and chat. 

Service: On service nights we will focus on both local, and international service projects and organisations either with guest speakers, or by getting engaged in the work as a group. Some of these organisations includes Amnesty International, Edinburgh NW food bank.

Discussion: On these evenings, we will have a 'Question Time' discussion with special guests. Youth will be able to submit questions before the evening for an engaged conversation. We'll cover topics such as evolution and creation, the Bible, climate change, and other faith traditions.



Youth Worship Night (All Ages) - Last Sunday evening of every month - 7:00 pm

Contemporary style worship for the young and the young at heart; time spent in reflection through prayer, the word and music.



Breakfast Club (12-16s) - Twice a month during the 9:30 service

The Breakfast Club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month (unless otherwise noted) during the 9:30 service for 12-16s. The Breakfast Club is an extended time for the teenagers to engage in discussion over breakfast!

This term we are looking at 'Echo the Story' which takes us through the old and new testament through imaginative contemplation storytelling.

Breakfast Club will resume weekly in September 2020.



Social Outings and Special Events

Throughout the week our young people attend a wide variety of schools, so Sunday may be the only chance they see each other regularly.  Social activities encourage them to get to know each other better, and build friendships.      

August 2020 *virtual* Youth Calendar

*Please note the time change for Sunday School/Breakfast Club on Sunday mornings, and Youth Group on Sunday Evenings*

Contact our youth worker, Hillary, for access to the Zoom sessions! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   august 2020 virtual youth schedule


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Five Minutes’ Peace

 Re-opening date: Wednesday 5th August

Come and experience  the beauty and peace to be found within our Sanctuary.

Since January 2019, Mayfield Salisbury Church have been providing a space for private meditation or prayer in the beautiful surroundings of  the Sanctuary of our church. We are delighted to announce that this facility, which had to close in March due to Covid-19 restrictions, will re-commence from Wednesday 5th August.

We will be open to the public – to people of all faiths and none – every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

Strict social distancing protocols will be in operation and all visitors will be required to provide contact details (for the Scottish Government’s Test and Protect programme) and to wear a face covering.


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Christian Aid Appeal

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We recently received the following urgent appeal from Christian Aid, which we very much hope you will consider supporting:

Last year, over 45 million people were forced from their homes by conflict and violence. Families who have suffered so much need your help now more than ever to face the deadly threat of coronavirus. Millions of lives are at stake.

Coronavirus is the latest threat to their safety. Families who have fled conflict and hunger are now living in crowded camps where social distancing is impossible. In these places there is limited access to medical care, clean water or enough food, making people extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. Here, the virus is likely to be even more deadly than it has been in the UK. Deaths are already mounting.

We’ve joined the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to raise urgent funds for communities living in extreme poverty and conflict in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Please help us protect refugees and vulnerable people in the world’s most fragile places today.

We’re already responding to the Covid-19 outbreak by delivering life-saving information and hygiene support, personal protective equipment and food packages to communities in need. Your donation can help us to:

• provide families with clean water, soap and information on keeping themselves safe
• give frontline medical and aid workers the equipment and supplies they need to care for the vulnerable and sick
• ensure families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children

Help families who have lost everything as they face this deadly threat.

If you’d like to contribute, please visit the Christian Aid website at:    Cash and cheques cannot currently be accepted, but you can make a donation by telephone on 020 7523 2269.

Thank you!

The Christian Aid Committee


Contact Information

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church,
18 West Mayfield,

0131 667 1522 / 0780 801 1234

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Scottish Charity Number: SC000785


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    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

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  • 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.

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    Thomas Mann

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    Mother Teresa

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    Gene Robinson

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    R.S. Thomas

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    Mark Oakley

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    Blaise Pascal

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    Mark Oakley

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    Mark Oakley

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    St Gregory of Nyssa

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    Martin Luther

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    Soren Kirkegaard

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

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