2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War One. 2018 is also the Year of Young People. Our church is joining up with Greenbank and Fairmilehead to host an event in the Church and Halls. There will be a coffee morning in the Braid Hall to raise funds for Poppy Scotland and art-work from South Morningside and Buckstone Primaries and the Royal Blind School in the St Matthew Hall. A short music concert will take place in the Church at 10.30am provided by George Watson’s College. At 11.30am in the Cluny Hall, there will be a discussion panel with three young adults who have been involved with the Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly (including two former Youth Moderators) about what kind of future they would like to see for the world and the Church. There will be an exhibition about Morningside and World War One curated by the Morningside Heritage Association in the St Matthew Hall. This exhibition will continue to be displayed on Remembrance Sunday. The Association will also launch a new publication entitled “Morningside Memories Vol 3: A Community at War” which tells the story of life in Morningside during the two World Wars of the 20th Copies of the publication will be available for purchase.
Community Service of Remembrance, 10th November 2pm: there are several war graves in Morningside Cemetery. A short act of Remembrance will take place at 2pm near the Cross of Sacrifice, conducted by the Minister. Access to the cemetery is from Morningside Drive or Balcarres Street.
Music for Remembrance, 10th November, 4.30pm, Greenbank Parish Church. With fiddler, Alastair Savage and cellist, Tom Rathbone. Proceeds to Poppy Scotland.