Safeguarding Training

Church of Scotland is committed to safeguarding and ensuring all congregations have the policies and procedures needed, to protect and support those who might be vulnerable to harm or risk of harm.

As a result of “The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007” Church of Scotland has launched a PVG retrospective project running from October 2012 to October 2015 making it imperative that all voluntary and paid workers, carrying out ‘regulated’ work within the Church become PVG members and successfully complete PVG Introductory training.

Therefore it is mandatory that all those within Liberton Northfield who currently carry out ‘Regulated’ work with Children or Protected Adults become PVG Scheme members (by October 2015) and attend Safeguarding Training on the prescribed dates.

Liberton Northfield is extremely privileged that the Church of Scotland has agreed to send two of their fully qualified Safeguarding Trainers to Liberton Northfield to run an in-house ‘Safeguarding Introductory Course’.

Details of the course are as follows:



TIME:  19:00hrs – 21:30hrs



WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  The course is aimed at those volunteers working within congregations who give one or two hours per week to run Creches, Sunday schools, Parents and tots,  Youth groups, Pastoral care groups etc. or staff the various projects being targeted at adults who may be at risk of harm. The training is intended to empower these groups of volunteers so that they will recognise harm and be confident in reporting it.


HOW TO SIGN UP:  Please put your name on the Safeguarding Training poster, which can be found in the friendship hall by Friday 22nd August 2014.  This will enable Church of Scotland to finalise the numbers (max places 30) and split the group into children/ vulnerable adults workers.  All those who attend the course will receive a certificate of attendance.


If you have any questions about whether you should attend this course or would like to discuss anything further, then please speak to:  Carlynn Young, Liberton Northfield’s Safeguarding Coordinator, who would be happy to speak to you.


Fully endorsed and supported by Liberton Northfield’s Kirk Session.

It has been a while

Just a note to say we are still here, the summer break is always a quite time for announcements and major events.  The weekly sheet is on pause until after the school holidays when I hope we will have a revised format and schedule to ensure we are all kept up to date with the relevant matters.


If you have any events you wish to be posted please email us through the website.






Hustings at Liberton Northfield Church

Two hustings concerning the Referendum on Scottish Independence have been organised by SEECAT (South East Edinburgh Churches Acting Together).
The first titled, Scotland in the World, will take place on Tuesday 24th June at 7.30pm in Liberton Northfield Church and features Gavin Brown MSP and Fiona Hyslop MSP.
Gavin Brown is a Lothian’s MSP and Conservative Spokesperson for Finance and will represent the Better Together Campaign. Fiona Hyslop is MSP for Linlithgow and Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs and will represent the Yes Campaign. There will be opportunity to hear from both speakers and plenty of time for questions from the audience. Please invite your friends and neighbours along.

Liberton Northfield Parish Church Guild

The Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland that invites men and women to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in Worship, Prayer and Action.

Our meetings are held every second Wednesday and start at 2pm. At the end of each meeting, tea and biscuits are served at 3pm. If you would like to attend any of the meetings, we would love to see you there and you are assured of a very warm welcome by our members.

SYLLABUS 2014-2015

Convenor: Mrs Sheila Corrigan (Tel: 0131 666 2375)

1st Oct. The Rev. Amos Bongadu Chewachong
5th Oct. Guild Dedication Service
15th Oct. Working in the Zoo – Mr Ross Poulter
29th Oct. Torch Association – Jennifer Merrilees
8th Nov. Coffee Morning and stalls, 10am-12noon
12th Nov.  “Heart for Art”
26th Nov. Tapestry Demonstration – Liz Duke
10th Dec. Annual Business Meeting
17th Dec. Christmas Meal
21st Jan. First Meeting – The Rev. Jared Hay
4th Feb. Rachel Sloan – Charlotte Chapel
18th Feb.  “Wevolution” (formerly Passage from India)
4th Mar. Planting Bulbs
18th Mar. Andy Hunter – Storyteller
1st Apr. Social Day
15th Apr. AGM and Bring & Buy
13th May Spring Tea

Special Days
6th Mar. World Day of Prayer
29th Apr. Half-day Trip
6th June Whole-day Trip

THEME: Let’s talk about……..finding the right way

Mums and Tots

Mums and Tots: Meet on Mondays  2.00pm-3.30pm till the end of June. We take a break for summer and start again mid August.

Big Idea evening service

Big Idea evening service on the 11/6 at Liberton Northfield which was advertised previously is now cancelled.  This will now take place on the 13/6/2014 as all night prayers from 8.00pm – 8.00 am the following day.

Give as you Live – Bethany Christian Trust

Online shopping that raises money for Bethany – and it costs you nothing!

In the UK last year, shoppers spent £15bn on online shopping. Did you know that Bethany can benefit from all that online spending?


Give as you Livean online shopping website that raises money for Bethany when you buy items online – and it costs you absolutely nothing.


About Give as you Live:

  • It’s the easiest online charity shopping scheme we’ve come across.
  • You can use it every time you shop online and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
  • Simply visit the Give as you Live web page on your home computer, click “get started” and follow the simple instructions. There’s even a helpful video to show you what to do.
  • Give as you Live logo will be installed on your internet menu bar and every time you shop online with a partner retailer (including all major online stores such as Amazon, John Lewis, M&S, B&Q, Tesco etc), theGive as you Live logo will flash to remind you to click it so that any money you spend online will help raise funds for Bethany.
  • One click and a percentage of the purchase price of the goods you buy will go directly to Bethany to help homeless people.


Sunday Children’s Group Outing

It is this Sunday.  The plan is to travel to Vogrie sharp after the service for lunch followed by Games at around 2pm onwards.


Remember your £1 for a parking token.  When you drive through the barrier head right to the overflow we will set up there.


Bring your sun glasses and umbrella.