Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step Christ Centred Recovery programme which aims to encourage people to address their hurts, hang ups and habits – depression, low self esteem, anger, co-dependency, addictions.  ….

WE meet in the Hub – Gilmerton church, Ravenscroft Street (opposite the post office) every Thursday, 52 weeks a year with some adjustment for Christmas


The teaching evenings always have the same format – doors open at 7 for welcome and a cup of tea or coffee, the session begins at 7.30. It’s a 25 week cycle – people can come along any week, they do not have to begin at the beginning!  Every session begins going through the 8 principles of Celebrate Recovery (see website or facebook) and focussing on the steps which embrace that principle, followed by a short teaching session.  Then there is a short break after which the women go in to one group and the men another for a time of ‘open-sharing’.  This is not a place for ‘fixing’.  The programme encourages folk to work on or look towards writing up in some form a personal inventory which they can work on with an accountability partner or sponsor.  Admittedly not many have reached this stage, but it is what we are hoping for so we can really begin to address our hurts, hang ups and habits.  From my own experience, I would judge it to be a safe, supportive, un pressured, non judgemental environment.    People drop in and out of CR.  We have had as many as 35 attending – many more on testimony nights.  But there is a regular core of 15-20. No formal referral is necessary – any one can walk through the door.


The last Thursday of every month we start with a shared meal at 7 followed by someone sharing the story of their journey to recovery.  In May 2015 we are planning to offer food every Thursday.


Recently we started a new project in partnership with Teen Challenge. This is at  the High Rises at Moredum/Little France with the Teen Challenge converted prison van and we will be there as a ‘drop in’ – folk can just drop in to the van for a cup of tea and a chat.  Watch this space!  Who knows the next step for some might be to come along to check out CR.  Or they might want to come along to the community lunch that takes place in the Tron Church, run by Grow Stronger/Transition Edinburgh south on a Tuesday 11.30 to 2.30.


Date for you Diaries Thursday 26 March May Nicolson from Govan author of  Miracles from Mayhem


Recurring Diary

Sunday Service starts 11am every Sunday with Children’s groups commencing after a short period in the main service.  Tea and coffee is served in the Friendship hall after the service.

Bible study on Monday mornings take place at Rebecca Akhigbe house from 10.30-12.30.

Mums and Tots runs during term time in the Falconer Hall from 2pm till 3:30pm every Monday

* Wednesday sees bible study at 7:30pm.

New Life Tots is held every Friday in the Falconer Hall, 9.30 – 11.30am and is organised by Jan.

‘Prayers in the Church’ is held:

Wednesdays: 10.30 – 11.30am
Saturdays: 10.00 – 11.00am
Sundays: start at 10.30am




During January, the Trailblazers have been learning about people who met Jesus from Luke chapters 5 to 10. This included the healing of the man who couldn’t walk, the woman who washed Jesus’ feet, and Mary and Martha.

During February, the Trailblazers will be learning about King David from 2 Samuel chapters 5 to 12.

There will be a Trailblazers leaders meeting on Tuesday 10th February at 7:30pm at the home of Jan and Billy Grubb. All Trailblazer leaders and helpers are wellcome.


Celebrate Recovery in South East Edinburgh

To mark the second anniversary of Celebrate Recovery in South East Edinburgh and to relaunch the programme Steph McLeod is coming to the Hub, Ravenscroft Street, Gilmerton to sing and share his story this coming Thursday 15th January.  Doors open at 7.  There will be a shared meal.  If you yourself or someone you know is struggling with hurts, habits or hang ups, do come along and bring your friends and find out more about Celebrate Recovery.  For more info contact Shona Haggie 664 4352.


SEECAT dates

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015, 19th – 23rd January

Theme: Give me a drink

Short Church Services:    Monday 19th Jan, 2pm at St. Barnabas’ Church

Tuesday 20th Jan, 7pm at St Catherine’s Church

Wednesday 21st Jan, 2pm at St Gregory’s Church

Thursday 22nd Jan, 7pm at Liberton Kirk Main Service, followed by refreshments



Events for December

06/12/2014 SEECAT Quiet time with prayers and thoughts 10.15am- 1.00pm
Redeemed Christian Church of God Carol Service 1400hrs
Light of the world at Liberton Kirk 7.30pm .
10/12/2014 Guild annual business meeting Time TBC
13/13/2014 Trailblazers Christmas Party 1500hrs
17/12/2014 Guild Christmas Meal 1430hrs at the Church
18/12/2014 Carols at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre 6.30pm- 7.30pm
20/12/2014 Carols at Morrisons 12.00-1.00pm
06/12/2014 Light of the World by Origin at Liberton Kirk 7.30pm.
02/01/2015 African Children Choir at Craigmillar Park Church 7.00pm

Carol Service and Christmas Party

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCC of G) is holding a carol service and Christmas party on Satur-day 6th December in our church, 2-5pm.
A warm invite is extended to all who attend our church services.
For your information, the RCC of G hold a Bible study on Friday evenings, 7-9pm.

Light of the World

Light of the world : by Exile a night of praise at Liberton Kirk on Saturday the 6th of December at 7.30pm . See the notice board for details. The event is by tickets but it is free, will order 20 tickets if you need one see Norma Packham.

Big Idea

06/12/2014 Light of the World by Origin at Liberton Kirk 7.30pm. You need a ticket but they are free, retiral offering will be taken for the event. See Norma Packham for tickets.
02/01/2015 African Children Choir at Craigmillar Park Church 7.00pm , free tickets from Norma, retiral offerings will be taken, if you can walk to the event with prayers and candles or lanterns, or if you come by car or bus still do pray on the way.

SEECAT dates

06/12/2014 Quiet time with prayers and thoughts as we prepare our-selves for Christmas at 10.15am-1.00pm bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be served.
18/12/2014 Carols at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre 6.30pm-7.30pm
20/12/2014 Carols at Morrisons 12.00-1.00pm

Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal 2014

We are now less than 4 weeks away from the start of the Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal 2014.  Last year’s successful run within one week will not be repeated owing to logistical problems with the vehicles and drivers; we hope to better the 2013 total of 6,300 shoeboxes sorted but it will again be over a two-week period.  The dates for this year are:

    Monday 10th November to Friday 22nd November.  There will be only two shifts per day: 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.00pm to 4.00pm.  There will be no evening session.

The main work of the Shoebox Appeal in South Edinburgh is on the sorting centre at Craigmillar Park Church.  It is supported by churches and organisations all over Scotland but particularly by congregations in the Newington and South-East area because members mostly live within an easy distance; and while we are always pleased to receive filled shoeboxes our greatest need is for helpers to give their time sorting the shoeboxes donated by others.  In recent appeals we have handled between 5,000 and 7,000 boxes each year.

We need:
to help with shoebox sorting in the Hall at Craigmillar Park Church.  There are 2 shifts each day, from 9:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-4pm every weekday and we need at least 6 sorters per shift.

(To help with the arrangements:
If your church is already involved in the shoebox appeal, please would you pass this email to your co-ordinator and ask him or her to contact me.

  • If you are not yet involved, we would like you to consider getting involved. You would need to organise a local co-ordinator and, again, ask him or her to contact me.)


Festival Outreach Events from Origin Scotland

Dear friends at Liberton Northfield Parish Church,
Following on from last year’s events – we’re delighted to be hosting another festival of Christian music right on the Royal Mile during the festival. The evenings will feature well-known local artists like Steph Macleod, The Exile Band, Beth Coyle, Alan McKinlay, Anthem 33, Selah Corbin, The Royal Foundlings, El Mafrex and others.

Each evening, three bands or artists will play their music and share their faith stories with festival-goers, in a cafe-style environment. A refreshments bar will be available. If you’re looking for something to recommend to your congregation for good quality Christian music that is a great opportunity to confidently bring a non-Christian friend along to, this is it.

Date Tues 19 – Sat 23 August
Time Doors 7pm, Programme from 7.30pm
Venue Carrubbers Christian Centre, 65 High Street, Edinburgh
Cost FREE!
Tickets no tickets required

Target AudienceThis event is for everyone (no childcare facilities).

For More InformationContact us on 0131 208 0095 or email mailto:info@originscotland.org