Events Organised by the Social and Fundraising Committee and Northesk Guild:
WE'VE ALREADY ENJOYED IN 2019 .....
Tea Dance on 16th March
Guild Afternoon Tea on 10th April
Guild Summer Outing - 29th May
Car Rally on 22nd May
Organ Recital - 21st June
Bowling Competition - 17th July
Golf Competition - 23rd August
Autumn Fair - 28th September - £1607.80 was raised for church funds.
Concert - Can't Help Singing - 8th November
Christmas Fair - 7th December (£1,503.40 was raised for church funds)
Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band - 19th December
COMING UP IN 2020 ....
Guild - Wednesday 19th February at 2 pm when we will hear from Karen Gillan, Associate Secretary of the Guild
Film Afternoon - Monday 17th February at 2 pm with short films presented by Rev John Mitchell. Afternoon tea will be served. Admission £5, payable at the door.
Musselburgh Quiz - Test your local knowledge. Quiz sheets are available from Jim Wood for £1 in aid of church funds. A prize of £20 goes to the winning entry. Deadline for return of quiz sheets - 1st March.
The annual Festival takes place in the last week of July with a joyful mix of tradition and colour. This is a special and happy time across our community with family, friends and neighbours coming together to celebrate our town and its heritage. See the Gallery for pictures of Northesk's involvement in the 2017 Festival.
Parents and Tots/Big Little Ones Club - Wednesday mornings at 10 30 am (last one at this time on 5th February). Pop in for tea and chat, and for kids to play. Grandparents welcome too! Lorraine McBrearty is appealing for helpers to help set up the room, tidy up, prepare tea/coffee.
This changes to Big Little Ones Club, for nursery and primary age children, starting on Wednesday 26th February, then every 2nd Wednesday thereafter, from 3.30 pm to 5. 30 pm.
Northesk Drama and Musicals Club - Sunday evenings at 6 pm - for all ages.
Messy Church - The next Messy Church will be held on 12th February 2020 - details in Northesk Life page. The kids will enjoy some worship and songs, followed by crafts and games, and some yummy things to eat. In previous years, the Messy Church has been involved in the preparations for the Northesk float for the Musselburgh Festival. Contact Lorraine (details below).
Joint Churches Holiday Clubs - Following successful Holiday Clubs during the summer, the final Holiday Club took place on 16th September at Northesk Church. Plans are underway for more holiday clubs in 2020.
Any enquiries about these events, including offers to help - especially the Messy Church - contact Lorraine McBrearty on 07486 386027 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee Mornings and Baking Stall
Coffee Mornings are usually held every Saturday morning in the Church Hall from 10 am to 12 noon. All are welcome to join us to enjoy a cup of coffee and a biscuit - sometimes bacon rolls are on sale! - and especially to enjoy the company of others. Volunteers are required to enable the coffee mornings to continue on a weekly basis - enquiries to John Wilkinson.
The Baking Stall is usually held on the first Saturday of the month, apart from January, July and August, from 10 am to 12 noon. There are baking stalls at the Autumn Fair and at the Christmas Fair. On sale is a wide range of delicious home-made cakes, scones, fruit loaves, biscuits, tarts, mincemeat pies.
Monies raised go towards Church funds.
Northesk Recipe Book
The Northesk Recipe Book, a collection of favourite recipes contributed by members of the congregation, has now sold out. The great sum of over £500 has been raised for Church funds.
The Guild's new session for 2019/20 began on Wednesday 25th September with a Welcome Back Meeting when we enjoyed a quiz on various topics and a Musical 'Consequences'.
Our 2019/20 programme is as follows: all meetings are at 2 pm unless otherwise stated.
Sunday 6th October - Guild Dedication Service in Northesk Church (11 am)
Wednesday 9th October - 'My Year as Guild Convener' - Patricia Robertson
Wednesday 23rd October - 'Faith in Young People' - The Boys Brigade - Guild Project - Alistair Knowles
Wednesday 6th November - 'Companions on the Road'
Wednesday 20th November - 'My Journey of Faith' Rev Malcolm Lyon, St Michael's, Inveresk
Wednesday 4th December - 'The Advent Wreath' - Rhona Currie
Wednesday 18th December - Christmas Buffet Lunch and Party (1 pm)
Wednesday 22nd January - 'The Forgotten 50's' - Tom Kelly
Wednesday 5th February - Visit to Wardie Guild (10 am)
Wednesday 5th February - 'Costa Rica' - Dorothy McCann and Bring and Buy Sale
Wednesday 19th February - Karen Gillon, Associate Secretary of the Guild
Wednesday 4th March - 'Free to Live Trust' - The Seema Project
Wednesday 18th March - 'Local Tales and the Importance of Storytelling' - Tim Porteus
Wednesday 1st April - 'Things Into which Angels Long to Look' - Stained Glass Windows - Hilary McLeod. We also welcome visitors from Wardie Guild.
Wednesday 15th April - Afternoon Tea
Wednesday 29th April - Annual General Meeting
Esk Valley Guilds Together
Thursday 24th October 2019 - Communion - St John's and King's Park Church, Dalkeith (2 pm)
Saturday 29th February 2020 - 'Gathering of the Guilds' - Loanhead Parish Church (10 am)
Saturday 25th April 2020 - 'Lothians Gathering' - St Nicholas Buccleuch Church, Dalkeith (10 am)
Northesk Guild is linked with Wardie Parish Church, Granton, Edinburgh and the two Guilds meet together once or twice a year, with the most recent being a visit by some members of the Wardie Guild to Northesk on 1st May, where they were given a great welcome. We have been friends for over 12 years now!
All are very welcome to join the Guild, whether members of Northesk or not, or to come along to any of the meetings. Meetings take place fortnightly, starting at 2 pm.
The newsletter of Northesk Church - "Northesk News" is produced three times a year - Easter, early Autumn and Christmas - and these are given to all members, with copies also available in the Church and in the Musselburgh Library. Articles from members of the congregation are welcome, as are contributions from other people in the community. The next edition will be the Easter newsletter, to be published in March 2020.
Northesk Scottish Country Dancers
The Northesk Scottish Country Dancers - adults and children - meets each Friday. The adult class meets in the church hall from 11.30 am to 1 pm and the class for children from 3 years upwards meets in the upstairs hall from 2 pm to 4 pm.
No experience is required - just enthusiasm! The classes are lead by Ruby Wilkinson, and enquiries can be made to her on 07504 977264 or email@example.com