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posted 15 Jan 2019, 03:20 by Dean Fostekew

This coming Sunday the congregation will join with our friends and colleagues from the Parish Church and the United Reformed Church for a joint service of worship. We will gather at 11am in Saughtonhall URC (Saughtonhall Drive) for worship within the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The Murrayfield Churches have been working together for well over 30 years and the joint services are always a time to give thanks for all that we do together and to pray for our future relationship and its deepening development.

Come and join us on Sunday.

Its all been and gone and went!

posted 10 Jan 2019, 05:27 by Dean Fostekew

By the time one gets to this stage of January, the hustle and bustle of Christmas and its preparation is beginning to seem like a long time ago. The decorations are (mostly) down and everyone has returned to their ordinary daily routines and the pace of life is speeding up. Christmas, however, hasn't officially ended yet. Candlemas on the 2nd February sees the end of 40 days of celebration for Jesus' birth and the official end of Christmas. I always think that Christmastide is a good time to have a party.

This coming Sunday at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Murrayfield we will be partying by celebrating the feast of the Baptism of Christ and the actual Baptism of the child of a couple who were married in our church a few years ago. How lovely it will be to welcome this little one into the family of the Church, to celebrate their birth and to rejoice with their parents, just the thing for a day after Christmas and New Year.

Happy New Year & EPIPHANY

posted 30 Dec 2018, 05:40 by Dean Fostekew

Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Blessed 2019 from all of us at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield.

Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany when we remember the visit of the Magi to the Christ child. You are invited to join us for worship at 10am.

Sunday 30th December - come and pray for the new year

posted 29 Dec 2018, 02:34 by Dean Fostekew

Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family and we look forward to the dawning of a new year. The service at 10am will still be full of festive cheer as we continue to suing familiar carols (some of the ones we didn't get to sing on Christmas Day) and we will pray for our communion its, our country and the world as we enter into 2019.


posted 22 Dec 2018, 01:39 by Dean Fostekew

Christmas Eve
10am Vigil Eucharist

10am Festal Sung Eucharist of the Shepherds at the Crib

Moving towards Christmas

posted 17 Dec 2018, 01:55 by Dean Fostekew

We had a thoroughly enjoyable and well sung Christmas Carol service yesterday afternoon at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The good people of Murrayfield would have heard our voices praising God and anticipating the birth of our Saviour. This week the third week of Advent is more of a gentle walk towards Christmas. We have the Afternoon Service Christmas Party on Tuesday at 2pm at which all are welcome and we look forward to the services next Sunday for Advent IV which includes a carol service at Murrayfield House at 4.30pm. Then we get to Christmas and on Christmas Eve we have the following services:

10am Vigil Eucharist
5pm Crib Service
11 for 1130pm at Saughtonhall United Reformed Church we have an Ecumenical Watch Night Service 


posted 10 Dec 2018, 05:42 by Dean Fostekew

Come and join us at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield for a good Christmas sing next Sunday afternoon; where we will hear the traditional readings and sing the familiar carols as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas. ALL WELCOME


posted 4 Dec 2018, 08:43 by Dean Fostekew

This Friday the 7th December the Church of the Good Shepherd is hosting a Gospel Carol Service in aid of the Aberlour Children's Charity, in conjunction with Heartspeak Radio. Come and join us for tradition carols with a bit of difference.

On Sunday at 2pm we welcome the Order of St.Lazarus of Jerusalem to the church for their annual Carol Service and they extend a warm welcome to anyone who might wish to attend.

See you there.

Advent Starts

posted 28 Nov 2018, 08:07 by Dean Fostekew

10-Noon Saturday 1st December Advent Coffee Morning. Come and enjoy some excellent home baking, singing and catch up with friends old and new. You never know you might find that Christmas present that you have been looking for!

4pm Sunday 2nd December come and join us for our ecumenical advent carol service followed by festive refreshments.


Not quite Advent, yet!

posted 20 Nov 2018, 01:41 by Dean Fostekew

This coming Sunday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, we keep the feast of Christ the King. It used to be known as 'Stir up Sunday' and you'd often hear the collect on 'The Archers' as Jill attended the morning service. The collect for many years served as the prompt to get the Christmas Pudding/Cake made if you hadn't already got round to it. I always associate it with a last minute pudding, recipe by Delia Smith, that I have used in the past, when I had forgotten to get baking months before.

The feast of Christ the King, celebrates the servant ministry of Jesus our King and sees the end of the Christian Year, the last of the Sundays after Trinity/Pentecost and it points us towards the new year beginning on Advent Sunday. It is a Sunday that stirs us up, it makes one review the past year and what one has done or not done and it encourages one to look forward to the coming year with excitement and a new vigour as we prepare to meet the new born King at Christmas.

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