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St James Scottish Episcopal Church, 11a John's Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7EL
www.stjamesleith.org   St James Church is a Charity registered in Scotland Charity No: SC002833

Saturday 2nd December
10.30am – 12.00pm
Christmas Cake Workshop

Another hit from last year….! Get ready for Christmas by making a Christmas Cake - the way your Granny used to…. A workshop for all ages. Ingredients will be provided - and the ticket price, which covers these is PER CAKE…. ie you’re welcome to come as a wee cake-making team, and you only pay for the one cake/ticket. Numbers are limited for this (obv), so please make absolutely sure to book a place by 30th November so we know how much of the ingredients we need. Once you have booked you will be emailed a list of what to bring (size of tin, santa hat, welly boots, etc).

Tickets per cake £5.00 (plus booking fee)

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Saturday 2nd December
12.45pm - 2.00pm
‘Hope in Dark Times’ with Prof Michael Northcott

Brexit, climate change, terrorism, austerity, forced migration, and the election of populist tyrants seem to surround us. As we near the end of a year that has epitomised turbulent change on the national and international scene, this session is an opportunity to consider the many reasons still to be hopeful about the human condition and Mother Earth.  

Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics at New College, University of Edinburgh where he supervises graduate students in environmental and social ethics, the theology of work, the ethics of technology and religion and politics. He is a widely published author and commentator, and his most recent book is Place, Ecology and the Sacred (Bloomsbury 2015). FREE EVENT - please reserve a ticket

Please note: You may or may not end up with anything that even remotely resembles the cake
in this photo!

Saturday 2nd December
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Advent Craft and Décor

We like to prepare our hall for the coming season, using colour, design and symbol to transform the environment as a gathering space. We’ll be getting things ready for Sunday – the first in Advent. No special skills needed – just willing hands and painty clothes. It’s fine to come for just part of the time! Led by Ali Brown.

Saturday 2nd December
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Let your little light shine!

Community Supper and Hootenanny
An early evening get-together for all ages, with food, music, games and generally a bit of a hoot. Bring your own drinks and enjoy simple hearty fare (provided), music from the house-band and special guests, team spirit – and some gentle fund-raising for our Adventfest charity, The Rock Trust.

Tickets £2.50 (plus booking fee)

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Saturday 2nd December
10.30am – 12.00pm
Singing Workshop

Learning new songs and chants for the Advent and Christmas Season – some of which have been written specially! No better way to light up a winter’s morning – a workshop for all ages and of any musical ability, led by Suzanne Butler.