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Our morning service, Sunday 10.30am, is available both ‘in-person’ and broadcast online via zoom (with a recording able to be viewed afterwards) and our evening service, Sunday at 7pm is ‘in-person’ only with the sermon being made available online afterwards.

For our Morning Service our Virtual doors open’ at 10.20am for an 10.30am start. You can join us using the following link/details ;
Meeting ID: 971 0467 4565 and Passcode: 272922

What is Earth Hour?

On Saturday 25th March at 8:30pm, millions of people across the globe unite to show that they care about the future of our planet, by switching off lights for one hour, and using the time to reflect on what our planet means to them.

This Earth Hour 2023, consider:

  • Switching off lights at home;
  • Putting your phone on ‘do not disturb’, and enjoying some time to reflect on the beauty of our planet and how we can better protect it;
  • Enjoying your meal by candlelight with friends and family;
  • Spreading the word to raise awareness of Earth Hour.

Find out more at, where there are lots of tips on how you can give an hour for the earth.

Baby & Toddler Group
Monday 10-11.30am, Annan House
With toys and space to play. Singing, coffee and conversation. Returns on Monday 9th January 2023

Earlybirds Prayer
Each Tuesday  8am
All welcome, a time of prayer and reflection

Friendship Cafe
Twice per month on a Thursday 2-3.30pm, Annan House
Meeting again on 16th March

On Sunday, 19th February we welcomed the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Dr Iain M Greenshields to PPC. The Moderator preached at our Morning Service at on 2 Corinthians 5:14 – 21. At the same time we will also welcomed our neighbouring congregation of Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse who joined us to hear the Moderator deliver his message.

You can watch the service again or listen to the sermon by clicking on the links at the side

In support of Chogoria Hospital, 100 years on!
Many of us remember the Minute 4 Mission Dr Alison Wilkinson gave on Sunday 25th September before she travelled to Kenya to take part in the Centenary Celebrations at Chogoria. Alison informed us of how the hospital and its work had grown: As well as patient care it is now a centre for nurse training and post-graduate medical education. The Church continues to play a vital role. Alison was able to convey our prayers and continuing support when she visited.
Our Kirk Session agreed that there would be opportunities at our Christmas worship to give to Chogoria. Our thanks to you for your generous support! A total of £835.32 has been raised, helping to support the work and renewing the long association Palmerston Place has with Chogoria.

Our next event takes place on Sunday 2nd April

Shoebox Appeal 2022

November 20th  was our Shoebox Sunday where all the boxes we received were blessed ahead of their journey to children around the world. The Shoebox Team would like to thank  the congregation  for all the help this year which has meant a final total of 179 shoeboxes. They were collected on 23rd November to start their journey. probably to Ukraine., but the exact location will be will be confirmed in due course. About half of the boxes came to us as we are a Drop Off Centre and therefore obviously a good location for that. One advantage of the Palmerston Place traffic lights is that drivers in the queues can have time to read our notices!

A quarter come from the congregation and the other quarter are made up by the Shoebox Team from stock and donations.  We are grateful to you for your donations of Shoeboxes but also for donations for transport either by money or by giving increased amounts in the boxes to Samaritan’s Purse than the exact amount for your boxes. Money donations have been useful for buying stock. We also realise that some of you enjoy knitting and that is marvellous. Of course some folk make up their boxes online which is another convenient way.

We are the Shoebox Team  but look on you as the vital extension of our Team. We know you share our enthusiasm and involvement in making up boxes knowing how much pleasure the children will have in opening the boxes. Above all it is a demonstration  of the love of Christ  through our activities.

Doors Open Day

The Edinburgh/East Lothian Doors Open Days programme is organised each year by the Cockburn Association. PPC was involved in DoD again this year, you can see our video here


If you are looking for advice in these difficult times then you may wish to contact the Citizens Advice Bureu who are operating an online and telephone support service –

Mental Health Information Station (MHIS), is a free NHS drop-in service for anyone dealing with mental health issues. Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances they are not running our Drop-In service on Thursdays at the Walpole Hall on Palmerston Place but our service is still running through various ways :·

Facebook page: Mental Health Information Station
Phone calls to Cambridge Street House (0131 537 8650) on Thursdays between 9.30 and 4.30 will be answered by MHIS staff Other numbers you may find helpful Coronavirus General Helpline: 0800 028 2816, Housing Helpline: 0808 800 4444., Helpline for Elderly People: 0800 12 44 222, Mental Health Helpline: 0800 83 85 87, Parents Helpline: 08000 28 22 33