What to expect at Sunday Worship
Each Sunday we meet at 11am for worship. Volunteer members of the congregation participate by reading the Bible passages and also leading the prayers of concern.
The style of worship involves the whole congregation in saying responses, writing prayers and occasionally movement and action.
We also have a Sunday School and the families who attend begin the service with us then leave for their own activities.
The Sacrament of Communion is celebrated on the last Sunday of the month.
We follow the weekly lectionary of reading as part of the one universal church. This allows us to follow the seasons of the Christian Year from Advent to Pentecost.
There are special services at Christmas, Easter and for Harvest and Remembrance Sunday as well as Fairtrade Fortnight and Christian Aid Week.
Minister: The Rev Jack Holt BSc BD(Joint Hons) MTh. Jack was ordained in 1985 and has served in diverse parishes in Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Royal Deeside and now in Edinburgh. Jack combines a passion for movies, music and theology to offer a contemporary approach to the Christian faith which is accessible as well as thought-provoking.
Lay Assistant: Margaret Anderson. Margaret’s background is in teaching drama and she is a sought-after speaker on the poetry of Robert Burns. As Lay Assistant Margaret supports the minister in the conduct of worship with special emphasis on lay involvement. She leads the Labyrinth ministry.
Family Worker: Pauline Rumbles is our volunteer Family Worker. Pauline seeks to make contact with families living in Polwarth to introduce the vision and facilities of Polwarth Church and explore how the congregation may serve the community.
Retreat Facilitator: Sandra Holt B.Sc. M.Th.(Researched) is an author trained in spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition and works from Polwarth Parish Church to offer day retreats, workshops and spiritual direction.