The Gathering Grounds Café has been an incredibly exciting part of the ministry and mission of Kilternan Parish.  Every day we welcome in people from across the community (and beyond). As part of our vision plan for 2022 to 2027 we set ourselves the challenge of expanding the work of the Gathering Grounds, firstly to open on Saturdays, but also to expand our outreach through programmes such as Kilternan Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees and Kilternan All Minds Matter.

As part of this plan, we are delighted to welcome Linda MacWilliam onto the Gathering Grounds team as our Gathering Grounds Café Support Worker. Linda is well known to us in the parish, as are Craig and her four children, Guy, Warren, Lucy and Alistair.  She has great experience in the field of health and social care, and has been a volunteer in the Gathering Grounds for years. She also has a qualification in marketing. Most importantly she gets the ministry and mission of the parish. Keep her in your prayers!

We hope to have Linda start on the 1 March and to open on Saturdays shortly after. 


Rev Rob

Notes for this Week

Gathering Grounds

The Gathering Grounds Café will be closed on Thursday and Friday to give our team a break over the half term.  Our soup lunch will be on Tuesday as normal.

Well done to all involved in the Kilternan welcomes Ukrainian Refugees morning on Monday.  A great success.

The Prayer Course

We missed last Sunday evening, but we plan to be back on again this Sunday at 7:30pm. The topic is Petition. Hope you can make it.

Prayer Meeting 

Please note that the prayer meeting will not be on this Wednesday. Hopefully back on the 22nd February.

Bumps & Babes Special – Mother & Baby Postnatal Pilates Wednesday @ 10am

We are excited to be welcoming Andi, an experienced Pilates instructor for over a decade, and herself a mum. For a Bumps & babes Special – Mum and Baby Postnatal Pilates.  So if you have recently had a baby, we invite you to come along with your baby (up to 1 year) and join us for a taster class.  An opportunity to meet other new mums in the community while dedicating some time to yourself!  The exercises have been carefully put together and NO Pilates experience is needed. There are few spaces remaining and pre-booking is essential. Use the following Eventbrite link to find all the information and book a space for you and your baby. Lynn 087-6957061

Bumps & Babes 2023

We will still be meeting on the couches in the Gathering Grounds from 10am. As there is no Play café this week Lynn will be around and would love you to join her for a cuppa and chat. This is an informal and friendly meet-up; a space where new parents and expectant parents can relax, chat, have a cuppa and meet others.  So, if you’re expecting or have a baby from new born to pre-walking, come alone or bring a friend.  A warm welcome awaits you.  No need to book. For more information contact Lynn 0876957061  or Julie