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Welcome to Loanhead Parish Church – part of the Church of Scotland.
 

We are very much a parish church – here to serve the parish of Loanhead, and committed to developing groups, activities and worship events for people of all ages and backgrounds.

At the heart of all that we do is helping people discover and develop a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

We believe it's the most exciting way to live life and that God is passionate about having us know him and love him. So much so that he sent his Son Jesus to die for us. Worship is part of the way that we encounter God and you are welcome to join us any Sunday morning at 11 a.m. – but we also offer small group opportunities for children and adults.

We want to assure you of a welcome to all of our church services, groups and events – and have included information about these within the site.

We are also involved in different ways within the community – in particular in the local schools where we run lunch time and break time groups as well as being involved in leading Assemblies. Our new Connect" bus initiative sees us out on the streets in a specially adapted double decker bus on Friday evenings offering activities for young people and a place to explore faith.

For us faith is about real life and needs to make a difference. We are committed to supporting people in whatever way we can. We have a Pastoral Care Group who provide support at times of illness or bereavement and a Community Outreach Group who provide support for families and individuals in practical ways. You don't have to be a member of the church to ask for our help – just give us a call.

If you can't find the information you are looking for, just contact us.

 

Armistice Day 2018
6 a.m. Piper will play at the church. This marks the time when the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.
Breakfast will be available in the church hall following this.
11 a.m. Two minute silence at the war Memorial. Marking the time when the Armistice came into effect
Followed by laying of wreaths
11.15 a.m. Remembrance Sunday Service at the church
12.30 p.m. Ringing of church bells – see below
6.55pm Bugler will play the Last Post
A number of prayer stations will be set up in the church giving people an opportunity to stay on after the bugler plays, to reflect and pray.

Ringing of Bells: This will be a symbolic way to give thanks for the end of war 100 years ago and will replicate the national outpouring of relief that took place at the end of the war as news of the Armistice filtered through and bells which had long been silent rang out. Bells ringing out at 12.30 will help mark the shift in emphasis from Remembrance in the morning to thanksgiving in the afternoon for the end of war and for peace. This will coincide with the start of the People’s Procession, as 10,000 members of the public march past the Cenotaph in a nation’s thank you.

 
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Loanhead Parish Church , The Manse, 120 The Loan, Loanhead , Midlothian, EH20 9AJ
Loanhead Parish Church (Church of Scotland) Registered Charity No SC014420