A very warm welcome to Newhaven Church

Newhaven Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland based in Newhaven, Edinburgh.  We are a caring group of Christians committed to serving Christ, each other and the community.

We’re an active church, not restricted by the walls of our building, and hold a number of events both within the church, around the parish area, and further afield. We hold church services every Sunday at 10.30am, and have Communion Services on the last Sunday of each month. We hold family friendly All Age Services on the first Sunday of each month. You will find a warm greeting at any of these services, where we would be delighted to have you visit us.

If you’d like to get in touch by phone or e-mail please follow the link to our find us and contacts page.

Alpha at Newhaven September 2019

The Alpha Course at Newhaven Church will commence on Monday 16th September 2019 at 6.30 pm.

The course seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of DVD talks and discussions.

There will be a light meal served before the showing of the DVD.

For further information (or if you wish to be part of the Alpha Course team or help with catering /washing up etc) please speak to Alastair Sutherland or John Hodge or e-mail John at newhavensessionclerk@btinternet.com



The Problem of Evil- Message 11th August 2019


Psalm 119:115-117

Revelation 21:1-4

This morning’s service was led by one of our Elders, Lesley-Anne Weir. In her message she looked at the problem of evil and how we, as Christians, might respond to challenging questions about it.

If you would like to listen to the message please click on the audio player below.

Encountering the Stranger- Sermon 4th August 2019


Acts 8:26-39

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett explored the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. He looked at some common perceptions of foreigners and asked what we, as Christians, are called to do when it comes to the treatment of aliens and strangers.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

Back to School

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Back to School

Three words that elicit a range of emotions! Whether you are chomping at the bit or nervous, relieved or reticent, we would love to support you in these three words! Look out for our prayer gate which will be available to add prayers from Monday 12th August through Sunday 1st September and please do join in in the following:

Tuesday 13th August 2019 from 1:30pm-3:00pm we will be hosting a Back to School Crafts Session as part of Leith Churches’ Holiday Club for P1-P7. Make a coaster for your after school snack; a personalised keychain for your bag; personalise your water bottle (please bring along!); create a certificate frame for those high flier awards; make a visual timetable; and more. This is a free drop in event, but we ask that you RSVP to guarantee that we have enough crafts! Cassie.Abousamak@gmail.com. Donations towards the costs will be accepted as well!

Sunday 1st September 2019 from 10:30am-11:30am  is our annual Back to School with God Service. An all age service were we will explore how can we shine brightly in our schools this year and pray for the schools in our community and beyond through a special candle lighting reflection. All welcome. We have about 14 schools on our prayed for list, but please do ask if you would like to be sure your school is included! Email Cassie. Abousamak@gmail.com


Message on Ecology and Environmental Issues- 21st July 2019


Deuteronomy 29:16-25

In this morning’s message one of our elders, Colin MacNeill, spoke about ecology and the environment. He looked at the issues we face, explored why the Church may have failed to fully perceive and act upon the concerns and what we, as Christians, can do to to participate in the restoration of God’s good creation.

If you would like to listen to the message please click on the audio player below.



Conversion and Curiosity- Sermon 14th July 2019


1st Thessalonians 5:8-18

Ephesians 4:1-7

Ephesians 4:11-16

In this morning’s sermon Rev. Bluett looked at two intertwined aspects of the Christian journey; conversion and curiosity. He explored what conversion means, how a faith community can support it, and how being curious about the world, the people around us and God is part of the conversion experience.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.