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.

Tearfund “7GirlsMalawi” Exhibition at Newhaven

Newhaven Church is pleased to host the 7Girls Malawi exhibition featuring a series of beautiful images by Edinburgh-based photographer, Chris Hoskins. The series depicts the moving experiences of seven girls whose lives have been transformed through a project led by Tearfund Scotland.

On display 30th September to 5th October 2017.

For further details please click on the link below.


Tearfund exhibition leaflet

Sermon on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet


Matthew 22:1-14


In his sermon this morning our Minister, Peter, spoke about the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, explaining the background to the parable, the intended audience and how it relates to Jesus’s other teachings. He also explained the real meaning of the much misunderstood phrase “weeping and gnashing of teeth”.

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

Sermon on the Parable of the Pearl of Great Value- 10th September 2017


Matthew 13:44-46


In today’s sermon, our minister, Peter, spoke about the parables of the Pearl of Great Value and the Treasure in the Field, looking at these familiar parables from a fresh perspective.

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

September 2017 Prayer Calendar

The Prayer Calendar for September is now available. You can pick up a copy from the Church Foyer, or download a digital version here Sept2017PrayerCalendar

Many thanks go to Dermot for his faithful service as Prayer Calendar Editor.

If you would be interested in taking over this valuable role, please speak to our minister, Peter, or our Session Clerk, John Hodge, or e-mail John at


Tearfund Big Bake at Newhaven- Saturday 30th September 2017

For the third year in a row the youth at Newhaven Church are hosting a Big Bake to benefit Tearfund, and its work to empower and equip local people to bring communities out of poverty.

Please join us on Saturday 30th September from 2pm-4pm. After a great success last year, we will have the 2nd Annual Newhaven Bake-off as the theme for this year’s event. People are invited to submit bakes in any or all of the following categories:-

‘Sweet Treats’- think fudge and traybakes, a no-bake bake!

Biscuits – is a biscuit!

Miniatures – what’s better than a big bake … a bake in mini form!

Shortbread – a Scottish classic Show-off – impress us!

Children’s Round – show off your favourite bakes, a round only for 4-12 years old!

Please arrive at 1:45pm if you are bringing baked goods. Please provide a list of all ingredients on the day. Entry is free, but it will cost £1 to vote in each category! Please email Cassie.Abousamak@suscotland.org.uk for more information.

Back to School with God- a Message about Wisdom- 3rd September 2017


1 Kings 3:1-15

This morning, in our Back to School with God service, our Youth Worker, Cassie, and our Minister, Peter, spoke about wisdom, drawing inspiration from the story of King Solomon in the Old Testament.

If you would like to listen to their messages, which play automatically one after the other, please click on the audio player below.

Harbour Lights Autumn 2017 now available!

Newhaven Church’s latest newsletter, Harbour Lights Autumn 2017, is now available. You can pick up a copy from the Church Foyer or download a digital version here

Harbour Lights Autumn 2017


Corrections Since Going To Print:

Please note that Les Thomson is unable to take up the post of Fabric Convenor contrary to that which has been reported in this edition of Harbour Lights.


Fabric Convenor Required

Newhaven Church is looking for a fabric convenor to take on the role formerly carried out so ably and with such dedication by the late Bill Oliver. The role involves overseeing maintenance of the church and manse buildings and fittings, and liaising with the caretaker, cleaner, and outside contractors to co-ordinate any work required. If you think that you may have the gifts and talents required for this role, and you would be willing to serve in this way, please speak to Jeanette Meek or e-mail her at


Volunteers needed for Newhaven Connections Café

Do you have a regular time slot every week in which you could volunteer to help out in Newhaven Connections Café? Come and join the friendly and welcoming team, headed by our café manager Yvonne Demaude. Gain valuable experience in catering, and involve yourself with the local community. We’re sure you’ll find it rewarding!

If you’d like further details, you can phone Yvonne on 0131 467 6272.