Sermon on Tribalism- 29th July 2018


Galatians 3:23-29

Luke 10:25-37

In his sermon this morning, our minister, Peter, spoke about our natural tendencies towards tribalism and the danger of tribalism becoming toxic. He looked at passages of scripture from Galatians and Luke which illuminate for us the alternative path of Jesus.

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


Heart and Soul- Sunday 20th May 2018

Heart and Soul takes place in Princes Street gardens on Sunday 20 May beginning at 12.30 and ending with a service at the Ross bandstand at 5pm. There are lots of events running at different parts of the site, There are tents with various Christian organisations, Church bodies and individual churches exhibiting (60 different ones), concerts at the Ross bandstand, interviews with Sally Magnusson, Louise Macdonald (CEO of Young Scot) and others at St Cuthbert’s. You can wander round and drop in and out of things as you please. See for details.

Christian Aid “Run to Haiti” Challenge

Four members of the Newhaven Church Running Group, Shona Adam, John Hodge, Jen Robertson and Brian Souness are taking part in the Christian Aid “Run to Haiti” challenge and as part of it are taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5k run on Saturday 26 May. The challenge is that Christian Aid supporters run the equivalent of the distance from London to Haiti during May or Christian Aid week. Sponsorship can be given by the Justgiving webpage.

Free Public Lecture “Fake News and Fearless Speech” 1st June 2018

Newhaven Church is delighted, once again, to provide the venue for the Abbey Summer School, which runs this year from 30th May to 2nd June. There will be a free public lecture in the evening of Friday 1st June. Please see below for the announcement from the Summer School giving details for how to obtain tickets.

“This year, at the free Evening Public Lecture of The Abbey Summer School, we’re excited to hear Iwan Russell-Jones speaking on the subject of “Fake News and Fearless Speech: The Film-Maker’s Calling to Tell the Truth”. Iwan joined the faculty of Regent College in 2011 after a long career in broadcasting including many years at the BBC. The lecture will be held on Friday 1st June 2018 at 7.30pm in the main hall at Newhaven Church.

To register for tickets please follow the link below


The Abbey Summer School is a venture in Scotland that offers Christian teaching and nourishment to all who like to think about their faith. Now in its fourth year, The Abbey seeks to address core elements of Christian faith that speak in a particularly direct way to our present cultural moment, and to do this with theological and spiritual depth and integrity. In doing so, our aim is to reach towards something of the integration of thought and emotion, head and heart, spirituality and theology. The free evening public lecture is a great way to come and experience The Abbey for yourself and hear some of the excellent teaching on offer.”