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Welcome to Lasswade and Rosewell Parish church website

Rev Lorna M Souter

Telephone:  0131 663 6392

Mobile:        07889 566418

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Lasswade & Rosewell Parish Church – Update May 2020

Psalm 139:1-6

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

As we continue through these weeks of lock down, I hope you are keeping safe.  These days may feel very different and uncertain but in the midst of everything we can hold onto the assurance of God’s enduring love for us and with us.  The words of Psalm 139 always remind us how deeply we are each known by God.  He is aware of all our comings and goings, our thoughts and feelings; he circles us round with his abiding presence.  To be so precious to the Maker of the universe is an amazing thing and brings us reassurance for each day.

Services Online

Until we are able to be back to normal and gathering in church on a Sunday, we are developing worship times online.  At present, we are following a pattern of preparing a recorded service one Sunday and then having a Zoom service the following week.

Each of these is being placed on both our joint church Facebook page and the Cockpen & Carrington Church YouTube page for viewing.  The links for these will remain the same and they are:



For those not on internet, there is also a local telephone number that can be rung to listen to the reflection from that week’s Sunday service.  The number to ring is: 0131 357 6001.  This connects directly to a sound recording for you to listen to.

Some other things you may wish to tune into through the week:

Revd Graham Duffin at Loanhead Parish Church is preparing ‘Thought for the Day’ each Tuesday and Thursday and this can be found at http://www.loanheadparishchurch.co.uk/thought-for-the-day/ or by ringing 0131 297 6197 for an audio version.

If you have a smartphone, there is a Lectio 365 app from the Pete Greig 24/7 Prayer website which provides an inspiring short devotional for each day.

The Bible2020 app will also give you a short bible reading each day (from the Scottish Bible Society)

The Church of Scotland website has prayers and reflections from the Moderator and details of lots of on-line streamed church services - https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/

There is also a service on BBC1 broadcast on Sunday mornings and ‘Songs of Praise’ at 1.15 pm each Sunday.

Bible Study

We are beginning a group Bible study on Zoom during the week and if you would like to join this, please let the minister know (lsouter@churchofscotland.org.uk; 07889 566418).  It is an informal time to explore a Bible passage together.  

Things are different for us just now, but may we stay encouraged in these days.  

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Easter Magazine


Common Vision Statement: ‘A church where people of all generations seek to journey together with God to grow in faith and trust and be led by God to use their gifts to make a difference in the lives of others, sharing God’s love in word and action and enabling them to become disciples of Christ.’  

Joint online services with Cockpen and Carrington Parish Church are available here:


' Giving donations to the church:

For those interested to find alternative ways to give to Lasswade & Rosewell Church during this season when we are not meeting together, the Church of Scotland has provided an online Donation Form on its website which can be used for either a one-off donation or a monthly donation.  If you would like to give in this way at present, the form can be accessed via this link:


We thank you very much for your gift.'

To read our November Newsletter click here

Rosewell Memorial Hall


A book has been published, detailing the history of our memorial hall and in particular the lives of the local men from Rosewell that it honours.  It is possible to read the book by clicking this picture of the cover.

Please ignore the software sponsors water mark. To navigate the book either use the controls at the bottom of each page or click the bottom corner of the page, right to go forward, left corner to go back.

Lives of The First World War

The legacy of Lives of the First World War is a permanent digital memorial on iwm.org.uk, which is free to access and search.  The IWM website is now live. The link is to the family community, Rosewell War Memorial Hall  and Lasswade War Memorial and Church Plaque

Thank you to those who added to the Rosewell or Lasswade community.