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Lasswade & Rosewell

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We hope that your visit to our website will give you a better idea of who we are, what we are doing and where you can find us. You will find details of our services and other activities going on in our church life. We have also provided contact details so please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more. If you are anywhere near the church we would love to welcome you in person to some of our activities.

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.’  

Welcome to Lasswade and Rosewell Parish church website

Rev Lorna M Souter

Telephone:  0131 663 6392

Mobile:        07889 566418

Email:   Click here to email

Diary Dates

Stated Annual Meeting:

Watch this space for further information

Christian Aid Week:  10th – 16th May.

The Kirk Session agreed to the funds from Coffee Morning on 9th May going towards Christian Aid.Tbc

Big Breakfast after service at Lasswade on 10th May. Tbc

Sacrament of Holy Communion – Sunday 14th June at Lasswade Tbc

Joint Services during 2020: all Tbc

31st May Lasswade at 10.00 a.m.

30th August Rosewell at 10.00 a.m.

29th November Cockpen and Carrington at 11.30 a.m.

Date  of Kirk Session Meetings:  all Tbc

Thursday 7th May, 17th September and 19th November.  All at 7.00 p.m.in Rosewell Church Hall.

     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.

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Coronavirus Update – 25th March 2020

The Church of Scotland has now advised that all church services be cancelled for the time being.  There will therefore not be a service happening at either Lasswade & Rosewell or at Cockpen & Carrington Church until further notice.

Despite not getting together face-to-face just now, we can still be in touch with each other by telephone or email to make sure we are all being cared for and supported through these more challenging times.  

In addition, we can all continue to pray for each other and our wider community and world.  Last Sunday, as part of the joint Churches call to prayer, many people lit a candle at 7.00 pm and placed it in their window as "a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, the source of hope in this life."

Many people have expressed a desire to keep this going each Sunday evening in the weeks ahead while the Coronavirus crisis continues.  And so, if you would like, please do join in, too.  As the clocks go forward this weekend, candles will be lit at 8.00 pm instead when darkness will be falling.  The following prayer can be used when lighting the candle:

For all that is good in life, thank you,
For the love of family and friends, thank you,
For the kindness of good neighbour and Samaritan stranger, thank you.

May those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless, experience support,
May those who are sick, know healing,
May those who are anxious or bereaved, sense comfort.

Bless and guide political leaders and decision-makers, with wisdom,
Bless and guide health workers and key workers, with strength and well-being, Bless and guide each one of us, as we adapt to a new way of living.

And may the light shining from our windows,
across road and wynd, glen and ben, kyle and isle,
be reflected in our hearts and hands and hopes.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

There is also a link here to the prayer that the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, the Rt. Revd. Colin Sinclair, has prepared to help us all to pray:

Be encouraged that God has not abandoned us.

He is still with us.

We are Looking for an Organist – Interested ?

Lasswade Parish Church in Bonnyrigg is looking for a new organist to play for morning services on the second and fourth Sundays of each month (and on a possible one or two fifth Sundays in the year).  The post will commence from Sunday 26th April 2020.  Current fee for Church of Scotland organists will be paid.  For further information, please contact Mrs Dorothy Spence, Session Clerk, on 0131 663 0943.

Services cancelled for the time being.

Services are at 10 am

1st and 3rd Sundays at Rosewell Church

2nd and 4th Sundays at Lasswade Church

5th Sunday Joint Service with Cockpen and Carrington rotating venue.

Details of the joint and special services can be found at  Services page.

Tea and coffee are available after the service where members of the congregation meet to chat and enjoy each others company.

To find the location of our churches go to the contact us page

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