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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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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.’  

Our Church is again closed due to the current Covid regulations.

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


To read our January Newsletter in full 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.




A Daily act: Instead of giving something up, you might like to take something up for Lent.  Be creative.  For example:

I’m going to throw out or give away something that I don’t really need every day

I’m going to say three nice things to my spouse and children every day through Lent.

I’m not going to snack after my evening meal.

40 people .. 40 days - each day I will contact someone to encourage them and I will pray for them

40 acts of kindness – I am going to do one thing to bless someone each day

Family Activity Pack with a variety of ideas for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Some are active, some are reflective, and all of them are meant to enrich this season of faith at home.  

Download now: http://bit.ly/3qdCcZZ

Reverse Lent experience

Following on from reverse advent calendars, you could purchase a non-perishable food item for each day through Lent to be donated to a local foodbank at Easter time.


During Lent Elisabeth Spence, Pioneer Minister at Hopefield, will be posting a daily reflection on Hopefield Connections Facebook page.

Each day she will take a first name and think about its meaning and what it might have to say to us that day.  Find her inspiring thoughts for the day here Hopfield Connections

Lent Study Group

There are still spaces available for the Lent Study Group at C&C and L&R meeting on Zoom at 7.30 pm first on Monday 22nd February and for the following four Mondays leading up to Easter.  

This will be based on The Mystery of Everything by Hilary Brand which takes the award-winning film about Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, as its starting point.

The course explores ways in which the mysteries of the universe and of everyday life - and the acceptance that we have more questions than answers - can reinvigorate our faith and spiritual journey. The course is based around five weekly group sessions entitled: the experience of wonder, the enigma of weakness, the complexity of relationships, the encounter with frailty and the hope beyond brokenness.  Each session includes an extract from the film, group discussion questions and a meditation.

You are most welcome to join – please contact Lorna for further details.

From Revd Robin Hill at Longniddry Parish Church - www.longniddrychurch.org.uk

Lent reflections online
An imaginative multimedia resource for the season of Lent has been produced by two Church of Scotland ministers, Robin Hill and Alec Shuttleworth.  Their Lent Daily Journey involves a series of seven weekly magazine guides to Bible readings which are intended to take participants on a spiritual adventure, leading all the way to Easter Day.

In each virtual issue a range of activities will be offered for different stages of the day. First, there will be a Bible passage to read on screen each morning. If preferred, the click of a mouse will allow that reading to be heard from one of four readers. 

For the middle of the day there is a prayer, followed by an afternoon musical reflection. Then to close each day there will be a short evening video meditation from Alec. 

Among the readers is international opera singer, Frances McCafferty, and television actor M.L. Stone. 

A team of seven musicians will offer very different styles of hymn renditions, ranging from church organ to concert grand piano, from cello to mandolin, from blues guitar to flute quartet to sung African-American spirituals. 

This project is very much a family affair as Alec has enlisted brother Andy as a guitarist and son Jack as a reader. Meanwhile, Robin has roped in his orchestral-musician sister Ann to play flutes. 

The Lent Daily Journey can be accessed free of charge through the home page of Longniddry Parish Church’s website, www.longniddrychurch.org.uk . It can be viewed either as a printable pdf file or as a fully interactive e-document with links to audio and video files, going live on Ash Wednesday, 17th February.