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Sunday Services
Morning Services start at 11.00am. Café Connect for those who find conventional church a difficult place meets once a month in Jean's Place in the Precinct. 

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Sunday Service - 30 Oct

Join us to celebrate the sacrament of the last supper at Holy Communion on Sunday 30 October @ 11.00am. The Rev Hugh Davidson will lead the our worship. All welcome.

Bible Study Group- 24 Oct

Meets on second and fourth Mondays at 7.30pm in the church hall. A warm welcome awaits you. [more]

Gift Day  - 29 Oct

St. Mungo's church will be open on Saturday 29 October from 10.00 to 11.30am to receive your Gift Day donations. They may also be placed in the Sunday morning service collection plate. Your donation goes toward keeping your church buildings in good repair. 

FFF Coffee Morning & Tabletop Sale - 29 Oct
Coffee morning and table top sale, Saturday 29th October from 10am till 1pm
at St Mungos church hall
entry fee £2.00 with free tea, coffee and homebaking

Please support your local foodbank

Guild Coffee Evening
Monday 31st October

St. Mungo's Guild coffee evening with entertainment by the Beeslack Penicuik Junior Jazz Group led by Graham McDonald.

Tickets only £4.00 each from any member of the Guild, any Sunday morning at church, or at the door.


Welcome to our Church
God's word transcends all boundaries and we at St. Mungo's work to spread His word. Our website is one more way to reach our community. If you live nearby then we would be pleased to see you anytime, and if you are visiting on holiday, our door is always open. The minister, Rev Hugh Davidson and congregation extend a warm welcome to all visitors every Sunday morning, and to all our activities. For pastoral and other enquiries please contact Margaret Webster on 01968 672347
Hurricane Matthew Appeal - 23 October 
The Christian Aid Hurricane Matthew appeal buckets in the church over the past three weeks collected £153, and with many Gift Aid additions comes to around £185. Many thanks to all who contributed to help those losing everything. 
Classical Youth Concert - 15 October 

St. Mungo's played host to the Classical Youth Concert, arranged by the Rotary of Penicuik. Some 100 people swelled the audience to hear (R to L) Tenor Marcus Swietlicki, Fraser Jamieson on piano,
Ewan Booth on Saxophone.and Zoe Galbraith on Clarsach. Full Story 
Messy Church - 30 October 
The theme for Messy Church on Sunday October 30th is
'Salt and Light'.  Do we allow our light to shine out, or do we choose to “hide it under a bucket”? How can we shine more brightly? How do we add “flavour” to the community? In other words…how do we make a difference?
Meets in St. Mungo's church hall 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Crafts, fun, celebration and a hot meal for all the family. Families with children always welcome. 
Coffee Morning - 1 October
St. Mungo's church hall was filled with visitors enjoying fresh coffee and cake, while supporting the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Saturday 1st October.
An amazing £400 in donations and funds raised were donated to
Macmillan Cancer Support  
Full story 
October Prayer Prompts
Visit our  Prayer Prompts, page for items to add to your daily prayers.  You will find personal and local situations highlighted as well as national and international issues. They’re all part of God’s world, and He cares about them all. [ Prayer Prompts]
Guild new season Calendar 2016/17
The new season Guild programme calendar is now published. With a range of very interesting topics and speakers, this new season promises something for everyone. Coming shortly on October 31st, a Coffee Evening with the Junior Jazz Group led by the well known musician Graham McDonald on the piano. Check out the full programme now.
Penicuik: St Mungo’s is currently Vacant

For further details of the unrestricted call

to this sole charge

please click here
Sister Rita to the Rescue -  BBC 1 October 31st

Many will remember Sister Rita Lee at the official opening of the Food Facts and Friends Drop In Centre and foodbank in St. Mungo's Church Hall back in June. You may also recall the BBC film crew that filmed the event. You can see this among the other good work in 'Sister Rita Lee to the rescue series 2' on BBC one from Monday 31st October from about 9am for over a week.

The team from Food Facts Friends in Penicuik will be part of this tv series in Manchester and in Penicuik. Put the dates in your diary now.
Future of the Church Roadshows
Kirk leaders are going ‘On the Road’ this autumn to offer congregations across Scotland an opportunity to voice their opinions about the future direction of the Church of Scotland.

The roadshows will visit 15 sites across the country to share new ideas and hold discussions on issues such as the future of ministry and discipleship. Full Details
Pastoral Visiting Team 
A caring team of people who visit folks we know about who are just home from hospital, or who are housebound, living alone, bereaved, unable to come to church or needing a bit of company for whatever reason.

PLEASE let us
know if you would like a visit or know of anyone else who does.  You can either phone Margaret Webster (672347), or fill in a Care Card (available at front and side entrances of church) and put it in the box in the vestibule.

The Card can also be used for prayer requests.

Updated 27 October  2016
- Jim Paterson

Penicuik: St. Mungo's Parish Church (Church of Scotland). Scottish Charity No SC005838