Recent Photographs

 

The Rector of St Vincent’s, Canon Allan Maclean, upon the altar on 12th October 2017. He was arranging flowers in advance of the Harvest Thanksgiving Service.
Canon Allan Maclean stands beside George Hay’s coffin at St Vincent’s on 11th October 2017
The Rector addresses the congregation at George Hay’s funeral on 11th October 2017.
The Rector, Fr Oliver Brewer-Lennon and Christopher Hartley, Sacristan, at George Hay’s funeral on 11th October 2017.
The Rector, Fr Oliver Brewer-Lennon and Christopher Hartley, Sacristan, at George Hay’s funeral on 11th October 2017.
The flowers sent from Sweden by Roland Stranneborn and his family for George Hay’s funeral on 11th October 2017. They are placed close to the organ console. George Hay was organist at St Vincent’s for more than ten years. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists when aged 19.
Canon Allan Maclean, Rector of St Vincent’s Chapel. Photo taken 11th October 2017
The table awaits the Harvest Lunch on Sunday 8th October 2017.
Towards the end of the Harvest Lunch on Sunday 8th October 2017.
Evensong organist, William Watt, at the Harvest Lunch on Sunday 8th October 2017.
Harvest flowers on Sunday 8th October 2017.
The Reverend Linda Harknett at the Harvest Lunch on Sunday 8th October 2017.
Only one stone cross remains on the roof of St Vincent’s. The first two replacements are ready to be carved at Forth Stone Limited in Bonnyrigg following a visit on 6th September 2017 by the Rector, Sacristan and Property Convenor.
The stone for our new crosses comes from Witton Fell Quarry near Jervaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire. The Quarry historically provided stone for Jervaulx Abbey which was built in 1156, and where Wensleydale cheese originated. 
It is a medium grained buff coloured carboniferous sandstone.
Scottish Episcopal priests and professors, both Dr Gordon Graham (on the left) and Dr Mike Hull are Assistant Priests at St Vincent’s. Gordon Graham is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary, and Mike Hull was, until 2014, Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, New York and now Director of Studies of the Scottish Episcopal Institute. The photograph was taken at St Vincent’s on Sunday 2nd July 2017.
Michael and Christina Paulson-Ellis cut the cake on Sunday 11th June 2017 to mark Michael’s retirement after sixteen years as St Vincent’s Vestry Treasurer.
Michael Paulson-Ellis OBE with Canon Allan Maclean at a Reception on Sunday 11th June 2017 to mark Michael’s retirement as Vestry Treasurer of St Vincent’s.
Michael Paulson-Ellis OBE responds when thanked on Sunday 11th June 2017 for his sixteen years as St Vincent’s Vestry Treasurer.
Anne Maclean and Bridget Campbell watch proceedings during Michael Paulson-Ellis’ retirement reception at St Vincent’s on Sunday 11th June 2017.
Canon Allan Maclean has been Rector of St Vincent’s since January 2015. This photograph was taken by George Hay, former organist, on 18th May 2017 in the Refectory of St Vincent’s following the Thursday morning Eucharist.
The Hon Barnaby Miln (left) and Canon Allan Maclean are members of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church which met on 8th to 10th June 2017. Canon Maclean was one of the clergy representatives of the Diocese of Edinburgh. Barnaby Miln is the lay representative of the eight churches of the Edinburgh Forth Area Council. He was previously a member of the General Synod of the Church of England.
In preparation for the Artisan Trio’s concert at St Vincent’s on Saturday 13th May 2017, St Vincent’s Composer in Residence, Dr Harry Whalley, is seen working with the Trio at their rehearsal in St Vincent’s. This was the first performance of his Pivot and Loop.
In preparation for the Artisan Trio’s concert at St Vincent’s on Saturday 13th May 2017, composer Dr Suzanne Parry (sitting in the pew) is seen working with the Trio at their rehearsal in St Vincent’s. They  played her Haul Away for Heaven.
Vestry member Suja Kurien Hartley showing the Rector her son Julian Peter, born on 5th April 2017.
Vestry member Suja Kurien Hartley with her brother (holding eleven month old Zac) and sister-in-law, the Rector and Julian Peter, born on 5th April 2017.
Julian Peter, son of Suja and Jonathan Kurien Hartley, who was born on 5th April 2017.
The altar party outside St Vincent’s after the service on Easter Day, Sunday 16th April 2017. Left to right: Andy Milner, Hector, Lochie, Fr William Mounsey, The Rector, Christopher Hartley (sacristan), Charlie MacLean, Donald-Ian, David.

Here’s a video from Darragh Quinn’s most recent concert at St Vincent’s:

Sara Beevers’ Art Class visited St Vincent’s on 8th March 2017. For over two hours they drew aspects of our architecture. Sara is fifth from the left.
Some of the drawings made on 8th March 2017 when Sara Beevers’ Art Class were at St Vincent’s.
A congregational supper followed Evensong on Saturday 21st January 2017, the Eve of St Vincent’s Day, in the Chapter House within St Vincent’s.
Imogen Rose Strachan is baptised by the Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, at St Vincent’s during the morning service on Sunday 8th January 2017.
The Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, watches Mrs Jill McClenning cut her special birthday cake following the morning service on Sunday 15th January 2017 at St Vincent’s.
Some of the altar party with the Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, on Christmas morning 2016 outside St Vincent’s. Left to right: Charlie MacLean, Lachlan, Augusta, Canon Allan Maclean, Hector, Christopher Hartley, Lochie.
The altar party with the Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, after the service on Christmas morning 2016 outside St Vincent’s. Left to right: Hector, Jamie, Lochie, Christopher Hartley, Canon Allan Maclean, Charlie MacLean, Lachlan, Augusta.
The Reverend Dr Mike Hull is showing children who is in the manger at the Crib Service on Saturday 24th December 2016 at St Vincent’s.

Mrs Jill McClenning celebrated a special birthday at a party on Friday 16th December 2016.
Mrs Jill McClenning with her daughter and husband and granddaughter celebrating a special birthday at a party on Friday 16th December 2016.
Some of the guests who joined Mrs Jill McClenning to celebrate a special birthday at a party on Friday 16th December 2016.
Mrs Jill McClenning celebrated a special birthday at a party on Friday 16th December 2016. The party’s hosts were Mrs Cleodie Mackinnon and Helen Reid-Thomas. In this picture Mrs Mackinnon is with guests the Rector and Mrs Maclean and Mrs Anne Clutterbuck. Watching the adults was Mrs McClenning’s granddaughter, with her father.
Lizabett Russo launching her new album, The Burning Mountain, at St Vincent’s on Saturday 10th December 2016.
The equipment is set up for a Sink Music concert to launch Lizabett Russo’s new album at St Vincent’s on Saturday 10th December 2016.
The sound engineer’s equipment arrives for a Sink Music concert to launch Lizabett Russo’s new album at St Vincent’s on Saturday 10th December 2016.
The Right Reverend Brian Smith married Diana Stevenson and Ian Paton at St Vincent's on 6th December 2016.
The Right Reverend Brian Smith married Diana Stevenson and Ian Paton at St Vincent’s on 6th December 2016.
A coach heading for the reception, following the marriage Diana Stevenson and Ian Paton at St Vincent's on 6th December 2016 by Bishop Brian Smith.
A coach heading for the reception, following the marriage between Diana Stevenson and Ian Paton at St Vincent’s on 6th December 2016 conducted by the Right Reverend Brian Smith.
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On Remembrance Sunday 2016, Judy Gregg had travelled from Crieff to remember three of her relatives whose names appear on the War Memorial at St Vincent’s. In this photograph Judy is showing the Rector the names of those relatives.
Darragh Quinn brought friends Berlinn Jiang from the Isle of Man for a folk concert at St Vincent's on Holloween, 31st October 2106.
Darragh Quinn brought friends Berlinn Jiang from the Isle of Man for a much appreciated folk concert at St Vincent’s on Halloween, 31st October 2106. Their background lighting was particularly appropriate for the evening.

 

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Our Composer in Residence, Dr Harry Whalley (on the left), receiving the rapturous applause not just of the audience but of the Gildas Quartet at a concert at St Vincent’s on Saturday 22nd October 2016. The final work played, A Report to History, had been composed very recently by Harry Whalley to fill the specific acoustics of St Vincent’s. Dr Whalley said ‘The work ‘fits’ inside St Vincent’s, not only taking advantage of the acoustics, but also reflects the contemplative nature of the space’.
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Parents and Godparents watch as Canon Allan Maclean prepares to baptise Findlay Walsh at St Vincent’s on Sunday 2nd October 2016 as part of the Harvest Festival Sung Eucharist. Hector Maclean is watching his Father.
Front entrance flowers for Doors Open Day on 24th and 25th September 2016 when over 500 people visited St Vincent's.
Front entrance flowers for Doors Open Day on 24th and 25th September 2016 when over 500 people visited St Vincent’s.
Pulpit flowers for Doors Open Day on 24th and 25th September 2016 when over 500 people visited St Vincent's.
Pulpit flowers for Doors Open Day on 24th and 25th September 2016 when over 500 people visited St Vincent’s.
Altar flowers for Doors Open Day on 24th and 25th September 2016 when over 500 people visited St Vincent's.
Altar flowers for Doors Open Day on 24th and 25th September 2016 when over 500 people visited St Vincent’s.
Oliver Brewer-Lennon's husband Joe and Mother, from the USA, watching Oliver who is on the right of the Bishop of Edinburgh following ordination as a deacon in the Scottish Episcopal Church on 25th September 2016. Oliver was on a research placement at St Vincent's in the Spring of 2016.
Oliver Brewer-Lennon’s partner Joe and Mother, from the USA, watching Oliver who is on the right of the Bishop of Edinburgh following his ordination as a deacon in the Scottish Episcopal Church on 25th September 2016. Oliver was on a research placement at St Vincent’s in the Spring of 2016.
Oliver, to the right of the Bishop of Edinburgh, following his ordination as a deacon in the Scottish Episcopal Church on 25th September 2016
The Reverend Oliver Brewer-Lennon, to the right of the Bishop of Edinburgh, following his ordination as a deacon in the Scottish Episcopal Church on 25th September 2016.
Oliver's husband Joe taking photographs in the Cathedral
Oliver’s partner, Joe Brewer-Lennon, taking photographs in the Cathedral following Oliver’s deaconing by the Bishop of Edinburgh on 25th September 2016.
Sunset Swing participants arriving by coach for their Fringe show at St Vincent's. They hail from Yorkshire and had a particularly appreciative audience for their afternoon show.
Sundown Swing performers arriving by coach for their August 2016 Fringe show at St Vincent’s. They hail from Yorkshire and had a particularly appreciative audience for their afternoon show.
A new railing is fitted to the steps to the undercroft at St Vincent's by father and son Graeme Brodie, blacksmiths. There had been no railing previously.
A new railing is fitted to the steps to the undercroft at St Vincent’s by father and son Graeme Brodie, blacksmiths. There had been no railing previously.
Stuart put this year's Fringe Venue sign in place
Stuart puts this year’s Fringe Venue sign in place
Decorators repairing storm damage in July 2016.
Decorators repairing storm damage following roof repairs in July 2016.
During July 2016 customers of Waitrose, Comely Bank, have the opportunity to support St Vincent's with the token they are given at the till. The member of our congregation who arranged this is to be warmly thanked.
During July 2016 customers of Waitrose, Comely Bank, had the opportunity to support St Vincent’s with the token they are given at the till. The member of our congregation who arranged this is to be warmly thanked. Waitrose have presented St Vincent’s with a cheque for £335.00.
The Refectory altar at St Vincent's prior to a Thursday morning Eucharist in June 2016.
The Refectory altar at St Vincent’s prior to a Thursday morning Eucharist in June 2016.
The pricket stand with its candles within St Vincent's
The pricket stand with its candles within St Vincent’s
The Rector (left) talking to roofer Raymond Ewing during repair work in June 2016
The Rector (left) talking to roofer Raymond Ewing during repair work on St Vincent’s roof in June 2016
Sacristan Christopher Hartley (left) with Property Convenor Barnaby Miln in June 2016
Sacristan Christopher Hartley (left) with Property Convenor Barnaby Miln in our Refectory in June 2016
William's baptism on Sunday 24th April 2016 by the Rector of St Vincent's, Canon Allan Maclean
William Charles Edward Webb’s baptism on Sunday 24th April 2016 by the Rector of St Vincent’s, Canon Allan Maclean, standing with parents Edward and Elizabeth.
The Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, with the preacher and ordinand placement at St Vincent's on Sunday 7th February 2016
The Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, with the preacher and ordinand placement, Oliver Brewer-Lennon, at St Vincent’s on Sunday 7th February 2016
The prams are lined up in the vestibule at St Vincent's for the regular Tuesday morning MooMusic sessions.
The prams are lined up in the vestibule at St Vincent’s for the regular Tuesday morning MooMusic sessions.
On Christmas Morning 2015 at St Vincent's, with a congregation double the size of a year ago, there were nine in the Sanctuary Party. Here they are - front row: Ewan MacLean on left and Lachlan MacLean on right. David Lindsay, Augusta Maclean and Hector Maclean in the centre. In the centre: Christopher Hartley the Sacristan, The Rector who celebrated, Rev Dr Mike Hull the preacher. Lochie Maclean, crucifer is at the back. Within Augusta's large porringer is the sprig of heather from the battle site of Sheriffmuir of 1715 - which the Rector used to asperge the congregation.
On Christmas Morning 2015 at St Vincent’s, with a congregation double the size of a year ago, there were nine in the Sanctuary Party. Here they are – front row: Ewan MacLean on left and Lachlan MacLean on right. David Lindsay, Augusta Maclean and Hector Maclean in the centre. In the centre: Christopher Hartley the Sacristan, The Rector who celebrated, Rev Dr Mike Hull the preacher. Lochie Maclean, crucifer is at the back. Within Augusta’s large porringer is the sprig of heather from the battle site of Sheriffmuir of 1715 – which the Rector used to asperge the congregation.
Sam Van Culin's Visit 2015
Sometime Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Canon Sam Van Culin, preached at St Vincent’s on Sunday 13th September 2015. Now retired he is attached to Washington National Cathedral. With him are the Rector, Canon Allan Maclean and Sacristan, Christopher Hartley.
Aeris Brass Trombone Quartet Concert in St Vincent's on Saturday 12th December 2015
Aeris Brass Trombone Quartet Concert in St Vincent’s on Saturday 12th December 2015
Hebrides Ensemble spent three days rehearsing in St Vincent's at the end of November 2015.
Hebrides Ensemble spent three days rehearsing in St Vincent’s at the end of November 2015.
Darragh Quinn Gig
Darragh Quinn and friends at the launch of his EP concert on 10th November 2015 at St Vincent’s. The recording had been made in St Vincent’s in June 2015.
Our Sacristan, Christopher Hartley, with Augusta, Matthew and Lochie prior to Sunday Eucharist in August 2015.
Our Sacristan, Christopher Hartley, at the vestment wardrobe with Augusta, Matthew and Lochie prior to Sunday Eucharist on 23rd August 2015.
Canon Allan Maclean and William Mounsey, Rector and Assistant Priest on Doors Open Day
Canon Allan Maclean and the Reverend William Mounsey (Rector and Assistant Priest) on Doors Open Day, 26th September 2015.
Christina Paulson-Ellis serving refreshments to visitors on Doors Open Sunday afternoon
Christina Paulson-Ellis, our magazine editor, serving refreshments to visitors in the refectory on Doors Open Sunday afternoon 27th September 2015.
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Michael Paulson-Ellis, our treasurer, talking to visitors during Doors Open weekend
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We welcomed 820 visitors to St Vincent’s during Doors Open weekend, 26th and 27th September 2015. Stewards answered questions and refreshments were served. Music – singing, piano and organ – on Saturday.
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The Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, conducted the Harvest Services on Sunday 27th September 2015 at St Vincent’s. As this was during Doors Open weekend, the church was beautifully decorated with flowers, fruit and vegetables – and much admired by visitors.
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The Hay Stook and harvest decorations for Sunday 27th September 2015.
On 20th September 2015 members from the five smaller churches in the Diocese of Edinburgh met at St David's Pilton for an afternoon service.
On Sunday 20th September 2015 members from the five smaller churches in the Diocese of Edinburgh met at St David’s Pilton for an afternoon service. Photo: Allan Maclean
Anne Jarman is presented with flowers by Anne Clutterbuck during the party to thank her for all the wonderful years of organising parties for the congregation of St Vincent's. Anne's husband Alan looks on. 5th September 2015. Photo by Allan Maclean.
Anne Jarman (left) is presented with flowers by Anne Clutterbuck during the party to thank her for all the wonderful years of organising parties for the congregation of St Vincent’s. Anne’s husband Alan looks on. 6th September 2015. Photo:  Allan Maclean.
Anne Jarman at her retirement and thank you party at St Vincent's on 6th September 2015 - many, many years of responsibility for the best of congregational parties.
Anne Jarman at her retirement and thank you party at St Vincent’s on 6th September 2015 – many, many years of responsibility for the best of congregational parties. Photo James Holloway.
Anne Jarman at her retirement and thank you party at St Vincent's on 6th September 2015 - many, many years of responsibility for the best of congregational parties.
Anne Jarman at her retirement and thank you party at St Vincent’s on 6th September 2015 – many, many years of responsibility for the best of congregational parties. Photo James Holloway
Anne Jarman at her retirement and thank you party at St Vincent's on 6th September 2015 - many, many years of responsibility for the best of congregational parties.
Anne Jarman at her retirement and thank you party at St Vincent’s on 6th September 2015 – many, many years of responsibility for the best of congregational parties. Photo James Holloway
Christopher Hartley, Sacristan, and the servers prior to the Sunday Eucharist on 23rd August 2015
Christopher Hartley, Sacristan, and the servers, Lochie and Augusta Maclean and Matthew Beattie, prior to the Sunday Eucharist on 23rd August 2015
The Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, with guest preacher, the Reverend Fr David Charles, with Sacristan and servers at the Sunday Eucharist on 23rd August 2015.
The Rector, Canon Allan Maclean, with guest preacher, the Reverend Fr David Charles, Vicar of Christ Church, Eastbourne, with Sacristan, Christopher Hartley, and servers, Augusta and Lochie Maclean and Matthew Beattie at the Sunday Eucharist on 23rd August 2015.
The Chapter House Singers rehearse in St Vincent's under their director Les Shankland prior to Choral Evensong at St Vincent's on Saturday 22nd August 2015
The Chapter House Singers rehearse in St Vincent’s under their director Les Shankland prior to Choral Evensong at St Vincent’s on Saturday 22nd August 2015 (photo taken from the gallery)
Dominic Harris and the Reverend Fr David Charles at Dominic's gig at St Vincent's on Friday 21st August 2015
Dominic Harris (left) and the Reverend Fr David Charles at Dominic’s gig at St Vincent’s on Friday 21st August 2015. Ninety people attended Dominic’s Fringe event. Fr David is Vicar of Christ Church, Eastbourne in the Diocese of Chichester, England
Choral Evensong at St Vincent's on Saturday 22nd August 2015 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Choral Evensong at St Vincent’s on Saturday 22nd August 2015 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Barnaby Miln reading the lesson. Fr William Mounsey, Assistant Priest, the officiant for this the third of the three Choral Evensongs listed in the official Fringe programme.
Choral Evensong at St Vincent's on Saturday 22nd August 2015 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Choral Evensong at St Vincent’s on Saturday 22nd August 2015 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Chapter House Singers director, Les Shankland, is seen conducting wearing his academic gown. Les Shankland is Director of Music at St Vincent’s. Morley Whitehead was organist at this service, his first encounter with St Vincent’s.
The gig at St Vincent's on Friday 21st August 2015
The gig at St Vincent’s on Friday 21st August 2015. Ninety people attended, average age 40.
The wedding of Bruce and Carolyn at St Vincent's on 12th August 2015 - officiant the Reverend Dr Joe Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms.
The wedding of Bruce and Carolyn at St Vincent’s on 12th August 2015 – officiant the Reverend Canon Dr Joe Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms.