Recent Photographs November 2023 The Reverend Fr William Mounsey presided at our Remembrance Sunday service on 12th November 2023. James Robb, a member of the congregation and a Royal Signals veteran, laid a wreath at the Memorial Tablet in St Vincent’s. Following its return to Edinburgh from Leuchie House and restoration, Christ Teacheth Humility is on show in the new Scottish Galleries at the National Gallery on The Mound. This is the painting from which St Vincent’s East Window is taken. Its artist, Robert Scott Lauder, was born in Silvermills, a stone’s throw away from St Vincent’s. James Holloway, aided by Ruth Stark, was a very entertaining auctioneer of produce at our Harvest Supper on 9th October 2023! All proceeds went to our three charities: Aberlour, Bethany and Sparkes Homes, Sri Lanka. David Berry and Ross Macgregor were married at St Vincent’s by the Reverend John Penman on Saturday 7th October 2023. Here the church and legal documents are being signed. David Berry and Ross Macgregor were married at St Vincent’s by the Reverend John Penman on Saturday 7th October 2023 in front of their families and friends. The choir was led by Les Shankland. Three of the four radiators installed in the Undercroft by our heating engineer, Kenny Buglass, in early October 2023. Heating throughout St Vincent’s is now controlled remotely by a Hive system following the introduction of wi-fi. Evensong with the Installation of Dr Michael Hull as a Canon was held on Sunday 1 October 2023 at 3.30pm at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. Dr Hull’s Pantonian Professorship is tied to a Canonry in the Cathedral. The Evensong was followed by a light reception. In the photograph behind Dr Hull are the Provost, Bishop of Edinburgh and Bishop of Brechin. There was a full house for Matthew Shiel’s Coronation Classics by Candlelight on the evening of Coronation Day, 6th May 2023. The open to all coffee and friends group, The Invincibles, met in the Refectory on Wednesday 3rd May 2023 for the first time. It will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 11am for an hour. The Reverend William Watt following his Church of Scotland ordination at Corstorphine Old Kirk on Thursday 27th April 2023. William has been St Vincent’s Evensong organist for many years. Standing with him is fellow organist Chris Dyter and Dr Morag Donaldson. St Vincent’s hosted Record Store Day 2023 from 8am to 6.30pm on Saturday 22nd April, run by our neighbours, VoxBox Records in St Stephen Street. The record shop in the Chapter House during Record Store Day 2023 run by our neighbours, VoxBox Records in St Stephen Street. Organist and Altar party at the Easter Vigil and Eucharist, Holy Saturday 2023. Les Shankland, Canon Allan Maclean, Reverend John Penman, Bartosz Skrzypczak and Frank Lau. Photo Jane Gauld Good Friday 2023 on Raeburn Place, Stockbridge. Left to right: Alan Baker (St Ninian’s), Peter Davies (St Vincent’s), Oliver Thomas (St Vincent’s), Revd Garry Ketchen (Bristo Baptist), Revd Linda Harknett (St Vincent’s), Jilly McClenning (St Vincent’s) and Barnaby Miln (St Vincent’s), together with colleagues from Stockbridge and Comely Bank Churches Together. Photo: Revd John Penman (St Vincent’s). Altar of Repose, Maundy Thursday to Good Friday 2023 Pruning our silver birch following a thorough annual inspection of our roof, central gully and gutters on 7th April 2023 by Raymond Ewing with Ian and David Bruce. Palm Sunday 2023, on the steps of St Stephen’s across from St Vincent’s. Palm Sunday 2023, on the steps of St Stephen’s across from St Vincent’s. Opera Caledonia’s Come and Sing event at St Vincent’s on Saturday 1st April 2023. St Vincent’s Day, 22nd January 2023. The preacher was the Right Reverend Dr Keith Riglin, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles and celebrant, the Reverend John Penman. Servers were (left) Niccolò Aliano, Christopher Hartley and Bartosz Skrzypczak. Photo Jane Gauld Photo taken at the Christmas Day service 2022. Left to right: Niccolò Aliano, the Reverend John Penman, Christopher Hartey, Frank Lau. Photo Jane Gauld Lunch was served for about 60 members of ITV’s ‘Loss and Return’ film crew in the Undercroft on Thursday 24th November 2022. The Laurence Lean, Smackvan & Calum Maclean gig on Saturday evening, 12th November 2022. The Scottish Communion Office is celebrated in the Refectory on Thursdays at 11 am. A film crew used the ramps to move their equipment into St Vincent’s in November 2022. St Vincent’s Harvest Supper in the Refectory on Monday 26th September 2022. Photo by taken by Peter Davies and Alice St Vincent’s Harvest Supper in the Refectory on Monday 26th September 2022. Photo by taken by Peter Davies and Alice St Vincent’s Harvest Supper in the Refectory on Monday 26th September 2022. Photo by taken by Peter Davies and Alice St Vincent’s Harvest Supper in the Refectory on Monday 26th September 2022. Tim Macdonald on his fiddle.Photo by taken by Peter Davies and Alice St Vincent’s Harvest Supper in the Refectory on Monday 26th September 2022. Christopher Hartley auctioning. Photo by taken by Peter Davies and Alice Sandie, the daughter of Oliver and Rosie Thomas, was baptised on Sunday 29th May 2022 during the morning service by her great uncle, The Revd Canon Professor David Thomas FBA, whilst the preacher was The Very Revd Dr John Davies, DL, Dean of Wells. In the centre of the picture is The Reverend Dr Michael Hull, St Vincent’s Assistant Priest, who presided at the Communion which followed. For the past six years Robert MacDonald has been tuning our pianos. Here he is on 2nd February 2022 at the Blüthner in the Refectory. Calum Robertson, President of the Edinburgh Society of Organists, with Les Shankland, Director of Music, at St Vincent’s Church Music Library on 25th January 2022. St Vincent’s refectory, with kitchen beyond, and the vestibule. Photo credit find-mushroom.com St Vincent’s Christmas altar, 2021. Photo credit Fr William Mounsey St Vincent’s Church Music Library, the gift of the Royal College of Organists in 2021. Novel wall lighting in use for Opera Caledonia’s Carols by Candlelight on Friday 17th December 2021 As daylight disappeared on 26 November 2021 for the filming of Amazon Prime’s Good Omens Series 2 in Circus Lane artificial lighting was brought in. Actors waited in the church until they were needed; covid testing was taking place for about 150 in the Undercroft of St Vincent’s. Covid testing in the Undercroft for about 150 involved in the filming of Amazon Prime’s Good Omens Series 2 on 26th and 29th November 2021. The Reverend John Penman, Priest in Charge, on the Sunday next before Advent 2021 A view of St Vincent’s at the end of the much photographed Circus Lane The Harvest Table at St Vincent’s for its Harvest Supper on Thursday 26th September 2021. Christopher Hartley, assisted by Bartosz Szypczak, auctioned the produce at the end of the evening. The sum of £276 was raised for the charities the congregation currently support. The Reverend John Penman with friends at the Harvest Supper at St Vincent’s on Thursday 26th September 2021. Tim MacDonald who played his violin at the Harvest Supper on Thursday 26th September 2021. Christopher Hartley, auctioneer Christopher Hartley, assisted by Bartosz Szypczak St Vincent’s Makin Westmoreland Sapphire organ was installed by Makin engineers in July 2021. It was the gift of The Hon Barnaby Miln, executor of the Estate of George Hay FRCO, a former St Vincent’s organist. A selection of St Vincent’s fine collection of vestments were on display during the 2021 Sacred Arts Festival. Edinburgh Quartet playing Haydn’s Seven Last Words form the Cross with Barnaby Miln, one of a team of seven readers, giving the first reading from the pulpit. Sacred Arts Festival on Sunday evening 15 August 2021 Professor Gordon Graham and Zoë van Zwanenberg at the conclusion of her talk on Embroidery in The undercroft as part of the 2021 Sacred Arts Festival. Dr Patricia Allerston of the National Galleries of Scotland describes the east window at St Vincent’s during a talk at the Festival of Sacred Arts at the Fringe on 20th August 2021. Dr Freya Spoor of the National Galleries of Scotland also describes the east window at St Vincent’s during a talk at the Festival of Sacred Arts at the Fringe on 20th August 2021. The Undercroft below the church is seen here prepared for a talk during the Sacred Arts Festival. At the far side is a photographic exhibition of items from within the church. On the steps of St Stephen’s following the Institution of the Reverend John Penman The Reverend John Penman with Rachel Crick, his wife. The sermon was delivered by the Very Reverend Frances Burberry, Dean of he Diocese of Edinburgh James Holloway talking to John Kitchen, organist, and Canon Dean Fostekew. Bridget Campbell and Fr William Mounsey behind. The Reverend Dr Michael Hull and The Reverend Professor Gordon Graham Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh, with Les Shankland, St Vincent’s Director of Music Processing out, with Niccolò Aliano followed by Christopher Hartley and the Bishop of Edinburgh The Right Reverend Brian Smith, sometime Bishop of Edinburgh (who married John and Rachel Penman nine years ago – to the day) with his wife Lissa and Mrs Jill McClenning. James Holloway reading the lesson at the Institution of the Reverend John Penman Andy Milner, locum treasurer, with Canon Dean Fostekew and Bridget Campbell The Reverend John Penman, Priest in Charge Canon Allan Maclean blessing the crowds Emily Luscombe’s illustration taken from the Order of Service for Hatty and Freddie’s wedding at St Vincent’s on 4th September 2021. The photograph used for the front cover of the Quinquennial Report on the condition of St Vincent’s building, the work of Rosalind Taylor, architect, in October 2020.