Recent Photographs 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 newly installed Makin Westmoreland Sapphire organ A selection of St Vincent’s fine collection of vestments were on display during this year’s 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 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.