Order of Service Sunday May 15th 2016 Greenside Easter Sunday

Greenside Parish Church - Order of Service

Sunday May 15th 2016 - Pentecost Sunday

Welcome and Call to Worship

Hymn 162 : The God of Abraham Praise

Prayer of Invocation and Lord's Prayer

Church Family Talk

Hymn 582 : O Day of Joy and Wonder

Scripture Reading : John : 14 : 15 - 27 (page 1082)

Hymn 97 : O God You Search Me and You Know Me

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Intercessory Prayers

Hymn 559 : There Is A Redeemer

Sermon : How To Pray

Hymn 598 : Come Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire

Benediction and Choral Amen

Minister : The Rev Alistair T Wynne BA BD

Greenside Church - Administration Post - Job Description May 2016

Greenside Administrator Post

Job Description

This is a singleton post which supports the work within the Church family of Greenside as well as offering some support to the project work to which the Church is committed.  

Duties include the following :

Management of the Church Office

Create a welcoming customer friendly office atmosphere

Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Church Office

Develop and maintain bookings for the Church and Hall accomodation

Manage and maintain the Church diary

Maintain compliance records and ensure regular checking and recording is undertaken

Ensure contract arrangements are in place where appropriate

Ensure membership database are securely maintained and updated

Organise duty rotas i.e. flower distribution, scripture readings, intercessory prayers, hospitality duties, welcome team, weekly collection and count

Order supplies including stationery, office supplies, communion wine, cleaning materials


Prepare and copy the weekly Order of Service and Notices

Commission contributions and prepare the monthly Newsletter in support of the editor

Order and arrange distribution of Life and Work Magazine

Ensure availability of relevent publications including the Church Newsletter

Ensure Church notice boards are updated

Update the Website and commission material as required

Support Committees by maintaining distribution lists, circulate papers and support Chairs

Contribute as appropriate to local publications and respond to enquiries


Maintain record of income and expenditure against budgets

Process approved Invoices for payment

Issue invoces to users of the Church facilities and services in line with leases and agreements

Support the organisation of the Freewill Offering scheme

Support the preparation of materal for audit

April 2016

Greenside Church - Job Opportunity May 2016


Edinburgh Greenside Church of Scotland, registered Scottish Charity No. SC009749

Advert for Church Administrator

This is an opportunity for someone with administrative and organisational skills to be part of Greenside Parish Church as it continues to develop a pioneering role within Edinburgh.  This role has a considerable interface with a wide range of customers and colleagues.

Greenside Parish Church is situated on the east side of the city centre.  The Church is built on what has been a religious site for many centuries and which has served the communities surrounding it in different ways throughout the centuries.  Greenside Church continues to do this by weekly services, weekday youth provision and outreach work.

Our mission is to open our doors to fellow Christians representing other branches of the international church.  We are delighted to be sharing our sanctuary and halls with amongst others, the Edinburgh Filipino Congregation in Communion with the International Charismatic Episcopal Churches, The Russian Orthodox Church of Great Britain and Ireland and also the Swedish Church in London.  Annually, we hold an 'All Nations Advent Service' with a large group of international churches.

We are also leading on an innovative project to provide a Christian base for those involved in the arts and entertainment sector across the City through the appointment of an Arts and Entertainment Project Leader.  This is part of a partnership with the City Centre Churches Together Group.

The Administrator Role

This is a key role in the support, organisation and operation of this dynamic Church family.

The successful applicant will have good communication and interpersonal skills, administrative experience, including finance work, and be competent with a range of IT packages.

The administrator position will require 15 hours per week.  This is a new post and it may be as the post develops more hours may be offered.  The actual days of work can be negotiated but there will be a requirement to work mid week.  Core working hours will reflect Church office opening times once agreed.  Details of terms and conditions will be available to the successful candidate prior to appointment.  Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be required prior to appointment.

Salary will be paid monthly in arrears at a rate of £10 per hour.

Applications and enquiries should be made to : Isobel McNab, Greenside Parish Church, 1B Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AD or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  stating skills for the role, work experience and a copy CV.  References will be requested from previous employer(s).

The closing date for applications will be noon on Monday 30th May 2016. 

Order of Service Sunday May 8th 2016 Greenside Easter Sunday

Greenside Parish Church - Order of Service

Sunday May 8th 2016 at 11 a.m.

Welcome and Call to Worship

Hymn 439 : Look Ye Saints.  The Sight Is Glorious

Prayer of Invocation and Lord's Prayer

Church Family Talk

Hymn 443 : He Is Lord

Scripyture Reading : Mathew : 28 : 1 - 20 (page 1000)

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Church Choir : There's A Spirit In The Air

Intercessory Prayers

Hymn 624 : In Christ There Is No East Or West

Sermon : A Word For Everyone

Hymn 438 : Christ Triumphant Ever Reigning

Benediction and Choral Amen

Minister : The Rev Alistair T Wynne BA BD

Special Notes - Swedish chamber choir


Please support our International Church Outreach by attending the concert to be given at GREENSIDE PARISH CHURCH by the internationally recognised chamber choir from MORA in SWEDEN whose members are visiting Edinburgh and performing in GREENSIDE PARISH CHURCH AT 6 P.M. ON SATURDAY MAY 7th 2016.

The Programme will include a selection of Swedish folk songs with music from H. Alfven; D. Wikander and G.Erikson.