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THIS WEEK AT THE SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE CENTRE:
Sat/Sun 11/12 May TAROT WORKSHOP with Thelma Francis - Just a few spaces still available for the interesting and fascinating subject. Starts 10am Saturday, be there to claim the last few spaces.
HEALING REVIEW with Kathryn Grundy - This is of interest to all SNU Healers and Trainees, as Kathryn works through section 1 & 2 of the programme. Spaces available, be there at 10am Saturday to participate.
Sun 12 May Weekly Divine Service in our beautiful Sanctuary- Helen Cuthill from Dundee will be taking the service – all welcome. Starts at 11am.
HEALING SERVICE with Church Healers (SNU) Starts 12.45, by donation. All Welcome.
Mondays NEW TRANCE CLASS with Francis Ryan – coming soon - By popular demand, Francis has been asked to start another Trance Class due to the success of the existing Tuesday Class. We are taking names now from those interested in learning the art of Trance. Call The Centre to put your name down.
Mon 13 May WEEKLY MONDAY AWARENESS CLASS with Yvonne Craig - Come and explore your psychic awareness with Yvonne at the Monday Class. Open to all. Starts 7.30pm
Wed 15 May HEALING CLINIC with SNU healers. Starts 6.30pm. By Donation. All Welcome.
WEEKLY DEMONSTRATION OF MEDIUMSHIP – All Welcome
This week’s demonstration is from Lauren Robertson from Glasgow. Starts 7.30pm
PRIVATE SITTINGS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM LAUREN ROBERTSON. CALL THE CENTRE
Tel: 0131 625 0700
Thurs 16 May WEEKLY AFTERNOON OPEN CIRCLE with Ann Treherne - All are welcome to come and practise their own mediumship or just to come and receive ‘a message’. Cost £3. All Welcome. Starts 2pm.
Sat 25 May THE MYSTERY OF PALMISTRY REVEALED with Fiona Stewart-Williams - Study the ancient art of palm reading at this one day workshop with Irish Psychic Fiona Stewart-Williams. Price: £35 Call to book your place: 0131 625 0700
Tues 4 June CIARAN O KEEFE FROM TV’s MOST HAUNTED talks about ‘The Weird & The Wonderful’ - This is the last of our Tuesday Talks before the Summer Break, so come and hear what he really, really thinks! Price £5. Tickets on sale now! Call: 0131 625 0700
Sat 15 June ONE DAY WORKSHOP WITH MEDIUM, CHRIS DREW - Focusing on developing a much closer link with the Spirit World and improving your evidence. Costs £45 inc lunch. Book Now! Tel: 0131 625 0700
PRIVATE SITTINGS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM CHRIS DREW. CALL THE CENTRE TO BOOK; 0131 625 0700
We hope to see you soon at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre.
Another great night was enjoyed on Friday, 25th—Burns’ Birthday—at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre.
Alastair Savage and Euan Drysdale entertained us with a medley of modern and traditional songs, all in celebration of Robert Burns and his life story.
The evening was rounded off by some very tasty haggis, neeps and tatties and some followed the true Burns tradition by coupling that with a wee nip of whisky from the bar.
Above: Alastair Savage & Euan Drysdale.
Alastair will be putting together a series of concerts for us, at Palmerston, and we look forward greatly to hearing what he has in store for us.
Left: Alastair and Euan with on of our special guests, Ronnie Phillips, looking splendid in the tartan
Alex Harrison & Bill Mc Gregor of Edinburgh Association of Spiritualists representing the Spiritualist Community in Edinburgh laying a wreath at the Official Remembrance Day Service at the City Chambers.
On Saturday 24th November don't miss our Open Day from 10:30 am till 4:30 pm.
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On Sunday 4 Nov we hosted two packed services at 11am & 12.45 in celebration of ‘Twinning’ between our Church, Edinburgh Association of Spiritualists and Open Doors Spiritualist Sanctuary in Canada.
(Left) Minister Simon James, John Blackwood OSNU (President, EAS), Gordon Smith & Brian Robertson OSNU (President, ODSS).
(Right) John & Brian exchanging gifts between the two congregations.
Don't miss out on the many special events and services at Palmerston for October!
The Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Trustee. Jim Cleary will join Ann Treherne, Chairman and John Blackwood, Secretary, as a Trustee of The Palmerston Trust. Jim will also become a fellow director and will take a seat on the Board of Directors.
Jim has long been involved in spiritual activities and learning, having sat in circles, taken classes and working as a Trance Medium. Jim is married to Evelyn, they are both retired and live in Edinburgh.
Ann Said, "Jim has worked as a volunteer for The Centre since its inception and is already a valuable member of the team. I'm delighted to welcome him on board as a fellow director and trustee of the charity".
Congratulations to the Groot family who celebrated the naming of their youngest child: Avril Abigale Anne Groot, at a special naming ceremony held on Sunday 6 May in the Sanctuary.
With nearly 40 members of their family attending from Holland, Ireland and Scotland, Avril had a great time enjoying the celebrations with her new God Parents and extended family.)
Ann Treherne is Chairman of The Palmerston Trust, the charity which operates The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre; she is also Trustee of The SNU Trust, the charity that owns the building, and is Vice President of The Edinburgh Association of Spiritualists – the local, community Church.
Ann was interviewed recently for local radio by Leith FM’s Ewan Irvine.
If you want to know more about what goes on in the building. Click on the link below to hear a recording of the interview.
Radio Interview : (Play or Download .mp3 - 10 mb)
Rachael Dunsmore, a martial arts tutor, who holds her Taiji (Tai Chi) and Qi Gong (Chi Kung) Classes at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre visited China last month to become an official disciple of Daoist Master Yuan Xiu Gang.
She has become part of the 16th generation of Wudang San Feng Pai, which is a Daoist martial arts lineage including Taiji and Qi gong. Rachael's Daoist name is Zi Jiao and she feels very fortunate to be part of the lineage, which commits her to studying and teaching Daoism and Wushu as part of her spiritual path for the rest of her life!
There are not many westerners that get to enter a lineage such as this, and she is the only San Feng Pai disciple in the UK and one of very few females in Europe! The position means that Daoist martial arts will have a formal connection to Scotland from China from now onwards into the future, which is a real first and very exciting.
Hopefully Master Yuan and other famous people in the lineage will come to visit Rachael, here in Scotland in the future.
Congratulations, and well done, Rachael.
Rachael's Class is on every Thursday at 10 a.m.
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Baby Massage Classes now take place weekly at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre.
Every Tuesday at 2pm the Mothers and Baby's arrive for Baby Massage Class.
Surprisingly, all is quite when the massage is going on, but the babies don't like it when it stops!!!
Mothers usually then partake of a nice cup of tea in the tearoom with our speciality carrot cake!
We have also now started a Mothers and Baby Yoga Class too - see What's On for details.
14 new full members of our Church who were accepted into full membership at a special service on Sunday 29 Jan. Thanks for bringing your friends and family and making it such a special occasion. it was lovely to see the Church packed with not a seat to spare!
The last year has undoubtedly been one of great excitement and change for our Church as we moved into the new Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in Palmerston Place and embarked upon a new phase of our Church’s life and mission. With 110 years of experience in promoting the religion of Spiritualism in Edinburgh and the Lothians, 2012 promises to be one of equal challenge as our Church starts another year of activities aimed at growing our congregation and membership; making more people aware of our work and purpose.
In a modern age of social networking and technology our philosophy and belief is more accessible than ever and we, like all other faiths, must embrace the opportunities that offers us to ensure that the message of Spiritualism reaches as many people as possible. I hope that 2012 offers you the opportunity to change your life and become stronger, healthier and more spiritually aware as we all strive to become more conscious of the helpful guidance that spirit and God has to offer us all.
A Happy New Year
from all at the
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre &
Edinburgh Association of Spiritualists
Our 2012 programme of courses and seminars kicks off in February with two weekend courses.
For further details check out:
|Feb 3-5 Fri-Sun||The Inspired Teacher||Minister Janet Parker|
|Feb 24-26 Fri-Sun||The Magic of Mediumship||Minister Simone Key|
Remember to book early as places are limited on both courses.
Our first Church Service of 2012 is on Sunday 8th Jan at 11am with Marion Voy from Edinburgh. All Welcome!
Read our Newsletter for January 2012 - Download (.pdf)
Remembrance Day - 2011
Our Church was proud to be represented at the City of Edinburgh’s Service of Remembrance on Sunday 13 November.
Picture: Bill Mc Gregor laying a wreath on behalf of the Spiritualist Community in Edinburgh.
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October 17th 2011:
John Blackwood OSNU speaks to Sue Gyford of Edinburgh Evening News about the new home for Spiritualism in Edinburgh's West End...
John said, “Everybody thinks ‘Spiritualism is only about talking to dead people’. People often confuse us up with occultism, fortune telling, superstition – all of which we don’t believe in."
"We’re trying to get the message across that Spiritualism is a religion like any other. Our services are normal services like any other church, but we’re quite inclusive and diverse as a religion, encouraging people to understand that all religions have something to offer and what is more important is how people relate to what they perceive to be God.”
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