Passing the Baton is Bethany’s befriending service that helps to support men and women who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless
Volunteering as a Befriender brings many opportunities for personal growth and new friendships as well as the chance to help support someone rebuilding their life after a difficult experience.
Our ‘Passing the Baton’ programme trains and equips volunteers from the local Church in the City to serve God in Edinburgh.
We are running online Zoom ‘Passing the Baton’ training sessions in June for Christians who want to become Befrienders in Edinburgh.
Part 1: Tuesday evening, 12th October, 7.00pm – 9.15pm on Zoom
· Why is friendship important?
· What is transactional analysis?
· Why do we need boundaries and confidentiality?
Part 2: Tuesday evening, 19th October, 7.00pm – 9.15pm
· What makes a good conversation?
· Listening to understand and support people
· Helping people to empower themselves to take action
Please book spaces by registering at Eventbrite:
Please contact us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 07969 771659/ 07990 078377.
Please pass on this email to other Christians or Churches who might be interested – thank you!
We meet at the Sunday 10 am mass.
(The first Sunday of every month except July and August.)
Below is a list of the dates for the next few months:
Sunday 3rd October
Sunday 7th November
Sunday 5th December
Sunday 2nd January
Sunday 6th February
Sunday 6th March
Sunday 3rd April
Sunday 1st May
Sunday 5th June
Fr Marcin and The Children’s Liturgy Team
It was agreed to donate the property, half an acre of abandoned grassland with no development potential, to the Skolie Burn Community Meadow Restoration SCIO if they pay legal fees. They have now raised sufficient funds for the solicitors and it is getting close to the transfer going through. The other land owners (Bank of Scotland and the majority a local farmer) have donated their pieces on the same terms.
We get periodic updates about the fox, deer, birds, and wildflowers that have come back since they have begun cleaning up the area.
If any of parishioners are interested, I’m sure they would be welcomed as volunteers on clean up days, or just to visit.
Please see a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/skolieburnmeadows/ and also where they are doing their fundraising https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/skolie-burn-community-meadow-restoration?fbclid=IwAR2KfAkOAnHLZtl_Cr6JimUY33crnbBEst4j2pU34yztYJWxMgxcdmhFT3A which has a little 2 minute youtube showing the land.