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Gathering Film Night : Wednesday 29th October

movie_nightThe Gathering would like to invite you round for a night of Halloween themed fun. With games, food and a spooky film.

Come from 6:30pm for food, film starting around 7:30pm.

Contact us at to get the venue details and to let us know if you’re able to come.

New Season with the Gathering

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After the August break, The Gathering begins again on Wednesday, 3rd September with our InGathering night (including our gathered meal).

There are exciting things for us to explore as we journey deeper into the elements which have begun to mark The Gathering and we’ll be in touch again to share more.

One of the things we’ll be doing is inviting you to suggest things for us to look at.  Just get in touch if you have something on your mind .

In the meantime, here are the dates for our evenings taking us all the way to Christmas:

  • 3rd September: InGathering (with meal) – 6.30pm at The Well
  • 17th September: In Gathering (with meal) – 6.30pm at The Well
  • 1st October: OutGathering – 6.30pm (venue to be decided)
  • 15th October: InGathering (with meal) – 6.30pm at The Well
  • 29th October: Fifth Wednesday night (activity to be decided)
  • 5th November: InGathering (with meal) – 6.30pm at The Well
  • 19th November: OutGathering (venue to be decided)
  • 3rd December: InGathering (with meal) – 6.30pm at The Well
  • 17th December: InGathering (with meal) – 6.30pm at The Well

Contact us at:

The Well, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX

the Gathering go to the Fringe

We’re getting together to do a night on the free fringe!

First, we’ll see improv comedy with Captains of Industry at the Counting House:

Then we’ve an hour to make it over to the voodoo rooms for the weird and wonderful cabaret of the Creative Martyrs

Both shows are free and unticketed, just bring some change to throw in their buckets!

Meet at the Counting House from 6pm for the 6:30 show
and/or join us at the Voodoo Rooms from 8pm for the 8:25pm show.

Let us know if you’re coming! (

Spring 2014

Spring is coming to Edinburgh. As the bulbs push up through the well-tended earth of the botanic gardens and the city begins to shrug off its enormous coats and boots, the Gathering is entering a new phase.

Last year we identified five ‘marks’ with which we want to be known. Jesus, Prayer, Imagination, Community & Hospitality. This year we are really going to try and live those out. In order to do that, we’re subtly shaping what we’re going to do when we meet up over the next few weeks.

Firstly, we’ll be eating together as much as possible, bringing food to share and ordering in pizza!

Secondly, we’ll be exploring Edinburgh together, making space to really listen to God and to our city.

Thirdly, we’ll be doing some practical stuff – so if you’re good with a paintbrush, hammer or saw then please join us at our InGathering’s as we try to create a hospitable space in the heart of Edinburgh for creativity and life.

Here’s our schedule for Spring so that you know when you can drop in and join us.

  • Wednesday February 5th InGathering Meet at the Well at 6:30pm. Shared meal. Theme: Making Space
  • Wednesday February 19th OutGathering Meet at the Field of Light in St Andrew’s Square at 6:30pm. Theme: Light of the World
  • Wednesday March 5th InGathering Meet at the Well at 6:30pm. Meal provided – donations to cover the cost gratefully accepted!
  • Wednesday March 19th InGathering Meet at the Well at 6:30pm. Shared Meal.
  • Wednesday April 2nd OutGathering Keep an eye on our blog and facebook page or contact us for info.
  • Wednesday April 16th InGathering Meet at the Well at 6:30pm. Meal provided – donations to cover the cost gratefully accepted!
  • Wednesday April 30th Social Keep an eye on our blog and facebook page or contact us for info.
  • Wednesday May 7th InGathering Meet at the Well at 6:30pm. Shared Meal.
  • Wednesday May 21st OutGathering Meet outside the Scottish Parliament at 6:30pm. Theme: Thin Places – Exploring Monasticism in Edinburgh.


Gathering @ Christmas

Enjoy Edinburgh’s Christmas with the Gathering

It’s nearly Christmas so what could be better than mulled wine, ice skating and a wander round Edinburgh’s christmas markets!

Join us for a belgian-waffle-filled afternoon on Saturday 14th December, meet by the Scott Monument at 2pm! email Lou at for more details.

Movie Night

We’re off to the cinema for a movie night! Wednesday 30th October 2013 at the Omni Centre cinema in Edinburgh. (The time we meet will be determined by which film we want to see – take your pick from below!)

  • Captain Phillips – When an American freight ship is attacked by murderous Somali pirates, it is for the captain to get his crew out alive while they wait for help.
  • Turbo 3D – A humble garden snail dreams of speed. When a freak accident makes him the fastest mollusc on no legs, nothing is going to hold him back.
  • Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 – An inventor who already unleashed monstrous food-related disasters on the world, finds that his machine is still up to no good. Time to go in!
  • Sunshine on Leith – Two Scottish soldiers return to Edinburgh from the front and try to re-establish their lives, fall in love and return to normality.
  • Thor: the Dark World – Thor is confronted with dark forces from before the beginning of time and must do battle to save his love and the rest of the universe.
  • Enders Game – With the Earth having been ravaged twice by aliens, the future security of the planet is in the hands of just one gifted young boy.

Email to let us know you’re coming and to indicate your choice of film!

the Gathering @ the Well

The Gathering is moving!

From August 2013, the Gathering will be meeting at the Well, a new cafe and community space at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX

The Gathering meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. We meet from 6:30pm for coffee and cake, and worship from 7pm. All are welcome.

Find out more about the Well at

A Gathering Christmas Party

It’s almost Christmas time! Let’s celebrate together with food, gifts, and tacky sweaters! You are invited to the Gathering Christmas party on Saturday 15 December at Ken & Casey’s.

WEAR: Something festive. A tacky sweater, funny hat, jingle bells… anything Christmasy.

BRING: A snackalicious dish to share. Sweet or savoury, cold or hot – your choice.

SWAP: A no-cost gift. That’s right: NO-COST! Bring something you already have, make something out of what you already have, or come up with an awesome deed or favour to offer. Be creative!

If you don’t know where Ken & Casey live, get in touch by emailing

Autumn/Winter at the Gathering

As the nights draw in its the perfect time to get together with friends around a hot mug of coffee or to snuggle down in a cosy pub. Here’s the Gathering’s plans for autumn and winter.

We’ve got a new venue for our twice monthly worship get-togethers. We’re meeting at the fab Cafe Camino, 1 Little King Street (next to John Lewis!) where we’re provided each time with the most delectable tray bakes in all of Edinburgh and an endless supply of fresh tea and coffee. Those meetings are on the first and third wednesday of every month. We’ll always start with half an hour for us all to sample those cakes and get to know one another and there’s usually a trip to a local pub afterwards too.

Nov 7th : 6:30pm : Worship at Cafe Camino

Nov 21st : 6:30pm : Worship at Cafe Camino

Dec 5th : 6:30pm : Worship at Cafe Camino

Dec 15th : the Gathering Christmas Party! – more details to follow.

Dec 19th : 6:30pm : Worship at Cafe Camino