The Edge Magazine

The Edge is the quarterly magazine of the Diocese of Edinburgh, and it provides a mix of news, features and reviews. It is available here online and distributed to churches within the diocese.

The Edge Summer 2018
We have some great photos from our ‘Big Day’ in the cathedral at the end of April and Bishop John reflects on its significance; we catch up with our nominated charities for this year’s Appeal, EMMS International and the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Cente; and we ask ‘who is missing?’ from our churches, and pick up some hints and tips to improve our welcome and accessibility to all. 

The Edge – Spring 2018
Bishop John revisits our injunction to ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ in the light of welfare reform; Chaplain for Mission to Seafarers, Tim Tunley, recounts his recent mission on board the Phoenix, a vessel taking relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; we find some soul food in the centre of Edinburgh; and there’s lots of gore on offer in Beastly Bible Stories! 

The Edge – Winter 2017
In this issue, we find out more about the welcoming and vital work of Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees; Bishop John writes about real ‘conspiracy theories’; members of St James’ Leith talk us through their mural design; we ask ‘What’s a Diocese For?’; Annie Naish updates us about mission; and we find out why God loves a Hufflepuff.

The Edge – Autumn 2017
We mark Creationtide with an article by historian and environmentalist Eleanor Harris; Bishop John considers what our Lasting Treasure might be and asks what the church should be investing in; there is news from around the diocese from Bathgate to Princes St; and one of the youth leaders of ‘Glen17’ considers family and fellowship.

The Edge, the magazine for the Diocese of EdinburghThe Edge – Summer 2017
Bishop John shares his resolutions in response to the upcoming election; Children from St Matthew’s, Rosslyn Chapel visualise the Lord’s Prayer; John Conway talks about Growing Together; and we ‘Meet the…Writers’ in the last of David Warnes’ excellent series from around the Diocese.

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With a refreshed look, in this issue of The Edge, Bishop John asks, ‘What is Truth?’ in our new world of ‘fake news’; Waverley Care updates us about their work supporting people who are HIV Positive; catch up with news from around the diocese; find out more about the HeatHack project and ‘Adventures in Faith’; and meet some of the many scientists in our congregations.

Cover of The Edge: Winter 2016The Edge – Winter 2016
Kate Reynolds writes of an episcopal school in Nazareth; the new Listening Service for Edinburgh is launched; Bishop John Armes asks, “What have the Romens ever done for us?”; and David Warnes Meets the Music Makers. 

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This edition introduces our new Mission Enabler, explores church murals and meets arts and a variety of arts and crafts people. 


The Edge magazine Summer 2016
This edition explores life at St Mary’s Music School; invites everyone into ‘Play Church’; goes on the Adventure of Lifelong Learning and meets those who hold together Faith in Healthcare. 


The Edge magazine Spring 2016
Read the forgotten story of ‘Arnold of Antarctica’in this issue of the diocesan magazine; be inspired by The House of Grace in Israel/Palestine; meet the people involved in sports in our diocese; there is a report about Advent Angels; the Rosslyn Chapel congregation of St Matthews; and the Rt Rev John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh, writes about ‘Serving God in Small Things’. 

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Superheroes of the Glenalmond youth camp assemble in this issue of the diocesan magazine; the Borders railway links up our diocese; we meet the volunteers in our churches; there is important talk about death; a new window of peace; an art-filled sabbatical; and the Rt Rev John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh, says “We welcome refugees”. 

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Following the synod debate about same-sex relationships, Rt Rev John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh, reflects on the nature of marriage; we consider the call and requirement of mission in two special articles; there is a breathless report from this year’s Youth Week at Glenalmond; we find out about the vital work of an ‘accompanier’ in Israel/Palestine; and Bob Gould takes his leave in his last edition of Around the Diocese.