Royal Caledonian Education Trust Bicentenary Appeal

The RCET, originally the Caledonian Asylum, then the Royal Caledonian Schools Trust, this month celebrates 200 years of educating and caring for Scotland’s Armed Forces children.  A copy of the most recent newsletter can be found on the notice board in the hall and can be downloaded from their website.

The Trust is launching a Bicentenary Appeal to increase donations to ensure they can continue to provide much-needed support to the families of Scots serving in the Armed Forces.  If you would like to make a donation to this appeal, the church secretary has the necessary forms.

Trustee Vacancy for Borderline

The charity Borderline is the only charity helping homeless Scots in London, of whom there are many.  Its mission is to help people who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress, residing or found within a 35 mile radius of Charing Cross.  To be eligible for relief, applicants must be born in Scotland, or be the child, widow, widower or surviving civil partner of a person born in Scotland.

Crown Court has a long record of involvement with the charity, and many of our members have served as Trustees over the years.  Our Minister is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees.

The charity is now seeking to appoint another Trustee to the Board, and is looking for people who have knowledge of fund-raising and who want to make a real difference to the lives of homeless and vulnerable Scots in London.   If you are interested in this position, please email your CV to or call Shona Fleming, Chief Executive on 0845 456 2190 for an informal discussion.   These details can also be found on the notice board in the hall.

Climate Change mass lobby and rally

There will be a Climate Change mass lobby and rally  on Wednesday 17 June in Parliament Square.  The day will kick off with simultaneous ecumenical church services at 12 noon in The Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, and St Margaret’s Church, Parliament Square.  The lobby starts at 1 pm and culminates in a rally at 4.30 pm outside Parliament.  This is organised by the Climate Coalition, which includes Christian Aid.  Further information is available at