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Harvest Festival Service

10 October, 2018

ChaplaincyCommunity EventSchool Event

I always think the annual Harvest Festival, while it marks the end of a season sowing and reaping, also marks the beginning of a season of Thanksgiving; a quick life stock [...]

Remembrance Sunday 2017

13 November, 2017

ChaplaincySchool Event

Merchiston’s Service of Remembrance is arguably the most significant service of the academic year, and this year’s proved no exception. It provides an opportunity to remember the Merchistonians and members [...]

Harvest Festival – 8 October

9 October, 2017

ChaplaincySchool Event

At Whole School Chapel on Sunday 8 October, Merchiston held its annual Harvest Thanksgiving service. As usual, every House had held its collection to buy items of food to be [...]

A good start to the new academic year

4 September, 2017

ChaplaincySchool Event

Hot on the heels of the final external examination results, induction meetings with new pupils and parents began in the final run-up to the new academic year. Merchiston Juniors held [...]

Senior Prefects’ Whole School Chapel Service

7 February, 2017

ChaplaincySchool Event

The annual Senior Prefects’ Service took place on Sunday 5 February, and was attended by, in addition to the School, a large number of parents and grandparents, on the latter [...]

Chapel Service, 15 January 2017

16 January, 2017

ChaplaincySchool Event

As usual on the first Sunday of a new term, a Whole School Service was held. On this occasion, there was no visiting speaker, although we did have the Fijian [...]

Remembrance Day Service 2016

16 November, 2016

ChaplaincySchool Event

The Memorial Hall was packed once again for this annual service, at which the address was given by Lt Col Douglas Mackay. His Remembrance Day address may be read here. An unusually [...]

Harvest Festival Service 2016

9 October, 2016

ChaplaincySchool Event

Today’s Harvest Festival Chapel Service saw a Memorial Hall packed with pupils, parents and staff. Traditional Harvest hymns were sung, the Chapel Choir was in excellent voice, performing Maurice Greene’s [...]

Commemoration Service: 24 April 2016

25 April, 2016

ChaplaincyNews(about us)School Event

For those who are familiar with the pattern of the annual events which take place at Merchiston, Commemoration traditionally has taken place immediately before the summer half-term break, with exhibitions [...]


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