Local Partnerships

The congregation of St Mungo’s has developed a number of local partnerships as we detail below.  Many of our members also participate in their own acts of mission to our local community as part of their service to the Kingdom of God.


St Andrew’s, West Linton, Church of Scotland

We hold a joint service on Remembrance Sunday and on Christmas Eve (Crib Service). We work together to support the Whipman events, and other local community initiatives and events.


Peeblesshire Youth Trust

We make an annual cash donation, and also support their annual Christmas food hamper appeal. Each year we provide whatever we are asked to contribute to the hampers. this year it is 125 boxes of biscuits/crackers. In the past we have supplied boxes of tea bags and many a bag of lentils.


Bethany Christian Trust

Members of St Mungo’s are active supporters of the Care Van operated by Bethany Christian Trust, which provides soup, rolls, clothing, support and advice to  people who are homeless in Edinburgh city centre every night. We also make an annual cash donation to support this important work. Every night, the Care Van can be seen on the streets of Edinburgh, staffed by a team from one of over 30 different churches who get involved and help to make a difference to the lives of those who have no hope, and no place to stay. On one Sunday of each month, we take our turn in conjunction with St James. We feel this to be an important part of our Outreach program and is driven forward by a desire to show Christian love in action within the community.


Tear Fund

We make an annual cash donation to support their work.


Children’s Hospice Association Scotland

We make an annual cash donation to support their work.


West Linton Messy Church

In partnership with other Christians in West Linton, we support and contribute to the local Messy Church.


Whipman Festival

One of the highlights of West Linton village life is the Whipman festival held annually during the first week of June. The festival is known as the Whipman Play to reflect the important role that the horse has played in the life of the village. It is wonderful week where the majority of the village participate in the many games, sporting events, and social evenings. The Whipman festival brings the village together and maintains the traditions of providing a week of entertainment whilst raising monies for various charities. St Mungo’s is actively involved in this event, frequently hosting the Whipman Service and providing the chaplaincy during the week.


St Catherine’s Convent Homeless Project

We donate the cash and food proceeds from our Harvest Festival to this project in Lauriston Place, Edinburgh.


Other partnerships

We also maintain links with the church of Saints Peter and Paul, Saltpond, in the Diocese of Cape Coast, Ghana, a church in on of the partner dioceses of the Diocese of Edinburgh.