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Activities Week Beginning 30th March

Do not feel alonekeep in contact with people that care about you.

If you would like a call from time to time or would would like more information on what we do at the GCP please call 0131 225 3626 or text 07860 021 262 or email

For more info on how to use zoom as mentioned below for our activities please go to for instructions and a wee video

Join for chat and say hi ! [it works a bit like whatsap]

   Join us on-line for these activities below We have something on everyday 5 days a week ! All free and everyone is welcome. Most of our staff team are unable to work but we are immensely grateful to volunteers helping us and our amazing staff at home posting their videos and well wishings !Details are also here:
Mindfullness & Meditation – Tuesdays 5pm

Join a Zoom ‘Mindfulness and Meditation’ session delivered by our very own Ursula & Hannah click on

at 5pm on Tuesday or dial in +44 131 460 1196

Choir – Wednesday 5pm

Join us for our Zoom Choir session led by Morgan click on below:

Wednesday at 5pm or dial in +44 131 460 1196

Community Catch Up  – Thursdays 2pm

Join Graham Burnett (yes, ex staff member who we’ve all been missing returns from New Zealand for drop-in catch up chat session every week on Thursdays at 2pm

Click on to see and speak to Graham and other members about all sorts of topics at 2pm on Thursdays

Creative Writing – Friday 11am 

Join us for our Zoom Meeting for Creative Writing delivered by Isela and Jess – click on below:

11am on Friday or dial in +44 131 460 1196

Positive Mental Health  – Mondays 2pm

Join Jonny Kinross every Monday at 2pm to talk about our mental health, how we keep safe, and how we look after ourselves.

Jonny invites the group to share ideas on how they cope and he will also coach any members who wish in tried and tested techniques that work for some people. Lets learn from each other and share techniques we have heard about.Click on to see and speak to Jonny and other group members about your mental health at 2pm on Mondaysor dial in +44 131 460 1196

Hungry? Worried about food? 

Call Mike on 07545 527 541 or text 07860 021 262 and, during this period of dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, we will deliver to your door a delicious hot ready-to-it nutritional FREE meal. This service is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. (The meal package includes some snacks and sandwiches for later that day)


Activities week beginning 23rd March

Join us on-line for these activities below:

Mindfullness – Tuesday 5pm

Join a Zoom Meeting for Mindfulness and meditation delivered by our very own Ursula, click on below:

Meeting ID: 751 008 818

Password: Mind24

 or dial in +44 131 460 1196

Creative Writing – Friday 11am 

Join a Zoom Meeting for Creative Writing delivered by Isela and Connor click on below: 

Meeting ID: 354 096 247
Password: WRITE27

 or dial in +44 131 460 1196


Intersci – Friday 4pm-5pm

“I just wanted to let you know about a virtual event InterSci is organising that members might be interested in – we will be live streaming through facebook on Friday 27th March 4pm-5pm:

The first is a Q&A with Professor Claudia Pagliari who will discuss the misinformation surrounding the spread of viruses:

Anyone can watch the facebook stream for free and can add question/comments virtually to the expert

We have 3 more events planned with different experts in the field that we will share with you once we have scheduled the date/time, Best wishes” Amelia

Greyfriars Service

Would you like to access the Greyfriars online service – their first ever at Greyfriars yesterday? Click on the link below.

Please feel free to share with those who would like it and we are sure the Greyfriars team would love your feedback and comments






transforming wood and transforming lives

We’re recruiting a Woodwork Workshop Assistant Manager. Join our multi-award winning team and flag-ship social enterprise and open doors for yourself and others today !

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday 18th March 5pm – apply now.

Our woodwork social enterprise is our oldest and most established. We supply furniture commissions to a wide range of customers from the private, public and third sector and to private individuals. Most of our furniture is made using up-cycled wood, mostly church pews which we collect from all over the UK as well as fallen trees or trees felled for development. We make anything the customer requires from lamps, award trophies, chopping boards to shop fits, bars and dining room sets. Our prices range from £20 for a candle holder to £5,000 for one table. Our turnover exceeds over £100k a year and supports a range of vulnerable adults who volunteer daily or once a week, to paid apprentices or people on supported employment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic reliable Furniture Maker & supervisor, an Woodwork Workshop – Assistant Manager to assist in the running of our Social Enterprise woodwork workshop. The candidate will have experience in running a woodwork workshop and ideally working with vulnerable adults or adult learners.

Dont miss this chance to transform unwanted and disregarded wood or felled trees into beautiful bespoke furniture whilst transforming the lives of many of our city’s most vulnerable. 

GCP’s founders Greyfriars Kirk are recruiting for a communications role!

Our friends, founders and major supporters Greyfriars Kirk are celebrating their 400th anniversary with a very busy programme of special services, arts event and social occasions throughout the year.

The Kirk Communications Coordinator is a pivotal role ensuring that the administration and marketing effort with all our internal and external contacts is seamless. This busy role requires someone who is proficient with IT, Microsoft applications and a confident, friendly manner.

Could this be you? 

Visit for a full job description and to download an application packet.

Closing date for applications is Saturday the 15 of February 2020.

beat the January blues, be in community and enjoy FREE films every week

A New Dawn Fades…

January and February are usually months in which so much bleakness can mount up, so the GCPH are this year looking to lighten the mood a little as we begin 2020 with a few rockets and a whole load of glitter.

We will be showing three very different recent musicals in the form of the Scottish high school zombie flick Anna and the Apocalypse, The Boss inspired Luton-set Blinded by the Light and the glammed up Elton John biopic Rocketman—the number one British film of last year.

Our Classic Hollywood Season continues this year with films from 1930, 1940, 1950 and 1960. We kick things off with a classic Hollywood rom-com, in George Cukor’s Born Yesterday. We also have a link up with our InterSci discussion group who will be screening a relevant doc in February. There are reasons to be cheerful in 2020 and the Grassmarket Community Picture House is definitely one of them.

-Rohan Crickmarr, Volunteer Programmer & Projectionist

Full details of the programme are here


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