We are a small Church of Scotland congregation of mixed ages and outlooks, meeting together as the local church to celebrate God's love for the world. Most of us live in and around the village of Humbie.
This is how one of our members describes us:
"Thinking about how I would describe the church, one word comes to mind, "warm". Although the congregation is small everyone is so welcoming. The first Sunday of the month is a great time to start because after the service we have a get together with tea, coffee and really tempting and very tasty baking. Surprisingly this helps enormously with conversation, and friendships develop from that."
You can find out more about the HISTORY of our parish here.
Rev Anikó Schütz Bradwell, our minister, was ordained into the parishes of Humbie and Yester, Bolton and Saltoun in 2015.
Please get in touch with her, and let her know if she can be of help, and also what you like about the church, and what you miss, what you would wish to see and experience.
Her ministry training included taking a Bachelor of Divinity degree at New College in Edinburgh, as well as placements at various churches around Edinburgh and at St Andrew's Church in Jerusalem, before her probation placement at Corstorphine Old Parish Church.
Anikó came to Scotland in 2006 from Germany, after gaining BA and MA degrees in Literature and Religious Studies at the University of Erfurt. In the past she has worked with the Taizé Community in France and Italy, at the Abbey on the Isle of Iona, with the L'Arche Community in Edinburgh and with the Climate Change Project of the Church of Scotland, in 121 George Street.
She has served as one of the Assembly Trustees of the Church of Scotland, a member of the Ecumenical Relations Committee and the World Mission Council, and represented the Church of Scotland at the WCRC General Assembly in 2017. She is an associate member of the ecumenical Iona Community.
She is married to David, and they have a little son, and a manse cat.
Our congregation works under the unitary constitution, which means that all areas of church life - worship, pastoral care, buildings, finance, outreach etc - fall under the care of the Kirk Session.
Here is what some of our elders say about serving on the Session:
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
The vision of the Church of Scotland is to be a church which seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.
The Church works ecumenically with other Christian denominations and works together with other faiths and beliefs.
Find out more about our Presbyterian structure, and our national work on the Church of Scotland website.