Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Cameron Toll Chaplaincy are pleased to announce that after the interviews which took place on 1st November we now have our 2 new Chaplains!

Fiona Beveridge of London Rd Parish Church & Alan Hamilton-Messer of Granton Baptist Church are our 7th & 8th Chaplains.

If you'd like to meet our new Chaplains please come along to our AGM on Thursday 17th November in the Faith Mission 7pm for 7.30pm

Welcome aboard Fiona & Alan we hope you enjoy your time with us.

Photo's will appear soon

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cameron Toll Chaplaincy AGM

Hi Folks
It's our AGM, if you would like to join us, details are below.
DATE - Thursday 18th Nov 2011
TIME - 7pm for 7.30pm
VENUE - Faith Mission in Gilmerton
SPEAKER - Malcolm Jefferson Assistant Minister at Liberton Kirk

Paul Wilson from Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland will also be saying a few words

If you want any more info please contact us.
Look forward to seeing you there

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Just to bring you up to date -

You will have seen by the message below that we are looking for 2 new Chaplains.

The reason?  Our Chaplain Colin has left us to follow his change of career - he's going to study to become a Community Development Officer.  He's cramming a 3 year course into one. 
As sure is he can be this career in community development is what God wants him to pursue and he says 'I doubt that this would have become clear to me without my involvement in the chaplaincy.'  Lovely to hear that!  It's been lovely to work along side him.
We thank Colin for all he did in his year with us, and of course wish him Gods richest blessing in his new career.
Colin - Thanks for all you've done
So if you feel you'd like to apply for the Chaplains posts please go to the Job Vacancy at the right of the blog & apply by clicking the HUGE blue button!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Job Vacancy

Have you a few hours a week to spare?
Do you have a heart for those working in retail, particularly in these difficult times?
Are you a good listener?
Would you like to take the love of Christ into one of our local shopping centres?
We are looking for a Voluntary Chaplain to work in Cameron Toll Shopping Centre on a job-share basis with a Chaplain currently in post initially for one year with the opportunity to continue.
Applicants should be committed church members.
The Chaplains (each working approximately 4 hours a week,) provide pastoral support to the centre management & shop personnel, as well as to members of the public visiting the Centre.
The Chaplaincy is unpaid, but agreed out-of-pocket expenses are met & a small allowance made for telephone calls etc. Training & ongoing support will be provided.

Further information & an application form can be obtained by
email from camerontollchaplaincy@gmail.com or clicking on the Job Vacany page link.
Forms should then be submitted by Saturday 16th June 2012.

Interviews will take place soon after.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer holidays

Just to mention that Colin our Chaplain is taking a summer break.  He will be back in Cameron Toll at the end of September.  But until then we can be contacted through various ways - so if you need to contact us you can by:-
  • mobile - 0795 221 0185 leave a message & one of us will call you back
  • Facebook - type in Cameron Toll Chaplaincy and you can P.M. us
Please remember that anything you say will be treated in COMPLETE CONFIDENCE!
So until September have a good summer and hopefully this rainy weather will calm down and the sun will break through!

CTC says cheerio to Chaplain Rosemary

We're just updating our blog with the sad news that as from 30th June 2011 our Chaplain Rosemary Davidson is having to resign due to ill health.  We're sorry to see her go and hope that her health continues to to improve.  We want to thank her for all she's done for the Chaplaincy since joining us in July 2009.

This means that after the summer Cameron Toll Chaplaincy will be on the look out for someone to step into Rosemary's shoes.  So if you know of someone who might be interested in becoming a voluntary Chaplain please ask them to contact
  • camerontollchaplaincy@gmail.com

  • We will be advertising the post in mid August and interviews will take place in October.  The person who takes over will be introduced to everyone interested in CTC and supporting churches in SEECAT & NCT at our AGM in November.

    Please continue to pray for the Chaplaincy as we seek a replacement for Rosemary.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    A Big Thank You

    A big thank you to everyone who donated an Easter egg, and to everyone involved in organising, the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre Easter egg appeal.
    As you can see they were very much enjoyed! 
    Our charity partners: Edinburgh City Mission, Barnardos and the Conan Doyle Medical Centre were delighted to receive so many eggs. 
    Well done. 

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Easter Egg Collection Under Way

    Here is the Cameron Toll Easter egg collection point beneath the stairs to the mezzanine level. All donations of Easter eggs will be greatly appreciated by our partner organisations: Barnardos, Edinburgh City Mission and the Conan Doyle Medical Centre.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Easter Egg Collection

    We here at the chaplaincy are delighted to announce that we are going to be involved with an exciting initiative that is running at the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre this week.
    The plan is to collect chocolate easter eggs from shoppers in the centre. These eggs will then be distributed to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the area.
    The chaplaincy are co-ordinating the organisations that will distribute the eggs and we are delighted to be working with Barnardos, Edinburgh City Mission and the Conan Doyle Medical Centre. Very worthy recipients we hope you will agree.
    The drop off point for the eggs is located under the stairs to the mezzanine level, just outside Sainsburys.
    So why not take the opportunity to make your Easter even more special by donating an egg and putting a smile on a child's face.

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    Commissioning Service

    Our new chaplain Colin Campbell's commissioning service is being held this Sunday 20th March at 3pm at Liberton Kirk. EVERYONE is very welcome. Refreshments after the service in the church.

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Allow me to introduce myself...

    Hi, my name is Colin and I am the new Cameron Toll Chaplain. I took over from Nicola in November and will be working alongside my fellow chaplain, Rosemary.
    I have worked in retail for most of my professional life, working as a member of management for HMV for 5 years and eventually owning my own fair trade clothing and craft store in Edinburgh.
    I attend Barclay Viewforth, Church of Scotland in Tollcross and play right-back for the football team in the East of Scotland Churches Football League. My other main hobby is playing guitar and I am currently taking lessons in folk guitar.

    With my retail experience I am very familiar with the stresses and strains of retail. The long hours, the list of tasks ‘as long as your arm’, and the challenging financial targets that must be met, all the while keeping a smile on your face to ensure your shop is a welcoming place for customers. It’s not an easy job. I hope that during my time as chaplain I can be of some help to the people who face these challenges day to day. It’s also been wonderful to meet the customers that use the shopping centre and I’m looking forward to getting to know lots of you on my weekly visits.

    Don’t forget that the chaplaincy is for everyone that works in or uses the shopping centre. Rosemary and I can be reached by phone on 0795 221 0185 just leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    All the best,