Dalkeith Church

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Dalkeith Church

Dalkeith Church in Midlothian has numerous churches for separate religious faiths such as Anglican, Baptist and Methodist. It is regular for a town to have more than one church and Dalkeith is no exception.

Sadly church attendance has been dropping for the last fifty years in the United Kingdom, with 15% of the populace presiding at least once every month, nonetheless Atheists and Agnostics are still in a minority, representing 33% of the population.

We think the grounds for the decline is in basic terms that people do not believe in God any more, with wars raging across the planet and the wealth of the nation in a bad way it's straightforward to comprehend peoples lack of faith. In our estimation the Church needs to be re-branded, if you think of the central values of Church such as togetherness, family, marriage and community leaving aside God for a second! If you think on all the good things that Churches represent in our Dalkeith community then it's really astonishing numbers are going down. Surely we all want our Dalkeith to be a splendid location to live, where inhabitants get along, they help one another in times of need and people give to each other without asking anything back in return. So what we are asking is for you to go along to your Dalkeith church and plea for change, you want to help, and you think it's only right and proper that the rest of your community chip in and help with things. This country is on its knees because nobody desires to work to a better goal...it is time for change...come on people..let us get together and make this happen

Churches in the past and future have worked together with other organisations such as resident schools, groups such as the beavers, cubs and scouts as well as being prominent in assisting other groups of inhabitants such as the lonely, feeble and abused. The church is seen as doing good causes which sees them in a nice light.

Churches have been seen in a dim light of late with the pope resigning, the first pope in more than 600 years, and nobody was entirely sure of the reason why, loads of people have speculated that it is not just a matter of the pope getting older and not being able to carry out his job to the fullest.

The scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien in recent times resigned after admitting sexually inappropriate moves to young men training to be priests, taking into account his anti-gay words in the past, this was seen as "do as I say not as I do"!

On the lighter side of things churches are seen as a very peaceful spot to be - a good space to contemplate on the things that are happening in your life at the present time.

A game we used to play as kids was to find the oldest headstone..i.e. the earliest date, that is a game that can keep kids pleased for a while as well as giving them good exercise as they walk/run round the graveyard.