Welcome to Our Church

The Mother Kirk of Edinburgh
on the oldest Christian site in the city.


Whilst, sadly, we are unable to invite you to join us in person at St Cuthbert’s, you can join us online via the links below. Also, please scroll down to the Twitter posts to follow all the latest news. Stay safe and well. The Minister can be reached on 07718 311319. God Bless.


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Fourth Sunday after Trinity - 5th July 2020

Collect of the Day
Almighty God,
your Son Jesus Christ has taught us
that what we do for the least of your children
we do also for him.
Give us the will to serve others
as he was the servant of all,
who gave up his life and died for us,
but lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Hymn: Just as I am, without one plea (CH4 553)

Gospel of the Day

Anthem: His yoke is easy from Messiah (G.F. Handel)

Hymn: Now thank we all our God (CH4 182)

Meals for the Homeless

Every Sunday we host Steps to Hope, who cook and serve meals for the homeless at 5pm. During lockdown, the food is served in the kirkyard . Around 100 guests are served each week. At this time, donations of toiletries and clothes are greatly appreciated. If you are able to help, please drop off your donations at the church door at 4pm on Sundays. Thank you.


Sunday Worship Times - Currently Suspended

09:30 service of Holy Communion

11:00 morning worship

18:00 evening worship

Holy Communion is celebrated after the 11am service on the second Sunday of the month and during the service on the last Sunday of the month.  Additionally, Communion is celebrated at  the evening service on the first Sunday and at 12 noon on the first Tuesday of the month.


The Parish Church of St Cuthbert is a lively, vibrant church in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, with roots going back thirteen hundred years. We are active congregation, with members involved in various projects, supporting social welfare and the arts. We are also members of the Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together group, along with St Andrew's and St George's West, and The Church of St John the Evangelist.

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church is believed to be the oldest Christian site in Edinburgh. We have been nurturing hearts for God since St Cuthbert founded the first church on this site around 670 AD.

In the surrounding graveyard, one of the largest in Edinburgh from the Burke and Hare era, you can find such varied people as Thomas De Quincey, writer of Confessions of an English Opium Eater; William Macao, first naturalised Chinese citizen of Scotland; and John Napier, father of logarithms.

Explore our buildings: the 1894 church designed by Hippolyte Blanc and the Memorial Chapel, where Agatha Christie was remarried in 1930. You can see our stunning examples of stained glass, including our famous Tiffany window, with the image of David heading off to face Goliath.

Regular Sunday services are held at 9:30am, 11am, and 6pm (a service of light and anointing).

You’ll find us on the corner of Lothian Road and King’s Stables Road in Edinburgh, at the foot of the Castle Rock. Come and say hi!


Scottish Charity No: SC010592




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