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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ECCCT Service with Young Church Address

Young Church address at roughly 35 minutes in

Collect for the Day of Pentecost
Almighty and ever-living God, 
you fulfilled the promises of Easter 
by sending your Holy Spirit 
and opening the way of life eternal 
to every race and nation. 
Keep us in the unity of your Spirit 
that every tongue may tell of your glory; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who lives and reigns with you 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
now and forever.   Amen.

Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (CH4 586)

Anthem: Litany to the Holy Spirit (Peter Hurford)

Hymn: Come down, O Love Divine (CH4 489)


Thy Kingdom Come 2020




Hair Raising Fundraiser

Our Sheppard Scholar is having a fundraiser for Little Hearts Matter. Please find information below. 

"My brother suffers from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, it's affected him all his life but thanks to LHM he has a community filled with people that understand his experience, and my family knows that we don't have to face this journey alone. 

We are in unprecedented and frightening times. Never before has the support, information and care provided by Little Hearts Matter been so urgently needed by the children, teenagers and adults living with only half a working heart. Every day they face the challenges created by their disability. Coronavirus has just added to their isolation, fear, lack of understanding. At a time when their support is needed most, LHM are faced with losing vast amounts of income. Taking part in this challenge will raise funds to help them be there for families.

I wanted to do something big but also personal on behalf of this incredible organisation and anyone who knows me knows that I have an intense and loving relationship with my hair, but losing it will be a small act compared to the amazing work they do.

My hair will also be donated to the Little Princess Trust and will hopefully make plenty of wigs.

Thank you for any and all donations, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to see when it all comes off!"

To donate, please click here.

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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