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Service Information

We are currently undergoing work in the main sanctuary; removing pews, replacing the flooring and upgrading the audio-visual equipment to create a dynamic and flexible space to benefit the whole city centre community. Sunday worship in the short term will be held in the Memorial Chapel (Maximum number 10) or the Lindisfarne Room (Maximum number 20). Services will  be streamed as normal.

All our online worship is available through our website at https://stcuthberts-edinburgh.uk/  

We are open for worship each Sunday at 10.30am for a short service in the Lindisfarne Room.  All main services are now live-streamed on the church homepage.  Additionally, there is an early service of Holy Communion at 9.30am in the Memorial Chapel every Sunday except the last of the month, when Communion is celebrated as part of the 10.30 service.

Did you know you can listen to our most recent service over the phone? These will be made available early on Sunday afternoons and can be accessed by calling 0131 378 7978 (charged at local rates). We are also able to send out DVD recordings by post. Please contact the office for more information.

Service for the Third Sunday after Trinity - 20th June 2021

For this week's Order of Service, click HERE

Job Opportunity - Intern for Art Exhibition

We are looking for a keen and outgoing person to be involved as Intern with an outreach project  to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds from the wider community to submit paintings, drawings and photographs for an Art Exhibition at St Cuthbert’s in October 2021, which is a lead in to Cop26 Climate Change concerns. For further information, please click HERE.

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

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.

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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