Welcome to Our Church

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

Eighth Sunday after Trinity - 2nd August 2020


Collect of the Day
Almighty God,
your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom.
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by the true and living bread,
Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (CH4 485 omitting v.4)

Gospel of the Day

Anthem: Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face (Percy Whitlock)

Hymn: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (CH4 167)


Eighth Sunday after Trinity - 2nd August 2020



Sunday Worship Times 

We are open for worship each Sunday at 11am for a short service followed by Holy Communion. All services are now live-streamed on the church website. The Minister can be reached 24/7 on 07718311319. God Bless.

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.


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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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