Canongate Kirk News

Welcome to our News page!   Scroll down to find out what’s on and what’s been happening at Canongate Kirk, the Kirk of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle.   Download the latest newsletter for  May 2019.   Read about our Fellowship Gathering programme for 2019.

 Open Kirk 2019  –  We are open to visitors!

From May to September, the doors of Canongate Kirk are open to visitors as much as possible, usually from 11.00am to 4pm every day except Sundays when it is open from 1.30pm onwards.  Come inside and see our new and still evolving visitors’ centre with topical story boards providing an insight into the past and present of this place of worship.   Our gift shop is stocked with souvenirs and gifts (such as the unique Canongate Kirk tie, see below!) and friendly volunteers are on hand to welcome you and answer any questions.   Explore the interior of the church itself with its famous blue pews or simply just experience the peace and quiet of this beautiful, iconic building.  Click HERE to find out dates and times of our free monthly kirkyard tours.

Open Kirk Stewards modelling the Canongate Kirk tie which is on sale in our visitors’ centre.


Open Orchestra, Saturday June 1st at 7.30pm.  Free entry.

Read a recent sermon by Assistant Minister Katherine Taylor – How can I keep from singing?

(More sermons can be read on our Recent Sermons page)

White cherry blossom in the kirkyard.

Canongate Kirk Appeal 

Click HERE for Gift Aid Form

Click HERE  to see news of fundraising events for the Canongate Kirk Appeal.

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