Canongate Kirk News

Welcome to our News page.  

With the whole of Scotland having now moved beyond Level 0 in terms of restrictions, things in church are slowly returning to something like they used to be.  But we still need to know details of those planning to attend for reasons of track and trace.  So, as before, a weekly email will continue to be sent out asking for details of those who would like to attend on the following Sunday.  Visitors are especially welcome – either get in touch in advance or we will simply take a note of names and numbers at the door.  If you would like to be on our distribution list please let the office know  on .  Please also be aware that the service will continue to be livestreamed and available on this website.  

Weekly Sunday services may also be heard the following Monday on a landline telephone – simply dial 0131 546 4001 and press 1 when prompted.  Calls are charged at your phone provider’s usual local rate – please let anyone know who might appreciate this kind of connection.   

Read the latest edition of our newsletter here.  Paper copies can be sent out on request. 

Click on the picture below to see our live-streamed service Sundays at  10.30 am.

             The full version of this Sunday’s service is now available below.

Order of Service for Sunday 26th September 2021


Watch more services on our You Tube channel.

The Parish Anniversary

On Sunday 12th September we mark the 893rd anniversary of the founding  of the Abbey of the Holy Rood and our ancient parish on Holy Cross Day (14th September) 1128.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards


On Friday 3rd September 2021, the Regiment marched down the Royal Mile to mark its 50th anniversary with a drumhead service in the grounds of Holyroodhouse.

Minister appointed Dean of the Order of St John in Scotland

Neil Gardner has been appointed Dean of the Order of St John in Scotland in succession to The Very Revd Dr John Cairns KCVO.  A short video marking the new appointments of Prior, Chancellor and Dean can be seen here

Installation of the Governor of Edinburgh Castle

The Minister offered a prayer and blessing at the reconfigured and rescheduled installation of Major General Alastair Bruce of Crionaich on 24th June 2021, exactly two years after he first took up the role.

Visit of the Lord High Commissioner

We were honoured by the presence of Prince William, in his capacity as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, on Pentecost Sunday, 23rd May 2021.

Candles in the Window

Candles burning at the church window at 8pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2021, the national  day of reflection and remembrance.


Visit of HM The Queen to Canongate Kirk on Sunday 30th June 2019

Photo courtesy ROB MCDOUGALL
More photos on our Royal Visit page.


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