Canongate Kirk News

Welcome to our News page!   

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 September.  Read about our Fellowship Gathering programme for 2019.  Read a selection of recent sermons here.


The Earl and Countess of Forfar meet with members of the Governor of Edinburgh Castle’s team after attending Canongate Kirk on Sunday 11th August 2019

Darkness and silence fall in Canongate Kirk after a Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh concert

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

Photos courtesy of Rob McDougall.

Open Kirk 2019  –  We are open to visitors!

From May to end 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.

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