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The Royal Family and Canongate Kirk

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.


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

Photo courtesy ROB MCDOUGALL


In Memory of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The cherry tree planted by Prince Philip on his first visit to Canongate Kirk in June 1953,  blossoming again in time for HM The Queen’s 95th birthday on 21st April 2021.

The Kirk Session and congregation of Canongate Kirk, the Kirk of Holyroodhouse, mourn the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on 9th April 2021 and give thanks for his long life of service and duty.  We remember with particular pride Prince Philip’s many visits to Canongate Kirk over the years.


(All pictures: PIC – ROB MCDOUGALL     [email protected])

2019 – HM The Queen’s Visit





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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended our regular Sunday service in Canongate Kirk on 3rd July 2016. Before the service, the courtyard was lined by members of 142 (Second Edinburgh) Squadron ATC and afterwards Charlotte Anderson presented a posy on behalf of the congregation.

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