Canongate Kirk News

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Restricted services began again at Canongate Kirk on Palm Sunday, 28th March 2021.  As before, a weekly email will be sent out asking for details of those who would like to attend.  If you would like to be on our distribution list please let the office know  on   and please be aware that you cannot attend unless we have your details in advance.  Please also be aware that the service will 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 at 10.30am,  Sunday 9th May  2021.  You can read the order of service 9 May Easter 6 here.    On Sunday 11th April the Minister also led the weekly service on BBC Radio Scotland, reflecting on the life of The Duke of Edinburgh.  The service can be heard here until 8th May 2021.


Previous services are available on our You Tube channel.

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.


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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