Canongate Kirk News

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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 December 2019/January 2020Read about our Fellowship Gathering programme for 2019.  Read a selection of recent sermons  and the 2019 letter for All Saints.

The Duke of Kent

HRH The Duke of Kent, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) attended a service in Canongate Kirk on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 to lay up a Regimental Standard.  More photos on our Facebook page.

24 Doors of Advent – 18th December 2019

As part of Edinburgh’s Christmas 24 Doors of Advent 2019, Canongate Kirk will open its doors to the public on 18th December from 11am to 4pm.  And a tour of the historic kirkyard will also be taking place at 2.30pm.  All welcome – meet outside the church.  For more information on 24 Doors of Advent visit


Visit from the Moderator

We look forward to welcoming the Right Reverend Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, as our guest preacher at 11.15am on Sunday 15th December 2019.

Concerts in December 2019

A replica Spitfire makes a poignant backdrop for the annual Act of Remembrance by 603 Squadron on Remembrance Sunday.

603 Sqnn Remembrance at Spitfire Edinburgh Airport

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

Photos courtesy of Rob McDougall.

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