The Parish Church of St Cuthbert

We are active members of various projects supporting social welfare, homelessness, and the arts. We are also members of the Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together group, along with St Andrews and St Georges West, and The Church of St John the Evangelist.

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church is believed to be the oldest Christian site in Edinburgh. We have been nurturing hearts for God since St Cuthbert founded the first church on this site around 670AD.

In the surrounding graveyard, one of the largest in Edinburgh from the Burke and Hare era, you can find such varied people as Thomas De Quincey, writer of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, William Macao, first naturalised Chinese citizen of Scotland, and John Napier, father of logarithms.

Explore our buildings: the 1894 church designed by Hippolyte Blanc and the Memorial Chapel, where Agatha Christie was remarried in 1930. You can see our stunning examples of stained glass, including our famous Tiffany window, with the image of David heading off to face Goliath.










Sunday        Open
Monday        Open
Tuesday        Open
Wednesday        Open
Thursday        Open
Friday        Open
Saturday        Open
The Parish Church of St Cuthbert
  • 5 Lothian Rd,
    EH1 2EP
  • 0131 229 1142

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