Edinburgh–St. Columba’s

Rev. James I Gracie Minister: Rev. James I Gracie
Date Inducted: 2003
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Sabbath Services

Location & Directions
Service Time(s): 11:00 am & 6:00 pm

Sabbath School meets at 10:50 am.

A monthly congregational fellowship is held as intimated.

See also Galashiels.

Prayer Meeting

Location & Directions
Service Time: Thursday, 7:30 pm

Communion Seasons

1st Sabbath in May and 1st Sabbath in November

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 29 Arthur Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5DA, United Kingdom 0131 445 4893

Session Clerk: Mr. Maurice Grant
Deacons' Court Clerk: Mr. Maurice Grant
Treasurer: Mrs. Catriona Gracie
Sabbath School: Mrs. Catriona Gracie

The congregation originates from the efforts to bring the Gospel to the Gaelic-speaking Highlanders in Edinburgh in the 18th century. The congregation in the Gaelic Chapel came out with the Free Church at the Disruption and built a church in Cambridge Street. In 1864 the name was changed to St. Columba’s. Only a tiny minority of that congregation remained out of the Union of 1900. When the Free Church was allocated St. John’s church (built for the congregation of the Disruption minister, Dr. Thomas Guthrie) in 1907 for their Assembly Hall, that building also became the home of the St. Columba’s congregation.

In 2011 a new place of worship, a building belonging to the City Mission, was purchased by the congregation.