Where God’s unconditional love for all is celebrated every day
We don’t have all the answers, and we welcome the questions
Respecting the dignity of every human being
Open Hearts Open Minds
Inspired by the ancient and the new
Welcome to St Columba’s by the Castle – a small, vibrant church, right at the centre of Edinburgh.
Whether you are looking for a progressive, open-minded community to belong to; a service of worship to drop into; a church for a christening, wedding or funeral; a venue for an event, a concert or a project serving human need; or simply a peaceful space to be still and reflect – a warm welcome awaits you.
No matter who we are, who we love or what we believe – young or old; single or partnered; straight or LGBT+; seeker, doubter or deeply committed – God loves and accepts us all. We are all welcome – and so are you!
8am Eucharist at St Columba’s by the Castle
Wed 17th, Thurs 18th, Friday 19th April (Reserved Sacrament), Saturday 20th April (Ante-Communion). Followed each morning by coffee and rolls.
Compline with reflection on Monday to Wednesday during Holy Week at 8pm in the Church
7.00pm Communion Service and washing of feet
at Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge
The Three Hours – “Waiting at the Cross”. A quiet and reflective service waiting with the watchers at the Cross. Please stay for as long as you wish.
12-3pm at St Columba’s by the Castle
9 pm Service of Tenebrae – Reflective Choral service of Psalms and readings
at Greyfriars Kirk
10am Easter Sunday Festival Eucharist – St. Columba’s by the Castle
with Lighting of the Paschal Candle, Procession and Easter Egg hunt
The Columcille Window, Iona Abbey is the work of William Wilson, O.B.E., R.S.A. and is used with permission.
Photography by Katherine McHale, Catherine Outram and Andy McGregor
Images created by Katherine McHale are copyright (c) Katherine McHale. All rights reserved.
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Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity; in the habitations of thy glory and dominion, world without end. John Donne