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“Beautiful building”

St Cuthbert's Parish Church
Ranked #117 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: St Cuthbert's is a Church of Scotland Presbyterian Church. Believed to be the oldest Christian site in Edinburgh, and originally founded by St Cuthbert around 1100 years ago. The current spire is dated 1775, and is all that remains of the previous building. The current building was completed in 1894. Regular Sunday services are : 9:30am Holy Communion. 11am Morning Worship and 6pm Evening Worship, include the ministry of prayer for healing. Full service details and what's taking place in the church, can be found on the website. Find us on the corner of Lothian Road and Kings' Stables Road in Edinburgh, Scotland. St Cuthbert's core vision is to : Live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as God's people, at the heart of our city. Nurture hearts for God. Offer a home to friend and stranger. Provide a hub to equip the people of God for the mission of God.
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Lovely exterior and interior. Interesting graveyard. Good place to mooch ariund for half an ghour if you are visiting the city and a great place for a few moments of tranquillity right in the heart of the city centre.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

A very peaceful ancient church with cemetery around it. The tombstones of the people departed long back give the church a holier aura.

Thank Ratna P
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Just an amazing church and graveyard. One of first places we walked through, just below Edinburgh castle. Just so much history on these grounds. Has an eerie feel to it.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Stepping off the busy road we entered a tranquil space beautifully placed in sylvan surrounds. As we walked the pathway through the trees and the Kirkyard the wonderful aspect and facade of the church came into view. A number of fine sculptures adorn the outside, the most impressive of which is of The Rev. David Dickson and his family.

Inside is very beautiful. The preponderance of wood - pews, wonderful balcony and surrounds is most attractive. The vista through the nave is breathtaking, taking the eye to the ornate altar area.

An outstanding feature here is a remarkable frieze of the Last Supper in carved stone. It is in three segments, curving around the semi-circular design.

The ornate stone pulpit is exquisite. A magnificent organ is placed on the pulpit side of the nave and one can imagine the music emanating from it.

The Kirkyard is an evocative place with many fine monuments in memory of the deceased.

Thank permia
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

this is a very old church and graveyard in the city at the west end when i was in my teens it was always said to have a ghost called the white lady which i might have thought i seen but probably light playing mind games.

Thank frank1e
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