Canongate Kirk News

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 Moderator’s Visit

On Sunday,22nd October we welcomed The Rt Revd Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as our guest preacher at our 11.15am service of Parish Worship.   Minister of Morningside Parish Church, Derek had links with Canongate Kirk during the previous vacancy but this time we were glad to welcome him not only to the pulpit but to the Moderator’s seat in the chancel.

Harvest Thanksgiving 

Our Harvest Thanksgiving took place at both services on Sunday 8th October.  Many thanks to the congregation who brought donations of non-perishable foodstuffs and toiletries pictured here. These will be delivered to Streetwork, a local charity for the homeless.   Cash donations will support Canongate Kirk’s commitment to feeding the homeless in the coming winter months.  Thanks to all who contributed!

Upcoming Concerts and Events

Tickets and for all performances are available from the performers’ websites and are usually also available on the door.

Date Name
Friday 20th October
Hymers College Junior School Choir
Secular and sacred favourites
Free Admission.  Closing collection
Saturday 11th November
Linton Singers
Renaissance music
Tickets £12
Saturday 18th November
Edinburgh University Chamber Choir
Winter Concert
Tickets £10/£5
Sunday 19th November
Royal Mile Primary Choir
Tickets free.  Closing collection for Maggie’s Charity
Saturday 25th November
Calton Consort
Chamber choir
Tickets £10/£8
Friday 8th December
The Chapter House Singers
Tickets £12/£10
Sunday 10th December
7.30pm (TBC)
Open Orchestra
Free Admission.  Closing collection
Monday 11th December
Barker College Chamber Orchestra and Choir from Sydney Australia
Modern and Christmas music
Tickets free
Tuesday 12th December
Crisis Christmas Carol Service
Free Admission.  More information from
Saturday 16th December
St Andrew Camerata
Chamber choir
Tickets and information from

A Royal Visit

Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive with their family at Canongate Kirk for a service on Sunday 6th August 2017 after a weekend in Edinburgh marking Prince Edward’s role as Patron of the Edinburgh International Festival.










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