• celebrate Advent and Christmas

    celebrate Advent and Christmas

    at St Andrew's and St george's West

  • Follow the Star!

    Follow the Star!

    10-24 December 2016

  • Come to Carols at Six

    Come to Carols at Six

    Fri 16 Dec at 6pm

  • everyone is welcome

    everyone is welcome

    to explore Christian life and faith

Welcome to St Andrew’s and St George’s West

Welcome to St Andrew’s and St George’s West – a place of peace, hospitality, faith and action in the heart of Edinburgh. We are an ever-changing community of people of all ages open to new ways of learning and growing in love and faith. Come and explore with us – join us on a Sunday at 9am (spoken Communion) 9.45am (all age, lay-led service) or 11am (Morning Worship with great music from our choir and organ) or pop in during the week to ipm prayer or to our Undercroft Cafe.  Check our latest magazine to find out what’s happening, or look at the What’s On page of the website.

Celebrate Advent and Christmas at St Andrew’s and St George’s West

pc100144aFollow the Star to our 7th Christmas Tree Festival for a fresh perspective on Christmas. It’s open 10-24 December with forty trees decorated by local businesses and charities. Live music every day adds to the atmosphere. More here.  facebook EdinburghChristmasTreeFestival  and twitter @EdTreeFest

img_0137Christmas music: Carols at Six (Friday 16 December at 6pm) is a  joyful celebration of Christmas with orchestra and choir, open to everyone. It’s popular, and Edinburgh city centre is busy at Christmas, so please leave enough time to travel and find a seat. Everyone is welcome.



Christmas services: Saturday 24 December, Christmas Eve, children of all ages love the 5pm Christingle Service making a special candle to celebrate the Light of the World. Adults may prefer the 11.30pm Watchnight Service, waiting for midnight with words and carols. Everyone is welcome

Sunday 25 December, Christmas Day, Morning Worship at 11am is a warm celebration of the birth of Jesus, suitable for all ages. Everyone is welcome.

St Andrew’s and St George’s West is an Affirming Congregation, affirming the rights of LGBTQ people to play a full part in the life of the Church; a member of Edinburgh Interfaith Association seeking to build understanding between people of all faiths and none, and an Eco-Congregation, striving to reduce its environmental impact and to care for the world. St Andrew’s and St George’s West is a congregation of the Church of Scotland  and member of the ecumenical partnership Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together. Our minister is Revd Ian Y Gilmour.

1024-iTunesPilgrim for an Hour App

Pilgrim for an Hour, developed by Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together, is now available as an app for your iPhone. Find out about the app here.

If you don’t have an iPhone, and would like to experience the Pilgrim for an Hour trail, you can download a digital copy of the guide here. You can also pick up hard copies of the guide here at St Andrew’s and St George’s West and at St John’s and St Cuthbert’s.


Upcoming Events

Fri 09

Friday 1pm Prayers

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Fri 09

Follow the star

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 10

Follow the Star

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10

Music Among the Trees: Recorder Ensemble

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 10

Music Among the Trees: Brigitte Harris, organ

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

December 2016 Magazine

Ian Gilmour poses questions for Advent. Paraic Reamonn explores the conflict in the Holy Land. And Sally Evans meets the charities who will share donations from Follow The Star Christmas Tree Festival. Plus a full programme of events to celebrate Advent and …

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November 2016 Magazine

Why on earth does the world need the church? What should Edinburgh look like in 2050? And how did a fragment of text  from Malawi become a new song in Edinburgh? You’ll find all this and more in St Andrew’s …

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