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
Follow 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
Christmas 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.
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.