• explore our Festival programme

    explore our Festival programme

    pick up a copy or read it online

  • you're welcome to worship

    you're welcome to worship

    in lots of different ways

  • children's programme

    children's programme

    3-5 August 2016

  • enjoy creative stuff

    enjoy creative stuff

    for all ages

  • 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 our busy café or to one of our events. Check our latest magazine to find out what’s happening, or look at the What’s On page of the website.

If you’re looking for a moment of peace, our Sanctuary is usually open 10am-3pm Monday to Friday, with prayers held at 1pm, and open from 11am-2pm on Saturdays.

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.

Temporary Undercroft and Café Closure 13-31 July

Due to essential building works in the lower level of the church, the Undercroft and Cafe will be closed from 13-31 July. Access to facilities on the lower level will be restricted and the lift will not be in use.

The Sanctuary and church office will be open as usual, and all of our confirmed bookings will run.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but look forward to reopening the lower level in time for our children’s summer programme and St Andrew’s and St George’s West at Festival Time.

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.


FestivalProgrammeCoverSt Andrew’s and St George’s West at Festival Time 2016

Our 2016 Festival Fringe Programme is out now. Enjoy over 70 performances of  classical, jazz, opera, traditional and sacred music in our fabulous Georgian sanctuary in the heart of Edinburgh.

Browse the programme online or pick up a copy from the church.

Tickets are available now, online from the online Fringe Box office or by post from the church.



Creation Care 3-5 August 2015

Come along and join us for this fun filled 3 day event for children ages 4-12 years!

We have arts and crafts, music, story telling, an animal zoo and much more!

You don’t want to miss out this summer!

Upcoming Events

Sun 31

Sunday 9am Communion

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sun 31

Sunday 9.45am Learning Together

July 31 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am
Sun 31

Sunday 11am Morning Worship

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Mon 01

Monday 1pm Prayers

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

July-August 2016 Magazine

Reflect with Ian Gilmour on a time to mourn and a time to dance;  read alternative Stories of the Somme  and look ahead to our Festival Programme in August. Plus two views of workplace chaplaincy, four swans a-swimming and eight winning …

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June 2016 Magazine

Our June 2016 Magazine is online now. Find out how you can help refugees and asylum seekers, be part of the Sharing Secrets festival in Gorgie-Dalry, and debate the environment with local schools. Plus, reflections on the General Assembly and …

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