Portobello and Joppa Parish Church

Portobello and Joppa Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Abercorn Terrace , Edinburgh , EH15 2DH
Local Authority: Edinburgh
Listing: B

Church Overview

A really striking edifice in the Early Decorated style by John Honeyman, completed in 1877. There is a 165ft spire over a lofty belfry . Ravaged by fire in December 1998 and fully restored in 2001. The sanctuary is bright and modern, with no pulpit and with chairs that can be moved to provide a contemporary worship space. The stained glass windows, designed by Douglas Hogg, won a Saltire Society Art and Architecture Award. The windows are complemented by chancel furniture which reflect the curves of beach and shells on the nearby sea. The furniture was designed by Catherine Rennie, a member of the congregation.


Sunday: 9.30am Communion Service & 11am Worship Service

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Portobello and Joppa Parish Church


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