Reid Memorial Church, Edinburgh

Reid Memorial Church, Edinburgh

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: 182 West Savile Terrace, Edinburgh, EH9 3HY
Local Authority: Edinburgh
Listing: A

Church Overview

Superb example of 20th century church architecture; church, hall, house, loggia and cloister, all designed together, provide a haven of peace in this Edinburgh suburb. The lofty, cruciform church with meticulous neo-Perpendicular detail was designed by Leslie Grahame Thomson and built between 1929 and 1933. The recessed west window provides drama to the entrance façade. Much Arts & Crafts detail: stained glass windows by James Ballantine, woodwork by Scott Morton, ironwork by Thomas Hadden, pipe organ Rushworth & Dreaper, and painting on reredos of ‘The Last Supper’ by William R Lawson. Cloister court to rear with carved panel of ‘Christ at the well of Samaria’ by Alexander Carrick. Peaceful garden.


Sundays 10.30am all year, and first Sunday of March, June, September & December 6.30pm for communion

Opening Arrangements

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Reid Memorial Church, Edinburgh


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