St Columba's by the Castle, Edinburgh

St Columba's by the Castle, Edinburgh

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: 14 Johnston Terrace , Edinburgh , EH1 2PW
Local Authority: Edinburgh
Listing: B

Church Overview

By John Henderson, 1847, a single-nave building with a battlemented tower. Triple arcading at the west wall, originally supporting a gallery, now subsumed into a suite of rooms served by a new staircase. Stone altar, font and pulpit. Gifted oak panelling on lower east wall c.1914. The blocked east window has been filled with a mural of ‘Christ Enthroned’ by John Busby 1959. Pipe organ, James Conacher & Sons 1880, rebuilt in 1965 by N P Mander and relocated in 1998 by Lightoller. Church hall, originally a school, below the church. Redevelopment and refurbishment, Simpson & Brown 1998.


Sunday 10am, Thursday 12.30 (other times as advertised)

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

Access for partially abled Induction loop for the deaf Guide book available

Image Gallery

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St Columba's by the Castle, Edinburgh


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