Church name

St James' Scottish Episcopal Church Goldenacre

Denomination:   Scottish Episcopal
Address:  57b Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5PX
Local Authority:   Edinburgh City Council

Church Overview

C14 Gothic by R Rowand Anderson, 1888, red Corsehill stone, spacious interior, open kingpost roof to nave, arcade to south aisle and chancel arch to chancel.  Chancel fittings and baptistry by John J Burnet.  Painted decoration by William Hole; a lettered frieze of the words of the ‘Te Deum’ links the nave and the chancel which is painted in spirit fresco with apostles, prophets and martyrs above lettered frieze, vines and peacocks below.  Stencilled nave decoration.  Stained glass includes: – East window. Life of Christ, Ballantine & Gardiner-NE Chancel.  Two lights illustrating the Good Samaritan, Henry Payne of Amberley,c 1910-Baptistry.  Christ and the Little Children, Douglas Strachan.


Sundays: 11.00am Sung Eucharist.  Wednesdays: 9.15am Morning Prayer

Opening Arrangements

Wednesday morning 9.15am to 12 noon.  Sunday 10am to 1pm. Also by arrangement.


Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC refreshments

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St James' Scottish Episcopal Church Goldenacre


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