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Colinton Parish Church

A church has stood here for around 1,000 years although what is seen today is largely the result of an outstanding rebuild in 1907-08 by architect Sydney Mitchell.

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm.


Dell Road
City of Edinburgh
EH13 0JR

Mitchell incorporated the tower that was erected by David Bryce in 1837.

The interior is in the neoByzantine style and includes a semi circular apse and pink sandstone columns along with new woodwork, including the pulpit, communion table and screen.

In the 1990s architects Page & Park designed an extension to the south side, overlooking the Water of Leith. This contemporary design marries old and new and reaches out into the woodland.

In the churchyard stands an iron mort safe, probably dating from the 1820s. This one ton object was placed over newly buried bodies to keep body snatchers at bay.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of Scotland

Contact information

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