Parish Church of St Cuthbert

5 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EP

The Parish Church of St Cuthbert is a lively, vibrant church in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, believed to be on the oldest Christian site in Edinburgh, with the earliest church on this site said to have been founded by St Cuthbert around 670 AD.

In the surrounding graveyard, one of the largest in Edinburgh, you can find such varied people as Thomas De Quincey, writer of Confessions of an English Opium Eater; William Macao, first naturalised Chinese citizen of Scotland and John Napier, father of logarithms. Find out lots more about the building and churchyard at our Wikipedia page.

For this year’s Doors Open Days please explore our buildings in this short film that takes you on a video tour through our building. Have a virtual wander through the 1894 church designed by Hippolyte Blanc and the Memorial Chapel, where Agatha Christie was remarried in 1930. Look out for our stunning stained glass windows, including our famous Tiffany window, with the image of David heading off to face Goliath.

When you are next in the area, you’ll find us on the corner of Lothian Road and King’s Stables Road, at the foot of the Castle Rock. Come and say hello!

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Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days is supported by:

Arnold Clark Community FundHinshelwood Gibson TrustEuropean Heritage DaysScottish Civic TrustUrwin Studio Edinburgh Web Design

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