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Duddingston Kirk, Edinburgh



Sunday Services at 10 am and 11.30 am


Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to be a member to come to church?

Everyone is welcome to come along to the Church and join in any of our activities.


Do you have to believe in God to come to Church?

No – both those who believe and those who are seeking God are very welcome.


What happens during the service?

People sing, pray, and listen to stories from the Bible.  

The minister also explains the relevance of the Christian faith in the life of today’s society.  

Any words you need are provided; you don’t need to bring a hymnbook.


What should I wear?

Whatever you feel comfortable in.


Will I be able to wear a hearing aid?

Yes – there is an induction loop as well as loudspeakers to assist hearing.


What about a wheelchair?

There is disabled access, toilets and a wheelchair space.


Can I bring children?

Children are welcome at all services.  

There is a crèche and Sunday Club at the 10 am service

and a Summer Club at services during the school holidays.


Could you help me research my ancestors’ links with the church?

You will find a list of people who are buried in the graveyard here: Kirkyard


Most of our records are held in the archives of Scotland’s People.


When is the church open to look around?

  The church usually open at the same time as the Garden Room.

Guided Tours telling the history of Duddingston Kirk are available
most Saturdays between 1 and 4 pm or by appointment.

For access at other times, please contact us.


When is the Garden Room open for refreshments?

Opening hours vary and they are listed on the Garden Room page.