St Vincent’s is the village church in the heart of the city.
A survey of the congregation in March 2018 ‘painted a picture of a vibrant, participative community‘. In March 2017 an ordinand’s research project concluded that ‘we are a healthy, growing, loving and open community of Christ’.
St Vincent’s is in Edinburgh’s Northern New Town on its border with Stockbridge – and immediately opposite William Playfair’s much larger St Stephen’s. A Gothic gem, St Vincent’s was built by the brothers John, William & James Hay of Liverpool and opened in 1857.
Between 1967 and 1996 St Vincent’s was also the Collegiate Church of the Hereditary Commandery of Lochore of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus. Their impressive armorial embellishments adorn the interior.
We are a Scottish Episcopal Church
Our purpose is to worship God and serve the Northern New Town and Stockbridge. We warmly welcome visitors and new members, including those of any, or no, faith.
On arrival for a service, we’ll hand you a service pamphlet and Scottish Prayer Book – and a Hymn Book when there’s music. Choose where to sit for yourself.
We are a Centre for Music Making and Community Use
We welcome musicians who come to learn, rehearse and perform; they praise the comfort and acoustics of St Vincent’s.
St Vincent’s Refectory, seating up to 30, is also ideal for small meetings.