Recent Photographs

As daylight disappeared on 26 November 2021 for the filming of Amazon Prime’s Good Omens Series 2 in Circus Lane artificial lighting was brought in. Actors waited in the church until they were needed; covid testing was taking place for about 150 in the Undercroft of St Vincent’s.
Covid testing in the Undercroft for about 150 involved in the filming of Amazon Prime’s Good Omens Series 2 on 26th and 29th November 2021.
The Reverend John Penman, Priest in Charge, on the Sunday next before Advent 2021
A view of St Vincent’s at the end of the much photographed Circus Lane
The Harvest Table at St Vincent’s for its Harvest Supper on Thursday 26th September 2021. Christopher Hartley, assisted by Bartosz Szypczak, auctioned the produce at the end of the evening. The sum of £276 was raised for the charities the congregation currently support.
The Reverend John Penman with friends at the Harvest Supper at St Vincent’s on Thursday 26th September 2021.
Tim MacDonald who played his violin at the Harvest Supper on Thursday 26th September 2021.
Christopher Hartley, auctioneer

Christopher Hartley, assisted by Bartosz Szypczak

St Vincent’s newly installed Makin Westmoreland Sapphire organ
A selection of St Vincent’s fine collection of vestments were on display during this year’s Sacred Arts Festival.
Edinburgh Quartet playing Haydn’s Seven Last Words form the Cross with Barnaby Miln, one of a team of seven readers, giving the first reading from the pulpit. Sacred Arts Festival on Sunday evening 15 August 2021
Professor Gordon Graham and Zoë van Zwanenberg at the conclusion of her talk on Embroidery in The undercroft as part of the Sacred Arts Festival.
Dr Patricia Allerston of the National Galleries of Scotland describes the east window at St Vincent’s during a talk at the Festival of Sacred Arts at the Fringe on 20th August 2021.
Dr Freya Spoor of the National Galleries of Scotland also describes the east window at St Vincent’s during a talk at the Festival of Sacred Arts at the Fringe on 20th August 2021.
The Undercroft below the church is seen here prepared for a talk during the Sacred Arts Festival. At the far side is a photographic exhibition of items from within the church.
On the steps of St Stephen’s following the Institution of the Reverend John Penman
The Reverend John Penman with Rachel Crick, his wife.
The sermon was delivered by the Very Reverend Frances Burberry, Dean of he Diocese of Edinburgh
James Holloway talking to John Kitchen, organist, and Canon Dean Fostekew. Bridget Campbell and Fr William Mounsey behind.
The Reverend Dr Michael Hull and The Reverend Professor Gordon Graham
Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh, with Les Shankland, St Vincent’s Director of Music
Processing out, with Niccolò Aliano followed by Christopher Hartley and the Bishop of Edinburgh
The Right Reverend Brian Smith, sometime Bishop of Edinburgh (who married John and Rachel Penman nine years ago – to the day) with his wife Lissa and Mrs Jill McClenning.
James Holloway reading the lesson at the Institution of the Reverend John Penman
Andy Milner, locum treasurer, with Canon Dean Fostekew and Bridget Campbell
The Reverend John Penman, Priest in Charge
Canon Allan Maclean blessing the crowds
Emily Luscombe’s illustration taken from the Order of Service for Hatty and Freddie’s wedding at St Vincent’s on 4th September 2021.
The photograph used for the front cover of the Quinquennial Report on the condition of St Vincent’s building, the work of Rosalind Taylor, architect, in October 2020.

St Vincent's Chapel, Edinburgh, the village church at the heart of the city.