Welcome to the July email newsletter of Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. With a few very short items each month it will keep you up-to-date with news and developments. Comments and suggestions are always welcome using the link below.

Fr Ian 

R&R Congregational Meeting

An open congregational meeting was held last month to give information and seek views on the different options we now have for the restoration and renewal of the Hall and lower level of the church.
For a summary of what happened at the meeting, to ask further questions or to give further feedback, email

Visiting Choir from Llandaff Cathedral

This Sunday, 9 July, as our choir begins its annual break, Evensong and Benediction will be sung by the Girl Choristers and Chapel Choir of Cathedral School, Llandaff. 

Please consider coming even if you are not a regular evening attender. 

Open Close

Open Close is a temporary art installation which will use sound, light, sculpture, design and visual art across a number of closes off the Royal Mile. This will include Carrubbers Close which runs alongside Old Saint Paul’s.
Open Close will launch on 14 July, and run until 11 August 2017. For more information visit the Open Close website.

Equal Marriage and Old Saint Paul's

Following the change to the marriage canon at this year’s General Synod, the Vestry has authorised an updated statement on equal marriage. The statement can be read on our website.

New Primus

We are delighted to welcome the Most Rev Mark Strange (Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness) as the new Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and wish him every blessing as he leads our Church.
His appointment follows the retirement of the Rt Rev David Chillingworth on 27 June. The Primus chairs the College of Bishops and represents the College and the wider church at home and throughout the world-wide Anglican Communion.
The Primus meeting the Pope in Rome in May. Image courtesy of the Vatican press office.

Jacobite exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland

In the 18th century, Scottish Episcopalians were staunchly Jacobite. This included members of Old Saint Paul’s who were at the front line of the Jacobite Risings.
The National Museum is currently hosting a major exhibition, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites’, which ends in November. The exhibition provides an opportunity to explore the history behind the rise and fall of the Jacobites, and to place some of our history into context.
You can find out more about the exhibition on the National Museum of Scotland website.

Hot Chocolate Concerts

Our Fringe 10pm concerts this year are on the following dates 

  • 15 to 18 August, and
  • 22 to 25 August.

You can find out more about the Hot Chocolate concerts each evening on our website, and book tickets through the Fringe online box office.

Services during July

8.00am Mass
10:30am High Mass
6:30pm Evensong and Benediction ​(9 July)
Said Evening Prayer (rest of July) 

8.00am Morning Prayer
12.20pm Mass ​

8.00am Morning Prayer and Mass ​

8.00am Morning Prayer ​and Mass ​

8.00am Morning Prayer and Mass ​

8.00am Morning Prayer
12.20pm Mass

Diary Dates

Saturday 8 July

7.30pm The Scottish/Italian Connection (Baroque music)
Kellie Consort
Tickets on the door

Saturday 22 July
Parish walk: Water of Leith
Details in church, or from
It costs about £185,000 a year to run Old Saint Paul's, or about £3,600 every week. See Supporting OSP for more details, and information on how to make donations.
If you are a regular giver, please consider giving by standing order and completing a Gift Aid declaration. 
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