St Cuthberts Parish Church

St Cuthberts Parish Church

About St Cuthberts Parish Church

5 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2EP
01312291142
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Hidden in the trees to the western end of Princes Street Gardens is the solid and imposing bulk of St Cuthbert's Parish Church. The present church was built in 1892-94 when traces of at least six earlier church buildings were found.

The cupolas and older steeple peep out at you along Princes Street, or from the train into Waverley Station, yet the church feels removed from the bustle of the West End.

Inside, the basilica layout with its apse and rounded vault, is complemented by the use of coloured stone for a rich and warm effect.

Together, the design of the Communion Table (1894), the marble and alabaster Pulpit (1897) and the ceiling paintings (by Hope and Moira), give a Byzantine feel to the interior.

Upcoming Events at St Cuthberts Parish Church

Scottish Vocal Ensemble: Miserere - Music for Lent and Palm Sunday

Scottish Vocal Ensemble: Miserere - Music for Lent and Palm Sunday

6th April 2019
Scottish Vocal Ensemble's first concert in 2019 will be at the beautiful St Cuthbert’s Church on Saturday 6th April and will be a programme of Choral music for Lent and Palm Sunday.

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