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We are a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland who meet on Casselbank Street each Sunday to put God at the start of our week. We take each service as an opportunity to learn about God and we do so by exploring what the Bible teaches us. Our time together on a Sunday is something we greatly value and we always enjoy having visitors along. You are most welcome to join us whether you are passing through Scotland’s capital city, live in Edinburgh or are just keen to visit Leith. At the ‘Foot of the Walk’ you will receive a very warm welcome. We look forward to meeting you!

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Remembrance Sunday

Wonderful remembrance Sunday service today and a real pleasure to have 6 Scots worshiping with us in their splendid regalia, and in laying a poppy wreath after the 2 minute silence.

The service was accompanied by our congregational lunch, and boy was there a lot of food – we were certainly thankful for the new kitchen and hatch facilities!

Blythswood Care – 2019 Shoebox Appeal

Some of the younger members of the congregation dropped off the shoe boxes from Leith Free Church today. Thank you everyone who contributed towards the 39 boxes collected. There is still time to donate with collections in Edinburgh being carried out until 13th November.

The Big Quiz Night

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a Big Quiz Night on Saturday 23rd of November with, all funds going to the TearFund.

If you fancy submitting a team from your church please do get in touch!


We’ve had some interest in our renovations so here are some photos of our improvements. Here are a few, once we get the main hall sorted out we will be sure to post what it looks like.

Even better why not come make use of them or see them yourself?

Church BBQ

Our BBQ is tomorrow kicking off at 12.30pm until around 2.30pm. Come join us for chance to catch-up over some great food and hopefully some sunshine! We hope to see you there.

Congratulations to Ally & Brogan Park

A big congratulations to Ally & Brogan Park, married on Sat 1st of December.

We wish them well as they start this new chapter in their lifes, and also with their move to Catterick where Ally is serving with 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.



Baptism of Matilda & Jemima

Some lovely photos taken at Edinburgh Castle where Colin had the pleasure of baptising Matilda & Jemima (pictured here with their parents Luke & Gilly Malpass).


Memorial Service for Mary Urquhart

There will be a memorial service in Leith Free Church on Fri 16th at 3pm when we will gather to give thanks for the life of Mary Urquhart.
Refreshments will be provided and all are very welcome.

A word from our minister Colin Macleod

It is deeply moving to think that 100 years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the Great War finally ended. Our thoughts at this time rightly turn to the awful cost of conflict suffered in both World Wars and as a nation and commonwealth, led by Her Majesty the Queen , we stop and remember the fallen. It is staggering to think that on the final day of World War 1, with the Armistice set to be signed at 5am, an attack was launched at 420am. On that last morning of warfare on the western front alone, there were 10,944 casualties recorded and 2,738 deaths.

The poppy remains a powerful symbol that signifies our will and resolve to remember those who have lost their lives in the service of their country. And because it speaks of sacrifice the poppy ultimately reminds us of the suffering, brutality, anguish and reality of war. It is right that we pause and remember. It is fitting that in doing so we honour the fallen.