St Giles’ Life
St Giles’ is a living church with a congregation of several hundred people who live across the city and beyond. The congregation is led by some fifty elders who share with the Minister the administration of the church and the care of the congregation and parish.
St Giles’ hosts many national and civic events, including the installation by The Queen of new Knights of the Thistle, the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament, the Kirking of the City Council of Edinburgh, the annual St Andrew’s Day service (held on St Andrew’s Day or the first Sunday after 30 November) and other important commemorative and ecumenical services. It has been at the heart of the city’s religious life for at least one thousand years and receives over a million visitors each year, who come to experience its unique atmosphere of continuing worship and history.
The latest Newsletter from our Neighbourhood Group can be viewed here: Neigbourhood Group Newsletter February 2017