Duddingston Kirk is the local parish church for the Church of Scotland in the parish of Duddingston in south-east Edinburgh.
The Church of Scotland is Reformed and Presbyterian, and acknowledges the Lord Jesus Christ as sole head of the Church.
Worship has been taking place in Duddingston Kirk since the twelfth century.
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You are Welcome!
Enter this church not as a stranger but as a guest,
Discover its history found in every stone.
Rest a while and enjoy the peace of this place of prayer and worship.
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Mission Statement for Duddingston Kirk
Greater involvement of the Church in the lives of people of all ages, greater involvement of people of all ages in the life of the Church, enabling the presence of Christ in the world to be seenthrough distinctive ministry opportunities at Duddingston.
The Reverend Dr James A P Jack has been the minister at Duddingston since 2001. His monthly Letter from the Manse can be found under the ‘About’ menu.
The minister is available for anyone wishing to see him on most Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8 pm in the Gatehouse. No appointment is necessary.
NOTE: Vestry Time is suspended until further notice.
If you wish to speak to the minister, please phone 0131 661 4240.
A Passion Play has been staged in Duddingston Kirk’s grounds and village every five years since 2003. The most recent performance was on Easter Day 2018.
Guided Tours of Duddingston Kirk are available by appointment.
Duddingston Kirk is twinned with St Mark’s Church in Kabwe, Zambia.
Duddingston: its story in 50 objects
A book about Duddingston was published in 2019. It features many items of interest in and around the Kirk. The book may be purchased online, price £12.99.