Groups & Organisations

The following list will give you an idea of some of the activities at Duddingston.
You do not need to be a member of the congregation to join one and you will be made welcome.
All groups meet in the Church Hall, unless otherwise stated.

Please note that most groups are not meeting at present due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth Groups
Sunday Club
Crèche and Seekers (Pre-school)
Explorers (P1–P3)
Adventurers (P4–P6)
Voyagers (P7 upwards)
All sections of the Sunday Club meet in the church at 10.30 am before going to the Church Hall.

Parent and Toddlers
Wednesdays during school term time, 9.15 to 11.15 am
For babies and children up to the age of three with their parents, grandparents or carers.
Cost: limited to £1 per family, per week – including drinks, healthy snacks and biscuits.
Toys, books, trikes, larger equipment to climb on and music time. No need to book- just come along. See the Facebook page for more information.

Boys’ Brigade
Anchor Boys (Primary 2–3) Friday, 6 to 7 pm
Junior Section (Primary 4–6) Friday, 6 to 7.30 pm
Company Section (Primary 7+) Friday, 7.30 to 9.45 pm

Guide Movement
Rainbows (Primary 1–2) Monday, 6 to 7 pm
Brownies (Primary 3–5) Wednesday, 6.30 to 7.45 pm
Guides (Primary 6+) Monday, 7.15 to 9 pm

Groups for Adults
Art Group
A mixed group for all ages and abilities. Fridays from 9.30 am to 12 noon (except July).

Christian Aid Group
Duddingston Kirk has a very active Christian Aid Group which organises many events, including Sponsored Walk (May), Give A Day’s Pay (St Andrew’s Day) and an Annual Film Night.

Duddingston Kirk Players
A drama group which meets every week as a social gathering with occasional inputs into worship. No experience of acting required! Fridays from 7:30 pm in the Millar Hall.

Garden Club
Second Tuesday of the month from October to May at 7.15 pm. Annual Plant Sale (May) and Autumn Show (August).
See the Facebook page for more information.

In Stitches
Craft group meets on Mondays at 6.30 pm

Scottish Country Dance Club
Thursdays at 8:00 pm In 2018 the club celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Seniors’ Lunch Club
Thursdays from  about 11.45 am (except July). Transport can be provided.
In 2015 the Lunch Club Volunteers received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
(the equivalent of an MBE for an individual).   

Walking Group
Monthly Sunday walks in a variety of venues.