Who we are
Welcome - the Diocese of Edinburgh is one of the seven Dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church, part of the world wide Anglican Communion, bearing witness to faith today and tracing a history back to earliest known Christians in Scotland.
Members of the Diocese engage in roles of active Christian leadership on peace, justice and human rights issues as well as having pastoral and educational roles. The Diocese works closely with other Christian denominations and faith communities in Scotland in responding to the needs and concerns of all people.
From its northern edge along the Firth of Forth, the Diocese covers the whole of the Lothians, Falkirk and the Scottish Borders down to its southern boundary along the English border. It incorporates more than 50 churches, half of them in the city of Edinburgh, served by nearly 50 stipendiary clergy.
Edinburgh has two companion dioceses, the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast in Ghana and the Diocese of Dunedin in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The Diocese is currently exploring a link with the Diocese of Espoo in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
You will be most welcome at any of our churches, which offer a wide variety of worship styles. You can find details and times of services as well as their location on this website - please see our Church Directory.
A map showing the location of all churches within the Diocese of Edinburgh
Contact details for Diocesan staff, officials, officers and committee convenors
The Diocese selected the new Bishop of Edinburgh in February 2012
The Mother Church of the Diocese of Edinburgh
Answers to some questions commonly asked of the Diocese
An introduction to, and resources for further exploration of, the Christian faith
The Diocese of Edinburgh was founded in 1633 by King Charles I - here's a brief history
An overview of the boards and committees that help to carry out the work of the Diocese
Links to websites of related interest
A catalogue of the contents of the Diocesan library