Church Centre

inchkeithbuildingpic_560[1]IMG_8536 (2)Marchmont St Giles’  Church Centre is a versatile venue with rooms and spaces that are used by a wide range of groups for a variety of purposes.  The intention and driving force behind the Centre is to offer accommodation to community based groups and those working with local residents to enhance the daily lives of those in our community.

The Church Centre which replaced a well used and loved ‘Portacabin’ unit was opened in September 2006 by the Very Reverend Dr Alan McDonald, when Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.  He was assisted in this task by Miss Anna Nimmo, Mrs Leitch and Miss Ghillies representing the congregation as the youngest and oldest members of our Church family.

The Centre was designed by LDN and was constructed by Peter Moran and Co.  Work began on the centre in mid Setember 2005 when the unit was demolished having retired in glory after some 30 years service as a ‘temporary’ structure.  In July 2005 the church halls had been used to provide a ‘comfort stop’ for many of the supporters of Make Poverty History.  Coaches lined both sides of Marchmont Road and Grange Road and many of their passengers found their way to Marchmont St Giles’ for a restorative Bacon Roll and cuppa and other needs prior to the march, which saw 250,000 people from all over the UK urge the world leaders assembled in Scotland for the G8 meeting to do all in their power to reduce or eradicate world poverty.

Construction continued through the snows of winter and the days of spring and summer, a feat achieved within the programme schedule and importantly within the budget.  The accomodation provided by this project, which was paid for by the congregation and various fund raising activities over the preceding years, has enabled the church to become a focal point in the community, playing host to a wide range of groups and activities,

Groups that make regular use of our facilities include; health support groups; a youth group; dance schools; fitness groups; language classes and an NHS well baby clinic.

If you are looking for a venue for your group or organisation and think that we may be suitable, please contact us. We can accommodate both regular rentals and occasional or one-off bookings.

Conference facilities

   Marchmont St Giles’ Parish Church is a perfect venue for lectures, seminars and conferences, with various break-out spaces that can also be hired. Seating in the Church is primarily in pews, and can accommodate over 300 people in one location. Break out spaces, PA facilities and catering are all available at Marchmont St Giles’. The …

MSG Architecture & History

Marchmont St Giles’ has a variety of interesting architectural elements. Information on some of these can be found below. The church was designed by Robert Morham whose family home was nearby in Lauder Road. He was City Architect and as such was responsible for a large number of public buildings in the city as well as …

Room Rental

If you are looking for a venue for your group or organisation and think that we may be suitable, please contact us. We can accommodate both regular rentals and occasional or one off bookings. We rent out space for fundraising and social events; from childrens’ birthday parties to charity fundraising sales and concerts. Room rental …