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AUC Faith Community

Merging streams

Faith CommunityAs a community AUC meets regularly for worship and for opportunities to support, to learn and to work together.

Since its foundation in 1802, the Augustine Church community has changed with the times. Unions with several congregations have led to changes in name and a revitalising of the congregation. Augustine’s story has drawn streams of differing church traditions into its own. These streams include Congregationalism, Churches of Christ, the United Reformed Church and the Metropolitan Community Church.


Our organisation is largely run by volunteers, so all members have a part to play in making it happen. This is reflected in our Church Life Model. See the link to the Church Life Model in the Related Links section to the right of the screen for further details.

Our building is used intensively throughout the week by a number of Christian-based organisations and others that promote peace, justice, freedom of thought and freedom of expression.

In partnership with the Metropolitan Community Church we are developing a ministry to offer support and fellowship to LGBT Christians in Edinburgh.

We share in a Local Ecumenical Covenant with St Columba’s-by-the-Castle Episcopal Church, and Greyfriars Kirk Church of Scotland, in which we are committed to working together to establish a united and positive Christian presence in the centre of Edinburgh.

We are a congregation of the United Reformed Church, an Eco Congregation and a Fair trade Church.