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Sunday Morning Worship

Sun 01 Jan - Tue 31 Dec, 11am-12.30pm

Location: 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh [ Map ]

Weekly worship services @ AUC aims to be progressive and inclusive. Typical services include prayers, Bible readings, silence, images, preaching, music for reflection, poetry, stories and more. Communion is on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, which everyone is welcome to share in. For information about weekly worship themes please visit our Church Calendar / Diary.

We have a Junior Church Program which starts with all ages and then separates to offer the children activities taylored to their age and learning styles. 4 times pear year we have all aged worship services.

We offer simple and clear instructions throughout all services so that if you have never been to a church service before, you can easily join in. The service is lead using a power point. There are instruments for children to play and seats with easy access so noone should feel unable to get up and go to the loo! 

Each service is followed by a time for refreshment and chat, so do please stay if you are able.

If you have questions about our Worship Service and Junior Church or have anxieties about coming to worship for the first time, please get in touch with one of our ministers or elders. (

Our worship throughout the year follows a pattern of seasons. Our worship year begins not in January but December, with the season of Advent as we remember waiting and hoping for change to come. This is our worship year roughly connected with the months in which the seasons occur:

Season of Advent - waiting in Hope (Dec)

Season of Christmas - celebrating God coming into our world (Dec)

Season of Epiphany - seeing the world as it looks in the light Jesus shines (Jan / Feb)

Season of Lent - discerning what is truely important in life Feb / Mar)

Season of Easter - celebration of the new life and hope which Jesus brings (Mar / April)

Season of Pentecost - living life empowered by the Spirit of God (May / June / July)

Season of Festival - listening for God's Word in the Arts (August)

Season of Creationtide - following Jesus as we seek to live with intergrity as part of the earth (Sep)

Season of Wholeness - following Jesus as we seek wholeness in body, mind and spirit (Oct)

Season of Remembrance - remembering our past to equip us to follow Jesus in the present & future. (Nov)

Season of Advent....

Many of  our regular Sunday morning worship services mark special annual themes, such as Remembrance Sunday, LGBTQI History Month, Mental Health Sunday, Christian Aid Sunday, Transgender Remembrance Sunday, Homelessness & Poverty Sunday. And we also have occassional special services at other times such as our All Age Christmas Day Celebration, the Service of the Longest Night, Service for people touched by suicide.

Our Tribe, (our LGBTQI Ministry run in partnership with MCC international) offers commmunion as part of its activites on the last Saturday of each month.

St Columbas by the Castle (our ecumencial partner) offer StC's@6 - a reflective service on the last sunday of each month at 6pm.

Greyfriars (also our ecumencial partner) offer Refugio - a reflective communion service on the 3rd sunday evening of each month.

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