About Us

Picture of our Eco-Congregation Scotland Silver Award
Bubbles spread across entrance to AUC
Picture of Our Tribe's Community Project Award from the URC

AUC is an active, inclusive Christian community based in the heart of Edinburgh. We celebrate the Christian Story, welcome and affirm people of all races, genders, sexualities, ages, faiths and abilities, and work to promote justice and well-being locally and globally. We are an Inclusive Church, Fair Trade Church, and an Eco Congregation. We are part of the United Reformed Church. We share in a Local Ecumenical Covenant called TLC (The Local Church) with St Columba’s by the Castle Episcopal Church, and Greyfriars Kirk Church of Scotland, and work in partnership with the Metropolitan Community Church.

Our logo is a Dandelion. The Dandelion is a flower of hope, spreading nurturance and joy even in hard places. Often perceived by adults as a weed and children as a bouquet, the Dandelion has small determined seeds – very like the mustard seeds with which Jesus compared the Commonwealth of God (Matthew 13: 31 & 32). We hope the life and work of our community will be like Dandelion seeds: carried in the breath of the Spirit to grow justice and joy in our lives and world.