an urban pilgrimage reflecting the values of AUC’s history

Welcome to herstory: an urban pilgrimage produced by Augustine United Church in Edinburgh.

herstory is a way of exploring the areas around Edinburgh’s George IV Bridge, home to our church congregation, and seeing the city through a new lens. It’s about just a few of the women who lived, worked and made a difference in this part of Edinburgh.

You can download our audio podcast of herstory and “walk the talk” around the streets near our church building. Or you can download the complete herstory script and links as a PDF.

This short pilgrimage is an opportunity to ask why individual women matter to those who explore their Christian faith at Augustine; how, in their very different ways, these women say something about the progressive, inclusive beliefs held by Augustine’s members and friends.

Whether you read or listen to herstory, or walk the pilgrimage itself, you will have the opportunity to discover stories, make connections, and reflect on your own beliefs and priorities. We offer you a time to read (or listen); time to pause; and time, if you wish, to pray.



Use this interactive map to guide you round the herstory route. Click on the stop points for additional route details and the introduction to each new theme.

This is a prototype resource and we’d love to hear about your experience of it. Let us know at communications@augustine.org.uk.