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Craigmillar Park Church

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Denomination  Church of Scotland
Website  [1]
Minister(s)  John Urquhart
Phone  +44 131 667 5862
Churchmanship  Reformed
Presbytery  Edinburgh
Organist(s)  John Cranston
Heritage designation  Listed building
Address  2A Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5LZ, UK
Similar  Church of Scotland, Mayfield Salisbury Church, Reid Memorial Church, North Leith Parish Church, Duddingston Kirk

Craigmillar Park Church serves Edinburgh's Newington area, in Scotland. It is a congregation of the Church of Scotland. The church building dates from 1879 and the adjacent hall was added in 1899.

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Building

Although the church is without tower or spire, the building is situated on the busy main north – south route stretching from east end of Princes Street through Newington towards Liberton. Craigmillar Park Church is adjacent to the Royal Blind School, where the minister is Chaplin. Within the garden is a memorial to people from the parish who gave their lives in the First World War.

History

The building was originally known as Mayfield Parish Church until the Mayfield Free Church (now known as Mayfield Salisbury) rejoined the Church of Scotland. To differentiate between the two churches, North and South were added to the congregation names.

The present congregation is the result of a voluntary union of the former Craigmillar Park and Mayfield South congregations in 1966. Worship is currently held in the Mayfield South Building, which adopted the name of the former Craigmillar Park Church. The aforementioned Craigmillar Park Church opened in 1899, before becoming Buchanan House, part of former St. Margaret's School, in 1976. Following the school's closure, it has now become the Iqra Academy (mosque). As of July 2010, there are 266 members of Craigmillar Park Church.

Organ

The church is fortunate in its organ and its organist. The organ – a three manual pipe organ dating originally from 1892 and well-maintained since then – is generally recognised to be one of the best church instruments in Edinburgh and the organist is an experienced and committed professional musician whose contribution to worship is deeply appreciated. The organist assists the Gallery Gang with their regular musical contributions to worship. The congregation uses CH4, occasionally supplemented by songs and hymns from other resources.

References

Craigmillar Park Church Wikipedia


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