About Us

The Church is administered by the Kirk Session, consisting of the minister / Interim Moderator and elders, and by the Congregational Board, consisting of elders and other members of the congregation elected at the Annual General Meeting held in April each year.

Other congregations using our church building for worship on Sundays are, The Russian Orthodox Churchand The Edinburgh Mission Church of the Charismatic Episcopal Church every Sunday at 6 p.m.).

In recognition of the many people of other faiths living in the parish and in the city of Edinburgh the church is also part of an outreach programme called Asian Concern.

Greenside is also a partner church in the Care Shelter scheme run by Bethany Christian Trust and the Edinburgh City Mission . The Care Shelter offers a hot meal and overnight accommodation for homeless people in Edinburgh in the winter months.

The Street Pastors work from Greenside over night on Fridays most weeks.

The congregation has representatives for the national charities Christian Aid  and TearFund and organises regular fundraising events for them. A stall selling fairly traded goods also operates in the church hall after the Sunday morning service.

Church affiliated organisations include Beavers, Cubs and Scouts,Explorer Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides and the St Andrew Ambulance Cadets.

The church halls are hired by a number of outside groups, including the Greenside After School Club, Trinity Guildhall School  of Music, a regular dance class and for special occasions and celebrations.

The halls are also a successful venue during the month of August for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

For details of meeting times of organisations and groups, or information about hiring the halls please contact us