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Drylaw Parish Church of Scotland

Groathill Road North, Edinburgh

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; and in me" ~ Jesus Christ

Welcome to Drylaw Parish Church.

Please do get in touch if you would like any information using our Contact Form which can be found by clicking here - Contact Form - . The church office in our building is closed for now, but you can still get in touch. You can call the minister, Rev. Jenny Williams on 07935 723968, or Session Clerk, Amanda Lawson on 07703 178731, or email The work of the church office is continuing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am till 12 noon, but on a working from home basis. The minister is on a short break from after the service on Sunday 20th September 2020, returning to work on Sunday 27th September 2020. During this time the Rev. Jim Mackenzie is covering for any pastoral situations. He can be contacted on 0131 467 2754.

Next Service

On Sunday 27th September there will be a Zoom worship service from Drylaw Parish Church of Scotland, Edinburgh with Jenny, our minister, our organist, our computer operator plus elders and the team of ushers all there physically to try out the new procedures. See below for how to join online!

May we all take time to send love and hope, healing and peace from our hearts out to others and to wherever it is needed.

Online Worship on Sunday mornings at 10.30am:

Sunday 20th September at 10.30am will see our first Zoom service from the church. Note the return to the normal start time. To join online using Zoom: If you've not already done so, you’ll need to download the app (Zoom client for meetings) to your phone, computer, iPad etc. It’s free. Once it is installed on your device:

Click here to join the service

Meeting ID: 859 3565 5877

Password: 630348


By phone you can use any one of these four numbers:

0131 460 1196

0203 051 2874

0203 481 5237

0203 481 5240

Meeting ID: 859 3565 5877

Password: 630348

You can join anytime from 10.20am onwards.

Some of you may be finding the continued lockdown a big struggle and find it's affecting your mental health. This is not an easy time and yet there are many small things we can do to help ourselves to feel less hopeless and stuck. Click here for a wee leaflet with ideas. And if you want to chat to someone then please do phone 07923 723 968.

News and Upcoming Events

Download the Drylaw notices from Sunday 20th September here.

  • Phone-line 0131 378 7974: Jenny hopes to have new material based on the Sunday service available on the phone line by Tuesday each week. This gives you a way of accessing what happened during the service if you are unable to join "live" on a Sunday morning at 10.30. You should also be able to listen using a computer or tablet by clicking here. Apologies that the material on the phone line did not get changed on 14th September due to technical difficulties. The material from Sunday 13th September should be available on the phone line now. The aim is, later this week beginning 21st September, to change it to deliver the material from Sunday 20th September.
  • Fresh Start have been in touch with Babs asking for support; if anyone would like to donate or to sponsor them for the Kiltwalk please visit their web-site. (Fresh Start website click here). (And sponsor someone from the Fresh Start team in the kiltwalk here).
  • Lesley Crosbie is offering to make bespoke Christmas cards and the money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support (there will not be a coffee afternoon this September). She would be grateful if people could place orders with her soon so she can get going with preparing these.

Message From Our Minister, Rev. Jenny Williams

As stated above, the Church of Scotland, along with many other denominations, has announced that public worship will cease in the meantime. Yet this does not mean that prayer or companionship stops. This is a time to remember what matters most in life; to support those we love; to look out for the vulnerable around us; and to nurture hope and faith within ourselves and around us.

Quotation from Desmond Tutu: "Hope is being able to see there is light despite all the darkness".

If you live in the Drylaw area and need help with shopping, or with practical tasks please do phone myself 07935 723 968.

Jenny Williams Minister

Information sent from the Church of Scotland offices in March 2020:

We will be providing a recorded service every Sunday via the Church of Scotland website and social media platforms, as well as transcripts which can be printed and delivered to those who are not able to access online resources.

Radio and Television/Social Media

New Every Sunday Radio Programme Act of worship from around Scotland. 20th September 2020. Click here 29 minutes.

Our Minister, Rev. Jenny Williams

Reverend Jenny Williams

Welcome to a small, warm church family, meeting every Sunday. Please get in touch if you want help with ceremonies - services of blessing or baptism, marriage and funerals. Contact me on 07935 723 968. Jenny.

Please Note:

All our groups in the Church are cancelled until further notice.  

Family Fridays: cancelled until further notice.  

Breathe, Move, Relax: cancelled until further notice.  

Seated Exercise with Violetta: cancelled until further notice.  


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2A Easter Drylaw Gardens

0131 332 6863