Drylaw Parish Church of Scotland, Edinburgh

Groathill Road North

 Shaking Hands


"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ .... knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us". Romans 5: 1, 3-5


Welcome to Drylaw Parish Church

Please do get in touch - here are the ways to do that:

  • Fill out our Contact Form by clicking here - Contact Form - .
  • Speak to our Session Clerk, Amanda Lawson on 07703 178731, or email drylawparishchurch@btinternet.com. The work of the church office is continuing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am till 12 noon, on a working from home basis. Note Amanda is on leave from Monday 12th April until Friday 16th April 2021 inclusive.
  • Call the minister, Rev. Jenny Williams on 07935 723968.

This is how the church looks now! Same yet rather different!

 Sanctuary 2020


Some of you may be finding the continued restrictions 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.


Sunday worship - Now on-line via Zoom

From 4th April 2021 the 10.30 service will be available using Zoom, but we are also able to be back in Drylaw church again with the same restrictions as we used last autumn! PLEASE BOOK with AMANDA before Thursday at 12 noon if you would like to attend.

Online Worship on Sunday mornings at 10.30am:

The services will still be live-streamed on Zoom, available on computer or the phone, using the same contact details as over the past few months.

Also the phone line 0131 378 7974 will have a recording of the service from Sunday available from 6pm on Sunday evening. Recording from Easter Sunday should be available on the phone line now. (You should also be able to listen to the recording using a computer or tablet by clicking here).

Please use the way of joining in worship which feels right for you at this time. To join live online using Zoom: If you've not already done so, you’ll need to download the Zoom.us 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 live 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 the Sunday morning service anytime from 10.20am onwards.

News and Upcoming Events

Download the Drylaw notices from Sunday 4th April here.

Tuesday Discussion Group is back Tuesday 13th April 2021 7.00pm. All welcome. Click here to join. Or phone 0131 460 1196 and use Meeting ID: 884 5170 6454 and Passcode: 001445. Various things up for discussion including "What stands out for us from Holy Week and Easter this year"...and "How we integrate what we learnt from the Lent course into a Sunday service...".

If you'd like to read about the Edinburgh Council Spaces for People initiative, including the link to submit your views click here.

Salvation Army debt advice service based in Granton: click here to download a flier containing details about the service.

Rainbow Club Foodbank: Rainbow Daycare is still offering an informal food bank and is getting more uptake again. If anyone wants to help then donations of any non-perishable food or donations of money to enable them to buy whatever is needed are most welcome.

Stamps - Last year we collected used stamps for Crossreach and Damaris has kindly agreed to do that again, so please do save your stamps as it's an easy way to generate money for Crossreach. Please tear with a good margin around them. People are asked to hang on to their stamps for now, until Covid regulations allow us to bring them to church again, at which point Damaris will send them on to Crossreach.

Phone-line 0131 378 7974: Jenny hopes to have new material based on the Sunday service available on the phone line by 6pm on Sunday evening 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 to the recording using a computer or tablet by clicking here. The service from Easter Sunday should be available on the phone line now.

Edinburgh North West foodbank is missing us! Jenny has an email from them asking if we can continue with some support either by donating at supermarkets or making a one off or regular financial donation. The supermarkets in the north of the city which are affiliated are: Morrisons Granton, Waitrose & Partners Comely Bank and Marks & Spencer Craigleith. And you can visit their website here to make a financial donation. (They are now known as Edinburgh Food Project).

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