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 hours of work for the church office are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am till 1pm; and Thursdays from 10am till 12 noon.
  • Call the minister, Rev. Jenny Williams on 07935 723968.


This is how the church looks now! Our church has returned to this seating layout:

 Sanctuary 2020


Some of you may be finding things 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.

We are now permitted to sing in church with or without a mask!

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 Sunday 17th April (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 1st May here.

The Church of Scotland has connections with the Reformed Church in Hungary. If you'd like details of a secure way to donate money to Reformed Church in Hungary Aid directly to help refugees from the war in Ukraine click here to get bank account details of how to do an international money transfer. There is also now a way of doing this without the need for an international money transfer. The donation is made to the Church of Scotland and then passed to Hungary. With the second method it is easier to Gift Aid your donation if you pay UK tax. Details on how to do this can be found on this Church Of Scotland webpage.

Sunday 8th May 2022: Members of our Transition Support Group will be at Drylaw for a meeting with the congregation after the service. Please stay if you can as this meeting will look back over the last five years and consider what has been achieved and reflect on what seeds have been planted that might be developed in the future.

Wednesday 9th February 2022: Open Door is meeting in the Sanctuary at Drylaw Church at 1pm. Open Door will be meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 1pm thereafter.

Sharing Shelf in Drylaw Church is continuing every Wednesday 11am - 1pm. Thanks to those who have volunteered. Currently the things we need are listed as a hard copy and you can pick it up at the end of the service.

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 and pop them into the box at the back of the Sanctuary.

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 Sunday 17th April  (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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0131 332 6863

2A Easter Drylaw Gardens