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. The phone number is 0131 332 6863, and a message can be left on the answer machine outside these hours.
  • Our locum minister, Reverend Elisabeth Spence, can be contacted by email on revspence121@gmail.com
  • Reverend Elisabeth Spence is also carrying out the role of Interim Moderator for us.


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

 Sanctuary 2020


Sunday Worship

For June and July, we have an opportunity to try out formats we may use after the union. For June we are having one joint service each Sunday, with alternating venues. For July we are having two services each Sunday; one in each venue. Details below.

June 2024 (joint services at 10.30am):

2nd Blackhall Communion
9th Drylaw  
16th Blackhall  
23rd Drylaw  
30th Blackhall  

July 2024 (two services each Sunday; one in each church):

7th 10am Blackhall  
7th 11.15am Drylaw Communion
14th 10am Drylaw  
14th 11.15am Blackhall  
21st 10am Blackhall  
21st 11.15am Drylaw  
28th 10am Drylaw  
28th 11.15am Blackhall  

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.

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.

The Congregations of Drylaw and Blackhall St Columba’s

The Kirk Sessions of Drylaw and Blackhall St Columba’s have agreed to seek a Union of the Congregations. A Steering Group comprising of members from both churches has been formed to work together to identify the decisions that need to be taken and the process to be followed. Click here to download a document that tells you more, including the remit of the steering group, its membership, and what has been decided so far.

News and Upcoming Events

We are very sorry but the Sharing Shelf in Drylaw Church is closing on Wednesday 27th September 2023. Please click here to download a letter containing information about some very good similar services available to use close by.

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.

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.

Edinburgh North West foodbank is missing us! They have emailed 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).

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Contact Information


0131 332 6863

2A Easter Drylaw Gardens