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.
  • 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.

From 19th July 2021 onwards we are allowed to sing in church again! We are asked to continue wearing our masks.

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 19th September 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 19th September here.

Open Door is recommencing on Wednesday 15th September at 1pm in the Sanctuary! Note new meeting day is Wednesday, and please bring your own drink and biscuit.

Sunday 12th September: Alpha Course beginning at The Old Kirk and Muirhouse on Zoom on Sunday evenings. Leaflet can be found at the back of the church with more information. Sign up by emailing Violetta on VFejszes@churchofscotland.org.uk or call 07305 848150. It's not too late to join in!

Sunday 19th September service: Elaine, our enquirer, will tell us about a Transition in which her home congregation has been involved.

Sunday 26th September Harvest Thanksgiving service: donations for Sharing Shelf will be welcome; the regular things we need are Meals in a tin - meat and fish; Vegetables in a tin; Puddings in tins; Biscuits and cereals. (If these things are too heavy for you to bring it is possible to give money instead).

Also on Sunday 26th September: Tea and coffee after the service will restart in the large hall! The national church is asking us to follow the same guidelines as cafes, so quite a lot of preparation and clearing up will be needed. I will give you details of how this will work next week. The intention is to do this monthly for the time being.

Fund-raising for Rainbow Club Daycentre: Jackie’s daughter Emma is running a marathon on October 3rd at Loch Ness. Any donations can be given through the justgiving website by clicking here. (Those without computers please ask someone to help via Facebook or the web). Also there is information at the back of the church to pick up.

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.

Cramond/TOKM/Drylaw Zoom Coffee Mornings are proposed - Jenny is expecting to hear more detail about these soon and will phone round to keep people informed about the arrangements.

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.

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 Sunday 19th September 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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PRIVACY NOTICE: click here to download a copy.

DATA PROTECTION POLICY: click here to download a copy.


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2A Easter Drylaw Gardens


0131 332 6863