Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: 13a Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH12 6AU
Local Authority: Edinburgh
Listing: B

Church Overview

A delightful example of a Scottish country church surrounded by well-kept gardens and yet not far from the centre of a city, a beautiful Edwardian arts & crafts gem. Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer to be a country church in the heart of the city. This was the first church he designed and elements can be seen in other buildings. Dedicated in 1899, the building contains some fine examples of stained glass, including windows by Margaret Chilton, Oscar Paterson and a modern window depicting ‘The Good Shepherd’. There is a fine Brindley & Foster organ which was rebuilt by Willis in 1967 and restored in 2019. The church was never completed but is perfect in its symmetry and acoustics.


Sunday: Sung Communion 10.00 am Wednesday: Holy Communion 10.00 am. See website for details

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

 Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf  toilets available Disabled WC  inventory

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Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield, Edinburgh


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