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Church of Scotland, Rosefield Place, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15

St James was one of three Church of Scotland congregations in Portobello and Joppa. Together with St Philips and Portobello Old Parish Church we have been working together to shape the future of the Church in our area. A new congregation, Portobello & Joppa Parish Church, was being created and began worshipping on Sunday 7th September.


Welcome to Portobello and Joppa Parish Church

With a piper playing in the background, a procession of people carried in  Bibles, communion goblets, baptismal bowls and other symbols into the sanctuary of Portobello and Joppa Parish Church on 7 September 2014.  We are a new congregation and these represent the foundations of our Christian faith, symbols brought from three congregations and three sanctuaries, united into one new creation.

After years of discussion and planning, conversations of hopes and dreams, the congregations of Portobello Old, St. James’ and St. Philip’s have formed one new entity focused on the sanctuary on Abercorn Terrace.  It is a joining together of different histories and different traditions, but it is a union based first and foremost on our faith in the God of love revealed in Christ, who continues to speak to us and lead us through the promptings of the Spirit of truth and grace.

This grounding for our union is the grounding too of all we do.  We provide traditional, contemplative and family worship.  We gather to discuss.  We gather to socialise.  We gather together to reach out and serve the community and those who are truly in need.  We provide space so that many organisations in our community can create and nurture the bonds of friendship and fellowship.  Hospitality is said to be the 11th commandment and it infuses our Christian life.


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