St Giles Cathedral

St Giles Cathedral

About St Giles Cathedral

NA High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1RE
01312259442
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St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland’s chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

There is record of a parish church in Edinburgh by the year 854, served by a vicar from a monastic house, probably in England. It is possible that the first church, a modest affair, was in use for several centuries before it was formally dedicated by the bishop of St Andrews on 6 October 1243. The parish church of Edinburgh was subsequently reconsecrated and named in honour of the patron saint of the town, St Giles, whose feast day is celebrated on 1 September.

Upcoming Events at St Giles Cathedral

Candlelit Concert at St. Giles’ Cathedral

Candlelit Concert at St. Giles’ Cathedral

31st December 2018
Come along to a festive celebration in the candlelit atmosphere of St Giles' Cathedral on 31st December.

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