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We are a Scottish Episcopal Church in the heart of Edinburgh

You are welcome to attend any of our services in person or online.

The White Rose

Fringe is here!

OSP is one of the venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (no. 267). Over the years, we have hosted many great and memorable shows. Come join us this August for an array of beautiful music and sounds reverberating in our building!

The White Rose

The White Rose is a monthly online magazine for the OSP community. Each month, one of the beautifully written and well-researched articles of the issue is featured on our website for a wider readership.

For the month of July, we have selected two articles to feature online: A New Heating System for Old Saint Paul's and Still in the City by Sheila Brock & contributors.

*** Please note***
In order for the new heating system installed in time for the winter, you now have until Friday 2nd August to comment on the proposals. Once the Vestry has taken account of your comments, it will apply for diocesan consent. Comments should be emailed to

OSP CD: Sante Paule Apostole is here!

On October 25th 2023, Old Saint Paul’s choir released their new CD recording, Sancte Paule Apostole.

The CD features a wide variety of music (including previously unheard 16th century pieces!) and several works by musicians associated with our church: all music which has a particular association with the liturgies of Old Saint Paul’s, where music plays an important part in our weekly worship – music which expresses the human skill and creativity that we offer, but also reminds us of a rich inheritance from our Christian ancestors – an unending song of praise. You will hear music connected to the celebration of our patron saint, Paul, who urges us to ‘rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances’ (1 Thessalonians 5.16, 17). We hope that the music in this recording will help you to do just that.

Joining OSP

Old Saint Paul’s is a large church in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, with members gathered from across Edinburgh and beyond. As you settle in to Old Saint Paul’s, you may wish to become involved as a member and be part of this committed community.


“It was the beauty of the liturgy that first drew me to OSP”



Our main worship service at Old Saint Paul’s is High Mass on a Sunday Morning. On Sunday evenings, we gather for Solemn Evensong and Benediction.

On weekdays, there is Morning Prayer and Low Mass.

Who we are

Old Saint Paul’s is a gathered congregation that meets in the centre of Edinburgh.

People are drawn to Old Saint Paul’s for many different reasons – their love of liturgy, church music, devotion to Anglo-Catholic worship, or their search for a church where they feel at home.