Located within close distance of many universities in Edinburgh, including Napier, Heriot-Watt, and the University of Edinburgh, Christ Church is host to a number of students who live or work in the area. Often gathering for tea and coffee after church, in addition to the occasional meal, young adults are able together in faith to talk about their interests, and share their lives. For many young adults in the congregation, Christ Church provides a community in which strong and meaningful friendships are developed and shared.
In addition to the church service on Sunday morning, we offer a variety of services throughout the week where many students feel welcome. One service, in particular, is the service of prayers in the style of Taize, which provides a non-denominational style of prayer and song, while incorporating a variety of cultures and languages into the worship. These services are held on the second Sunday of every month at 6.30pm and the first Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm. All are welcome.
At 11.30am on the first and fifth Sundays of every month, we usually host a talk after morning worship. Past talks have addressed a wide variety of issues from around the world. The talks are often led by students and professors, and provide a forum, for instance, for topics of research and social issues to be raised and discussed within the Christ Church community.
With the increasing number of students attending Christ Church, we are also in the process of initiating a Young Adult Bible Study, where students and other young adults can come together and share their lives in the Word of the Lord. We are an open community and encourage new people to join and participate.