Welcome to St Salvador’s: A Church for the whole community

SONY DSCWelcome to our website for St Salvador’s in Stenhouse, Edinburgh. We’re part of the Scottish Episcopal Church (www.scotland.anglican.org) and also of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

St Salvador’s is a small, very friendly  congregation, always ready to offer a welcome to visitors and to respond to anyone interested in finding out more about our Christian faith, the life of our church and/or using the building.

Whatever your age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, everyone is welcome here. We come from a variety of different Christian traditions and from a number of different countries too. Whether you’ve been a Christian for many years, or you’re just beginning to explore what Christian faith and spirituality might have to offer you, we hope you’ll come along to share our journey with Jesus. Quite simply, we believe his meaning for all of us is absolute and unconditional love for everyone.

You can check out some of what matters to us on the sermons section of this website.

The church runs a COMMUNITY FOOD INITIATIVE which is open every Wednesday 12-1.30pm and can also be accessed on Sundays between 11am and around 11.30am. See the Church Initiatives page for more information about this project.

If you’d like some daily reflection material for Lent – in fact for any time in the year – try “Pray As You Go”. It’s a 12 minute meditation for busy people. You can listen on your laptop or mobile device any time, anywhere: https://pray-as-you-go.org/

Also, for other news and things we like to share, check us out on Facebook.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week – do come along and join us as we share this journey with the Jesus who is always journeying with us.

PALM SUNDAY by Malcolm Guite, “Sounding the Seasons”, Canterbury Press 2012.

Now to the gate of my Jerusalem,

The seething holy city of my heart,

The saviour comes. But will I welcome him?

Oh crowds of easy feelings make a start;

They raise their hands, get caught up in the singing,

And think the battle won. Too soon they’ll find

The challenge, the reversal he is bringing

Changes their tune. I know what lies behind

The surface flourish that so quickly fades;

Self-interest, and fearful guardedness,

The hardness of the heart, its barricades,

And at the core, the dreadful emptiness

Of a perverted temple. Jesus come

Break my resistance and make me your home.