Update on the building: November 2023
The Vestry have unanimously agreed that patching up the building is no longer the best way forward. We are in the process of appointing a heritage architect and will be working towards renovation of the church in the New Year. In the meantime, we continue to meet in the hall where we will be nice and cosy for the winter.
Our services continue in the hall as usual at 11am on Sunday mornings, and 10.30am on Wednesday mornings for reflection and prayer in the Sitting Room.
The church remains closed. Please do not enter for any reason. We are monitoring the plaster fall and taking care of the murals while we make plans.
Original message June 2023
We have a beautiful historic church at St James, but elderly buildings come with their own challenges! This week some plaster fell off the ceiling in the nave. No one was present when it happened and no one was hurt. We are taking professional advice and are addressing the problem as quickly as possible. However, in the meantime our top priority is to keep everyone safe. Please note that NOBODY may enter the worship space until further notice and our services will be held in the hall until we have professional assurance that the rest of the ceiling is safe. Services will continue as normal with Communion at 11am on Sundays in the hall.
The Wednesday reflection group is now on holiday and will resume on Wednesday 6th September at 10.30am in the Sitting Room.
Revd. Jane MacLaren
Priest-in-charge St Philips and St James Goldenacre
57B Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5PX