This historic city centre church, now known
as St Andrew’s and St George’s West, was built in the
1780s as St Andrew’s Church. It was the first centre
of Christian worship in Edinburgh’s 18th century New
Town. Originally serving a residential district, St Andrew’s
and St George’s today also has a significant ministry
to the business community that now surrounds it.
The parish of St Andrew's and St George's West
is wholly within the UNESCO
World Heritage Site, and the George Street church building is grade
A listed by Historic
The Georgian architecture of St Andrew’s
and St George’s West, George Street, displays all the classical elegance
of late 18th century taste, incorporating motifs inspired
by the discoveries then being made in Rome, Pompeii and Palmyra. Read more about the architecture of the church here...
of St Andrew's and St George's West covers more than two centuries
of change in the centre of Edinburgh and in the history of
the church in Scotland. Read more about the history of St Andrew's and St George's West here...
At St Andrew’s and St George’s West we have a unique peal of eight bells cast together in 1788 by William and Thomas Mears at Whitechapel Bell Foundry. They are the oldest complete ring in Scotland and were restored to full change ringing in 2006.
Read more about our bells here...