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Muirhouse St Andrews Parish Church

Door open days


Foundation stone laid September 1963 and opened June 1965, the building was designed by Howard Taylor (Church of Scotland Home Board) and represents the best of ‘60s concrete architecture: light, open, inclusive. The sculptures above the entrance represent the four evangelists and the Holy Spirit. It has a lozenge shaped worship space, with raised central dias, a floating roof representing a bird watching over its brood and furnished with Whytock & Reid chancel furniture, Scots designed stained ‘glass’. Vertical structural girder exposed as part of major ‘cross’ piece – in the church and in the world. Building not likely to remain in this present form after church union sometime after 2013.

Key Information

Architect: Howard Taylor

Building Date: 1963-65

Assisted wheelchair access.

Guided tours. Information leaflets/notes available.

Where to find us

  • 42 Pennywell Gardens
  • Edinburgh
  • EH4 4PE