Become a Friend of Morningside Parish Church
In April 2003 the main strands of Presbyterianism in Scotland, separated in and around 1843 by the Disruption, at last reunited in the new Morningside Parish Church. The Church is a union of the original Morningside Parish Church, Braid, Morningside High (which formed Morningside Braid), and South Morningside and St Matthew’s (which formed Cluny). In 2003 the union of Morningside Braid and Cluny formed the new Morningside Parish Church.
Morningside Parish Church has two sites – the main church is the principal place of worship for the united congregation. The other site is the Cluny Centre (the former South Morningside Church). With these late Victorian buildings all under congregational control, excellent sanctuary, halls, committee rooms and an office are provided for the benefit of the Church and the wider community.
Having inherited these fine buildings, there is a challenge to the present generation to ensure that Morningside Parish Church stands out as a clear, vibrant and committed Christian witness in our community to the things that endure, the things that are eternal, the things that are from God.
An independent charity was established in 1990, originally as ‘The Friends of Cluny Parish Church’. The objects of the Friends of Morningside Parish Church are to raise funds by subscription and other appropriate means to provide supplementary resources for:
- The maintenance and improvement of the fabric of Morningside Parish Church and the Cluny Centre and the surrounding grounds.
- The renewal and enhancement of furnishings and equipment in these buildings.
- The maintenance of services and praise in Morningside Parish Church.
- The development of awareness of the heritage of the congregation of Morningside Parish Church
Membership of The Friends of Morningside Parish Church is open to anyone in sympathy with these objectives. At the AGM held in April, each subscribing member has the opportunity to express views. During the year, occasional social events take place. The minimum annual subscription is £10 payable to:
The Treasurer of The Friends of Morningside Parish Church,
Cluny Church Centre
1, Cluny Drive
Edinburgh EH10 6DN
On 7th December 2015 the Moderator dedicated a series of five pictures donated by the Friends to lighten a corridor while celebrating the delightful details of our architecture.
Below are photos of earlier projects.