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Organisation Details

Address 1 Wrights Houses
City/County EDINBURGH
Post Code EH10 4HR
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 229 6810
Website http://www.barclayviewforth.org.uk
Email admin@barclayviewforth.org.uk
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Activities
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  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Faith/Religion/Belief
  • Self Help/Support
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation
Description

Barclay Viewforth Church is a parish church of the Church of Scotland in the Presbytery of Edinburgh. It is located at the border between the Bruntsfield and Tollcross areas of the city at the junction of Barclay Place and Wright's Houses.

What makes Barclay Viewforth unique is that it is a genuinely mixed group of people - old and young, families and students. Barclay Viewforth is a diverse congregation - from families who have worshipped in the church for many years to young professional workers and students including international ones who become part of the congregation while staying in Edinburgh. The church building - opened for worship in 1864 as a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland - was originally known as "The Barclay Church" after Mary Barclay whose legacy paid for its building, which is located in Tollcross, about one mile South of Edinburgh's West End. The parish stands in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle and adjacent to the Meadows.

Strong, Bible-based teaching is an important and integral part of each service. The morning service is fairly traditional with organ music and choir-led singing, while the evening service uses modern music and a more flexible order of worship. There are activities for children aged 3-13 and a crèche at the morning service while a youth group (aged 14+) meets before the evening service. During the week a number of house groups meet and there are small groups for students and young adults, and older people.

Location

Services

Name Telephone Cost Actions
Afternoon Fellowship 0131 229 6810 More info »
Basics Bank More info »
Book Group 0131 229 6810 More info »
Bruntsfield Parent & Toddlers 0131 229 6810 (24 hr answerphone) More info »
Children’s Ministry 0131 229 6810 More info »
Football team: BV United More info »
Lee Tai Chi 07786 056 778 More info »
Night Shelter More info »
Toddlers 0131 229 6810 More info »
Worship 0131 478 2376 More info »