Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline Abbey

A worshipping community since 1072

Abbey Life

Having been a centre of Christian Worship on this site for over a thousand years the church looks forward to the future with confidence in its place in the life of the town of Dunfermline....
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Abbey Worship

Worship at Dunfermline Abbey follows a traditional Church of Scotland pattern with the Word of God taking central place. Morning Worship takes place every Sunday at 10.30 with Coffee and Tea served before the service from 9:45 in the Church...
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Visit the Abbey

Dunfermline Abbey sits at the heart of Dunfermline, Scotland’s ancient capital. Dunfermline lies thirty minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, across the spectacular Forth Bridges. Dunfermline`s royal and monastic past dominates a town whose lifeblood...
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Music at the Abbey

Music has been an important feature of the liturgy at Dunfermline Abbey since the time of the Benedictine foundation in the twelfth century. In these earlier times music would have been sung at every service...
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9:30am every Sunday

Intergenerational activities particularly aimed at our yonger members and those who might bring them. The 30 minutes includes two hymns, prayers a reading and a story followed by some activities.


10:30am every Sunday

Traditional worship with the word of God taking cental place.  The Abbey Youth Group meet during the service and there is an activity table set out in the church for younger members who prefer to ‘do’ rather than sit.

Coffee and Tea are served from 9:45am in the Church Hall in Abbey Park Place.

All are welcome at any of our services

The Abbey Church

Love the Abbey?
Why not Donate! It currently costs £558 per day to keep and maintain the Ministry of the historic Dunfermline Abbey which is wholly met by members the congregation and donations from visitors. Click here to securely donate with a Credit or Debit Card.
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Robert the Bruce
When the immortalised Robert died in 1329 he was buried in the choir of Dunfermline Abbey.  Then in 1818 during  foundation work for the building was in progress, the tomb was rediscovered the remains were carefully reinterred within the new Church.
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History of the Abbey
The Abbey Church is the centrepiece of Dunfermline, one of the oldest settlements in Scotland and once its proud capital.  The history of The Abbey is entwined with that of Scotland itself
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Music has been an important feature of the liturgy at Dunfermline Abbey since the time of the Benedictine foundation in the twelfth century.   The Abbey Choristers are proud to be part of this historic tradition by continuing to provide choral music for Abbey Services.
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Development Plan
The Abbey Church of Dunfermline Development Plan 2017-2022 including the video of the presentation given by members of the team during Worship on Sunday 19th March 2017.
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Messy Church
Messy Church is an opportunity for families to come together, have fun, be creative together, eat together and worship together.   Our first Messy Church in Crossford Village Hall on Saturday 27th September from 11.30am -1.30pm. This first Messy Church has as its theme ‘A Harvest Celebration’ which will have a variety...
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Review of 2019

It has been another very busy year at Dunfermline Abbey. We continue to celebration our Bicentenary, We helped to celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Crossreach and welcomed the return of Sydney the Donkey to take part in our Easter Palm Sunday Parade down the high street. The AYG organised the Easter Sunday Egg Rolling, the annual Quiz night and the Old folks treat. We had a fantastic Congregational Picnic on Aberdour Beach and the Abbey was a venue in the Dunfermline Outwith Festival. We finished of the year with our usual mix of the Marines Band, Christingle and Watchnight Services and the Nativity Play.