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....

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 9.30am & 11.00am. There is a creche available, and the Sunday School  and Abbey Youth Group meet during...

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...


Morning Worship takes place at 9.30am and 11am every Sunday.

There is a creche available, and the Abbey Kids and the Abbey Youth Group meet during the 11am service.
(during school term time).

Coffee and Tea are served between the services from 10.15am in the Church Hall in Abbey Park Place.

All are welcome to any of our services



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...
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A Centenary of Remembrance
Details of all of the events happening in the Abbey Church of Dunfermline from 5th November - 17th November, as we pause to reflect on...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Event Guide

Festival of Remembrance Sat, 17 November 2018 , 7:00 pm Abbey Church of Dunfermline

With a variety of music, from sombre tones to uplifting movie themes, all topped off with an Act of Remembrance…

Christmas Messy Church Sat, 01 December 2018 , 3:00 pm Crossford Village Hall

Messy Church is an opportunity for families to come together, have fun, be creative together, eat together and worship together…

A Canty Christmas Fri, 07 December 2018 , 7:30 pm Abbey Church of Dunfermline

Scottish medieval ensemble Canty will celebrate its 20th anniversary in December with a tour of Scottish historic venues, ‘A Canty…

Royal Marines Christmas Concert Wed, 12 December 2018 , 7:30 pm Abbey Church of Dunfermline

Christmas Concert presented by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland and supported by the Rotary Club of Dunfermline.…

A Canty Christmas

A Canty Christmas

Scottish medieval ensemble Canty will celebrate its 20th anniversary in December with a tour of Scottish historic venues, ‘A Canty Christmas’: an evening of Advent and Christmas delights, performed by three singers and medieval harp, featuring glorious medieval carols, traditional seasonal songs, and gorgeous new carols by James MacMillan, Nicola LeFanu, Tamsin Jones, and the Scottish premiere of Joanna L’Estrange’s Gospel-style setting of a prayer by Jane Austin. Bill Taylor (medieval harps) will also play his new medieval stringed instrument, the ‘hummel’, and the audience will be invited to join in with some favourite carols, and get you in the mood for the festive season!

A Canty Christmas
Friday 7 December, 2018 at 7:30pm
Dunfermline Abbey
Tickets : £12


Poppy Collection

It is with a little sadness that we have to report that the PoppyScotland tins that were taking collections in the Abbey Church were stolen from the table on Monday ...
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Sermon – Remembrance Sunday

The sermon preached in Dunfermline Abbey on Remembrance Sunday, 11th November 2018, the Centenary of the Armistice by the Assistant Minister, Rev Dr Rosie Magee ...
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Centenary of the Armistice

Some pictures from the multi-faith service to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The service was held in the Abbey before a candle lit procession to the War Memorial. The ...
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In the News

Coverage in the Dunfermline Press for the Cascading Poppies Exhibition ...
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Youth Organisations Service 2018

The annual Youth Organisations Service and Rededication of the Boys Brigade. The service today was a family service and Upside Down! The congregation, organisations, Abbey Kids and Youth group had ...
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Sermons – Creation Time

All the sermons preached in the series on Creation Time are online now ...
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