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



Vacancy : Church Administrator
The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is on the look out for a new church administrator. Could you be, or do you know, the person who...
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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...
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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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Coming Soon….

Wed, 19 December 2018 , 7:30 pm

Crossford Village Hall

Join us in the Village Hall for the annual gathering of carols, readings and mince…

Nativity Service
Sun, 23 December 2018 , 11:00 am

Abbey Church of Dunfermline

The annual performance by the Abbey Church of Dunfermline's young church. The service also includes…

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sun, 23 December 2018 , 3:55 pm

Abbey Church of Dunfermline

The Abbey Choristers lead a service of Lessons and Carols with guest readers.

Mon, 24 December 2018 , 4:00 pm

Abbey Church of Dunfermline

A service aimed at all the family. Carols, a story, prayers and candle light.

Full Christmas Events List



Royal Marines Christmas Concert

A fabulous two sold out nights at the Christmas Concert presented by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland and supported by the Rotary Club of Dunfermline Hit the ...
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Sermon – There will be Signs

The sermon preached in Dunfermline Abbey on the First Sunday in Advent (Sunday 2nd December), at the 9.30am service, by the minister, Rev MaryAnn R. Rennie ...
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Vacancy : Church Administrator

The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is on the look out for a new church administrator. Could you be, or do you know, the person who would be the right fit ...
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Advent and Christmas 2018

Dunfermline Abbey has many special services and events throughout the Advent and Christmas season. From the Christingle Service, to the Christmas Concert from the band of the Royal Marines Scotland, ...
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Sermon – Christ the King Sunday

The sermon preached in Dunfermline Abbey on Sunday 25th November at the 11am service, by the assistant minister, Rev Dr. Rosie Magee ...
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Poppy Scotland Appeal

Thank you to all of those who have contributed towards replacing the money for PoppyScotland that was stolen from the Abbey Church of Dunfermline. The amount today stands at £490, ...
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