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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Morning Worship takes place at 10.30am every Sunday.

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

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

All are welcome to all of our services

Christmas at the Abbey

Messy Advent
An afternoon of crafts and activities associated with Advent and Christmas, and rounded off with a story, singing and a prayer. An intergenerational way of exploring being church, that ends with a meal. The event is free. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome.
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Blue Christmas
A place and space for memories and reflection
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Nine Lessons and Carols
A traditional carol service led by the Abbey Choristers, retelling the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus using both Old and New Testament readings. All are welcome. At the end of the service there is an opportunity to stay and...
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An evening of carol singing and Christmas readings, with tea, coffee and mince pies.
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An early Christmas Eve service particularly for children and those who bring them. Includes carols, a story and an explanation of Christingle.
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The Road to Bethlehem
An early evening of song and recitation performed by Frances McCafferty and Matthew Beetschen
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