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 in July and August at 10.30 with Coffee and Tea served before the service from...

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...


The sacrament of Holy Communion will take place at 11am and 3pm on Sunday 8th September 2019.

All are welcome

There is a creche available, and Abbey Kids  and Abbey Youth Group meet during the 11am service.
Before heading to their groups the children are welcome to the early part of the service, where they take a more active part in worship.

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...
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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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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...
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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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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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The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce

The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce

The lost tomb of Robert the Bruce returned to Dunfermline Abbey, well a scale model of it did. The model of the tomb is part of the new permanent exhibition in the Abbey Church. Along with the model you can see original fragments and a Virtual 3D computer reconstruction of the Tomb as it would have been installed in the Choir of the original Abbey building.


Celebration of the Young Church

Some pictures from the service celebration the Young Church ...
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The Incredible History of Fife

Some pictures from the launch event for "Fife From Earliest Times to the Present Day" by Gordon Brown and Alistair Moffat. It has been described as the most up-to-date work ...
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Pilgrims Together

The sermon preached by Father Chris Heenan at the 11am Ecumenical Service on Sunday 2nd June as part of a day of events centred around St Margaret ...
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An Ending and A Beginning

The Sermon preached on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at the 9.30am service by the minister, Rev MaryAnn R. Rennie ...
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Ecumenical Service

On Sunday 2nd June at the 11am we welcome St Margaret Pilgrimage for an ecumenical service as we celebrate St Margaret of Scotland’s legacy as “Pilgrims Together”. The young church meets during ...
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1st Summer Walk – 2019

A lovely evening for a walk round Crossford ...
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Abbey Quaich 2019

We had another fine day at Dunfermline Golf Club for the Annual Abbey Quaich. The weather held out, although it was a bit chilly for May!! Congratulations to Bill McIntosh ...
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The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce

The lost tomb of Robert the Bruce returned to Dunfermline Abbey, well a scale model of it did. The model of the tomb is part of the new permanent exhibition ...
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Messy Lent

Another great morning of activities, craft, games, stories and food at our Lent Messy Church ...
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