Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline Abbey

A worshipping community since 1073
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....
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...
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...
Abbey Worship
Worship at Dunfermline Abbey follows a traditional Church of Scotland pattern with the Word of God taking central place. During July and August Morning Worship takes place every Sunday at 10.30am with Coffee and Tea served before the service from 9.45am...

Welcome

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

There is a creche available, and the Sunday School  and 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

 

 

Abbey Life
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...
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Worship
Worship
Worship at Dunfermline Abbey follows a traditional Church of Scotland pattern with the Word of God taking central place.
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Music
Music
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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Support
Support
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
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
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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World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer
The Dunfermline World Day of Prayer Service was held in the Abbey today (Fri 13th April)  
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Easter Sunday 2018
Easter Sunday 2018
Easter Sunday started very early with a service outside the Abbey at Dawn (6.30am!). Then at the 11am service we decorated the cross with flowers...
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Palm Sunday 2018
Palm Sunday 2018
This year's Palm Sunday procession was very special, and featured Sydney the donkey. We started at the Mercat Cross before walking down the High Street...
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Moderators Visit
Moderators Visit
The Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning visited the Abbey on the occasion of the launch of the Bi-Centenary Celebrations....
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Blessing of the Bears
Blessing of the Bears
This year's Labour of Love Campaign at the Abbey asked members to knit teddy bears. The response was fantastic and the bears were in church...
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Radio 4 Broadcast
Radio 4 Broadcast
Some Pictures from the rehearsals on Saturday and the live broadcast on Sunday.
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3rd Sunday in Advent
3rd Sunday in Advent
The Third Sunday in Advent was very busy at the Abbey with the Nativity, a Baptism and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Service.
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The Nativity
The Nativity
This years Sunday School Nativity play
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Weddings

In choosing to be married in the Abbey Church you will be married within a unique historic setting according to the practice and tradition of the Church of Scotland.

On the day of a marriage ceremony, brides enter through the great medieval West Door, progressing through the ancient Nave into the Church for the Wedding Ceremony. The service is then conducted in accordance with the custom and practice of the Church of Scotland, and with respect to the worship and tradition of the present congregation.   All music is played on the organ, although on occasion (and with agreement of the minister and the Director of Music) alternative musicians have participated.

Those wishing to be married within the Abbey Church should contact the minister and make an appointment to discuss dates and times. More information about what happens during a marriage ceremony and potential costs are discussed at this first meeting.

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