…. to St Mark’s Portobello.

Stained GlassWelcome to a church by the sea in Edinburgh, from whose steps you can see across the Firth of Forth to Fife… and a congregation which seeks to live our life and witness in Portobello, the surrounding areas and across the city in our various workplaces and networks.

Welcome to a church, growing in strength and support, with people coming together week by week, from all walks of life, and at all stages of life, to be renewed and refreshed for their life and ministry in the world.

Welcome if you live locally and wish to explore faith or if you are visiting the seaside areas of Edinburgh and East Lothian … we’d love you to join us for worship.

We are an episcopalian church, part of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Edinburgh and hope to have an inclusive and broadminded faith in our church life and community.

At our weekly services, we seek to worship God, and strengthen ourselves and each other to serve God in our daily lives throughout the week.

Welcome to our website which we hope will give a flavour of what we do and are. Please feel free to visit us, you are assured of a warm welcome.

We hold two regular services every week: 10.30 on Sunday mornings, and 10.00 on Thursday mornings. You will find other activities, our latest magazine, and announcements on our Noticeboard page.

The church is also open to the public in the mornings on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00-12:00 (apart from in January). Please contact us if you would like to see round the church at a different time.

Address: 287 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AR

Scottish Charity No: SCO 17137

Fair Trade:
St Mark’s is a Fair Trade church and uses fair trade coffee, tea, sugar and other goods where possible.


5 Responses to Welcome

  1. I came across details of your church whilst searching the web for information on memorials to casualties of WWII, and found that there is a plaque inside the church to Flight Sergeant H I Sandison and crew.
    I maintain the website of Kibworth History Society and we have a comprehensive section of casualties recorded on the village war memorial, including Sgt G Granger, a member of the crew, who also appears the plaque at St Marks.

    I wonder if a member of your congregation would kindly take a photograph(s) of the plaque and allow our Society to use one on the web page dedicated to Sgt Granger on our web-site.This may be seen at http://www.kibworth.org, wartime page, then Kibworth War Memorial, then Geoffrey Granger
    Thank you.
    Kind regards,
    George Weston, Kibworth History Society

    • helen says:

      Thank you for contacting us, this should certainly be possible. I’ll see if I can get someone to take a good photograph for you.

  2. helen says:

    Hello Mr Weston,
    Sorry for the delay in replying to you. We can organise the photograph for you.

    One of our congregation is the sister of Flight Sergeant H I Sandison. She remembers the circumstances of the crash in which the crew lost their lives and also attending the memorial service for the crew, including, she thinks, meeting relatives of Sgt Granger who came from Kibworth to Edinburgh for the service. She would be happy to write a short account for you – please let me know if you would like this.

    • Hello Helen,

      It seems that a relpy that I sent to you, saying that we would like to see the short report, failed to appear anywhere. I hope that this reply reaches you. Also, have you been able to progress the photograph request?

      Kind regards,

  3. Hello Helen,
    Thank you for your email, and yes, we would be delighted to have a short account of the circimstances of the crash to add to our web-site.
    I look forward to hearing from you, when convenient.
    Kind regards,

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