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Old Kirk Parish Church

Old Kirk Parish Church – Click to enlarge

Old Kirk Parish Church

Photo: W Henderson, 17/03/2008

Old Kirk Parish Church
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Name and Denomination

Original Name Old Kirk Parish Church
Original Denomination Church of Scotland
Present Name Old Kirk Parish Church
Current Denomination Church of Scotland

Design and Construction

Built Architect
1952 Gordon & Dey

This church was established in the Granton area as the result of the Church of Scotland policy of Church Extension, aimed at establishing churches in areas where population was increasing. The Old Kirk was previously located in Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, an area where the population was declining. The congregation was ‘translated’ (in other words moved) to Pennywell Road.

The building has been described as:

"By Gordon & Dey, 1952, determined to be new and ingenious. White rendered walls and deep eaves, the porch splayed invitingly out from the North aisle, its centre mullion forming a cross with the transom."

Source: The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh, Gifford, McWilliam & Walker, 1984

Some of the Ministers

Date Name
1952 Rev Ian J M Reid, B.A.
1960 Rev Ian Reid, B.A.
1974 Rev Colin Anderson
2008 Rev W A McLean Foreman
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