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...
Advent and Christmas
Dunfermline Abbey has many special services and events throughout the Advent and Christmas season. From the Christingle Service, to the Christmas Concert from the band of the Royal Marines Scotland, to the Blue Christmas  Service, there...

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.

 

 

Advent and Christmas
Advent and Christmas
Dunfermline Abbey has many special services and events throughout the Advent and Christmas season. From the Christingle Service, to the Christmas Concert from the band of...
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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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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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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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Sunday School Christmas Party
Sunday School Christmas Party
This years Sunday School Christmas Party was great fun, with great games, excellent party food and, of course, Santa!!
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Sleep in the Park
Sleep in the Park
Well done to everyone who took part in the Sleep in the Park yesterday on the coldest night of the year......You did brilliantly!!   Here are...
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Messy Christmas
Messy Christmas
Our latest Messy Church exploits in Crossford
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1st Sunday in Advent
1st Sunday in Advent
A very busy day on the first Sunday in Advent at the Abbey. We welcomed our new assistant, Rev Rosie Magee, lit the first advent...
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Act of Remembrance
Act of Remembrance
This years Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Dunfermline
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On Top of the Abbey!
On Top of the Abbey!
I had a fantastic opportunity today to climb up on the scaffolding to the Abbey Roof to see the repair and restoration work that is...
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Harvest Thanksgiving
Harvest Thanksgiving
Harvest Thanksgiving Family Service with contributions from the Youth Group and Sunday School
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Summer Walk 5 – Torryburn
Summer Walk 5 – Torryburn
Another lovely evening for our latest summer evening walk round Torryburn
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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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Advent and Christmas

Dunfermline Abbey has many special services and events throughout the Advent and Christmas season. From the Christingle Service, to the Christmas Concert from the band of the Royal Marines Scotland, to the Blue Christmas  Service, there is something for everyone!