Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline Abbey

A worshipping community since 1073
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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...

Due to filming taking place within the Historic Environment Scotland Abbey Nave, the Abbey Church will be closed to all visitors and congregation members on Wednesday 20th September to aid in facilitating the crew and filming process. Access to the Nave will also be restricted on the 18th, 19th and 21st September while preparations are being made however, the church will remain open to all via the North entrance.
 
Please note that St Margaret Street Car Parks 1 & 2 will also be restricted for a period between 13th and 25th September but will be made available to those attending Sunday service at 9.30am and 11am on 17th & 24th September. Please speak with the attending member of production security personnel on your arrival.
The production would like to extend their most sincere apologies for any inconvenience and give huge thanks to Dunfermline Abbey Church for their warm welcome.

Welcome

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

Midweek Prayers are held at Noon each Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel from Holy Week until the end of October.

Worship at Dunfermline Abbey follows a traditional Church of Scotland pattern with the Word of God taking central place.

Coffee and Tea are served between the services from 10.15am in the Church Hall in Abbey Park Place.

 

 

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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Messy Church
Messy Church
Messy Church is an opportunity for families to come together, have fun, be creative together, eat together and worship together.  There will be a variety of...
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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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Summer Walk 5 – Torryburn
Summer Walk 5 – Torryburn
Another lovely evening for our latest summer evening walk round Torryburn
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Airborne Alliance Annual Muster
Airborne Alliance Annual Muster
Airborne Alliance in Scotland Airborne Forces Day and Annual Muster. The day started with a march down Dunfermline High Street, followed by a service in...
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Summer Walk 4 – Aberdour
Summer Walk 4 – Aberdour
The latest of our summer walks took us from Aberdour to St Bridget's Kirk. There was some lovely views and some beautiful evening summer sunshine.
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AYG Quiz 2017
AYG Quiz 2017
A fantastic turn out for this years Abbey Youth Group Quiz saw a full hall battle it out for the 2017 trophy. Congratulations to team...
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Celebration of the Young Church 2017
Celebration of the Young Church 2017
The annual Celebration of the Young Church Service was held on Sunday 25th June. This year we were joined by Rev Kate Reynolds, minister at...
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Summer Walk 3 – Limekilns
Summer Walk 3 – Limekilns
Our third Summer Walk took us round Limekilns and Broomhall. The weather started well but ended in a thunder storm!
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The Sunday School Picnic 2017
The Sunday School Picnic 2017
This years Sunday School Picnic ventured to the Kelpies in Falkirk. We still had our picnic, quiz and races but also enjoyed a nature quiz...
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The Kilbarchan Singers
The Kilbarchan Singers
The Kilbarchan Singers performing in the Abbey at 3pm on Saturday 27th May.
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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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