A member of the Church of Scotland, the church is notable for its fine architecture, friendly congregation, peaceful interior, exterior ambience and first-class organ.

Our Services every Sunday at 11.15am and at 6.30pm on the first Sundays of March, June, September and December

At present we have a locum minister – Rev Alex Douglas


To find out more about our Services, our World Mission, our Sunday Club and Messy Church then click "worship and faith" button:

Reid Memorial is currently in the process of calling a new Minister to the linked charge with Craigmillar Park Church. After extensive recruitment process we are pleased to announce Rev. Alexander McAspurren has accepted the call as minister to Craigmillar Park with Reid Memorial Churches subject to approval by Edinburgh Presbytery. The Call document is open for signing by the members of both congregations who were eligible to vote. It will be open from Sunday 24th March for 8 days. A Paper of Concurrence may be signed by those who were not eligible to vote.
The Call Consideration in favour of Rev Alex McAspurren will be heard at the Presbytery meeting on 2nd April at 7pm in Greyfriars Church, to which members of the congregations may attend.

Welcome to Reid Memorial Church, Edinburgh. The Church is a registered Charity, number SC014027. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland.

Since 1936 the Church has served the people in and around Blackford, in the south of Edinburgh between Morningside to the west and Mayfield to the east.

Our disabled access and facilities to both the Church and the Halls have been much appreciated. The refurbished Large Hall offers comfortable and attractive surroundings for an increased range of activities. We are happy to make these facilities available to the community. Whether or not you decide to worship with us, you are assured of a warm welcome. 

Although a present we do not have our ‘own’ minister, we have a regular locum minister, Rev Alex Douglas who has been with us for the last 18 months. To contact the Reid see below or click here.

The Reid has around 300 members and many more regular attendees. To find out what to expect and to find out about our services then click here.

Our stunningly beautiful church building (Building page is under construction) with elaborate wood carvings and beautiful stained glass windows sits at the corner of Blackford Avenue and West Savile Terrace in south Edinburgh. Click here (link to How to Find us Page) to find out how to get to the church and also the church halls which are used by a large number of community groups (link to weekday activities). We have the original organ which plays during services and accompanies singing.

Set in large gardens, with cloisters which provide a haven of peace at this busy junction, our three church halls are available to hire. You can find out more about the history and craftsmanship of the building when that section becomes available (building page under construction).

We hope that you find this web site helpful and informative - whether you are seeking a new spiritual home, searching for something specific or simply wondering 'what is there at The Reid for me?' If you can’t find the answers to any questions you have about The Reid, please contact us (link to how to Contact Us page). We look forward to seeing you at one of our events or service. 


About The Reid

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