About Us

Sanctuary of Palmerston Place Church

Palmerston Place Church

Palmerston Place is a city centre Church and is a gathered congregation drawing in people from all across Edinburgh. It has a real family feel and also has a long history of welcoming students.

Palmerston Place is a forward thinking church which is always looking at how it serves those around it – this is reflected in its aim of “Bringing Christian Worship, Fellowship and Service to the Heart of Everyday Life”

Worship is at 11am and 6.30pm (no Evening Service in July and August). It has a reputation of biblical preaching and music is a mixture of traditional and new.


Church Office

The Church office is located on the ground floor of Annan House at 10 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AA.

Opening hours are as follows ;
Monday – Thursday : 9am until Noon and from 2-4pm.
Friday : 9am – Noon.

Telephone – 0131 220 1690 or E-mail – admin@palmerstonplacechurch.com


Groups and Activities

We have a wide range of groups and acvtivities from a Baby & Toddler Group (meets during School term-time), to a Friendship Club for Over 60s to the monthly Sunflower Cafe for those struggling with the issue of memory loss and their carers. We also have a number of stand-alone events. Please look the ‘Activities’ and ‘Events’ sections


Premises Hire

We have a spaces available within the Sanctuary area and Annan House. These are for hire either individually or collectively. Our priorities are to use our premises for Christian activities or activities that undertaken by registered charities or groups looking to promote community activity.

Our rooms are best suited to meetings, lectures and conferences. Within Annan House we have three meeting rooms ;

Lounge – Up to 16 people (casual setting)

Room 1 – Up to 30 people (Available for boardroom or theatre style)

Carlow – Up to 50 people (L shaped room, boardroom or theatre style)

We do not hire rooms by the hour. Rooms are available on a ‘Half-day’ (up to 4 hours) or ‘Full-Day’ basis.

The Sanctuary is available to hire as a venue for concerts, conferences or large meetings. Any concerts and use of either the organ or the piano must be approved by our Director of Music. Please note we do not hold a year round theatre licence. Groups hiring are responsible for the stewarding of their event and the security of the building for the period of their rental.

Please contact the Church Office if you wish to enquire about a rental.




  1. Hello,

    I see that this year you are the Venue for Saltmine and Searchlight during the festival. I have a one woman show on the Virgin Mary called Chosen, that I am hoping to bring up to the Festival next year and I was wondering if you run the Venue or if this is just an arrangement with David and then saltmine since he has moved on?

    Any help gratefully received.