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Soul Life

Opportunities for spiritual growth and nurture


More about Worship

Worship is the core of our community life. Worship is...
Space to express our joy and anger, despair and hope, faith and doubt.
Time to hear the Christian story told for today.
Encountering the holy creative presence of God.
Friendship, to be together with others. Celebration of the significant seasons of life. 

AUC weekly community worship service is at 11am on Sundays.  We offer a program for children and young people called AUC Junior Church. We also regularly celebrate joint Sunday morning worship services with our Ecumenical partners who are Greyfriars, Church of Scotland, and St Columba’s by the Castle, Episcopal Church. 

At AUC we are delighted to be able to offer weddings to any couple regardless of their gender identities. We have a Wedding Preparation Document and an Inclusive Christian Wedding Liturgy complied by our minister Rev Fiona Bennett. If you are interested in being married by one of our clergy, in our church building or elsewhere, please contact our church administrator.

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More about Nourishment

At AUC we encourage opportunities to develop our spirituality, learn from each other and broaden our understanding of the world, that throughout our lives we would taste more fully the fullness of Life which Christ offers. Along with occassional courses and events, each month AUC offer both a Contextual Bible Study and a Book Group and every second month a topical discussion. We also regularly advertise events and courses for spiritual growth offered by partner organisations in the city. For activities especially for children and young people please visit our Junior Church page.

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Our Tribe

More about Our Tribe

AUC offers affirming space for Christians who are LGBTQI to meet together, to share their experience, to find support and to explore their faith. 

Our Tribe is the name of our LGBTQI ministry which we run in partnership with the Metropolitan Community Church. We host monthly gatherings which you can find out about here. 

Join Our Tribe on Twitter and Facebook

Read the sermon Rev Elder Ines-Paul Baumann  (of MCC Cologne) preached at AUC in Feb 2016 to mark LGBTI History month in the Related Documents Section in the Worship Page.

'We Are Loved' LGBTQI affirming worship resource book is now available electronically. To request a copy, please email

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Inspiration and Pastoral Care

More about Inspiration and Pastoral Care

Throughout the AUC community we offer a web of care and support. Through formal and informal relationships, we seek to support each other in prayer, friendship and learning together.

We offer a number of opportunities for people to socialise. These are open to all and require no registration. Everyone and anyone is welcome to simply turn up.

Each week after our worship service there is time for refreshment and conversation. 

On the last Sunday of most months we host a simple church lunch, open to all. For dates visit the activities page.

Most months an informal Craft Group meets to share skills and chat. For dates visit the activites page. (No high level of craft skill is required!)

Twice each month (once in the afternoon & once in the evening) we host gatherings called Coffee, Cake and Conversations to create space for people to get to know each other better. The dates for these can be found on the next page.

AUC hosts a weekly Drop-in run by the Chaplains of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. This offers a support and safe place for people living with mental health challenges. Tuesdays at 10.30am.

To find information about Edinburgh based services to support people with mental health issues, their families and friends, please visit Edinburgh Mental Health Information who hold a web based directory of services. 

AUC is also a supporter of the See Me Campaign in promoting good mental health and eliminating stigma.

You can find prayers and reflections for inspiration in the following Pastoral Care and Inspiration section.


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