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Sunday worship is at 11-12pm with coffee and chat 12-12.30pm

Communion is on the 1st & 3rd sundays ofthe months.

Inclusion & Accessibility

We work hard to make our worship welcoming and accessible to diverse ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, cultures and social backgrounds. We are always listening and adapting our practices and perspectives to include and affirm more people.

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. 

Babies, Children & Young People

We offer a program for babies, children and young people called AUC Junior Church.

Partnership

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. 

Stages of Life

At AUC we celebrate, Naminf ceremonies, baptisms, funerals, weddings and other stages of life. 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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Nourishment

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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.

Learning Groups

Along with occassional courses and events, each month AUC offer

Contextual Bible Study

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

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LGBTQI Ministry

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 administrator@augustine.org.uk

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Inspiration and Pastoral Care

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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 regular opportunities to build up this fellowship which are open to all and require no registration. Everyone and anyone is welcome to simply turn up.

Fellowship Opportunities

Coffee Time  Sundays 12-12.30pm - Each week after our worship service there is time for refreshment and conversation. 

Church Lunches - On the last Sunday of most months we host a simple church lunch, open to all. For dates visit the church calendar.

Craft Group - Most months an informal Craft Group meets to share skills and chat. (No high level of craft skill is required!) See the church calendar.

Coffee, Cake & Conversation - 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 church calendar.

Mental Health Drop In - 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. www.edspace.org.uk 

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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