About us

Note - This is an actively revised website, comments/corrections to webmaster@tokandmchurch.co.uk. This website will soon be updated to the 'Edinburgh Northwest Kirk' website.

Edinburgh Northwest Kirk: The Old Kirk and Muirhouse parish church

Currently, like everyone, we are trying to find a new way in a changed world.
Please join us at one of our services or other events listed, it would be good to meet you.
(if you can't come to EH4 4PE, join via our Live Webcasts on Sundays on our Facebook page "TOKM PARISH" 'Live' tab.)

Sunday Worship

  • Sunday worship, 11am in the church Sanctuary on Pennywell Gardens, and now we are out of COVID19 restrictions everyone can be now come along each Sunday.

We now broadcast the services live on the 'TOKM Parish' page of Youtube: watch using the link here] and open the 'Live' tab), as well as later posting a recording there later: see [Home page

  • We have paused the monthly service on 'Zoom', but keep going with; a) a small Christian Study group, currently also on Zoom for which you should contact Violetta Fejszes, b) as well as a fortnightly Bible Study jointly with Cramond Kirk, either 'Live' or 'Online'.

Youth Groups

during school terms:

  • Mondays - Anchor & Junior Boys Brigade, meet at 6pm see their Facebook page, /66EdinBB/
  • Wednesdays - Parent & Toddler group, 9:30-11:30am in the Hall
  • Wednesdays - Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers [for more info, see www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call : 0800 1 69 59 01]

Adult Group

for details, contact, Violetta Fejszes

  • Sunday - fortnightly #Family Games afternoons';
  • Monday - 'Place To Be' coffee group in the hall, with monthly outings;

Life events

  • If you wish to discuss a Wedding, Funeral, Baptism or other Life events, contact Rev. Elspeth Harley, who will give advice on the how/who/whats.
  • If you wish to inquire about a 'Hall Let' (hiring our hall), please email the church office on tokandmchurch@gmail.com, and someone will be in touch. Due to continued 'Hybrid working', messages on the office answer machine [0131-467-2922] may not be picked up every single daily.
  • Support in harder times, contact our Pastoral Assistant, Mrs Helen Fisher or the Parish Development Worker, Violetta Fejszes

Link to latest recorded Service

check 'Home' & 'Live' tabs.

Structure, Governance and Management

Governing Document
The Church is administered in accordance with the terms of the Unitary Deed of Constitution.

Organisational Structure
The Kirk Session is chaired by the Minister (Interim Moderator) and meets, on average, six times per year, and is responsible for spiritual affairs within the church. Under the terms of the Unitary Constitution five groups have been established, led by Elders from the Kirk Session with membership drawn from both the Eldership and Congregation. The groups have defined remits including Finance, Property and Staffing (Resource Group), Worship Group, Mission Group, Pastoral Care Group and Nurture Group. The groups meet on average six times per year reporting to and receiving approval from the Kirk Session.

Recruitment and Appointment of Trustees
Members of the Kirk Session are the charity trustees. The Kirk Session members are the Elders of the church and are chosen from those members of the church who are considered to have the appropriate gifts and skills. The Minister, who is a member of the Kirk Session, is elected by the congregation and inducted by Presbytery.

Objectives and Activities
The Church of Scotland is Trinitarian in doctrine, reformed in tradition and Presbyterian in polity. It exists to glorify God and to work for the advancement of Christ's Kingdom throughout the world. As a national Church, it acknowledges a distinctive call and duty to bring the ordinances of religion to the people in every parish of Scotland through a territorial ministry. It co-operates with other Churches in various ecumenical bodies in Scotland and beyond.