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Gifford Park Church


  About the Gifford Park Church


 Contact Information

Address 5-7 Gifford Park
City Edinburgh
Post Code EH8 9NF
Country United Kingdom
Main Phone +44 131 667 8176
2nd Phone +44 131 667 6266
Fax Number +44 131 667 6266
Contact Person Dn C S Chan
Resident Preachers   Pr Steven Shek, Pr Fook Fah Chong, Pr Joseph Shek
Year Established 1979
Membership 200+

 Services and Activities


Day Time​ Activity​
11:00 am - 12:15 pm​
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
​Sabbath Morning Worship Service
Sabbath Afternoon Worship Service
Youth Fellowship
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
​Chinese Language Class
Religious Education Class & Fellowship
​Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm​ ​Worship Service
​Wednesday ​6:00 pm - 7:45 pm ​Sweet Amam Youth Fellowship (SAYF)
Friday 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm​​ ​Friday Evening Worship Service




The Church in Gifford Park was established on 4th September 1994. The building of Gifford Park Church was the former Church in Edinburgh that was dedicated for use on 7th May 1979. Years later, a church building belonging to the Church of Scotland in Comely Bank (the present Church in Edinburgh) was acquired. The whole congregation then worshipped there on the Sabbath and Sundays, while weekday services were held in Gifford Park. This practice continued for four years, but with the increased number of members, the premises in Comely Bank was overcrowded. After a period of consultation, it was agreed that the Church should be branched into two Churches. Comprising part of the congregation of the Church in Edinburgh, the Church in Gifford Park was formed.

When the Church in Gifford Park was established in 1994, there were about 180 members. They all reside close to the Church. From Monday to Friday, there is a prayer session of half an hour in the morning. There are several services throughout the week, e.g. three weekday services, two services on Sabbath Day and one on Sunday. There are also different fellowships catering for different age groups. Spiritual Convocations and Hymnal Evangelistic Services have been held annually. The members of the church board are considerably young in age, gaining experience as they work thus enabling the church to progress steadily. The members are also united to prosper the church. With the help of God, the membership at present exceeds 200. 

(Extracted from 'The commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of Evangelism of UK Churches 2001' in 2012)


 Directions and Transportation


By Car

From within Edinburgh:
Head towards the Meadows on Meville Drive
Drive east along Melville Drive
Turn left on Hope Park Crescent
Turn right on Gifford Park

By Bus

From within Edinburgh:
The 41 or 42 Lothian buses will take you to Gifford Park directly from the City Centre or Marchmont area. You can also take the 3, 5, 7, 31, 33, 37 or 47 buses to Clerk Street, which is only a minute's walk from Gifford Park. For more information, please check the Lohtian buses website at


 Schools and Universities


There are three main universities in Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, and Edinburgh Napier University.

The University of Edinburgh George Square campus is around five minutes walk from Gifford Park Church.

Gifford Park holds a youth fellowship (SAYF) on Wednesday evenings, which is attended by local youths - those studying in Edinburgh but from other parts of the UK are most welcome to attend, and are encouraged to do so.