Minister: The Rev Jack Holt BSc BD MTh. Jack was ordained in 1985 and has served in diverse parishes in Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Royal Deeside and now in Edinburgh.


Lay Assistant: Margaret Anderson. Margaret’s background is in teaching drama and and she is a sought-after speaker on the poetry of Robert Burns. As Lay Assistant Margaret supports the minister in the conduct of worship with special emphasis on lay involvement. She leads the Labyrinth ministry.

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Family Worker: Pauline Rumbles is our volunteer Family Worker. Pauline seeks to make contact with families living in Polwarth to introduce the vision and facilities of Polwarth Church and explore how the congregation may serve the community.

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Each Sunday volunteer members of the congregation participate by reading the Bible passages and also leading the prayers of concerns.

The style of worship involves the whole congregation in saying responses, writing prayers and occasionally movement and action.

We also have a Sunday School and the families who attend begin the service with us and leave for their own activities.

The Sacrament of Communion is celebrated on the last Sunday of the month.

We follow the weekly lectionary of reading as part of the one universal church.  This allows us to follow the season of the Christian Year from Advent to Pentecost.

There are special services at Christmas, Easter and for Harvest and Remembrance Sunday as well as Fairtrade Fortnight and Christian Aid Week.