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Education at Crichton

The church has a rich and varied history leading to an interesting learning experience for students of all ages.

In addition to the interpretation boards and leaflets on display in the church, the Trust can provide a guide who will be able to explain the history of the church and answer any questions visitors may have.

GROUP VISITS

Visits by Schools and Heritage Groups are always welcome at the church.

To discuss your group visit, please contact the Trustees.

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Visits by Schools and Heritage Groups are always welcome at the church.

In addition to its ecclesiastical story, the church has a rich and varied history leading to an interesting learning experience for students of all ages. There are aspects of social history, architecture, industry and agriculture which have become interwoven over the centuries with the life of the building.

There are the historical links with Crichton Castle, situated approximately three hundred metres from the church. The castle, now in the care of Historic Scotland, was once in the possession of William Crichton, Lord Chancellor of Scotland, and later, the Earl of Bothwell, husband of Mary Queen of Scots.

The church overlooks the Crichton glen, a Site of Special Scientific Interest noted for its flora and fauna.

The traditional skills of stone masons, organ builders, woodworkers and stained glass artists are all finely represented within the church, and writers, poets and artists have been drawn to the place over the centuries. Turner and Sir Walter Scott both visited Crichton.

Music groups can use the church, with its fine Joseph Brook pipe organ, as a practice or performance venue.

The graveyard has many fine monuments and carvings, some dating back four hundred years, of interest to social historians and genealogists.

In addition to the interpretation boards and leaflets on display in the church, the Trust can provide a guide who will be able to explain the history of the church and answer any questions visitors may have.

Make an enquiry

To discuss your visit please contact the Trustees by completing our contact form or by emailing us

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View more photos of the interior and exterior of Crichton, its stonework, stained glass windows and J Brook & Co organ

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Weddings at Crichton

Located in the Midlothian countryside around 30 minutes from Edinburgh, Crichton Church is a beautiful and unusual setting for a Christian wedding.

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What’s On

Find out what’s happening at Crichton Church.

Crichton plays host to a variety of events, including weddings, funerals, concerts and recording sessions.

If you would like to enquire about booking the Church for your own event, please contact the Trustees.

  1. Carols at Crichton

    Sunday 9th December 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Friends of Crichton Church

Crichton Collegiate Church Trust is a charity. All money needed for the day to day upkeep of this historic building is raised by the Friends of Crichton.

There are Friends scattered around the world, but of course the majority live in the Lothians. Each Friend pays an annual subscription (unless they are a Life Member) and receives an annual newsletter which gives updates on the restoration work and details of the past year’s activities. They also receive a list of the events for the incoming year.

To find out more and download a membership form, click here.

Individual “Friend” – £10

Family – £15

Corporate – £30

Life membership – £150

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