We are an Edinburgh congregation of the Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland is the national church in Scotland. It is a mainline Protestant denomination of the worldwide Christian Church. Being the national church it operates a territorial ministry - this means that every bit of Scotland falls into one of its parishes.
The Church of Scotland is "Reformed" in its theology and "Presbyterian" in its government. There are over 1,000 congregations and ministers in the Church of Scotland. Whilst there may be many things in common between congregations there is also a lot of variety.
For more information on the Church of Scotland please see the www.churchofscotland.org.uk website.
The congregation of Edinburgh: Stenhouse St. Aidan's is honest in its self-appraisal. We are a small and committed number of people. Most of us live in the local area or have roots there. Many of us have been members of the congregation for a long time. Our age make-up is mostly, though not exclusively, elderly.
On a Sunday morning between 40 and 50 people gather for worship. At the moment we don't operate a Sunday School as there are no young families in the congregation.
The current minister has been with the congregation since towards the end of 2008. His name is Keith Edwin Graham and he hails originally from Ireland. It is his view that it has always been the Irish who have brought the message of Christianity to the pagan Scots!
Before coming to Edinburgh Keith lived in Glasgow for 13 years. He was assistant minister at Sandyford Henderson Church in the West End of Glasgow.
Before this he spent 10 years working with people experiencing homelessness and people with drug problems.