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St Giles' Cathedral. St Giles' Cathedral, more properly termed the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh.

St Giles' Cathedral

Its distinctive crown steeple is a prominent feature of the city skyline, at about a third of the way down the Royal Mile which runs from the Castle to Holyrood Palace. The church has been one of Edinburgh's religious focal points for approximately 900 years. The present church dates from the late 14th century, though it was extensively restored in the 19th century, and is protected as a category A listed building.[1] Today it is sometimes regarded as the "Mother Church of Presbyterianism".[2] The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Giles, who is the patron saint of Edinburgh,[3] as well as of cripples and lepers, and was a very popular saint in the Middle Ages. It is the Church of Scotland parish church for part of Edinburgh's Old Town.

History[edit] Reformation[edit] Knox preaching at St. St. The effect was only temporary. Religious conflict[edit] St. Giles. History. There is record of a parish church in Edinburgh by the year 854, served by a vicar from a monastic house, probably in England.


It is possible that the first church, a modest affair, was in use for several centuries before it was formally dedicated by the bishop of St Andrews on 6 October 1243. The parish church of Edinburgh was subsequently reconsecrated and named in honour of the patron saint of the town, St Giles, whose feast day is celebrated on 1 September. That St Giles, a 7th century hermit (and, later, abbot) who lived in France, became the patron of both town and church was probably due to the ancient ties between Scotland and France. According to legend, Giles was accidentally wounded by a huntsman in pursuit of a hind and, after his death in the early 8th century, there were dedicated to him hospitals and safe houses for cripples, beggars and lepers were established throughout England and Scotland within easy reach of the impoverished and the infirm.

Concert Diary. St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh - Guide. St Giles' Cathedral Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland. High Street, St Giles Cathedral Parliament Square; St Giles High Church; St Giles High Kirk; Thistle ChapelDetails Details. Alternative Names Parliament Square; St Giles High Church; St Giles High Kirk; Thistle Chapel; War Memorials; War Memorial PlaquesSite Type CATHEDRAL, CHURCH, WAR MEMORIAL(S) (20TH CENTURY), WAR MEMORIAL(S) (19TH CENTURY)Canmore ID 52228Site Number NT27SE 204NGR NT 25727 73590Council EDINBURGH, CITY OFParish EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)Former Region LOTHIANFormer District CITY OF EDINBURGHFormer County MIDLOTHIANDatum OSGB36 - NGR Canmore MappingView this site on a map Treasured Places - HLF funded Built between 1909-11, the Thistle Chapel at St Giles' Cathedral is the private chapel of the Knights of the Order of the Thistle, and was designed in an elaborate Gothic style by the architect Sir Robert Lorimer.

High Street, St Giles Cathedral Parliament Square; St Giles High Church; St Giles High Kirk; Thistle ChapelDetails Details

The Chapel contains a wealth of ornamental stonework and elaborate oak carvings which feature distinctively Scottish motifs such as bagpipe-playing angels. Information from RCAHMS (SC) 1 July 2007 Gifford, J, McWilliam, C and Walker, D 1984 Architectural Notes Archaeological Notes. Photo Tour of St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Ghost Walks in Edinburgh Book ghost, mystery & underground city tours, dramatised or realistic, from £7.50.selected from Edinburgh Hotels Save up to 75% off top Edinburgh Hotels and B&Bs.

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St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh - Interior

Monument to Archibald Marquess of Argyll, died 1661, by Sydney Mitchell & Wilson, 1894-5. Jacobean, of marble and alabaster carved by Thomas Beveridge. Recumbent effigy (by Charles Mc Bride) on a sarcophagus. Canopy with Ionic columns, the pediment broken by Argyll arms. About Argyll (Wikipedia) Last picture: Chepman Aisle. EDINBURGH ROYAL MILE - ST. GILES' CATHEDRAL. St.


Giles became a cathedral when Charles 1st (1600-1649) reintroduced Bishops to this Presbyterian Scottish church, however in 1688 it lost its Bishop during the "glorious revolution" but has always retained the name. This cathedral is named St. Giles after a sixth century Frenchman who became the patron saint of cripples and had many churches dedicated to him during the middle ages. He gained this patronage whilst living in a wood where he was friends with all the animals.

One day a deer who had been shot by the King came running to him and he protected it. During an English raid in 1385 St. Edinburgh-Royal Mile History Of St.Giles. HISTORY OF THE ST GILES THE CHURCH OF ST.

Edinburgh-Royal Mile History Of St.Giles

GILES. St. Giles's Church--The Patron Saint--Its Origin and early Norman style--The Renovation of l829 History of the Structure--Procession of the Saint's Relics--The Preston Relic--The Chapel of the Duke of Albany--Funeral of the Regent Murray--The Gude Regent's Aisle" The Assembly AisleDispute between James Vl. and the Church Party--Departure of James Vl. --Haddo's Hole--The Napier Tomb -The Spire and Lantern--Clock and Bells--The Krames--Restoration of 1878. THE church of St. In the year 666 he arrived at Provence, in the south of France, and chose a retreat near Arles; but afterwards, desiring more perfect solitude, he withdrew into a forest near Gardo, in the diocese of Nismes, having with him only one companion, Veredemus, who lived with him on the fruits of the earth and the milk of a hind.

This hind has been ever associated with St. St Giles' Cathedral - Edinburgh. Church of Scotland Discover 1,000 years of history in the heart of Edinburgh.

St Giles' Cathedral - Edinburgh

Founded in the 1120s, St Giles' was the church of John Knox during the Reformation and is often referred to as the 'Cradle of Presbyterianism'. Highlights of a visit include our beautiful stained glass windows. Best of Edinburgh *Royal Mile. Best of Edinburgh Attractions David Hume (Philosopher) David Hume statue As we move down into the High Street, you will see the statue of one of the world's greatest philosophers, Edinburgh resident, David Hume (1711 to 1776).

Best of Edinburgh *Royal Mile

This is located outside the High Court building. Hume was a Scottish empiricist philosopher, economist and historian whose sceptic philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses. St Giles' Cathedral (Royal Mile, Edinburgh) St Giles' Cathedral Box office 0131 226 0673General enquiries 0131 225 9442Opening times Mon–Sat 09:00–17:00; Sun 13:00–17:00Website Jump to times, articles or comments.

St Giles' Cathedral (Royal Mile, Edinburgh)

St Giles' Cathedral. St Giles' Cathedral High Street EdinburghEH1 1RE. 'George IV at St Giles's, Edinburgh', Joseph Mallord William Turner. Jenny Geddes. Riot against use of prescribed prayer book The act is reputed to have sparked the riot which led to the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, which included the English Civil War. Background[edit] Title page of Book of Common Prayer, Scotland 1637 Since the early years of the 17th century, the Scottish Church had been established on the same Episcopalian basis as its English cousin, but was far more puritan, both in doctrine and practice.

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It wis a wee shame tho, that they nivver brocht the auld man up tae see the Auld Toun. Talkin o Saint Giles kirk, me an ma pal Jenny had arrangit tae meet up there efter work this Saiturday efternin a few year ago. We met up aboot fower o'clock, an it wis sic a hot an sunny day we took a wander doon the Gressmairket an sat oot in the sun an knockit back a wheen o ales. Eventually we endit up gaun dancin at the auld Assembly oan the West Bow. Oh but did we no pay fer oor sins in the mornin? The Kirk.