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Who we are

We are church of all ages in the heart of Edinburgh with a vision to love the city, be family together and follow Jesus.

We love Edinburgh – Edinburgh is our home and we want to love and serve the people that live in this city. We believe that God’s love can transform lives and communities, and we want to see that happening in the places that we live.

We are family together – we are different kinds of people from different places who share our lives generously with each other.

We are following Jesus – we call ourselves disciples because the most important thing in our lives is to learn how to do what Jesus said to do.

Loving Edinburgh

Being Family

Following Jesus

Our story

We began as a church called Morningside Baptist Church in 1894. For many years our church faithfully served the community of Morningside in the south of the city.

In the 00s as our church expanded we outgrew our church building. In 2011 the church purchased a new building from the Edinburgh Methodist Church called ‘Central Hall’. Central Hall is in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh on the edge of the city centre. In 2012 the church changed its name to ‘Central’, with a renewed vision to love our city, be family together and follow Jesus. 

Our team

Central is led by an amazing team of Elders and Staff who are passionate about living out our vision to love our city, be family and live as disciples of Jesus together.