Christmas at St Giles’ 2020

Despite the unusual circumstances, we still have some things going on this year.


On Christmas Day on BBC Scotland, there will be a service broadcast from St Giles’. You can find more details here:

Lessons and Carols

Our annual Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas will be a virtual event on YouTube this year, which will be available from here on Sunday 20th December from 6pm.  

The service includes the world premiere of All sons of Adam, a new carol by Kenneth Dempster, commissioned for the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral by the Friends of the Music of St Giles’ Cathedral with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.  This is the first of a series of commissions forming a St Giles’ Choirbook, which will be completed in 2024, the year of the 900th Anniversary of St Giles’.