About us

Edinburgh Churches Together (ECT) was formed in the early 1990s as a local response to the establishment of Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS). ECT is an ecumenical group of churches working in partnership across Edinburgh City.

The purpose of Edinburgh Churches Together is to help member churches work together so as to:

  • jointly address issues of concern and interest within our city and beyond
  • support each other in times of challenge and celebration
  • provide a meeting point between the Christian Church and the City
  • encourage local congregations to work together
  • share resources, ideas, insights and best practice
  • create city scale projects and events as a witness to the presence of Christ in Edinburgh


Each member church is invited to send 1 member of clergy and 1 lay person to meetings of the Council.

Church of Scotland

Rev Marjorie McPherson, Dr David Holton

Methodist Church

Rev Helen Jenkins, Mr Tim Martin

Religious Society of Friends

Mr Steve Tilley

Roman Catholic Church

Mgr Philip Kerr, Mr Paddy Ferry

Salvation Army

Lieutenant-Colonel Carol Bailey,

Scottish Episcopal Church

Rev Ian Paton, Mrs Judith Scott

United Free Church

Rev Duncan Whitty, Vacancy

United Reformed Church

Rev Fiona Bennett, Mrs Doris Caldwell


Communications and Administration Officer: Dr Nicola Robinson

Convenor: Rev Fiona Bennett

Treasurer: Mrs Sandra Endicott