Granton Parish Church

Granton Parish Church – Click to enlarge

Granton Parish Church

Photo: W Henderson, 02/04/2007

Granton Parish Church
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This church replaced the former Granton Parish Church at Granton Road, near Granton Square. The new building was on on Boswall Parkway, more conveniently located for the expanding population of the area, then being developed with new local authority houses constructed by Edinburgh Corporation.

The church was built as part of the Church of Scotland Church Extension Scheme, which aimed to provide churches in areas where the population was expanding.

The new building is thought to have been officially opened on Saturday 25 April 1936.

War Memorial

The War Memorial from the former Granton Parish Church was moved to the new building some years after it opened and is now located in the grounds to the east of the church.

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War Memorial, Granton Parish Church

Photo: D King, 01/03/2008

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War memorial, Granton Parish Church – detail

Photo: D King, 01/03/2008

Granton War Memorial
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THere is more much information about the War Memorial and some of the men whose names are on it that you can access by following the links below:

Name and Denomination

Original Name Granton Parish Church
Original Denomination Church of Scotland
Present Name Granton Parish Church
Current Denomination Church of Scotland

Design and Construction

Built Architect
1934 John F Matthew

Some of the Ministers

Date Name
1952 Rev T M McFarlane, B.D.
1960 Rev T M McFarlane, B.D.
1974 Rev W C Thomas, B.Theol.
2008 Rev Norman A Smith
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