Photograph of Blackhall St. Columba's Church

We believe that God's purpose for Blackhall St. Columba's is to love and glorify God and spread the Good News joyfully, through loving, worshipping, serving, caring, living, healing and growing in the parish, the nation and the world.



Interim Moderator - Rev. Dr. Alistair Donald

Locum - Rev. Tom Cuthell


Rev Benjamin Abeledo preached on Sunday 30 August as Nominee for the vacancy that has existed since Rev Alex Douglas retired last year.

The result of the voting for the election and appointment of a minister to the vacant charge of Blackhall St Columba's Church of Scotland Edinburgh was as follows:-

FOR Electing Rev Benjamin Abeledo: 264

Against Electing Rev Benjamin Abeledo: 6

Accordingly Rev Benjamin Abeledo has accordingly been elected and appointed subject to the judgement of the Courts of the Church. In this regard the decision of this Congregation goes before Presbytery next month to be sustained.

Mr Abeledo is, as has been publicised earlier, employed by the Ministry of Defence as a chaplain with the British Army and would join us early in 2016 following the completion of his commission.

Eddie Thorn

Session Clerk