The History of Leith

June 19, 2012

Episcopal congregation in Queen Street (now removed)

” Throughout these troublesome days, a little episcopal
congregation was kept together in Leith,
their place of worship being the first floor of an
old dull-looking house in Queen’s Street (dated
1516), the lower floor of which was, in my recollection,
a police office.”
The congregation about the year 1744 is said to
have numbered only a hundred and seventy-two;
and concerning what are called episcopal chapels
in Leith, confusion has arisen from the circumstance
that one used the Scottish communion
office, while another adopted the liturgy of the
Church of England. The one in Queen Street was
occupied in 1865 as a temperance hall.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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