Our First Century 1916 - 2016


EDINBURGH - Centenary study in the origin of local assemblies.
Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, has been the home of an Apostolic church since 1922.

Now called ‘Life Church’ it is based in the centre of the city serving the local diverse community minutes from the Parliament and Holyrood House, the Queens official Scottish residence.

The church was established after a team went to the city in 1922 sharing the vision and by 1931 there were 5 districts. The local leaders prayed and sought a city centre building and in a miraculous answer to prayer in 1931, obtained the building that is still used today for £1000 despite its £3000 asking price.

Life Church is a lively and growing city centre church with an international congregation. With an average attendance of almost 140 people, consisting of all ages and many nationalities, the church is making an impact in the lives of students, recovering addicts, the poor, those with mental health issues and local and international people.

"Life church is like a little bit of heaven, with people from every walk of life and so many nationalities. It is amazing and wonderful to see Jesus changing people's lives. We have seen Chinese students with no Christian connection become Christians, we are working with those who struggle with addictions, sometimes stable and other times not. It is hard when people slip, but we are here for the long haul, just loving people. One guy has been in and out of prison but we are there for him ." Explains Pastor Adrian Galley. "It's a privilege and encouraging, but there is so much more to do in this city. But we honour our forefathers for establishing a base for serving and reaching Scotland’s capital".

Pastor Adrian Galley