Edinburgh Doors Open Day is your chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s architecturally and culturally significant buildings – all for free. From heritage landmarks to the city’s newest architecture, Doors Open Day offers free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entry fee. The event also offers the public an opportunity to find out more about the capital’s public buildings.
This year’s event takes place 23rd and 24th September 2017, and for the first time, Wilson Memorial Church is joining the extensive list of buildings opening their doors.
- Saturday 23rd September 10:00am – 4:00pm
- Sunday 24th September 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Although Wilson Memorial Church may not appear at first glance to be a particularly significant building, there is more to see than the first glance might suggest. Whilst it is true that our church is not a striking medieval building adorned with elaborate gothic decoration, however it is an excellent example of art deco design, which is rarely seen in church buildings.
Once through the doors, the inside of the building is light and airy, containing a large open sanctuary with columned and windowed aisles on either side. You can expect to see the following examples of ecclesiastic art.
- Stained glass memorial windows (some with plaques of dedication).
- Decorative art plasterwork emblem of the United Free Church of Scotland.
- Ancient Christian art plaques adorn each internal column.
- Original baptismal font and pew.
- Oak communion table and sacrament vessels.
Download our very own Wilson Memorial Doors Open Day information leaflet by clicking on this link – Wilson Memorial Church D.O.D Info sheet