Buccleuch //

Buccleuch (pronounced Bu-Clue) Free Church is a growing church situated very near to Edinburgh university in the vibrant Causewayside community.

Please feel welcome to come and spend some time with us. We are a diverse group of people from different ages, backgrounds and places in the world who are united in the belief that Jesus Christ is the saviour of the world and the greatest news you will ever hear.

Since 1856

Our Church //

We love welcoming new people into our church family. Whoever you are, whatever your background is, and whether you have been to church before or not, we invite you to come and join us as we learn together about who Jesus is, what he has done for us, and what difference knowing Jesus makes for our lives.

If you have questions about Christianity or would like practical information about Bucceluch please contact us. 

Our Vision

We exist to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. As a church we are called to obey both the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. Our prayer is that all we do as a church might be driven by these principles. 

Our Mission

We love God by growing in our knowledge of him, seeking daily to worship and glorify God in our lives. We love people by providing friendship, care, and hope as we follow the example of Jesus. We make disciples by proclaiming the gospel that Jesus Christ the Son of God lived in perfect obedience to his Father, died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, was resurrected by the power of the Spirit, and ascended into heaven from where he will return to make all things new.

Our Values

We believe in the Trinity of God, that the Bible is true, that people are made in God’s image, that sin is real, and that Jesus is the only Saviour. If you’d like to know more about our values, click here or head to the Free Church website

James Ross


James has been our minister since 2016. He is married to Vickie and they have two children. In his spare time James enjoys reading books, drinking good coffee, cycling, but mostly hanging out with family and friends.

Vickie Ross


Vickie is married to James with two boys. She enjoys being out in the sunshine, especially at the beach with an ice cream in hand.

Wei Fan


“Just as how much I enjoy looking after my plants, I endeavour to sow seeds of His Kingdom and Words in the heart of teenagers.” 

Mark 4: 26-32

Bob Akroyd


Originally from New Jersey, Bob has lived in Japan as well as Edinburgh. He lectures at Edinburgh Theological Seminary and has the enviable talent of remembering the name of everyone he’s ever met. Bob loves good food, good company, and the occasional single malt.

Willie Lytle


Originally from Northern Ireland, Willie has lived in Edinburgh for nearly 30 years. He is married to Anne and dad to 3 boys. He enjoys reading in his spare time.

Cailean Morison


Originally from the north, Cailean came to study music at Edinburgh Uni a few years ago and decided to stay. He lives in south Edinburgh with his wife Sarah and their many houseplants. Cailean has now realised every small child’s dream job and become a train driver, which he loves.

Anna Rankin


Originally from Texas, Anna moved to Edinburgh with her husband, Arthur, so he could study divinity at New College. Anna works as a tax accountant remotely, but her true passion is charity shopping. Anna and Arthur are expecting a little girl this November.

Sarah Lytle


Sarah enjoys knitting and watching murder mysteries on TV. She met her husband in Buccleuch, and they now boast four daughters and one dog.