Burdiehouse Southhouse Community Church | Edinburgh

Burdiehouse Southhouse Community Church

Blythswood shop

Situated in the South East of Edinburgh we seek to reach out to the immediate area with the life changing message of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Blythswood Care Shop, and the Food bank which we run have given us a very significant foothold and overall we are amazed at how many have crossed our path. Lord’s Day Services, Wednesday Bible study, Children’s club, shop and food bank are all used to evangelise, disciple, and encourage any who are inclined to listen.

Although the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are World Heritage sites, the Christian heritage is not treasured by many as the pearl of supreme value. We preach not ourselves but Jesus Christ and Him crucified, to many this is foolishness, but to those who believe it is the power of God and the wisdom of God. We hope and pray that there will yet be a great returning to the God of Truth across Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and every other place. Either way those who hope in the Lord, will not be put to shame.

Service Information

Contact John Ross for details.

47 Southhouse Broadway, Edinburgh, EH27 8AS

Tel. 0131 664 9353; 07521 097670


Rev. John Ross

John Ross was born on the Black Isle and was too glad to leave school at age 15 to train as a letterpress printer. He had little or no intention of following Christ until recovering from surgery and realised that if he had not come through the operation he would have gone straight to hell. He was greatly helped by the preaching of Rev D. A. MacFarlane, Dingwall, who often highlighted indwelling sin in true believers. This understanding has helped him to the present day.

Believing God was calling him to the ministry he began to study, at Langside College in Glasgow then the University of Aberdeen and did his third and last year of the church course under Rev A. F. Mackay, Inverness. He was ordained and inducted to the Tain and Fearn congregation in 1988 and in 2004 came to Edinburgh to do an outreach work. He says it is a real privilege to have served in each of these places. Married to Morag for thirty nine years, they have two sons, three daughters and five grandchildren. His greatest enjoyment is God, and after that, family, friends, work, walking, golf on an “odd” occasion and he would love to do woodwork.

Rev John Ross,
6 Frogston Grove,
EH10 7AG
Tel. 0131 466 6247
E-mail: jrossapc@googlemail.com