Baptist. Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh. EH3 9BP
Located in Edinburgh’s Tollcross district, Central Hall dates back to 1901 when it was built by the Methodist Church.
Today, it is the home of Tollcross’s Baptist community who run their office, training and leadership programmes, apprenticeships and weekly gatherings from here, together with working alongside a number of organisations, communities and people groups in and around Edinburgh. The building is available as a hireable conference, meeting and event space – refurbished in 2012, the 850 capacity auditorium is a flexible open space that can accommodate a variety of uses, from concerts to banquet dining.
Community is very much a focus, with the church having a variety of groups that are spread throughout the city and are open to everyone. Examples include: All Nations, which welcomes internationals to Edinburgh; Portobello, a community group for people living in the area of Portobello, and Students/Embers,which aims to foster community among students in Edinburgh.