History

The 1990’s under the ministry of Bill Thompson saw a focus on prayer, especially for the local schools, which at that point denied access to chaplaincy teams.  Encouraged by Bill Thompson, the local ministers joined regularly to pray for the south-east of Edinburgh, and in support of each other.  This link has strengthened over the years and continues to the current time.

Following the retirement of Bill Thompson in 1999, John McPake took over as minister in 2000.  By then permission for providing chaplaincy services had been gained within the schools in the area.  During the period from 2000 to date there has been encouraging work with children and their families, and joint outreach activity with other churches in the south-east of Edinburgh.  We continue to be blessed by having individuals and families from many different nations and cultures as part of the congregation.

The charge of Liberton Northfield has been vacant since September 2018.

June 2019 marked 150 years since the foundation stone of the current church building was laid. A Thanksgiving Service led by the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Right Reverend Colin Sinclair, was held on Sunday 16th June, and the Order of Service outlined the history of ministry at Liberton Northfield.

Below is a selection of websites which detail some history on Liberton Northfield, the information contained in these sites is not confirmed.

http://www.greaterlibertonheritageproject.co.uk/story-library/a-history-of-liberton-free-church