Edinburgh City Mission

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Edinburgh City Mission is a Christian charitable organisation whose remit covers Edinburgh, Scotland. It is dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and providing practical help and support to those in need.

The headquarters is on The Mound, Edinburgh, close to its original location on the Royal Mile.

ECM is active in various forms of evangelism, including street evangelism, setting up special events, but is more well known for its work in the poorer, deprived areas of the city.

ECM helped found the Care Van in association with Bethany Christian Trust and has responsibility for some of the background work with this activity.

ECM runs several Basics Banks, which are resources for people who are struggling to afford basic necessities to get things such as food, clothing, and domestic goods.

ECM runs a Christian Heritage Centre and hosts Celtic Tours on the Royal Mile, both focused on historical events, many of which have significant influence both on reformed theology and modern atheistic thinking.


Edinburgh City Mission was founded in 1832 by David Nasmith, six years after the founding of the first City Mission in the world, the Glasgow City Mission.

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