The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is open every day from Monday 30th March to late October. At times when the Historic Scotland property of the Old Nave and Palace is closed the church building can be accessed through the North and South doors.
The Abbey, whose foundation goes back to 1072, was built by King David I of Scotland. Over the centuries since that time the Abbey has exerted a profound Christian influence and, in these present days, the Abbey Church of Dunfermline continues to witness to the Christian Faith in its worship services, and varied organisational life.
Worship at Dunfermline Abbeys follows a traditional pattern of Church of Scotland worship with the Word of God taking a central place. Worship takes place every Sunday at 9.30 and 11am with the Sunday School and Youth group meeting during the 11am Service. Lunchtime Prayers are held in the Memorial Chapel at noon on Wednesdays.
Music has been an important feature of the liturgy at Dunfermline Abbey since the time of the Benedictine foundation in the twelfth century. The Abbey Choristers are proud to be part of this historic tradition by continuing to provide choral music for Abbey Services. There are numerous musical events throughout the year.
Admission to the Abbey Church is free