Our History

The Chinese Evangelical Church in Edinburgh was founded in April 1996, and the first Sunday services started in May of that year. The group consisted of local residents and students originally from Hong Kong and Singapore. The aim was to worship and to share the Gospel with Chinese people in the Edinburgh area. Our church worship was held at Holy Corner in Morningside for 8 years, in the Eric Liddel Centre, before relocating to our present meeting place in the Mayfield Salisbury Church in August 2004.

In 1999, a group of Taiwanese Christians founded the Edinburgh Taiwanese Christian Group (ETCG) to share and witness the Gospel to Mandarin speaking students. By 2001, ETCG joined CECE with a monthly Mandarin Sunday worship service. In 2002, the English ministry commenced weekly Sunday services and, in 2003, the Cantonese and Mandarin Sunday services combined to form a Chinese bilingual Sunday service.

The church now holds separate Sunday services for Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English.