Our Leith venue was built as a Turkish baths in the mid 19th century, before being converted into a cinema. We’re told it has one of the last remaining plaster cinema screens in Europe and Smith Wigglesworth and other renowned preachers have ministered here since it’s been used as a church building. The Leith venue is a historic building with a contemporary yet homely feel.

Sammy Ewan is the Location Pastor in Leith. He's married to Helen who works with the kids church in Leith. Together they have a vision to see a significant and contemporary church in the heart of the Leith community.

“With only 2% of the Leith population connected to a local church there is a great need here for alive, active and relevant churches that want to impact the area with the revolutionary message of Jesus. We're excited to be part of what God is doing here.” (Sammy Ewan)

People of all ages and backgrounds make Destiny Church in Leith their home and they are passionate about reaching and helping others to find life in Christ.

Sammy Ewan

Sammy Ewan

Location Pastor


Service Times

Check our Coming Up page for times of our online and in-person services.


12 Casselbank Street

Lothian Buses

Lothian bus services: 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49 (ask for "the foot of Leith Walk").


There is limited parking in the area around the building.

Kids Church

Parents & Baby Lounge Ages 0-1

During the service the café is used as a parents and babies area. Sound is fed from the main auditorium into the café so that you can continue listening to the message. Here you’ll find nice comfortable sofas as well as lots of toys for your baby to play with. There are special high chairs on request in case you need to feed your child. There are also baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet. This is on the ground floor near the front door.

Tweenies Ages 1-3

We aim to provide a safe, secure and loving environment in which children can explore, learn, smile and grow. The children enjoy some free play alongside some action filled worship time. Each week there is also a Bible story with a follow up craft.

Minis Ages 3-5

In minis the children enjoy an interactive bible teaching session, aided by praise songs, multi-media and craft.

Kidz Church Ages 5-12

This group is for primary aged kids. It explores Bible truths through a fun packed interactive session. Puppets, praise, ice breakers, media supported teaching are all features of our weekly kids church.

Kids Church Registration

Kids Church starts after the worship and offering. All that you need to do is take your children to the relevant group(s) and sign them in. At the end of the meeting there will be a sign on the screen indicating when to collect your kids.

Please let the Kids Team know if your child has any allergies or special needs. All of our volunteers are PVG checked to work with children. Please take time to say hello to them.

If you have any questions about Kids Church, or if we can help you or your family in any way, please speak to a member of the Kids Team. We look forward to welcoming your children into their groups!

Kids vision & ethos


Every Sunday during the morning service there's some exciting things going on for youth, ages S1-S6.

More about youth