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Head Office Edinburgh

CrossReach’s Main Office is Charis House, located about 3 miles east of Edinburgh city centre, at 47 Milton Road East. EH15 2SR. 

Originally known as Easter Duddingston Lodge, it was owned by the Duke of Abercorn. In 1858 it was leased to Charles Jenner, the proprietor of Jenner's Departmental Store and he went on to purchase the property in 1874.   

After the Church of Scotland bought the building in 1960 for £27,500 it was converted into a home for older people, Queens Bay Lodge. 

The building has many striking features which include the railings at the entrance to the Gate Lodge.  These are an exact copy of the Scalliger railings at Verona in Italy, created by a local Portobello blacksmith, James Ross. One of the conditions of sale was that the Church of Scotland (CrossReach) had to ensure that these railings are maintained in good order.

In 1992, a new home was built on adjacent ground and the former home was renamed Charis House, with staff being transferred from 121 George Street to work in the new head office.

Charis House is the office base of CEO Viv Dickenson her Director of HR and Organisational Development and her Director of Finance and Resources.  It is also the office base for a majority of the Central Services workers.

Supported by the Social Care Council of 31 nominated members, this busy office hosts council and Governance meetings as well as being used as a training venue.



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Contact Details

Charis House
47 Milton Road East
EH15 2SR
0131 657 2000
0131 657 5000


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Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2SR
Tel: 0131 657 2000 Email: info@crossreach.org.uk