Welcome to St John's

St John's is a thriving Scottish Episcopal church at the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city. Here we aim to express love for God and neighbour in all that we do. And to help people discover for themselves the significance of Jesus Christ.

You would be very welcome to join us for worship at one of our Sunday services. And if you would like to be involved in other ways you will find plenty of opportunities on this website. If you want to know more please contact us.

Our services

Service times at St John's, and descriptions of our regular services

Visit us

How to find St John's, and details of our opening times

Contact us

Send us an email, or find details of other ways to contact us

St John's Development Project

There's a lot happening at the moment, from art exhibitions to tower abseils. Keep a track on our progress in our special development pages


Monday 26 January
6.30pm
Taiko Drumming Course [more]
Join our regular taiko night and learn a taiko drumming piece in a 10-week course. The course will include technique and exercises to improve overall playing, in addition to repertoire, and will be pitched for those with some experience in taiko - please contact us to discuss suitability. This course will form part of a series of courses running regularly throughout the year. If you would like to join, but do not yet have any experience, please contact us to find out about our workshops for beginners. Mondays 630pm to 8pm and 815pm to 945pm for 10 weeks. Cost: £120 for the 10-week course, with a special price for 16-25 year-olds of £70 Where to buy tickets: www.taiko.co.uk Contact details: Jon McCall on 01357 522 008.
Tuesday 27 January
1.00pm
Worship at One [more]
A simple brief service include scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
1.00pm
AlAnon [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
3.30pm
Exploring Silent Prayer
6.00pm
Zumba with Laura
8.00pm
AA Live & Let Live [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
Wednesday 28 January
11.00am
Holy Communion
1.00pm
Worship at One [more]
A simple brief service include scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
5.30pm
AA Wednesday Group [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
Thursday 29 January
9.00am
NHSRF [more]
meet in Church Hall - access via west terrace onto Lothian Road
1.00pm
AlAnon [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
1.00pm
Worship at One [more]
A simple brief service include scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
1.45pm
Prayers for Healing - come and go as you wish, prayer is offered on an individual basis
5.15pm
Silent Meditation [more]
Candle-lit church open for quiet reflection & prayer. All are welcome. Come and go as you wish.
6.00pm
Auction of Things Money Can't Buy [more]
Ever wanted to take a trip in a classic Bentley or have your family tree researched for you? How about a week in a four star luxury apartment in Madeira or holiday home in Orkney? Then come along to the auction of ’Things That Money Can’t Buy’ at St John’s Church Hall on Thursday 29th of January 2015 from 6pm , all proceeds and donations in aid of the Development Project. Refreshments and entertainment on a ‘Burns Night’ theme from 6pm. Volunteers and donations of lots please contact Barbara Graham on bjmgraham@gmail.com
Friday 30 January
10.00am
Edinburgh Stamp Group
1.00pm
Prayer Time [more]
A time for silence and intercessory prayer on a theme
7.00pm
Edinburgh Brass Band Rehearsal [more]
takes place in the hall -access via terrace onto Lothian Road
Saturday 31 January
8.00am
Souper Saturday - in the church hall (until 2pm) [more]
A free simple meal and conversation aimed primarily at Edinburgh's homeless but open to anyone.
6.00pm
Conflict Soup Kitchen [more]
Organised by Edinburgh University International Development Society
Sunday 1 February
8.00am
Holy Communion [more]
A simple, said, service from the Scottish Book of Common Prayer
10.30am
Sung Eucharist with activities for children [more]
Join us for this our main service of worship. It's followed by refreshments and we have a range of special activities available for children during the service.
2.00pm
Eagle's Flight Pentecostal Congregation [more]
Visit www.eifgoc.com for more details
2.30pm
AA Group [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street