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

Exploring Christianity

There are a number of ways to learn more about Christianity with us - questions are most definitely encouraged! Visit our Exploring Christianity page to learn more and then come and join us!

Thursday 5 March
NHSRF [more]
meet in Church Hall - access via west terrace onto Lothian Road
Worship at One
AlAnon [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
Silent Meditation [more]
Candle-lit church open for quiet reflection & prayer. All are welcome. Come and go as you wish.
Friday 6 March
Eucharist [more]
A time for silence and intercessory prayer on a theme
Edinburgh Brass Band Rehearsal [more]
takes place in the hall -access via terrace onto Lothian Road
Saturday 7 March
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.
Sunday 8 March
Holy Communion [more]
A simple, said, service from the Scottish Book of Common Prayer
Choral Matins
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.
Eagle's Flight Pentecostal Congregation [more]
Visit www.eifgoc.com for more details
AA Group [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
Choral Evensong
Monday 9 March
Eucharist / Prayers [more]
A simple brief service include scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
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 10 March
Worship at One
AlAnon [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
Exploring Silent Prayer
Eucharist with Healing
Zumba with Laura
Philatelic Society Meeting
AA Live & Let Live [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street