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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.

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Tuesday 12 December
1.00pm
AlAnon [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
3.30pm
Exploring Silent Prayer
6.30pm
Taiko Drumming Course for Beginners & Improvers [more]
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm and 8:15 - 9:45 pm Taiko Drumming is an uplifting and energetic art-form, originally from Japan. Learn the fundamentals of taiko, building up to a full taiko drumming piece in an 8-week course, guided by experienced instructors from the Mugen Taiko Dojo. Suitable for adults of all ages & all levels of ability. Cost: £95 for the 8-week course, with a special price for 16-30 year olds of £55. Where to buy tickets: www.taiko.co.uk Contact Details: 01357 522 008
8.00pm
AA Live & Let Live [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
Wednesday 13 December
11.00am
Eucharist [more]
A simple brief service, includes scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
12.30pm
Midday Prayer
5.30pm
AA Wednesday Group [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
7.00pm
Lucia at St John's Church [more]
Join Edinburgh Luciakör for an evening of Swedish Lucia and Christmas songs. Lucia is one of the most important traditions in Sweden, where we bring light into the darkness through song, candles and, of course, gingerbread. Originally celebrated at the Winter Solstice, a night thought to bring supernatural powers to life, Lucia is also a saint from Sicily, and the red ribbon around Lucia's waist is a symbol of her martyrdom. With this concert we hope to bring light not only to you in the audience, but also to those in Edinburgh without a home. All profit will be divided equally between our two chosen charities: http://all4pawsedinburgh.org/ http://www.streetwork.org.uk/ TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lucia-at-st-johns-church-tickets-39791965841
8.00pm
Narcotics Anonymous
Thursday 14 December
12.30pm
Eucharist [more]
A simple brief service, includes scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
1.00pm
AlAnon [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
Friday 15 December
12.30pm
Eucharist [more]
A simple brief service, includes scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
5.00pm
Edinburgh Brass Band
Saturday 16 December
7.30pm
Edinburgh Brass Band Christmas Concert [more]
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edinburgh-brass-band-christmas-concert-tickets-39409804787?aff=es2
Sunday 17 December
8.00am
Morning Eucharist
9.30am
Choral Matins
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.
2.30pm
AA Group [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
6.00pm
9 Lessons and Carols Service
Monday 18 December
12.30pm
Eucharist [more]
A simple brief service, includes scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
Tuesday 19 December
12.30pm
Eucharist [more]
A simple brief service, includes scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
1.00pm
AlAnon [more]
Enter via side porch onto Princes Street
3.30pm
Exploring Silent Prayer
6.30pm
Taiko Drumming Course for Beginners & Improvers [more]
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm and 8:15 - 9:45 pm Taiko Drumming is an uplifting and energetic art-form, originally from Japan. Learn the fundamentals of taiko, building up to a full taiko drumming piece in an 8-week course, guided by experienced instructors from the Mugen Taiko Dojo. Suitable for adults of all ages & all levels of ability. Cost: £95 for the 8-week course, with a special price for 16-30 year olds of £55. Where to buy tickets: www.taiko.co.uk Contact Details: 01357 522 008