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

Changing Attitude Scotland

St John’s is a member of Changing Attitude Scotland, working to end prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people in the Scottish Episcopal Church and the wider world. www.changingattitudescotland.org.uk

Friday 31 July
1.00pm
Eucharist [more]
A time for silence and intercessory prayer on a theme
Saturday 1 August
11.00am
Eucharist
Sunday 2 August
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.
6.00pm
Choral Evensong
6.45pm
Festival Pulpit - Willie Rennie MSP [more]
Scottish political leaders are coming to St John’s Episcopal Church to tell us what motivates them. They will speak after the 6pm Festival Service (Choral Evensong) on Sundays in August. The five main political parties in Scotland will be represented * 2 August: Willie Rennie MSP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats * 9 August: Marco Biagi MSP, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment (SNP) * 16 August:Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives * 23 August:Sarah Boyack MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment (Scottish Labour Party) * 30 August:Alison Johnstone MSP, Scottish Green Party * All are welcome - free of charge
Monday 3 August
10.30am
Service for the deaf
1.00pm
Eucharist [more]
A simple brief service include scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
Tuesday 4 August
1.00pm
Worship at One
3.30pm
Exploring Silent Prayer
5.30pm
Eucharist with Healing
Wednesday 5 August
11.00am
Holy Communion
1.00pm
Worship at One
Thursday 6 August
9.00am
Eucharist
1.00pm
Worship at One
5.15pm
Silent Meditation [more]
Candle-lit church open for quiet reflection & prayer. All are welcome. Come and go as you wish.
Friday 7 August
1.00pm
Eucharist [more]
A time for silence and intercessory prayer on a theme
Saturday 8 August
11.00am
Eucharist
Sunday 9 August
8.00am
Holy Communion [more]
A simple, said, service from the Scottish Book of Common Prayer
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.
6.00pm
Choral Evensong
6.45pm
Festival Pulpit - Marco Biagi MSP [more]
Scottish political leaders are coming to St John’s Episcopal Church to tell us what motivates them. They will speak after the 6pm Festival Service (Choral Evensong) on Sundays in August. The five main political parties in Scotland will be represented * 9 August: Marco Biagi MSP, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment (SNP) * 16 August:Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives * 23 August:Sarah Boyack MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment (Scottish Labour Party) * 30 August:Alison Johnstone MSP, Scottish Green Party * All are welcome - free of charge
Monday 10 August
1.00pm
Eucharist [more]
A simple brief service include scripture, silence and reserved sacrament.
Tuesday 11 August
1.00pm
Worship at One