Our incredible new extension is a bright and modern, multi-use space which can be extended depending on requirements, all seamlessly and with no noise pollution to neighbouring rooms. We can offer a full bespoke catering service and so much more


We have a friendly, relaxed cafe in the heart of the city where you can enjoy hot and cold drinks and food.

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.

Covid-19 Update

We are now partially open both for public worship and private prayer.

Celebration of Holy Eucharist: 

Sundays, 8am: 1929 Book of Common Prayer

Sundays, 10:30am: 1982 Scottish Liturgy with organ and cantor

Sundays, 3pm: 1982 Scottish Liturgy with organ

Wednesdays, 11am: 1929 Book of Common Prayer 

In accordance with Scottish Government guidelines we have to limit attendance. We strongly suggest you sign up to attend services beforehand. There are only a few places available on the day. To sign up, please email office[at]

We also offer online services Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11am on Facebook (click here).

The 10:30am Eucharist  on Sundays & the 11am Eucharist on Wednesdays are live-streamed on Facebook as well.

Reflections can be accessed on our YouTube channel.

To access and view the Edinburgh City Centre Together Joint Services, please click here.

All are welcome at any of our services.

Latest News

Our AGM took place on the 9th of November 2020 via Zoom. You can see our AGM and Annual Reports here

Who We Are

St John’s is a congregation of the Diocese of Edinburgh within the Scottish Episcopal Church. With our partner congregations (St Cuthbert’s (Church of Scotland) & St Andrew’s and St George’s West (Church of Scotland) we form Edinburgh City Centre Churches TOGETHER. We are an eco-congregation, a fair trade church and a member of the Creative Carbon Scotland Green Arts Initiative. We are also a member of “Changing Attitude Scotland” and work and pray for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of the church and in society.

St John’s, by the grace of the Spirit, seeks to be an open community, walking in the way of Jesus, engaging with an ever-changing world and living a faith that is timeless yet contemporary, thoughtful and compassionate.

Service Times

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Cornerstone Magazine

Cornerstone Magazine is our congregational magazine. The latest copy can usually be collected from the porch at St John’s. A selection of recent issues is available here, please note that these files may be quite large.

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Keep up to date on our latest events and sermons via our Twitter feed below.

FYI: @secsynod (Scottish #Episcopal), like @churchofengland, is a full member of @AnglicanWorld. We don’t, however, fall under the jurisdiction of @synod / @JustinWelby. We have our own #church law which allows #SSM for lay & ordained alike. @PinkNews @TheScotsman #pisky #LGBTQI

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