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

Welcome to St John’s

St John’s is a thriving Scottish Episcopal congregation at the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city.

Our mission is summed up in the five St John’s AMEN-S:
1. Affirm and deepen the faith of the members of the congregation

2. Make new disciples of Jesus Christ

3. Embrace the care of creation and advocacy for eco-justice

4. Nurse the wounds of those who are hurting body, mind, or soul

5. Speak truth to the powers of the world

Covid-19 Update

In accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidelines all services are offered ‘in person’ as well as online.

There is no longer any need to book, although you will be asked for your name and contact number for track & trace purposes.

We also ask you to wear face coverings inside the building and sanitise your hands as your enter.

Live-streamed services can be accessed at and then later on our YouTube channel.

We offer pre-recorded prayer services Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on Facebook (click here)

All are welcome at any of our services.

Service Times


8am Spoken Eucharist (Scottish Prayer Book)

9:30am Sung Matins on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Sunday of each month (Scottish Prayer Book)

10.30am Sung Eucharist with choir (1982 Scottish Liturgy)

6pm Evensong (Scottish Prayer Book)


11am Eucharist

Latest News

Please note the Red Cockerel Café will be open Tuesday to Saturday 

Read our latest monthly magazine at Cornerstone Magazine 

Please find attached our consolidated annual accounts for year ending July 2021here


27 January is #HolocaustMemorialDay.

Here is a video from our national #LightTheDarkness moment for HMD 2021 – have your candle at the ready for 8pm on Thursday 27 January to join thousands of people across the UK lighting the darkness for #HMD2022.

Today is #HolocaustMemorialDay - the international day to remember all those murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution of other groups, and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Let's learn from the past for a better future. #HMD2022

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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.


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