Welcome to St John’s
St John’s is a thriving Scottish Episcopal church 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
In accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidelines services will not be open for public attendance in January 2021.
We offer pre-recorded prayer services Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30pm on Facebook (click here).
The Sunday 10:30am Morning Prayer with music & the Wednesday 11am service with music are live-streamed on Facebook.
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.
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.
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.