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.
If you want to learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
The church is open every day from 8.45am until 5.45pm. You are welcome to enjoy the beauty of the building and to use it for your personal prayers. If you want you can light a candle in the chapel and/or leave a written prayer which will be offered at one of our daily services.
All are welcome at any of our services.
We are now partially open. Our opening times at present are:
11am Wednesday’s for Eucharist
12-2pm Wednesday’s for private prayer
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am then 12-2pm for private prayer
But Our ministry continues and we are meeting virtually for our prayers on http://facebook.com/churchofstjohn
Reflections can be accessed on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/StJohnsEdinburgh
To access and view the Edinburgh City Centre Together Joint Services, please use the following link: https://www.sanctusmedia.com/cx/st-cuthbert/index.html
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.