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
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.
We offer pre-recorded prayer services Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on Facebook (click here)
All are welcome at any of our services.
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)
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.