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 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

Covid-19 Update

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.

Latest News

The Cornerstone Magazine for December is now available at Cornerstone December 2020

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

The Cornerstone Cafe and Cornerstone Kiosk are closed until further notice due to the Covid restrictions.


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.