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 all services will be offered ‘in person’ as well as online (for up to 95 people). There is no longer any need to book for any of the services, although you will be asked for your name and contact number for track and trace purposes. All of our live-streamed services can be accessed at facebook.com/churchofstjohn and then later on our YouTube channel.
We offer pre-recorded prayer services Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30pm on Facebook (click here)
All are welcome at any of our services.
Sundays – 8am Spoken Eucharist (Scottish Prayer Book); 10.30am Sung Eucharist with choir; 3pm Sung Evensong with Eucharist
Wednesdays – 11am Eucharist
The Cornerstone Magazine for March 2021 is now available at Cornerstone March Magazine
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.
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.