The people of St John’s themselves form a community, gathering together for worship from far and wide. Each person is also a member of their own local community, the place where they live out their faith.
Our church building is in the centre of Edinburgh and, so far as we are able, allows us to be of service to the community there as well.
The information on this page gives a little information about some of the ways we try to do this. Click on any of the boxes for more information.
A modern, flexible space available to all
Our Cornerstone Centre has a range of rooms suitable for all sorts of uses by individuals, groups, organisations and businesses alike. We’d be very happy to talk with you about what we can offer.
1st Wednesday Lunches
A simple meal open to all
Each month, on the 1st Wednesday, we host a simple home-cooked soup and cheese lunch in the Cornerstone. The meal follows the 11.00am service of Holy Communion. All are welcome.
Trans Families Support Group
A confidential space for mutual support
This group meets on the 1st Saturday in the month and is organised by a member iof St John’s, themselves the parent of a trans young person. it is open to any who will find it useful.
12-step support groups
Meeting weekly for mutual support
For many years St John’s has hosted 12-step support groups for those who experience a range of addictions. Each group is organised independently. Please check their own websites for details.
Speaking to contemporay issues through art
The murals at St John’s are a feature of the church known by many people. Each on communicates a thought-provoking message on a contemporary issue.
St Salvador’s Food Bank
Serving people in the Saughton & Stenhouse area
Run by our friends at St Salvador’s Episcopal Church in Saughton, we collect and deliver donations of food and toiletries for distribution by them to those in need.