St John’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 19th November, gathering after coffee morning and will also be streamed on Facebook. The AGM report, the agenda and last year’s minutes will be available on this page. The Vestry report and consolidated...
Looking for a warm space this winter? St John’s is opening its doors every Monday.
Join us for a concert celebrating the music of William Byrd.
Join us for David Bagnall’s induction as our new Associate Rector.
Services for Holy Week and Easter at St John’s.
Details of this year’s collection of gifts
Special services at St John’s this Christmas
Are you ready for a new challenge?
Join us at 6pm on 27 November for a choral treat!
Family-friendly fun on an Advent theme
Sunday afternoon programmes for Ukrainian refugees.
The brand new podcast from the Choir of St John’s!
The AGM of St John’s takes place on Monday 14 November 2022.
Service of Prayer for Peace at St John’s on 11 November at 12.30
Fabulous news for Edinburgh city centre
Details of this year’s special services for Advent
New College Festival: Books & Beliefs. 3-5 November.
Thursday 27 October at 12.30pm on “What’s next for Ukraine”
Special services for the season of remembrance.
Families with children – join us for lunch on 30 October!
We’re delighted to welcome Cards for Good Causes back to St John’s.
The Edinburgh walk convenes in St John’s on 15 October at 2.00pm
Just one of the many delicious deserts in the BGRB
Not so much a recipe as some hints for creation g your own…
A traditional way to use up some of your leftovers.
A vegeta®Ian version of the traditional Moroccan Harira.
A delicious way to enjoy a selection of seasonal greens.
A delicious home-made favourite using previously baked potatoes.
A delicious meat-free alternative to Chilli con Carne
Our friends at St Salvador’s, Stenhouse have run a foodbank for 10 years. Demand is as high as ever.
An introduction to the person of Jesus – with some thoughts for personal reflection.
Including: The Streets of Edinburgh, Education for Ministry and Markus & Caleb.
Do join us on Sunday 25 September for the launch of the Big Green Recipe Book!
A huge variety of ways of cooking and using the humble baked potato.
Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup, as cooked by the chef at the Undercroft cafe
Sermon preached by George Harris, ex-convener of our Green Ginger Group.
Creation or evolution? In this post we explore ideas around what brought us into existence.
This Dhal soup is a delicious meal in itself!
A message from Bishop John on the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II
A miracle in the making – turn your garbage into soup!
Another tasty soup from the BGRB
Another recipe from the Big Green Recipe Book
A recipe courtesy of the folks at the Meadows Community Garden.
Immerse yourself in this gentle picture book that encourages us to explore our connection with nature.
A note of some of the discussions and decisions from the August Very meeting
Another recipe from the Big Green Recipe Book
We have always tried to find ways of explaining what and who is behind our existence.
A collection of carbon-friendly recipes from members of our 3 city-centre congregations.
“… we have a problem.” Thoughts from the Rector on creation, collusion and the cleansing crisis…
Magnificat. Sermon for 14th August 2022. The Revd Rosie Addis, Associate Rector.
Do you have old tools that could be refurbished? Our friends at Garvald would love to hear from you!
Eco-Congregation Scotland is working with a new initiative called Walk2COP27.
We are delighted to announce the line-up of guest speakers at our evening worship during August
Beginning in September, St John’s will host a monthly support group for the parents of trans children.
Just Festival is delighted to announce its 2022 programme of events.
Our latest mural is now on display at the east end of the building facing onto Princes Street.
A series of creative events this August at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral.
A brief note of some of the discussion and decisions made at the Vestry meeting of June 2022
Join us every Tuesday at 3.30pm to explore Silent Prayer. No experience necessary!
Do you think that Jesus only surrounded himself with men? Think again.
One way we can combat climate change is to choose to eat in ways that reduce our carbon footprint.
It’s Pride Month – and we are proud to be an open and inclusive congregation!
We’re really pleased to invite any families with children, whether members or not, to join us for lunch after the Sung Eucharist on 12 June.
Now is your chance to find out what it’s like to sing in a church choir! Our choir are holding Open Rehearsals and Open Evensongs during the month of June.
A brief note of some of the discussion and decisions made at the Vestry meeting of May 2022
Registrations are now open for next’s year’s session of this inspiring and challenging course connecting Christian faith and daily life.
There’s a feast of music and worship at St John’s this Jubilee Weekend, including the opportunity to sing with our choir!
A beautiful Paeonia Peter Brand was planted in memory of its name-sake in the dormitory garden recently. We’re looking forward to its beautiful red flowers later in the year.
Maybe no hot sausage and mustard, but we enjoyed a veritable treat after the Ascension morning service all the same!
We’re very excited to let you know that we shall very soon be welcoming Pulse to our lower terrace!
20 May is designated World Bee Day by the UN. We’re keen at St John’s to encourage pollinators – read on to learn more!
Join Revd Fiona Bennett, Martin Johnston & Revd Sam Wells for this HeartEdge Event on Tuesday 24 May from 12:30-2 pm at St Columba’s by the Castle.
Christian Aid Week round from 15 – 21 May. Learn more about how you can help turn hunger into hope…
Join us at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church at 2pm on 28 May to celebrate the golden anniversary of city-centre workplace chaplaincy.
We are delighted to announce that Bishop John Sentamu, former Archbishop of York, is to preach at St John’s during Evensong on Sunday 15 May 2022.
Join us at one of our Sunday services this week as we celebrate our Patronal Festival.
Thursday 26 May – there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at 8am followed by breakfast.
If you have a spare morning or afternoon once a week, have an interest in fair trade and like serving people then the One World Shop would love to hear from you.
Our Bishop will be with us on Pentecost Sunday, 5 June 2022, and will be delighted to baptise, confirm or admit those who would like it.
Help us to plant 70 trees to celebrate the platinum jubilee of HM The Queen
Bringing together the themes from the Season of Pilgrimage and the commitment of the SEC to reach Net Zero carbon by 2030.
The memorial service for the late Revd Peter Brand was held at St John’s on Monday 2nd May. You can view a recording of the service here.
A brief note of some of the discussion and decisions made at the vestry meeting of April 2022
Celebrate the arrival of spring by joining our Eco-Congregation Scotland neighbours from Wardie Parish Church on 14th & 15th May for their Open Gardens event?
A brief note of some of the discussion and decisions made at the Vestry meeting of March 2022
Sunday 12th January 2020 - Beki Cansdale At the back of church in wellies, waterproofs, iPad and lapel mic. Muttering to myself and making noises of checking things off a list. Looking round the space and counting. Off goes my phone very loudly! I answer - it’s...
Sunday 2nd February - Kenneth Boyd ST JOHN: Candlemas/Presentation EP: Leviticus 12.1-end; Romans 12.1-18 The Old Testament book of Leviticus is not often read in church nowadays. Hearing this evening’s first reading one can understand why. After giving birth a...
Sunday 2nd February - Clephane Hume Candlemas 2020 Clephane Hume Malachi 3; 1-4. Hebrews 2; 14-18. Luke 2; 22-40 Earlier in the week I passed a church advertising a Candlemas blessing of candles for the year. That was something new to me but I learned that they...
Sunday 9th February - Eucharist Kenneth Boyd ST JOHN, 5 after Epiphany, 10.30: Isaiah 58:1-9a; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5: 1-12 Sometime in the 1950s, Patrick Rodger, who later became Bishop of Oxford, was the curate here at St John’s. Soon after his...
Sunday 16th February - Rosie Addis Edinburgh folk have never set foot inside St John’s, but if you asked them about us they would say we are the place with the murals. On Monday I had the pleasure of looking through several scrapbooks, detailing some of the past...
Sunday 1st March - Evensong - Markus Duenzkofer Evensong may be found here (add once site completed) Listen to Our Latest SermonsWorship Services TimesMusicSermonsChildren, Young People and FamiliesExploring ChristianityLiturgyChurch YearWho's Who Ministry Team...
Sunday 1st March - Eucharist - Rosie Addis Vocation and Voice – 10.30am, 1st March 2020 So, here we are again – the first Sunday in Lent. What does Lent mean for you? This period leading up to Holy Week and Easter. Is it a time of oughts and should? Or is this...
Sunday 13th January - The Baptism of The Lord - Eucharist - Kenneth Boyd ST JOHN Baptism of Christ (2nd of Epiphany): Isaiah 43.1-7; Acts 8.14-17; Luke 3.15-17, 21-22 “Why don’t they just get on with it?” When people in the street are asked by reporters what...
Sunday 27 January - Proper 3 Ann Tomlinson ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, PRINCES STREET Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany translated to January 27th 2019 Isaiah 62, 1-5; 1Cor. 12, 1-11; John 2, 1-11 In 1966, the Catholic priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal...
Sunday 20 January - Proper 2 - Evensong - Beki Cansdale Found in audio format here (to be added once site completed) Listen to Our Latest SermonsWorship Services TimesMusicSermonsChildren, Young People and FamiliesExploring ChristianityLiturgyChurch YearWho's...
Sunday 10th February - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany - Evensong - Kenneth Boyd ST JOHN, 4 before Lent EP: Matthew 7.1-14; 24-27 ‘In your loving is your knowing’ is the title of a book that was published last week. It’s a collection of the previously...
Kenneth Boyd Candlemass Eucharist 17 Feb 2019 Kenneth Boyds Eucharist Service from 17 February candlemass may be found here (to be added once site completed) Listen to Our Latest SermonsWorship Services TimesMusicSermonsChildren, Young People and...
Sunday 3rd February 2019 - Presentation of the Lord -Candlemas - Kenneth Boyd ST JOHN: Trinity Sunday: 10.30: Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15 Over the last year, I’ve been reading again some of the great 19th century English novels, in...
Sunday 24th February 2019 - Seventh Sunday after Epiphany - Rosie Addis I wasn’t going to apply for the post of Associate Rector at St Johns. I had every intention of continuing my ministry to Deaf people. I am master – or mistress – of my own destiny, thank you...