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 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


Service Times



8am Spoken Eucharist (Scottish Prayer Book)
9:30am Choral Matins (except the 1st Sunday of the month) (Scottish Prayer Book)
10.30am Sung Eucharist* with choir (1982 Scottish Liturgy)
6pm Choral Evensong* (Scottish Prayer Book)


11am Eucharist*

All are welcome at any of our services.


*Service also live-streamed on Facebook and then later in the day on our YouTube channel.
We offer pre-recorded prayer services Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on Facebook


Christian Aid Week

Click anywhere in this box to donate to the work of Christian Aid
Thank you for your support

Covid-19 Update

You are welcome to wear a face covering inside the building.
Sanitiser is available as you enter for those who wish to use it.

The War in Ukraine

Information on how we are responding to the situation in Ukraine can be found here

Latest News

Open Evensong

Open Evensong

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.

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St John’s on Social Media


twitter @StJohnPrincesSt

Congratulations to our ecumenical partners in @churchscotland as they now allow ministers to solemnise marriages of two people regardless of the gender make-up, too. It’s a good day for the church! @ECCCTogether @cuthbert_church @StAGW1

Join us at 2pm on Saturday @StAGW1 to celebrate 50 years of city-centre workplace chaplaincy in Edinburgh. Details here:


Join us 'Reimagining the Church' on Tuesday 24 May from 12-2.30pm at @stcolumbasbythecastle with Fiona Bennett, Martin Johnstone & Sam Wells. Believe in a future that's bigger than the past!

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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.