Edit: 24 March, 2024


The Welcome Space at St John’s will remain open beyond March. We are still looking forward to welcoming you every Monday, from 4-6pm!

This winter, St John’s is offering a warm, welcoming, free and safe space for people of all walks of life. When the clocks go back, the dark evenings and cold winter months can be challenging for everyone. The winter is especially tough on people who feel lonely and isolated, and for anyone who can’t afford to heat their homes. But even if you just want to read a book or get out of your flat for a few hours, you are most welcome to come along.

All are welcome. We want everyone in the West End and beyond to access a warm and welcoming space, to connect with others, make new friends, and feel part of their local community.

Our Warm Welcome Space will open now every Monday, 4-6pm. You can find us at the church hall of St John’s Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ. Just follow the signs!

What you could do during your stay:

  • Enjoy free hot soup
  • Enjoy a cup of tea and coffee
  • Have a conversation
  • Make new friends
  • Read a book

We look forward to meeting you and giving you a very Warm Welcome!

To find out about the Warm Welcome Campaign across the UK: https://www.warmwelcome.uk

To find other warm spaces in Edinburgh: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/warmandwelcoming

For more information about St John’s and our Warm Space: office@stjohns-edinburgh.org.uk or call 0131 229 7565