Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Kirk

About Greyfriars Kirk

1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2QQ
01312251900
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Welcome to Greyfriars Kirk, a worshipping congregation of the Church of Scotland in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town where a church has stood since 1620. We try to be a welcoming, inclusive community and to respond to local needs in a variety of ways. Worship takes place during the week as well as on Sundays in English and Gaelic.

The Kirk is a major venue for the arts, a tourist destination and through the Grassmarket Community Project we support some of our most vulnerable citizens.

The surrounding Kirkyard is the resting place of many prominent citizens, including James Hutton, Robert Adam, Mary Erskine and Henry Mackenzie.

Our museum tells the story of religious activity on the Greyfriars site from Franciscan times to the present day and boasts, among other artefacts, one of only a handful of original copies of the National Covenant signed in the Kirk in 1638. You can also view the oil painting of Greyfriars Bobby by John MacLeod.

Upcoming Events at Greyfriars Kirk

The Edinburgh Singers: Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

The Edinburgh Singers: Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

16th June 2018
Don't miss The Edinburgh Singers' season finale, a performance of Elgar's epic "The Dream of Gerontius", at Greyfriars Kirk on 16th June.

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Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
Come along and spend summer evenings dancing to live music in the open air with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers!
Sunshine On Leith
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production!
Hidden Door Festival 2018
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Wicked
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