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

Feed the Minds Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk

Feed the Minds Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk

12th December 2018
Come and celebrate Christmas at Feed the Minds’ magical carol concert in the stunning and atmospheric Greyfriars Kirk this December!

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Popular Events

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Casting for a BBC3 Reality Series
BBC3 are filming in Edinburgh in the next few weeks and looking for people to feature in an episode of 'Eating With My Ex'.
Little Terrors Candy Apple Making
Bring along your mini monsters and let them create and decorate their very own spooky candy apple completely free of charge at The Granary Leith.
Halloween Trail
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
Enjoy Half-Term Fun at Dalkeith Country Park
Keep the kids out of the house over the half-term holidays! From zip-lines to big slides, fun will be at full throttle throughout Fort Douglas all month.

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