Greyfriars Kirk

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. See our Vision and Mission Statements.

The Minister is Revd. Dr. Richard E Frazer and the Associate Minister is Revd. Lezley Stewart.

We also have our Artistic Associate Martin Ritchie who is in charge of our year-long Festival of Worship and the Arts in 2015.

Greyfriars Kirk is also in an ecumenical partnership with Augustine United Church and St Columba's by the Castle.   


Click on the SPARK logo above to find out more about our festival of Worship and the Arts.

    We're Hiring! If you are looking for more information on applying to us for the post of Development manager please click here. Deadline: Tuesday 1st December                    

                    The Story of Greyfriars - An Inspiring Community

This is a short film about Greyfriars Kirk and its role within the community today. The iconic image of Bobby is popular with most who visit - ours is a slightly different story.