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.
We also have our Artistic Associate Martin Ritchie who was in charge of our year-long Festival of Worship and the Arts in 2015 and is now continuing the legacy of this festival as our Artistic Associate.
We now have a development and community outreach officer for the re-development of Kirk o' Field into the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Dan Rous. Please contact him for email enquiries and information on this project.
Greyfriars Kirk is also in an ecumenical partnership with Augustine United Church and
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.