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To all members of the Presbytery of Edinburgh,


I would like encourage a wide representation of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh when we induct Calum MacLeod on the 29th of October.  St Giles’ is the “High Kirk of...

 It has been announced that the Grassmarket Community Project has won the LUCIJA CIKES PRIZE for integration of disabled people in the society through green skills.


This is an incredible achievement, and reflects the amazing support of you all. In fact, the judges were unanimous in their award of gold to Edinburgh, commenting particularly...

A brand new facebook page has now been created for the Kirk so that people can follow and the events we host in a variety of ways!

Please visit it here and see what we're up to!

As the nation gears itself for a historic election, one that poses a lot of questions to all of us as individuals and a community, we at Greyfriars would like people to know that the Kirk is open to all people, of all faiths and none to visit the church as a space for reflection, thought and conversation.

On Thursday there we will hold our weekly mid-week prayer from 1.10-1.30pm which will be especially significant this week. 

Our opening hours for general access to the church are10.30am - 4.30pm.

We hope to see you! 

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Our Autumn 2014 edition of Greyfriars Kirk Magazine is availble now. Click here for the digital version.

Alternatively you can collect a paper copy from the Kirk. Please see our calendar for opening times.

20,000 Beads

An Installation by Jay Frazer

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh


20,000 beads is an installation that I created during my last year at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, for the degree show this year. The striking and experiential piece took over 8 months to produce and required a lot of patience, as each ceramic bead is crafted by hand.

I wanted to create a calming installation that would not necessarily only be suited for a gallery space...

The BBC World Service recently broadcast a programme exploring pilgimage.  The piece includes contributions from author & broadcaster Martin Palmer and our very own Rev Dr Richard Frazer who completed the Camino, the traditional Christian pilgrimage route in Spain.

For more details and to hear the programme in full, please click here.

Last year, the BBC filmed sections of its documentary series The Stuarts. After a successful broadcast on BBC Two Scotland earlier this year, the programmes will be transmitted again throughout the UK on BBC Two for the next three Wednesdays at 8pm. Please tune in if you can.

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