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We are very pleased and excited to announce that David Briggs, one of the world's finest organists and improvisers, will perform Francis Poulenc and Kenneth Leighton's spactacular organ concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Saturday 3rd October.

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Last Sunday we had our annual university festival service that included preaching from University Chaplain Revd Harriet Harris and the marvellous and inspiring South African Tshwane Gospel Choir. Their voices and interpretation of traditional and newer worship music created a vibrant atmosphere to move the whole congregation.

Come next Sunday to hear Ghana's Afropella Night join us for worship that uses indigenous Ghanaian rhythms and beats to bring a unique sound to our Sunday Service.  

Join us this Sunday for our second week of Festival Worship - this time with the visiting Tshwane Gospel Choir from South Africa. Worship will be led by their vibrant and soulful music.


Our Summer 2015 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.

This week we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of our Peter Collins Organ which was officially dedicated on the 24th June 1990.

There will be an organ shaped cake to enjoy and a recital by John Kitchen that includes:

Les Patineurs...

Join us this Monday to hear the Edinburgh Academy Chamber Choir and hear them perform a varied programme of choral works and the premier of Peter Gregson's Psalm 19.

Peter Gregson is part of the Greyfriars Kirk family and a former pupil of the Edinburgh Academy. He is a sought-after cellist and composer 'working at the forefront of the ne music scene', (The New Yorker). He recently completed scoring his first feature film, 'A Little Chaos,' directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, which closed the Toronto International Film...

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Groupon Tour offer which went live yesterday.

You are now able to go online and book a tour for 1-14 people on Fridays at midday at very generous prices. So if you're stuck for something to do this summer come and learn the history of a historical landmark in the heart of the old town!

The website will take you through all the steps of purchasing and redeeming your tour voucher: or contact Mirella in the office if you have any questions by...

On Sunday morning we enjoyed some creative worship for Pentecost with lots of participation from members of the congregation. Our young folk helped us make huge banners to hang from the pillars and our beadle made 20 enormous origami doves to hang over the centre of the Kirk. Finally, our resident poet, Sarah Agnew, composed a poem inspired by the service and read it before the Benediction. Here's a link to her reading it, and to the text!. ...

We are excited to take part in publicising the online availability of the Grassmarket Tartan online. To visit the shop follow the link!

Yesterday we launched our educational resource for Secondary and Primary pupils and teachers for Religious and Moral Education. It was a fantastic lift of for a website that has taken many years and much hard work and dedication to build. The website can be found at  The Moderator of the General Assembly Right Reverend John Chalmers not only attended but was paraded into the Kirk with a piper from George Heriots, four Skye Terriers, and a class from Sciennes Primary School.

The launch included a welcoming...