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Subsequent to its union with Kirk o’ Field, Greyfriars Kirk has expanded its parish and is always seeking to increase its work in the local community.  In response to this growing pastoral demand, we are pleased to announce that an Associate Minister, Rev Lezley Stewart, has joined our ministry team. We hope you will join us in welcoming her to this vibrant community.

To learn more about Lezley, please visit her page.

Kirk o’ Field Coffee Morning

Thursday 26th June was the last day of the Kirk o’ Field fortnightly coffee morning before it takes a break for the summer while the building becomes a festival venue.

This wonderful community event welcomes everyone and offers an excellent pot of tea or cafetière of coffee with your choice of scone or buttery at a scandalously reasonable price for the Southside of Edinburgh.  Held in St ninian's Hall and run by a team of volunteers, it usually attracts about 70 people and raises much needed funds for the continued upkeep of the...

Greyfriars Kirk's Summer Magazine is now available.  Click here to view it online.

Alternatively, you can collect a paper copy from the Kirk.

(Large Print Copies are available upon request from the Kirk Office).

On Monday March 24th 2014, members of the Grassmarket Community Project attended the Dedication of the furniture made for the M.O.D. chaplaincy at Kentigern House in Glasgow.


The GRoW workshop created the bespoke furniture for the quiet/prayer room in February and March.  They made a lectern, a communion table and a bookcase.  The furniture was made from Douglas Fir which had come from Longformacus church in the Borders which recently closed.


The Rev Neil Gardner, MA, BD (pictured), minister at the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh and, therefore, one of...

Grassmarket Community Project Wins My Place Award

On the 27th March, the Grassmarket Community Project were awarded a Scottish Civic Trust “My Place” award for the Grassmarket Centre’s architectural finery and positive influence on the local community.

The building, located at 86 Candlemaker Row, opened in 2013 and operates a community café and woodwork social enterprise, whilst also providing a range of therapeutic activities such as drama and art to vulnerable adults in the area.

Designed by Gareth Hoskins, the centre was nominated for the award...

Grassmarket Furniture on Reporting Scotland

The Grassmarket Community Project's Furniture making social enterprise, GRoW was feature on Friday's editions of the BBC's Reporting Scotland.

Grassmarket Furniture makes bespoke pieces from reclaimed pews while affording socially excluded and vulnerable adults to learn and share new skills in the workshop.

To see the full report, click here.

For more details on the work of the Grassmarket Community Project, visit their website:...

Unfortunately, the Edinburgh International Pipe Band Show that was scheduled to perform at Greyfriars Kirk on Saturday 8th March has had to be cancelled. 

The organisers are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope to arrange for a performance at a later date.

Please visit the Edinburgh International Pipe Band's website for details on their other upcoming events.

Our Minister, Rev Dr Richard Frazer, will be offering the Prayer for the Day on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 18th, Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, & Friday 24th January.  The programme is broadcast at 5.43am but if that is a little too early to for you to tune in, they are available for a week afterwards online.

Last Tuesday lunchtime, a service was held to commemorate Greyfriars Bobby, by his headstone in the Kirkyard.

The event was organised by the One O'clock Gun Association and was attended by the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Rt Hon Donald Wilson, the Minister of Greyfriars, Rev Dr Richard Frazer, pupils from George Heriots, and dogs and their owners.  Robert the Bruce and his entourage even made an appearance to honour the unassuming and loyal Skye Terrier!

Bobby's gravestone has become a shrine for the little dog...

Burns Night Supper

The Grassmarket Community Project has organised a ceilidh for Burns Night with a traditional supper laid on.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the GCP's new facilities and sample their excellent cooking all in honour of the Bard.

All proceeds will go to the amazing community work that is done all year round.  For more information on the Grassmarket Community Project and how to get involved, please visit:

Tickets are available from the...