News and Articles

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: www.groupon.co.uk 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! http://grassmarkettartans.co.uk/shop/

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 www.greyfriarslearning.uk  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...

To know more about Heart for Art and to find out about when it is and where please go to our newly created page in the community section of the Greyfriars Kirk website by clicking here.

Joining us for a concert during this season of Easter will be the Hebrides Ensemble with another fantastic arrangement on the 20th April at 6pm. They bring together three very different Horn Quintets. One by Mozart makes full use of the tone and personality of the horn, a more abstract work by James MacMillan features ‘hunting’ and ‘battle’ horn exclamations, and will complete the programme with a hidden gem of chamber music: Stanford’s Fantasy for Horn and Strings.

...

PALM SUNDAY STOOSHIE - relive the events of Palm Sunday through the eyes of Judas, Peter, Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of Jesus, Pilate, Caiaphas and Jesus of Nazareth in a piece of mobile street theatre. Walk the old town as we imagine Jerusalem in the time of Christ and hear of the intrigues, joys and sorrows of the Palm Sunday story. Free to take part, but email: festival@greyfriarskirk.com to secure a place as numbers are limited. Please note that there will be uneven surfaces and many steps. Dress for the weather! 4-6pm Sunday 29th March...

We are very pleased to report that The Grassmarket Tartan Fashion show was an overwhelming success last Thursday! Well covered by the press and sold out to the public.

To watch the STV report please follow the link here

This weekend we have another exciting SPARK event! Come along and hear our Peter Collins Organ in all its glory played by John Kitchen. The programme includes Parry's famous and richly textured Blest Pair of Sirens, heard at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with stirring psalm settings by Vaughan Williams and Holst and the highly charged Te Deum Laudamus by Kenneth Leighton.

 

Pages