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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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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...

On Sunday 8th June, the Sunday Service (English) is a joint service with St Columba's by the Castle and Augustine United.  It will be led by the ministers of all three local churches and be held at St Columba's by the Castle and everyone is welcome to attend.


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).