Welcome to Greyfriars Kirk

a worshipping congregation

The Kirk is now closed until further notice.

We continue to come together to worship and gather regularly online, with regular news, social media and more. Please see our Worship & Community Hub page for more information. 


Based in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, Greyfriars Kirk has stood in the same spot since 1620 – the first new Kirk to be built in post-Reformation Scotland.

We aim to be a welcoming, inclusive community and to respond to local needs in a variety of ways, particularly through our work with the Grassmarket Community Project and the Greyfriars Charteris Centre.

The Kirk is also a major venue for the arts, a beautiful space for hire in the centre of the city, and a popular tourist destination.

We look forward to welcoming you when we can.