Welcome to Greyfriars Kirk

a worshipping congregation

We are delighted to welcome members of our community and visitors to the Kirk once more.

For visitor opening times please see our Visit Us page.

For services and prayer, or to talk to a member of the ministry team, please see the Services at Greyfriars page.


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.