Four centuries of worship and community

celebrate 400 logo Greyfriars Kirk is excited to be celebrating its 400th anniversary in 2020. This special time will be marked by concerts, exhibitions, festivals and more centring around the themes of history, community and enlightenment.

Concerts • Come & Sing • Flower Festival • Walks & Talks • Festival of Science, Wisdom and Faith • Poetry & Reflection • Jazz Sunday • World Animal Day • Films


Upcoming Events

29 February SCO Chorus •  2 March Greyfriars at 12: 20th Century Concert • 27 March Dunedin Consort & Scottish Ensemble Concert…

Click here for a full listing of all events!


Come and Visit!

Wizards, poets, inventors and more… Greyfriars Kirk has a rich and wonderful collection of stories and history connected with the Kirk that  has built up over the four centuries it has been a central Kirk and community in the heart of Edinburgh. Throughout this special anniversary year, we look forward to welcoming many visitors to join in the celebrations. Here are some of the ways you can get involved…

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Activities Throughout the Year

We look forward to welcoming many of our congregations and community, at the Kirk, Grassmarket Community Project and Greyfriars Charteris Centre and beyond, to enjoy participating in the activities and “family” events we have planned.

Statistical Account
Be a part of creating a special statistical account of Greyfriars involvement in our local community. Want to learn more? Contact Jamie and Gillian at 0131 225 1900 or email




If you are interested in any of the above activities featured or would like to explore other opportunities to join in and help our celebrations please get in touch!

Contact the Greyfriars 400 Co-Ordinator Gillian Couper at