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Greyfriars Kirk

Welcome to Greyfriars Kirk, a worshipping congregation of the Church of Scotland in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town where a church has stood since 1620.

Greyfriars Kirk

About Greyfriars Kirk

1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2QQ
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We try to be a welcoming, inclusive community and to respond to local needs in a variety of ways. Worship takes place during the week as well as on Sundays in English and Gaelic.

The Kirk is a major venue for the arts, a tourist destination and through the Grassmarket Community Project we support some of our most vulnerable citizens.

The surrounding Kirkyard is the resting place of many prominent citizens, including James Hutton, Robert Adam, Mary Erskine and Henry Mackenzie.

Our museum tells the story of religious activity on the Greyfriars site from Franciscan times to the present day and boasts, among other artefacts, one of only a handful of original copies of the National Covenant signed in the Kirk in 1638. You can also view the oil painting of Greyfriars Bobby by John MacLeod.

Upcoming Events at Greyfriars Kirk

Scottish Ensemble: Concerts by Candlelight

10th December 2024

In the depths of winter warm your soul and explore a rich selection of music, which weaves between past and present.

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SCO 2024/25: Silent Night

18th December 2024 - 19th December 2024

Join the luminous voices of the SCO Chorus under conductor Gregory Batsleer in the intimate setting of Greyfriars Kirk for a much-loved Edinburgh musical tradition.

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RSNO Chrous In Concert

14th March 2025

An American-inspired celebration of the power of choral singing, performed by the RSNO Chorus and its Director, Stephen Doughty, in the atmospheric setting of Greyfriars Kirk.

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SCO 2024/25: Seven Last Words

12th April 2025

Join the magnificent SCO Chorus and Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer for a profound choral contemplation of loss and rebirth from one of the world’s greatest living composers.

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