Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
Phone: 01312251900

Grade A listed, Greyfriars Kirk plays an important part in Scottish history.  In 1638 the National Covenant was presented and signed in the Kirk in front of the pulpit. In the mid-19th century the then minister led a movement to change the style of worship by introducing the first post-Reformation stained glass windows and one of the first organs into a Presbyterian church in Scotland. Between1929-1938 the historic church building was extensively restored and the interior dividing wall between the two former separate sanctuaries was removed. The Peter Collins organ installed in 1990.

This year Doors Open Day coincides with the Holyrood Art Club annual exhibition at the Kirk.  Entry to the exhibition in the sanctuary is free and please take the time to browse the oils, watercolours and other works of art that have been produced by the members during the past eighteen months.  The artworks are also available for sale and if there is anything that catches your eye, a member of the Art Club will be able to help you with your purchase.

If you can’t visit us in person this time please visit our website and take a virtual tour of our historic Kirk here or have a wander around the Kirkyard below using the virtual tour below kindly provided by Edinburgh’s Cemeteries department and Captured Realities.

Visit in Person

The Kirk will be open to visitors from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 25th September and from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday 26th September.

Kirkyard tours will also be available from the Friends of Greyfriars Kirkyard.




Visit in Person!

Visit Virtually

Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days is supported by:

Arnold Clark Community FundHinshelwood Gibson TrustEuropean Heritage DaysScottish Civic TrustUrwin Studio Edinburgh Web Design

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