Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church
39 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
Old Saint Paul’s is an inclusive and welcoming church, just off the Royal Mile.
Founded in 1689, it is the original episcopal church of the city, and was once a Jacobite stronghold. The present 19th century building was built by various stages and is now host to the long and broad stone Calvary Stair, rising to a near life-size sculpted Calvary; a Nave of about forty metres long, ideal for processions; a remarkable WW1 War Memorial Chapel, in which are recorded the names of 146 men and 1 woman of the congregation who died; and Alison Watt’s award-winning painting ‘Still’, among other works of art and icons.
We’re delighted to be opening our doors again over Doors Open Days weekend (details below). But if you can’t make it along this year please visit our website where you can download a detailed PDF guide telling you all about our wonderful church and its history to tide you over until you can next visit in-person.
Visit in Person
Old St Paul’s will be open for free in-person visits on Saturday 25th September from 2pm to 5pm and Sunday 26th September from 1pm to 5pm.