St John's Episcopal Church

St John's Episcopal Church
Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ
  • Telephone 0131 229 7565
  • Opening times Opening times vary, see individual events for details.
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  • Website www.stjohns-edinburgh.org.uk
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St John's Episcopal Church

St John's is a beautiful historic building comprising a main church, church hall and public meeting room. All are available to hire for public or private events – we hold a theatrical licence and are PRS registered. St John's is home to Henderson's at St John's Vegetarian Restaurant, the One World Shop, Cornerstone Bookshop and during August Edinburgh's Just Festival.

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Events at this venue

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Abraham: Out Of One, Many

Chair: Prof Jolyon Mitchel (University of Edinburgh) /TBC Panelists: Rev Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler (CEO, CARAVAN), Iraqi artist Qais Al SindyJoin us for the opening event of the 2019 Just Festival celebrating the three faith traditions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Speakers are Rev Paul-Gordon Chandler (CEO…

Fri 2 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Abraham: Out Of One, Many Exhibition | Caravan Arts

'ABRAHAM: Out of One, Many' is a timely artistic exploration on living harmoniously, inspired by Abraham; the common ancestor of three celebrated contemporary Middle Eastern artists from Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions. In these three faith traditions, whose followers are referred to as children of Abraham, the…

Fri 2 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Sat 3 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Sun 4 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Breaking The Cycle

Chair: Very Rev Derek Browning (Church of Scotland) Panelists: Sandy Cameron (Chair of Sacro Board), Very Revd Dr Andrew McLellan (former HMI Scottish Prisons) In the last 20 years the prison population in Scotland increased from 5,869 in 2000 to 7,595 in 2018, reaching its peak at 8,212 in 2012 (World Prison Brief). Many…

Mon 19 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Cherished And Challenged

Chair: Sebastian Fisher (CEO, VOCAL) Panelists: Viv Dickenson (CEO, CrossReach), Carers Scotland Representative Circumstances which lead to being a carer vary from parenthood, old age, accident or injury or finally to taking on extra responsibly as a young person due to the needs at home. The ways in which a carers life…

Fri 23 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

The Csi Effect

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief: The CSI Effect with Barbara Peters. What most of us know of post mortems comes from television crime dramas, with equipment so cutting edge it borders on science fiction. Good-looking forensic pathologists and gothic looking mortuary technicians obtain conveniently swift results from…

Mon 12 Aug

£6 / 0131 229 7565

Dancing Into Retirement

Chair: The Reverend Paul Burrows (Church of Scotland) Panelists: Zoe van Zwanenberg (Chair of Dancers Career Development), Morag Deyes (Artistic Director, Dance Base: Scotlands National Centre for Dance) Many professional dancers dedicate their early life to achieving their dream of reaching greatness in their field. Once…

Fri 16 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Death Café

Hosted by Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda…

Fri 2 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Sat 24 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Edinburgh Fortean Society At 20

EdFort at 20 On the 9th of April 2019 the Edinburgh Fortean celebrated its 20th birthday As part of our celebrations we are holding a one day conference at St Johns Church at the junction of Princes Street and Lothian Road Saturday the 13th of July from 1130 to 1800 and then reconvening in a private vault in the…

Sat 13 Jul

£13.75 / 0131 229 7565

Ending Slavery

Hosted by: International Justice Mission (IJM) and the One World Shop International Justice Mission (IJM), the largest anti-slavery organisation in the world, will be partnering with the One World Shop, a pioneering fair trade organisation, for a conversation event unpacking how we can end the slavery and exploitation in…

Sat 10 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Festival Pulpit

Curated by The Rev Rosie Addis, Associate Rector of St Johns Church.Come and join us at St Johns Festival Pulpit to hear voices from inside and outside the church. Each evening will commence at 6pm with a traditional sung Anglican Evensong. This will be followed by a presentation by the guest speaker and a QA session. All…

Sun 4 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Sun 11 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Sun 18 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Sun 25 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

From Consumerism To Compassion

Chair: Bob Fyffe, General Secretary of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) Panelists: Lisa Hough-Stewart, Communications and Mobilisation Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), Dr Line Kikkenborg Christensen (Campaign Director, Jubilee Scotland) A modern day lifestyle heavily affected by consumerism has led…

Tue 13 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

From Syria To Scotland

Chair: Tom Lea (Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh) Panelists: Nadin Akta (Syrian Futures Project, University of Edinburgh), Ammar Albawab (Chef, Pomegranate Takeaway), Marwa Daher (Media student, City of Glasgow College), Liz McArthur (Re-Act, Refugee Action Scotland), Estifaa Zaid (Student Action for Refugees…

Tue 20 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Fun At The End With Dr Kathryn Mannix

Hosted by Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief: Were all going to die!- Fun At The End with Dr Kathryn Mannix.Cinema and TV love to use death as a dramatic device. But is death on screen anything like real dying? How does the cinematic portrayal of death impact on our ideas, beliefs and willingness to discuss our own deaths?

Mon 5 Aug

£6 / 0131 229 7565

Heart For Art Exhibition | Crossreach

Heart for Art seeks to bring creativity and connection to those living with dementia in Scotland. We celebrate the individual behind the diagnosis and seek to reduce the stigma often associated with dementia. We seek to demonstrate what can be done and focus on the creative skills that everyone possesses, witnessing the…

Fri 2 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Sat 3 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Sun 4 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Home

Active Inquiry There is no place like Home – but what is it? What does home mean if you don't have one? Or if it is a place you are scared to be in or to leave? Can you really feel at home if it is temporary or there is a constant threat of eviction? This latest production from Active Inquiry tells different stories of…

Fri 9 Aug

Church at St John's

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Church at St John's

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 16 Aug

Church at St John's

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 17 Aug

Church at St John's

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Home

There is no place like Home - but what is it? What does Home mean if you dont have one? Or if it is a placed you are scared to be in or to leave? Can you really feel at home if it is temporary or there is a constant threat of eviction? This latest production from Active Inquiry tells different stories of Home in…

Fri 9 Aug

£8–£10 / 0131 229 7565

Sat 10 Aug

£8–£10 / 0131 229 7565

Fri 16 Aug

£8–£10 / 0131 229 7565

Sat 17 Aug

£8–£10 / 0131 229 7565

Into Recovery

Chair: Professor Anne Whittaker (University of Stirling) TBC Panelists: Justina Murray (CEO, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol Drugs), Gavin Crichton Adi (Active Inquiry) The Scottish Government has stated, Scotland has a long legacy of drug and alcohol misuse. This damages lives, families and communities, and…

Fri 9 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Lives In Transition

Chair: Dr Agatha Kai-Kai (RST Trustee) Panelists:Rev Kirrilee Reid (Chaplain and Refugee Projects Officer in Pas-de-Calais, Scottish Episcopal Church), David Bradwell (Church of Scotland) According to the UN Refugee Agency there are 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Stories of refugees and asylum seekers…

Mon 5 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Nearing Retirement

Chair: Professor Emerita Mary Marshall(The University of Stirling) Panelists: Maureen ONeill (Faith in Older People), Rt Rev Bruce Cameron (Scottish Episcopal Church), Age Scotland Representative Retirement is often ideally presented as a period of endless freedom and lack of responsibilities. But do we ever really…

Tue 6 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

No Direction Home | Counterpoints Arts And Camden People's Theatre (Uk)

Hosted in partnership with Refugee Survival Trust. No Direction Home is a stand-up comedy group from refugee migrant backgrounds mentored by award-winning comedian Tom Parry, created and produced by Counterpoints Arts and Camden Peoples Theatre. The comedians come from countries including Iran, Pakistan and Syria. All…

Fri 16 Aug

£10 / 0131 229 7565

Posthumous Celebrity Career

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief: The Secrets of a Successful Posthumous Celebrity Career with Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce. Death is not the end for many celebrities. As part of Death on the Fringe, Ruth Penfold-Mounce, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of York, explores how death can actually be a positive move…

Mon 19 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

So You Say You Come From? Prove It!

The Asylum Project at the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic is proud to invite you to an interactive event aimed at highlighting how easy it can be to fall through the cracks and end up stateless, in a hostile environment. In this forum theatre production, the Asylum Project addresses the issues of obtaining new…

Sat 3 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Towards The Bionic Human

Chair: Professor Emeritus Kenneth Boyd (University of Edinburgh)Panelists: Jeremy Balfour MSP, Dr Gill Harrow (University of Edinburgh) In our modern-day technology-driven world, we have accepted the presence of devices and digital improvements that make our lives easier. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and…

Mon 12 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Transitioning: The Joys And The Challenges

Chair: Rt Revd Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh Panelists: Maxwell Reay (Minister at Augustine United Church and NHS Lothian Chaplain), David Parker (The National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland) An opportunity to explore gender transition and its impact on peoples spiritual lives. The conversation will…

Sat 17 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

3D/2D West End Fair

Turn up any day of the festival for 80 to 100 craft, art and design stalls from makers around the UK allowing you to purchase any form of trinket or tassel your heart should desire.

Sat 3 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 4 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 5 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

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