St Giles

 Possibly founded in the 12th century and dedicated to St Giles, the present building was erected in the 14th and continued to be extended until the early 16th century. The church was given collegiate status by Pope Paul II. Major alterations were undertaken in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the addition of the Thistle […]


“If you seek a monument, gaze around” – Sir Christopher Wren  Greyfriars Bobby’s statue at the junction of George IV Bridge and Candlemaker Row was created by William Brodie and donated by Baroness Burdett-Coutts. The drinking fountain may have been designed by George Cousin the city architect.  Great sculptors have lived and worked in Edinburgh for centuries, […]


Greyfriars Kirk is closed to visitors today as the church is being used for recording. The Radical Welcome  course begins at 8pm this evening run by Anne Ross, our visiting minister from the Lutheran Church of Bavaria and our probationer minister, Urzula Glienecke. At our three venues, Greyfriars Kirk, the Grassmarket Community Project and the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, […]