Welcome to St Giles’ Cathedral

St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh.Peter_Backhouse-1880w With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland’s chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).


Latest News

Forthcoming Service Details and Events. All events and planned church closures can be found on our events calendar.


St Giles’ Neighbourhood Group Newsletter

The April 2015 edition of the Newsletter can be viewed here:  NG Newsletter – April 2015
St Giles’ Cathedral is a registered Scottish Charity SC003565