Our Story

“I have a dream …to turn loneliness into fellowship, isolation into recognition …and bridge the gap between church and community”. (Peggy Hunter – founder of the Open Door 1982)

And so began this ecumenical venture that has been a presence in the heart of Morningside, Edinburgh since 1982.  We promote inclusivity, and our door truly is open to anyone.

Over the years as services have grown so have the number of staff and volunteers needed to provide them.

Currently we have 8 staff and are supported by over 70 volunteers.

Working as a team, we provide services to over 60 individuals through our groups and clubs, with another 300 visitors to our coffee shop each week.  For the latest information on our activities and fundraising events, see our Blog.

We need volunteers and donations to continue providing our services.  Could you help brighten someone’s day?  You can volunteer HERE.  Donating is also easy using the big blue button on this page.