Our Story

oldfrontdoor“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 for over 35 years. The Open Door continue to be supported by all our local churches, however since we promote inclusivity, 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 7 staff, 6 part-time and 1 full-time manager, supported by over 70 volunteers.

Working as a team, we provide services to approximately 66 individuals through our groups and clubs, with another 300 visitors to our coffee shop each week. For our latest information see dates for your diary.

We need volunteers and donations to continue providing our services. Could you help brighten someone’s day?

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