Our Story

Emmaus House was opened in 2008 by Andrew and Janet with the intention of creating a centre of prayer and hospitality for visitors from around the world and the local community. Emmaus House now offers:

Emmaus House is a three floored Georgian terraced villa (dating from around 1830), with easy access to all the attractions of the city centre. We are a ten minute walk from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), and convenient for Edinburgh University, Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Napier University.

Our doors are open to those of any background, sexuality, race or gender and we wish to make all feel welcome.

Why are we called Emmaus House?

In the Gospel, Emmaus is a place of new beginnings. The full story of Emmaus can be found at Luke 24:13-35. Taking inspiration from this, we try to be open to the new insights we need today for our journey together.

Caravaggio Emmaus
Caravaggio Emmaus

A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC042957)