Social Justice is whaT draws many people To Mustard Seed

We are fuelled by a passion for the Kingdom of God and an understanding that Jesus had a commitment to connect with those who find themselves in poverty and on the edges of society.


Our desire especially is to walk alongside people who find themselves homeless. We like to partner with local agencies, charities, churches and volunteers to engage more deeply with this issue.

soul food

At the heart of Mustard Seed is our Soul Food meal. Every Thursday at 5:30 we open our doors and hold a banquet at 170 Easter Road. Soul Food is more than a meal as it offers a safe place, community, friendship and support for anyone who is dealing with the challenges of homelessness, food poverty or loneliness. About 50 guests join us most weeks and there is always a warm welcome.


To make Soul Food happen we need a team of volunteers and most weeks about 20 people help us create a truly special event. If you are interested in volunteering please contact and she’ll help you to connect to the Soul Food Community.


Mustard Seed has also helped to set up the charity Soul Food Edinburgh in 2018. There are big dreams for this.

To find out more, please visit Here you can discover how to volunteer or donate.


There is even an online shop to browse, with a variety of beautiful hospitality-themed gifts - cards, prints, tea towels, aprons and more - as well as opportunities to purchase Soul Food meals for guests.


To find out more about Soul Food, contact Jenny Cornfield:

christians agaiNst poverty

Understanding that poverty and homelessness are complex and nuanced issues, we have also partnered with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to host Job Club and Life Skills Courses. 

To join a CAP Job Club or Life Skills Course or for more information about these courses, please contact Mark Harris:



Image gallery: a taste of Soul Food Edinburgh

For I was hungry

and you gave me somethiNg to eaT

I was thirsty

and you gave me somethiNg to driNk

I was a stranger

and you iNvited me in

- Matthew 25:35


Mustard Seed is a community of Good News, rooted in prayer. We value kindness, hospitality, creativity, justice and joy.


We are a Scottish Episcopal Community of Mission in the Diocese of Edinburgh


Mustard Seed Edinburgh

(St Margaret's Church)

170 Easter Rd, Edinburgh



General enquiries

Richard Cornfield, Pioneer Priest

Liz Jarvis, Administrative Lead


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Mustard Seed Edinburgh is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Charity number SC047549).