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Please do get in contact if you wish to know more. We would be delighted to hear from you.”

The Most Reverend Leo Cushley
Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh

About Us

The purpose of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is to present the same person of Jesus Christ anew to the people in our part of Scotland.

We aim to propose a 21st-century vision of Christianity that is coherent, compassionate and compelling. As St Augustine says of Christ: “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

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Join us in prayer, worship and communion. Everyone is welcome.

The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh comprises of the Metropolitan Cathedral City of Edinburgh, the counties of Berwickshire, Fife, East Lothian, Midlothian, Peeblesshire, Selkirkshire, Roxburghshire, Stirlingshire (except the parishes of Baldernock and East Kilpatrick) and West Lothian.

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Our Schools

The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh contains 10 Catholic high schools and 69 Catholic primary schools. These are operated in partnership with families and local government.

“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints,” said Pope Benedict XVI in his address to school pupils from across the UK at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, in September 2010.

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It is eminently possible and desirable to be a priest today and to have joyful, challenging and fulfilling life at the service of God and his people. There is no career that is more loving, heroic or noble than giving yourself for the life - the eternal life - of your fellow Christians and for the good of the whole world.

Do you think that Jesus may be calling you?

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