Find out about what's happening in the Archdiocese during the Advent season, which begins this Sunday (3 December).

A message from the Archbishop for Advent

What's one of the best ways to prepare for Christmas? Find out in this video message from Archbishop Cushley.

Mondays in Advent: Pro-Life Rosary

Join Archbishop Cushley and priests of the Archdiocese to say the Rosary for Life each Monday in Advent at 7:45pm (Zoom). Register at

Take our Diploma in Catechetics in 2024

Dive into the Catholic faith in 2024 by taking out Diploma in Catehetics! Register by this Saturday at midnight and receive a 20% early bird discount. Click here.

New Nativity scene for Edinburgh

Archbishop Cushley will bless the Nativity scene at Mound Place, Edinburgh, this Sunday (3 December) at 3:30pm as part of the city’s ecumenical carol concert. Preview video available above or on YouTube.

Christmas Mass times for Archdiocese

Find a Mass on Christmas Day by looking at our full listings. Full list here.

Christmas Gifts at St Pauls Bookshop

Fr Jereus, Fr Alex (pictured) and Emma invite you to check out the great range of Christmas gift ideas at St Pauls Bookshop at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. Open seven days, 10am-5pm. Watch the promo video here.

Candelit concert in Edinburgh

Enjoy a special candlelit concert of Advent and Christmas music on Friday 8 December at 8pm in St Andrew's Church, Ravelston (77 Belford Road, Edinburgh). Pay on the door £6 (£12 family) or register here.

Advent talk series with Canon Hugh

Canon Hugh White launches the first in his weekly series of talks to help us spiritually prepare for celebrating Christmas. Canon Hugh is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. Watch here.

Carol Service hosted by Lourdes Hospitalité

The Lourdes Hospitalité Committee is hosting a Carol Service at 3pm on Sunday 10 December at St Margaret's Church, Main Street, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh.  All are welcome to come along and join the festivities.

Mass for the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Mass for the Feast of the Holy Innocents will be celebrated by Archbishop Cushley at midday on Thursday 28 December at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, to pray for unborn children, their mothers and all pro-life intentions. Register here (Registration is not essential, but helps with catering).