Feast of St Andrew - Scotland's Patron Saint

Archbishop Leo Cushley will celebrate Mass for the Feast of St Andrew at St Mary's Cathedral at 12.45pm on Thursday 30 November.

Make time in your diary this year to celebrate the feast day of our National Patron at the Cathedral which has the National Shrine of St Andrew and his relics.

It was Andrew who, famously, brought Peter to Jesus – this feast day is your opportunity in a special way – to go to Jesus, through Andrew.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the Vigil of St Andrew on Wednesday 29 November from 7.30pm, which will conclude with sung Evening Prayer of the Vigil at 8.15pm and then Benediction.

All Saints - Holy Day of Obligation

The Solemnity of All Saints - A Holy Day of Obligation (Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on this day).

The Assumption - Holy Day of Obligation

The Solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - A Holy Day of Obligation (Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on this day).

Mass for the Holy Innocents

Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrates Mass on the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Register here.


Refreshments will be available in the Islay room of the Gillis Centre. Do join us for some social time in good company!


Parking: Free and available on first come, first served basis. Come early to secure your place and follow the directions of the stewards. Metered parking is available outside Gillis on Strathearn Road, Whitehouse Loan and Thirlestane Road.

Bus: Edinburgh's Number 5 bus stops directly outside the Gillis Centre.

Driving: Postcode for Gillis is EH9 1BB.

SOLEMNITY: St Andrew, Patron

FEAST DAY: St Margaret of Scotland, Secondary Patron

MEMORIAL: Blessed John Duns Scotus, Priest

FEAST: St Ninian, Bishop

FEAST DAY: Our Lady of Aberdeen

FEAST DAY: St Columba, Abbot