Father Jamie

Father Jamie

You have come to the website of St Andrew’s Parish, a Roman Catholic faith community in the West of Edinburgh. Mass times are given below and visitors are most welcome.

News and announcements will appear further down the page. Older material is at the bottom and in the monthly archives to the side. The other pages on this site contain information about the parish, both now and in the past.

Mass Times

  • Sunday AM: at 10:30
  • Tuesday AM 09:30
  • Friday AM 09:30
  • 2nd Sat month 10:00 AM (plus confessions)
  • Holidays of Obligation: Refer to newsletter either paper or online

Father Jamie McMorrin

“The Catholic App”

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“The Catholic App” is your smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, news, bible readings, online parish communities and more. You can now read the newsletter for St Andrew Ravelston inside the app (tap News/Add Feed/St Andrew’s Ravelston). Download the app for iPhone/iPad or Android by searching for “The Catholic App, Musemantik” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Join or Support our ‘Sleep In the Park’-Team


SocialBite, the Edinburgh-based charity that supports the homeless, has once again organised a fund-raising ‘Sleep in the Park’ in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh on Saturday 7th December. Two parishioner, Maggie Paterson and James Walker, are going to be there. If you would like to join them please contact James on 07704537717 or jameswalker5330@gmail.com. If you would like to sponsor them, please speak to one of them or use:  uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/MaggiesTeamforSleepinthePark2019. Thank you!

Parish Youth Group – Sunday at 5.45pm

The new Junior Youth Group meets for the last time before the Christmas break in St Andrew’s Church in Ravelston tonight at 5.45pm-7.30pm. Next week, 24th November, we’re going trampolining! We’ll leave at 11.30am from Ravelston and return at 5.30pm. Cost of £10 (siblings half-price) includes transport, entrance fee and lunch. Deadline for registration is Wednesday 20th – speak to Fr Jamie today!    

Young Adults Group – Film Night – Tuesday 7pm

As we reach the end of our series of talks on the Eucharist, this Tuesday in the Cathedral Café there will be a showing of the classic film ‘A Man For All Seasons’, which tells the story of St Thomas More’s courageous defence of the freedom of conscience in public life at the time of the English Reformation. Some popcorn, crisps and drinks will be provided – but feel free to bring your own! Doors open at 7pm, film begins at 7.30pm.    

Parish Project

The Parish Council have voted to send the net proceeds from our recent annual BBQ to Fr Nicklas Maria in Russia, our current ‘parish project’.  Now that the proceeds have now been quantified, you will be pleased to know that around £1,400 (net of expenses) was raised! You may recall, when the parish nominated Fr Nicklas as our ‘parish project’, the nomination was to be effective for a period of 3 years.  Incredibly, the 3 years will be up at the end of this year and therefore we will shortly be seeking suggestions from you for our next parish project.  In the meantime, if you would like to make a final contribution towards a last donation to Fr Nicklas at the beginning of December, please do so before the end of this month.  You can give either by putting a cash donation into ‘Jessie’s Box’ at the back of the church, or by making a bank transfer to the parish bank account including the word ‘project’ in the payment reference.  If you need any further details on how to do this, please email Caroline Reid in the parish office on finance@stmaryscathedral.co.uk.

“Once in a Lifetime…” Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – June 2021

The response for this Pilgrimage has been very positive but number are limited. So, if you are interested in coming, it is imperative that you register interest as soon as possible. The Pilgrimage will be 16-27 June 2021 and it will not be cheap, but that does give everyone time to save up. The indicative cost for 11 days, staying in good hotels, and flying BA will be £2,155. Once we have an idea of numbers interested – we will have a preliminary meeting with the Tour Operator. There is no commitment until the time to pay a deposit. 

Sunday Parking Restrictions


The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing to introduce parking restrictions on Sundays from 12.30pm to 6.30pm in 2020. This is going to have a very disruptive effect on all city centre churches. The churches would prefer a later start time – perhaps 1.30pm or 2pm and possibly finishing at 6pm. It is important that the Council receives as many individual letter and emails as possible if it is to re-consider the timings of these restrictions. Objections to the proposal, must be made by letter or email by 26 November 2019 quoting notice reference number TRO/19/29. Please take time to write to: City of Edinburgh Council, Traffic Orders, 3.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG or email at trafficorders@edinburgh.gov.uk

Rota for Next Sunday – 24th November

ReadersRosemary Milligan, Geraldine Rooney
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Chris McCabe, Nancy McDermott, Fergus Christie
Bidding Prayers Nancy & Fiona McDermott
PasskeeperMichael McNaught-Davis
FlowersMarolyn Cogswell
Tea/CoffeeMargaret Bee & Linda Alonzi
Cash CountingNancy Reville & Annie Stephen

If you are unable to take your turn, please swap with another team member.Extraordinary Ministers: we need only the 1stand 2ndnamed, if 2 priests concelebrate the Mass.

Mass Days, Times, Holy Days & Mass Intentions

DayTimeHoly DayMass Intention
Sun 17th10:30 amNAPatrick (Paddy) Lenihan (RIP)
Sun 17th12 noonExtraordinary FormNA
Tues 19th09:30 amNAColette Patten
Fri 22nd09:30 amSt CeciliaPat Brown (RIP)
Sat 23rd10:00 amNAMary Harkin Millar (RIP)

Responsorial Psalm: The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

Collection for Sunday 10thNovember: £520.76; Many thanks!