Sunday Parking Restrictions

The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing to introduce parking restrictions on Sundays from 12.30pm to 6.30pm in 2020. 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

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

The response for this Pilgrimage has been huge. So, if you are interested in coming, it is imperative that you register interest as soon as possible. There are only 48 places available on this trip. Brochures for the Pilgrimage will be sent to all who have registered interest next week and then bookings will open on Monday 9thDecember. Places will be allotted on a “first come first served” basis for the first 48 forms received with a deposit of £250 per person. Given the interest shown – we will almost certainly do more pilgrimages in years to come. 

Parish Project Update

As you will recall, Fr Nicklas Maria was nominated as our ‘Parish Project’ at the beginning of 2016 for a period of 3 years.  Now that the 3 years is almost at an end, we would like you, the parish, to vote again so that we can determine our parish project for the next 3 years beginning in January 2020.  Forms are now available at the back of the Church which include some suggestions as well as a space if you would like to nominate another beneficiary not already put forward.  Completed forms can be posted into the box marked ‘Parish Project Nominations’ on the sideboard in the Parish Rooms.  It is planned that forms will then be reviewed and votes counted after 15th December and the new parish project announced at the end of the year. 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 on

Advent Begins Next Sunday!!

Beginning on Monday the 2ndDecember, we will have our beautiful and popular candlelit masses every Monday of Advent at 7pm. These are lovely occasions – do put them in your diary now and come along to prepare well for Christmas. The Rorate Masses in the Cathedral are on Thursday at 7pm.

Rota for Next Sunday – 1st December

ReadersCatherine  & Finn Stewart
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Philip Dorrian, Mairi-Angela Foster, Anna Fraser
Bidding Prayers Fergus Christie
PasskeeperAndrew & Rosemary
FlowersPat Hernandez
Tea/CoffeeGeraldine Rooney  & Marie McQuillan
Cash CountingKate Jones & Helen Blyde

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.

“The Catholic App”

Mobile Devices
Mobile Devices

“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.