Events in the Archdiocese of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh

Please see below some events that are happening throughout the Archdiocese. If any of these are of interest to you then you are most welcome to attend/take part.

November 2022

Entering Advent
Mark the beginning of Advent with an online talk titled ‘Entering Advent with Isaiah’ with Fr Jamie McMorrin, of St Margaret’s in Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh. It takes place on Zoom, Monday 28 November at 7:30pm-8:30pm. Register now at

St Andrew’s Day
Celebrate the feast day of our National Patron at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. There will be adoration on Tuesday 29 November from 7pm which will conclude with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 8pm. Then on Wednesday 30 November, Archbishop Leo Cushley will celebrate Mass at 12:45pm.  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.

December 2022

Advent talks
Join Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM for a series of 30 min Advent talks at 7:30pm on Monday 5, 12, and 19 December. No registration required, just use the following link on the night to join any of the talks:

Light from Light: choral music for Advent by candlelight
This December be uplifted with a candlelit Advent music concert from the Schola Cantorum of St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. They will sing at the following churches: St Francis Xavier’s in Falkirk on Wednesday 7 December; St Patrick’s in Kilsyth on Saturday 10 December; St Margaret’s in Dunfermline on Friday 16 December. All concerts begin at 8pm. Pay at the door on the night or get your £5 ticket (family ticket £10) at

Holy Hour with Archbishop Cushley
Join Archbishop Cushley for Eucharistic Adoration at St Margaret’s Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, to pray for “insight, courage and joy in our mission,” as part of the Synod 2023. It takes place at 6pm on the following Sundays: 18 Dec, 10 Jan, 12 Feb, 12 Mar. No registration required, just turn up and pray.



St Columba’s High School, Dunfermline, Fife – Burns’ Ceilidh St Columba’s High School would like to invite families and friends of the school community to a Burns’ Ceilidh on Friday 20th January from 7pm – 10pm in the school assembly hall. Tickets cost £5 (under 12s go free). Tickets are available by visiting the school office or calling 01383 602405. We look forward to seeing you there!

Female vocations
Thinking about a vocation to the religious life? Join other young Catholic women to chat and explore God’s will in five monthly get-togethers in Edinburgh. Led by Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO, the first one takes place on Sunday 29 January, 4-7pm at St Columba’s, 9 Upper Gray Street. It is a chance to pray, share and discuss in a relaxed environment, and refreshments will be served. The series continues on the last Sunday of each month at the same time/venue: 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr, 28 May. To register or find out more, please email