The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart,
Welcome to the Church of the Sacred Heart website. We are located in Lauriston Street midway between the Grassmarket and Tollcross – on the edge of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. The Priests and Brothers of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have served here in the centre of Scotland’s capital city since the parish was started in 1859, however the Church building dates from 1860. We are part of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.
As well as being responsible for the parish, the Jesuit Community does a variety of other work and is the home of the Lauriston Jesuit Centre. The Lauriston Jesuit Centre is designed to be a place for the Edinburgh Jesuit Community to present issues of spirituality, social justice and adult faith formation to the city of Edinburgh and beyond.
Keep up to date with parish events by downloading our latest parish newsletter in PDF format here: Bulletin Pentecost Sunday
Weekday Mass Times in the parishes of the Sacred Heart, St Patrick and St Albert
|Mon||Sacred Heart||St Joseph’s House||St Patrick’s||St Albert’s||St Albert’s||Sacred Heart|
|Tue||St Patrick’s||Sacred Heart||St Albert’s||St Albert’s||St Joseph’s House|
|Wed||Sacred Heart||St Joseph’s House||St Patrick’s||St Albert’s||St Albert’s||Sacred Heart|
|Thu||St Patrick’s||Sacred Heart||St Albert’s||St Albert’s||St Joseph’s House|
|Fri||Sacred Heart||St Joseph’s House||St Patrick’s||St Albert’s||St Albert’s||Sacred Heart*|
|Sat||St Patrick’s||St Joseph’s House||St Albert’s||Sacred Heart||* Usually Mass only, but on First Fridays, Evening Prayer followed by Mass and Exposition until 7.30pm|
Sacred Heart: Monday to Friday: 12 noon-12.25pm. Sat: 1pm-2pm, 5pm-6.20pm
St Patrick’s: Mon, Wed & Fri: 12 noon-12.15pm. Sat: 11.30am-12.30pm, 4.15-4.45pm
St Albert’s: Wed 1.30pm-2pm (term-time) and by appointment.
St Joseph’s House,
43 Gilmore Place, EH3 9NG
(Little Sisters of the Poor)
(Presbytery at 5 South Gray’s Close EH1 1TQ)
St Albert’s University Chaplaincy,
24 George Square, EH8 9LD
(chapel accessible from George Square Lane)
The Dominicans (Order of Preachers)
Safeguarding Policy Statement
“The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.”