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The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart,
Edinburgh, Scotland.

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.

On our website you will find information about us including Mass timesParish contacts, Our history, Events at the church and also How to Find Us.

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: 7th Sunday of the Year (C)



7.45am, 12.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.00pm


12 noon


Weekday Mass Times in the parishes of
the Sacred Heart, St Patrick, St Albert & St Catharine’s Convent



  7.45am 12 noon 12.30pm 1.15pm
5.15pm 5.30pm
Mon Sacred Heart St Catharine’s Convent St Patrick’s St Albert’s St Albert’s Sacred Heart
Tue St Patrick’s   Sacred Heart St Albert’s St Albert’s  
Wed Sacred Heart St Catharine’s Covent St Patrick’s St Albert’s St Albert’s Sacred Heart
Thu St Patrick’s   Sacred Heart St Albert’s St Albert’s  
Fri Sacred Heart   St Patrick’s St Albert’s St Albert’s Sacred Heart*
Sat St Patrick’s St Albert’s Sacred Heart * Usually Mass only, but on First Fridays, Evening Prayer followed by Mass and Exposition until 7.30pm

Confession Times:
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 Catharine’s Covent, 4 Lauriston Gardens: Monday & Wednesday 12.00

St Patrick’s,
(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.”

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