Parish of St. John the Evangelist

      35 Brighton Place, Portobello, EH15 1LL         

Parish Priest : Fr. Jock Dalrymple

Parish Assistant : Alice Codling

Shared Parish House : 3 Sandford Gardens, Edinburgh, EH15 1LP.

St. John's and St. Mary Magdalene's (Bingham Avenue, EH15 3PT) share Fr. Jock as parish priest.

Tel : 0131 669 5447

Parish Secretary : Pauline Connarty

Tel :         0131 669 5618    Office hours : 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Thursday.
e-mail :

Use the 'Contact Us' page to find options for getting in touch or e-mail

Royal Infirmary Chaplaincy - all denominations - 0131 242 1990

Gift Aid offerings/donations can be taken out at any time during the year and is a valuable source of additional income for St. John's at no extra cost to parishioners. Read more - What is it? Declaration form & notes

Contact the office on 669 5618.

People who are seriously ill should normally be served spiritually by their local Parish Priest before going into hospital, where on admittance they should request that the Hospital Chaplaincy be informed. One of the team of chaplains will visit patients who have asked for them to be informed and arrange for a Priest to administer the Sacraments.

In case of emergency the Chaplain's telephone number is 0131 242 1995, and the Chaplaincy Team Administrator's number is 0131 242 1990

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Twende Pamoja - Tanzania Links

Mike's Blog

Twende Pamoja website

Twende Pamoja magazine


Ecumenical links -

St. Philip's website.   newsletter.

St. Martin's website.

Portobello Council of Churches - contacts and info.



Holy Week and Easter Program

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Archbishop Leo Cushley's letter communicating Pope Francis' decision on Cardinal O'Brian

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Examination of Conscience

Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

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Preparation for Easter

Each day there is a Mass in either St Mary Magdalene's or St John's normally at 10am but on Wednesday mornings 7.30am St John's.

Also 7pm Mass one evening a week at St Mary Magdalene's.

Each weekday Morning Prayer of the Church at 9.30am at St John's.

Mondays Exposition of the Blessed Sccrament at St John's from 7-8pm.

Wednesdays Stations of the CrossSt John's after 10am service.

Fridays Devine Mercy Devotions 3-4pm St John's and Stations of the Cross at 7pm St Mary Magdalene's.

Schwopping Evening in Aid of Sciaf and the Tanzanian Trust Partnership

Fraidy 13th MArch 7.30pm St john's Church Hall

Reconciliation Sunday

March 21st and 22nd

An Important Letter Concerning the Furure of our Parish from Archbishop Leo Cushley

Introduction from Father Jock

Achbishop Cushley's Letter




Pilates Classes on Monday mornings 9:15am to 10:15am. Contact Fiona Macpherson.

Course 2014/15 - Supervision of Pastoral Work, at Christ Church Centre, in association with the Epiphany Group. See events page for more.

Craig Lodge Retreats - see their website.


Welcome to

St. John the Evangelist

RC Church, Edinburgh

St. John's is accessible to wheelchairs and has a LOOP system fitted for those with hearing aids.

St. John's is part of a group of parishes which are planning to work together to promote links between our parishes; maximise the use of our skills and resources; and prepare for the impact of the foreseen shortage of priests.

There is a local Catholic primary school - also St. John's, Portobello

and a secondary school - Holy Rood High School

We also support FairTrade, are part of the Portobello Council of Churches and have a relationship with a group of small Christian communities in Legho, Tanzania in Africa.

St. John's Church from Brighton Place Large image of St. John's Church

St. John's is a Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland - number SCO08540
Copyright © 2008 by St. John's RC Church, Portobello, Edinburgh

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