St. John the Evangelist RC Church
Brighton Place, Portobello
Parish Priest : Monsignor James Rae (Provost)
Parish Assistants : Mike Knox; Alice Codling
Postal address : 3 Sandford Gardens, Edinburgh, EH15 1LP
Tel : 0131 669 5447
Admin Assistant : Dorothy Dickson
Tel : 0131 669 5618 Office hours : 11am to 5pm Mon, Tue, Fri.
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the 'Contact Us' page to find options for getting in touch or e-mail email@example.com.
Royal Infirmary Chaplaincy - all denominations - 0131 242 1990
Catholic Chaplain, Jacqui du Rocher - 0131 242 1995
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.
The Royal Infirmary Catholic Chaplain is Ms Jacqui du Rocher. She or one of her team will visit patients who have asked for her 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 website
Twende Pamoja magazine
Ecumenical links -
Holyday of Obligation, Thursday, 15th August, Feast of the Assumption.
Year Of Faith - Link to a prayer for year of faith.
Enough Food IF campaign, postcards at back of church.
Annual Pilgrimage to Carfin - Sunday, 8th September - in honour of St. Columba, arriving in Iona 1450 years ago.
Fresh Start need duvets, tea towels, tumbler glasses, lamps & radio alarm clocks. Please leave in box at rear of church.
Sunday, 18th August, special collection for African missions and Holy Places.
Hunger for Justice and Online petitions - see events page.
Enquiry Group - If you know of anyone who wants to know more about being a Catholic or wants to find a way of making contact again, all will be warmly welcomed. Please contact Mgr Rae on 669 5447 or Alice Codling on 657 1862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Lodge Retreats - see their website.
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 is a Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland - number SCO08540
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