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 -
Year Of Faith - Link to a prayer for year of faith.
SVDP World Youth Gathering in Brazil, July 2013. Fiona Blyth, a young person from our parish has been chosen to attend this event. Click the poster for details and come and help us raise her fare on Saturday, 29th June at 7:30pm in the hall. £10 per adult. Click for info about the youth gathering.
Prayer, Trust & Freedom - 2 remaining Monday evenings at 7:30pm in the Lauriston Centre.
10th June, Ministry of Spiritual direction - Elizabeth South & Catherine McManus;
17th June, The Ministry of Freedom - James Crampsey SJ.
Legion of Mary Thanksgiving day on Sunday, 16th June at Carfin. Bus will leave St. John's at noon. Call Maria if you'd like to go, 669 0247.
Next charity coffee morning on Tuesday, 11th June after Mass. Come and enjoy.
An Evening in Tuscany - Music of Andrea Bocelli played by Martin Aelred at Sacred Heart Church at 7pm on 21st June. Tickets £10/£7. Come and enjoy.
World Youth Day - Scotland's Rio 25th to 28th July at Stirling University Campus. Contact Anne McEvoy for info - 01382 225453.
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.
St. Andrew's Children's Society - are looking for Catholic Families to foster or adopt a wide range of children in our Archdiocese. email to info@standrewschildren .org.uk or call 0131 454 3370 or go to their website www.standrews-children.org.uk
FreshStart - find out more on their website. Call Paul Bevan if you have items to be donated on 629 6575.
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
Copyright © 2008 by St. John's RC Church, Portobello, Edinburgh
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