About Our Church

Important Notice: Our Response to COVID-19


…with Masses as ‘normal’ – i.e., Vigil Mass at St John’s at 6.30pm and Sunday morning Mass at 9.30pm at St John’s and 11.15am at St Mary Magdalene’s.

We will continue to offer Mass in the Prayer Room at 11am on Sunday on YouTube and Facebook, though this will now be pre-recorded on Saturday.

To help us to manage the numbers, if you wish to come to one of the ‘live’ Saturday and Sunday Masses, please contact the parish house

by phone (0131 669 5618 – a special number) only on

Tuesday 10am to 1pm - Wednesday 10am to 1pm - Thursday 10am to 1pm or by email (stjohnsandstmarymagdalenes@gmail.com)

Due to the COVID regulations we have limited seatings available and therefore we advise early booking.

We are a Catholic parish located in the Portobello district of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. Our historic church building was designed by the architect JT Walford and was completed in 1906.

Our parochial school is St. John's RC Primary School, located at 18 Duddingston Road. We share our community with our sister parish, St Mary Magdalene's at Bingham.

Our historic building from a different point of view

Meet Our Team

Fr Jock Dalrymple

Parish Priest

Revd Eddie White


Enrico Fertini

Parish Administrator

Christina Vinestock

Pastoral Team

Jennifer Morris

Pastoral Team

Alice Codling

Pastoral Team

Donald Scott

Parish Pastoral Council Chairperson

Frances McDevitt

Parish Pastoral Council Secretary