About Our Church

Important Notice: Our Response to COVID-19

Important Developments in Attending Mass In Our Parishes

Important Developments in Attending Mass In Our Parishes – NO NEED TO BOOK FROM THIS WEEKEND AT ST JOHN’S OR AT ST MARY MAGDALENE’S

In our efforts to encourage more people to return to attending Mass, we have suspended the necessity to book in advance,

So … prior booking will not be required – although a seat can still be be booked if preferred. …(although in keeping with Health and Safety regulations, we are still required to collect names and telephone numbers for Track and Trace, to use hand sanitisers and sanitise seating).

To help us with Test & Protect, the check-in Scotland app can be scanned at the door with your mobile phone camera. Extra helpers will be available to assist and explain the use of this app, or you can simply have your name recorded on the paper forms

Many thanks for your patience and support during this time of transition….


If you still wish to BOOK, please contact the Parish House by phone (0131 669 5618 – a special number) or by email (stjohnsandstmarymagdalenes@gmail.com) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm

NB Please specify if you would prefer a place

with two metre distancing....

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.

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