If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance during this time please contact us via the parish email (parish.turnhouse@gmail.com) or phone (0131 334 1693).

The Roman Catholic Parish of St John the Baptist and St Kentigern is a lively, family-friendly community of faith serving the north-west of Edinburgh.

Churches are open again!

BOOKING is necessary for the Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses (see weekly newsletter for Mass times).

BOOKING by Eventbrite or phone

  • Links to EventbriteSt John the Baptist or St Kentigern
  • People who do not have internet access can book by phoning Marlene McCallum on 07748 817878 (10am-7pm)

Quick links


    • Registration for Children’s Sacramental Preparation 2021-2022: If you haven’t done so already and would like to register your child for Sacramental Preparation to begin after the summer please complete and return one of the following forms depending on which school class your child will be in when they start back in the Autumn. If your child was registered for first Reconciliation and is continuing to first Holy Communion you don’t need to register again.

      Information about parish classes and the Sacramental Programme will be issued in the Autumn.

    • EU Settlement Scheme – Deadline for applications is 30th June 2021
      • Information about free daily drop-in help sessions in English, Polish, Spanish, Romanian and other languages on request can be seen here.
      • Booking for free sessions here.
    • Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Leo for Corpus Christi
    • Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’
    • Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Leo about St Mary’s University, Twickenham and their new campus at the Gillis Centre offering MA Courses in Theology and Education.
    • St John the Baptist Church Hall Alterations Consultation
      • A proposal for alterations to the hall to deliver fire safety upgrades, disability access and facilities, refurbished kitchen and refurbished toilets. Please send comments to Fr Jeremy by email (parish.turnhouse@gmail.com) or letter (37 St Ninian’s Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8AL)
      • If anyone you know who does not have internet access would like to view the proposal please let me know and I can send a paper copy by post.
    • Facebook page – ONLINE MASS
      • Sunday at 11.30am
    • Weekly newsletter
      • E-newsletter – If you would like to receive the newsletter direct your email, enter your email address in the green banner that appears at the top of this webpage. Please be aware that the email address associated with Mailchimp is a new one dedicated for this purpose only (ssjkchmp@gmail.com). Once you sign up you may need to check your spam folder initially to find messages and then approve the email as ‘not spam’ or similar. Please continue to use the parish email address for all correspondence. The newsletter will continue to be posted on the website also in the usual place.
    • Sunday readings
    • Spiritual Resources
      • Media Gallery button – click on the button in the bottom right corner of the website for access to Catholic content from Shalom World TV.
    • Sacraments & Ceremonies
    • Bank Standing Order form
      • If you are able to support the parish by Standing Order, please complete this form and send it to your bank or use online banking to set it up.
    • Gift Aid Declaration form
      • If you are eligible for Gift Aid and haven’t completed one already, please complete this form and return it to the Parish Office. If you have already signed up for Gift Aid you do not need to sign again if you are transferring to Standing Order payments.
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Sunday Mass:
6.00pm (Saturday Vigil) and
11.30am St John the Baptist
9.30am and 5.00pm St Kentigern

Weekday Mass:
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
9.30am – St Kentigern
Wednesday & Friday
9.30am – St John the Baptist

Holy Days of Obligation:
As announced

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: 10.00 – 10.30am
St Kentigern
Saturday: 5.15 – 5.45pm
St John the Baptist

How to find us:
for contact details and directions

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Ss John the Baptist and Kentigern is a Parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, registered charity No. SCO08540