Covid-19 Update

Volunteering in the Community

National volunteering plan for coronavirus. More information at

Edinburgh City Council NW Area – News, Information and Event roundup

The latest Edinburgh City Council NW Area Newsletter containing a roundup of useful information can be found here.

Bishop’s Conference of Scotland

Following the recent announcement by the Scottish Bishops, the public celebration of Holy Mass has been suspended until further notice and all churches are now closed. You can read the Bishop’s Pastoral Letter and Statement here.


  • Spiritual resources
    • In times like this, prayer is of immense importance and I do urge you all to turn to the Lord, our refuge and our strength. We are constantly told in Sacred Scripture not to be afraid and to trust in God. While we must follow all the public health advice about what to do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the virus, we must also raise our hearts and minds to our loving Saviour and offer prayers for everyone: the human family across the planet as we all face this situation together; our nation and it’s leaders, our community, our family & friends and ourselves. We pray especially for those who have become ill, those self-isolating, those who labour on the front lines of our health services. We pray too for those who have died and their grieving families. May the good Lord bless and comfort us all.
  • Sacraments & Ceremonies
    • Information about Baptism, Weddings, Funerals and other Sacraments and ceremonies during this time of restriction.

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