Welcome to the website of St Patrick's Catholic church. For over 150 years St Patrick's has been a focus of worship and devotion in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

Regular Mass Times

Saturday Vigil: 5pm
Sunday: 9am, 11am and 4.30pm
Monday to Friday: 12.30pm
Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
11am to 12.30pm
Novena Mass in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Saturday morning: 10am


Monday to Friday: 12 to 12.15pm
Saturday: 11.30am to 12.30pm


St Patrick's is the home of a vibrant worshipping community which offers a warm welcome to regular worshippers and visitors alike. Because of our location, just off the Royal Mile, we attract visitors from many different countries. Our aim is to make everyone feel they belong.

St Patrick's is a popular centre for devotion. The National Shrine of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair is located within the church and draws pilgrims from all over Scotland and beyond. The shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Help also provides a special focus for prayer and devotion.

At the heart of our worship is the Eucharist – our daily and weekly celebration of Mass. We make every effort to offer worship to God that is reverent and reflective.


Our shop offers a wide variety of books, cards, First Communion and Confirmation gifts, rosaries, icons, holy water stoops, scapulars, statues, crucifixes.

Shop hours

  • Monday to Friday 11am to 1.15pm
  • Before and after all weekend Masses

To find out more, click on Shop@St Patrick's.


The oldest part of St Patrick's church dates back to 1774. Inevitably over time the building has suffered serious wear and tear. In February 2008 we launched a Restoration Appeal for external and internal repairs and renovations. Phase 1 of the project, which included repairs to the roof and masonry and the repair of the central heating system, was completed in February 2009. If we are to move on to Phase 2 of the renovations, which includes the restoration of murals by the 18th century Scottish artist Alexander Runciman, we urgently need to raise more funds.

For further information and to make an online donation visit The Restoration Appeal.

To make a donation and to acquire an original painting click here. (Or go to: http://michaelhenesy.com).

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