Welcome to the Parishes of St James in St Andrews
and Christ the King, Pittenweem with Most Holy Trinity, Crail, Fife.

Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Please browse our website for information about the parishes, including this week’s Mass times and the usual Mass Times


Who we are:

We are a small Roman Catholic parish of approximately 600, including a large number of students and staff from the university, in the “auld grey toun” of St Andrews.

Our parish priest is Fr Michael John Galbraith, MA(Hons) STL(2004).  He is Catholic Chaplain to the University staff and students.

Fr Michael John is also the Parish Priest for the East Neuk parish of Fife, which is composed of Christ the King, Pittenweem with Most Holy Trinity, Crail.

We have a joint elected Parish Pastoral Council which represents parishioners in the spiritual and social aspects of parish life. For more information go to the page about our parish life.

How to contact us:

Phone: 01334 472856

email: stjames.standrews@gmail.com

The parish secretary works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

St James’ Presbytery
17 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AR

Emergency Contacts while Fr Michael John is unavailable:

If you urgently require a priest and are unable to contact Fr Michael John, you may contact the following:

Canon Pat McINally, St Columba’s Cupar (01334 209867)

Mass Times

The following are the usual Mass times in St Andrews. However the times do vary from week to week because Fr Michael John has the care of three churches. Please click here to check this week’s schedule.

Sunday Masses:

Vigil, Saturday evening  5.00 pm

Sunday Morning 11.00 am. This is the main parish Mass and can be very busy. We have overspill facilities with audio-visual link to the parish hall next door which is used on particularly busy weekends, such as Easter. During term times there is a children’s liturgy at this Mass.

Sunday evening  5.00 pm.


Weekday Masses

Monday  9.00 am

Tuesday, no Mass in St James

Wednesday 7.00 pm (during university terms in Canmore, the University Chaplaincy)

Thursday  9.00 am

Friday  5.30 pm

Saturday  9.30 am

Weekday Mass times do vary slightly, so do please click here to check this week’s schedule.

Holydays of Obligation: see the weekly news.


The following are the usual Mass times in Crail and Pittenweem:

Sunday  8.45 am, alternate weeks in Crail and Pittenweem

Monday  6.00 pm in Crail

Friday  12.00 noon in Pittenweem

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St James Church

Parish Church of St James, St Andrews

St James Church


Where we are:

The parish church of St James in St Andrews is situated on the cliff top overlooking the North Sea. You can find it on Google Maps.

The church of The Most Holy Trinity, Crail, also has a beautiful sea view. Google maps will show you the way there, too!

The church of Christ the King, Pittenweem, is on the corner of Milton Place and Milton Road. Google Maps shows the place, but the church is not marked.