The Catholic Chaplaincy for the University of St Andrews
of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Welcome to the University Chaplaincy at Canmore.

The Catholic Chaplaincy, which is in the care of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, is open to all students and staff at the University. Canmore, the Chaplaincy building, is directly opposite the church on the Scores.

The Chaplain is Fr Michael John Galbraith, the Parish Priest of St James’. If you want to talk to him, he is very approachable and can be found just across the road in the Presbytery.

For further information:

University Chaplaincy Facebook:

Come in and look around

Sunday 12.00 noon to 9.00 pm
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

There is a main reception room, a kitchen where you can make drinks or snacks, a library, and a chapel in which the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. Many of the rooms have stunning views over the West Sands and the sea. The building has recently undergone a programme of major renovation.

Regular events in Canmore:

Wednesday evening: There is usually a Mass in Canmore on Wednesday evening at 7.00pm.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is usually available before this Mass.

The Catholic Society (Cathsoc)

The Catholic Society, or Cathsoc, is affiliated to the Student Association. It is run by students and organises many events during term time.  These include a weekly talk on Wedesday evenings and many social events.

For further information:

CathSoc website:

Facebook page:

Twitter handle: @StAndrewsCathSo

What’s on…    

Sunday Supper@Canmore
Please do join us for Sunday Supper at Canmore on Sundays after the 5pm Mass (6.15pm).  Cost is only £3 (free if you bring along a side or dessert).  This Sunday’s theme is ‘Thanksgiving’.

Canmore Christmas Dinner
The Canmore Catholic Chaplaincy cordially invites all members of the University for a (pre-) Christmas Dinner on Sunday 3 December at 6.30pm.  Dinner will be proceeded by a prosecco reception – a great opportunity to meet new faces.  Tickets are £5, which is payable on arrival.  Formal attire is encouraged.

Student Pilgrimage to Poland 2018
In the Footsteps of St John Paul II & St Maria Faustina’. Canmore is delighted to offer the possibility of a pilgrimage to Poland, visiting the sites connected to the lives of these two great, Polish saints.  The destination will be Krakow, from where we will visit Czestochowa, Jasna Gora, the salt mines of Krakow, the Divine Mercy shrine of Lagienwiki and Wadowice. Dates: 28 May to 1 June 2018.  Approx cost: £450 (half-board basis, all transportation costs included).  Further details: poster in church, facebook post.  Sign-up: sheets at back of church.

Forthcoming CathSoc Talks
The last talk of this semester is:
Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell” – Sr Mary Gianna O.P.  (Wed. 29 November).