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…  

Join the Catholic Society today

Welcome to CathSoc!  Membership to the Society is open to all students, University staff and parishioners and guarantees entry to our events and discounts from our sponsors. Membership is priced at £5.

Sunday Supper

Independent Learning Week

Due to the break, there is no talk or official events taking place in Canmore this week.  Canmore remains open for your general use.

Forthcoming CathSoc Talks

30 Oct (Tuesday!):The Vocation to the Relgious Life’, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, Leeds

7 Nov:The Vocation to the Priesthood’, Fr Matthew O’Gorman, Assistand Priest, St John the Baptist, Purley

14 Nov:Blessed John Henry Newman’, Fr Ian Ker, Senior Research Fellow, Blackfriars, University of Oxford

21 Nov:Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’, Fr Jamie McMorrin, Assistant Priest, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh

28 Nov: ‘Catholicism & Bioethics’, Michael Wee, Education Officer, The Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford

Dante Study Group – Dr  Rebekah Lamb

There is no meeting this week as it is Independent Learning Week.