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. This is currently suspended for the summer vacation. Mass is in St James’.

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…    
New/returning student at St Andrews?
Please do sign up to the Catholic Society across the road in Canmore. Membership Cost: £5

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 ‘Burrito Night’ and the University Chaplain, Rev Dr Donald MacEwan, will be joining us and leading us in the Grace.

Our Praise & Worship group ‘HouseFires’ meets most Fridays in St Margaret’s Chapel, Canmore 7pm. First meeting is Friday 15 September. All welcome. Further info: Lewis Dowle:

Babysitter Required
One of our parishioners is looking for a reliable babysitter one evening a week. If interested, contact Elena on or 07846935574.

Forthcoming CathSoc Talks
The talks are held every Wednesday at 7.45pm in Canmore after Mass. They are followed by a short Q&A, Night Prayer in the chapel, then a visit to the Russell Hotel for drinks. All students welcome.

The next in our series of talks is:
“Faith & Science” by Fr Stephen Dingley MA PhD STB STL. (Wed. 27 September). Fr Dingley is a Professor of Theology and Director of Studies at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh. He also holds a Doctorate in Radio Astronomy from the University of Cambridge. He is suitably qualified to speak on this exciting topic.

Talks still to come:
“Revelation: An introduction to Sacred Scripture”
Canon Michael McMahon. (Wed. 4 October).
“The Blessed Trinity” – Fr Kevin Douglas. (Wed. 11
“Jesus Christ: Who is he?” – T.B.C. (Wed. 18 October).
“Why the Church?” – Fr Michael John Galbraith. (Wed.
1 November).
“The Social Teaching of the Church”- Dr Jonathon
Reyes. (Wed. 8 November).
“The Moral Life” – Fr Nicholas Monaghan. (Wed. 15
“The Need for Prayer” – Fr Philip Cunnah. (Wed. 22
“Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell” – Sr Maria
Gianna O.P. (Wed. 29 November).