Church of the Sacred Heart, Penicuik

Church of the Sacred Heart, Penicuik

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 56 John Street, Penicuik, EH26 8NE
Local Authority: Midlothian

Church Overview

Built in a plain Gothic style in 1882 as a chapel school; it may be the only (Catholic) chapel school still in use. Altar by Robert Thomson of Yorkshire, known as the ‘Mouse-man of Kilburn’ after his endearing habit of carving a small mouse onto each piece of his distinctive and highly prized items of furniture. Stations of the Cross by Vampoulles. To mark the centenary, the church was extended in 1982 by Gilbert Gray. The curved roof connecting the old and new is a striking feature.


Saturday Vigil 6.00pm, Sunday 11.00am;

Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am.

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement


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Church of the Sacred Heart, Penicuik


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