St Patrick's, Cowgate, Edinburgh

St Patrick's, Cowgate, Edinburgh

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Cowgate , Edinburgh , EH1 1NA
Local Authority: Edinburgh
Listing: B


Church Overview

Built in 1774 as Scottish Episcopalian Church, architect John Baxter. 1818-1856 Presbyterian place of worship. 1856-present Roman Catholic Parish Church for Old Town. Interior remodelling between 1898-1921.  Present front designed by Reginald Fairlie – 1929. Original paintings by Alexander Runciman. National shrine to Venerable Margaret Sinclair (1900-25).


Sunday Mass times:  11 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.  There will be no Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. nor on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Opening Arrangements

Open every day 8.00 am-6.00 pm

Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC

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St Patrick's, Cowgate, Edinburgh

St Patrick's, Cowgate, Edinburgh

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