Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

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Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh , 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB

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Correspondence AddressArchdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh
100 Strathearn Road
Phone 0131 623 8900
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Catholic Parishes

St Mary Star of the Sea, Leith, Edinburgh
St Patrick`s, Edinburgh
St Mary`s Cathedral, EDINBURGH
St Andrew`s (Ravelston), EDINBURGH
St Columba`s, EDINBURGH
St Joseph`s, EDINBURGH
St John Ogilvie`s, EDINBURGH
St John the Baptist & St Kentigern Parish, EDINBURGH
St Cuthbert`s, EDINBURGH
Our Lady, Mother of the Church, EDINBURGH
St John the Evangelist, EDINBURGH
St Mary Magdalene`s, EDINBURGH
St Teresa of Lisieux, EDINBURGH
St Catherine of Alexandria, EDINBURGH
St Gregory the Great, EDINBURGH
St John Vianney`s, EDINBURGH
Our Lady of Loretto & St Michael`s, MUSSELBURGH
St Martin of Tours, MUSSELBURGH
St David`s Parish, DALKEITH
St Matthew`s Parish, ROSEWELL
The Sacred Heart & St Margaret`s Parish, PENICUIK
The Sacred Heart of Jesus, EDINBURGH
Our Lady, Star of the Sea, NORTH BERWICK
St Margaret`s, EDINBURGH
St Gabriel`s, HADDINGTON
Our Lady of the Waves, DUNBAR
St Joseph`s Parish, PEEBLES
Our Lady of Lourdes, BLACKBURN
Church of Our Lady (Stoneyburn), BLACKBURN
St Barbara`s Parish, BATHGATE
St John the Baptist`s, BATHGATE
Saint Mary`s, BATHGATE
St Michael`s, LINLITHGOW
Holy Cross Parish, EDINBURGH
St Mary of the Assumption, BO`NESS
Ss John Cantius and Nicholas, BROXBURN
St Philomena`s, BROXBURN
St Theresa`s, LIVINGSTON
St Peter`s RC Church, LIVINGSTON
Our Lady and St Bridget`s Parish, WEST CALDER
St Mary, Star of the Sea, EDINBURGH
SS Ninian and Triduana`s, EDINBURGH
St Albert The Great`s, EDINBURGH
St Francis Xavier Parish, FALKIRK
Christ the King and Sacred Heart, GRANGEMOUTH
Our Lady of Lourdes & St Bernadette`s, LARBERT
St Alexander`s, DENNY
St Luke`s, DENNY
Our Lady & St Ninian Parish, STIRLING
St Mary`s Parish, STIRLING
St Kessog`s, GLASGOW
St Anthony`s, GLASGOW
St Patrick`s, GLASGOW
St Machan`s Parish, GLASGOW
St Serf`s Parish, KIRKCALDY
The Most Holy Trinity Parish, DUNFERMLINE
St Margaret`s Parish, DUNFERMLINE
St James Parish, ST ANDREWS
The Holy Family Parish, COWDENBEATH
St Patrick`s Parish, LOCHGELLY
St Mary Magdalene Parish, GLENROTHES
St Agatha`s Parish, LEVEN
Our Lady & St Andrew Parish, GALASHIELS
Our Lady Immaculate and St Margaret, DUNS
St. Andrew`s, DUNS

About Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh


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Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia