A very warm welcome to St John Ogilvie's Parish website. The site provides information about the Parish and about its activities and events. We hope everyone who visits the site will find something of interest.
John Ogilvie, a convert to the Catholic Faith, was born in Keith (Banffshire), educated on mainland Europe before being ordained a Jesuit Priest. He returned to Scotland to serve for a short time. He was hanged at Glasgow Cross on March 10th 1615 after having been arrested for saying Mass and celebrating the Sacraments with persecuted Catholics in and around the Glasgow area.
He was Canonised in 1976 following the miraculous cure of a Glasgow man John Fagan from cancer.
Some more information about John Ogilvie and two short videos about his life (Part 1) and about the miraculous cure of John Fagan (Part 2) can be found on the St John Ogilvie page of this website.
We had a very wonderful celebration of Father Tony's Diamond Jubilee in September. Seven members of Father's family travelled from Ireland to celebrate with us and a number of Priest and Clergy from other churches joined us for the celebration of Mass and a party afterwards. The church was overflowing such was the love and respect for father Tony.
Children of the parish wrote and performed a special song and created a magnificent collage. Traditional songs were sung by members of the parish from African and Polish backgrounds.
The celebrations continued into the evening when there was a meal and party. Both were enjoyed by everyone.
Some photos taken during the celebrations are on the Gallery page (Click here). More are being added soon.
Vigil Mass of Sunday 6:30pm
9.00am and 11.00am
Holydays of Obligation
9:00am and 7:30pm
We welcome visitors to our services.
or by appointment.
The church is located on Murrayburn Drive,
Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.
The parish house is next to the church at:-
159 Sighthill Drive
Click here for MAP of area.
0131 453 5035
St John Ogilvie's Church is a Roman Catholic parish situated in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh, Scotland. We serve the areas of Baberton, Calders, Clovenstone, Dumbryden, Hailesland, Murrayburn, Sighthill, Westburn and Wester Hailes.
The parish was established in 1970 with the current Church building being opened in 1978.
From 1970 to 1980 Fr John McQuade SJ was Parish Priest. From 1980 the parish has been served by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
The parish is part of the Oblate Centre of Mission Edinburgh which also includes St Mary's, Star of the Sea, Leith and the Priests of both parishes.
Resident at St John Ogilvie's: Fr Tony Quinlan OMI and resident at St Mary's Star of the Sea: Fr Martin Moran OMI.
To help foster a greater sense of belonging to a Centre of Mission, both parishes have agreed to make their weekly newsletters available to each other through their respective websites. Click on the buttons below to view the newsletters.Star of the Sea Newsletter St John Ogilvie's Newsletter
The Oblate Vocations Director is Fr John McFadden OMI, Sacred Heart Church, Quex Road, Kilburn, LONDON NW6 4PS, e-mail address: email@example.com.
For further information about about possible vocations to the Oblates, please contact Fr John. Information is also available on the OMI Vocations website at www.oblatevocations.com.
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St John Ogilvie's is a Roman Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of
St Andrews and Edinburgh, registered charity No. SC008540