About Us

The University of St Andrews Catholic Society is open to all students within the university. Full membership to the society costs £5 (which includes access to talks and discounts on society events). Membership without access to talks is also available – please see a committee member for more details on this.

The society has very close ties with both the Catholic chaplaincy and the local parish church. The majority of its events are hosted at Canmore, the chaplaincy building. The chaplain, Fr Michael John Galbraith, is also the parish priest of the local parish.

The chaplaincy is open to all staff and students at the university and is under the pastoral care of the archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. Our society is led by students and aims to promote the Catholic faith throughout the University and provide a social setting for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. We attempt to achieve the first aim by inviting speakers to give talks on topics related to Catholicism. These talks are free to attend and are open to all who wish to listen. Past speakers have included Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Fr Christopher Jamison OSB and Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, in addition to other less famous but equally insightful guests. To achieve our second aim, we hope to work closely with the Catholic chaplaincy to create a community where everyone is welcomed and valued.

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The local parish website: http://www.stjamesparishstandrews.org.uk/