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Rev. Fr. Michael John Galbraith, MA (Hons), STL


The Catholic Chaplain to the University is appointed by the Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh. He is entrusted with the pastoral care of University Catholics and oversees the temporal needs of Canmore. For a private appointment, just email him at the above email address. The current chaplain is the Rev. Fr. Michael John Galbraith, MA (Hons), STL, who is also the parish priest of St. James (St Andrews) and Holy Trinity (Crail).


The Archdiocese of
St Andrews & Edinburgh

The Canmore Chaplaincy building was purchased for the students of the university in 1964 through the efforts of the late Mrs. Betty Stevens, and her late husband, Dr. C.P. Stevens. In 1975, the Chaplaincy Trust decided to gift the building to the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. To this day, the administration and legal management of Canmore remains the responsibility of the Archdiocese.

The purpose of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is to present the same person of Jesus Christ anew to the people in this part of Scotland. It aims to propose a 21st-century vision of Christianity that is coherent, compassionate and compelling. 


The Archdiocese comprises the Metropolitan Cathedral City of Edinburgh, the counties of Berwickshire, Fife (south of the River Eden), East Lothian, Midlothian, Peeblesshire, Selkirkshire, Roxburghshire, Stirlingshire (except the parishes of Baldernock and East Kilpatrick) and West Lothian. The estimated Catholic population of the Archdiocese is 115,000.


The Most Reverend Archbishop Leo Cushley visiting the late Mrs. Betty Stevens, benefactor of Canmore, in 2014.

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