By means of the decree, the Apostolic Penitentiary “confirms and extends for the entire month of November 2021 all the spiritual benefits already granted on 22 October 2020” – that is, it allows the faithful to gain plenary indulgences for the souls in purgatory by visiting a cemetery on every day in November and praying for those who have died; normally, the indulgence is limited to the first eight days of the month. A second plenary indulgence is also established for the day of the commemoration of the faithful departed, All Souls’ Day, November 2. The current decree allows the faithful to obtain that indulgence for the benefit of the deceased on any day of November, at their choice.
The Sacred Heart & St Margaret's is parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh a charity registered in Scotland number SC008540  

Once again, I am pleased to invite you to the unveiling of the Edinburgh Nativity Scene on Sunday 27th November 2016 at 3pm.

We are returning to St. Andrew’s Square Gardens on the East side of George Street, Edinburgh to celebrate the start of the Christmas season.


This popular event brings together people from all denominations and will include carol singing led by the Exile Gospel Choir and of course everyone who comes along joins in for the launch of the advent Christmas Calendar.


This is the fourteenth year we have held this service and we will be joined by The Most Reverend Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St. Andrew’s & Edinburgh, Bishop John Armes, Dean of Edinburgh Diocese, Reverend James Dewar, Moderator, Presbytery of Edinburgh, The Reverend David Hart, City Centre Workplace Chaplain, Reverend Rosie Addis, Albany Church for the Deaf and Donald Wilson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, who will join together in prayer and a blessing.


Please give this special event in the Christmas Calendar all your support and encourage as many of your friends and families to join us in celebrating the start of the Christmas celebrations with a reminder of what Christmas and its origins are all about.




Nativity Carol Concert
11 November 2016