St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh (Roman Catholic)
|St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral|
|St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral (of the Assumption)|
St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh
|Former name(s)||St Mary's Chapel (1814)|
|Associated people||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle christened; under Charles Hargitt The Edinburgh Royal Choral Union (1858), under Arthur Oldham The Edinburgh Festival Chorus and The Scottish Opera Chorus were founded with a nucleus from the Cathedral Choir.|
|Status||Metropolitan Cathedral (of the Province of St Andrews and Edinburgh)|
|Heritage designation||Listed B|
|Architect(s)||James Gillespie Graham 1813-14; Reginald Fairlie War Memorial, High Altar 1921; Baldachino 1927; Augustus Welby Pugin - design|
|Archdiocese||St Andrews and Edinburgh|
|Province||St Andrews and Edinburgh|
|Director of music||Emma Turnbull, Director of Music|
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is a Roman Catholic church located in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, and the mother church of Scots Catholicism.
The Chapel of St Mary's was opened in 1814, and was originally designed by James Gillespie Graham. The church was considerably embellished over the years, and in 1878 on the restoration of the Scottish hierarchy it became the pro-cathedral of the new Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. It was renamed the Metropolitan Cathedral on 5 July 1886 with all the rights and privileges appertaining to such a Church. The contains the National Shrine of St. Andrew.
The cathedral has been enlarged, rebuilt and remodelled many times over the years, with the last major structural changes commencing in the 1970s. Pope John Paul II visited St Mary's in May 1982 as part of his pastoral visit to Scotland.
- Mgr Patrick Burke, VG (administrator); Fr Nick Welsh
- Fr Tadeusz Puton SAC (non-resident), Chaplain of the Polish Mission
- Architect: James Gillespie Graham 1813-14
- Reginald Fairlie - War Memorial, High Altar 1921
- Baldachino 1927
- Augustus Welby Pugin (design)
- Became a pro-Cathedral in 1878 and a Cathedral in 1886
- Books and References Edinburgh: St Mary's Cathedral 1814-1989 ()
- NT27SE 497.00 25930 74320
- NT27SE 497.01 25895 74293 St Andrew's Hall
- "Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh". Archdiocese-edinburgh.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- "National Shrine of St. Andrew". St Mary's RC Cathedral.
- "St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral". Edinburgh Guide. Retrieved 23 Mar 2016.
- "Polska Misja Katolicka w Szkocji" (in Polish). Kosciolwszkocji.info. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- "Cafe Camino". Edinburgh Guide. Retrieved 22 Mar 2016.
- St Mary's Cathedral website
- St Mary's Cathedral organist's website
- History of Music at the Cathedral
- Sacred Scotland
- See Panorama of the Cathedral
- Cafe Camino
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)
- The Scottish Catholic Archives
- Scottish Catholic Archives, Columba House, Edinburgh
- Scottish Catholic Historical Association