Catholic Centre

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St Andrews

Also known as:

  • Catholic Chaplaincy
  • Canmore



This building, known as Canmore, is opposite St. James' Catholic Church, and houses the Catholic Centre for the University of St Andrews. In the building is St. Margaret's Chapel, which is used as a place of worship by the Catholic society of the University.


St. Margaret's Chapel

The chapel is located within the Catholic Centre of the University of St Andrews and is used by the catholic society as a place of worship.

People / Organisations:

Religious of the AssumptionDenominationB1990-1993Worked with students in chaplaincy.
University of St. AndrewsOccupier1964-NOWThis building, owned by the archdiocese, houses the Catholic Chaplaincy for the University of St Andrews.
Gillespie and ScottArchitect1895architects. Built Canmore as a private residence for a Professor Ritchie.
Society of Missionaries for Africa (White Fathers)Owner1947-1958Used as a House of Studies for the Order
Brothers of Christian InstructionOwner1958-1964Used as a House of Studies & lodged Catholic students of the University.


  • Chapel: Build/construction (1985)

Archive References:

Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 6805

Bibliographic References:

Buildings of Scotland: FifeGifford, J1988p. 398

This building is noted as CANMORE in John Gifford's book.
The Catholic Church in St Andrews, 1884-1984Peter King1984
The Good, the Bad and the Holy: Church and Congregation in St AndrewsSt Andrews Museum Exhibition Group2003