Welcome to the



home away from home

The Catholic Students’ Union, or the CSU, is an Edinburgh University student society but is open to students from all four universities in Edinburgh (University of Edinburgh, Napier University, Queen Margaret University and Heriot Watt University). We are part of the life of St Albert's Catholic Chaplaincy which is run by the Order of Preachers (commonly known as the Dominicans). We organise various events during the week, help run student Mass on Sundays and host three black tie events in the academic year. You can also find a variety of activities to be a part of, such as the Young Women’s Fellowship, the Frassati Fraternity, the Sunday Choir, the Faith & Reason Group and our monthly Postgraduate Social.

We are some exciting events planned for Welcome Week, so sign up and become a member (it is free this semester) and join us!

St Albert's





Once you leave Edinburgh, you also move away from the active and faith-filled social life of St Albert's Catholic Chaplaincy. This is why we want to help you keep connections from your time in Edinburgh, and to re-connect with others with whom you may have lost touch. We also want to help you to meet new people who have had their own experience of the CSU and the Chaplaincy over the various years since we began.

student mass



A dedicated Student Mass takes place every Sunday during the Semester at 7:45pm. Booking is necessary, please wear a mask (your own) and maintain social distancing (2m apart). 

We bring Faith and Action together!


Whilst we are going virtual, we are still creatively and safely thinking up events to build community, foster fellowship and finding ways to keep praying together. 

Welcome Week 2020 is going virtual


click on our welcome week tab to get involved with great events to participate in

Keep safe, stay healthy & remain faithful!

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 

John 13:34-35

BE inspired

st albert's


23 George Square

Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Scotland, United Kingdom

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