At our general chapter of 1992, St Catharine’s which was designated as a Mercy Centre, has grown and developed – a place of hospitality and mercy, a place of outreach for the most broken and needy in our society.

Since Mercy is as simple as sharing bread, as wide as Loving people into wholeness, as challenging as working for global justice, we try to make these concepts a living reality at St Catharine’s by offering the broken and marginalised of Edinburgh and beyond a wide range of services. Click on the buttons below for more information.

The City

We are located right in the heart of the city of Edinburgh.



For all of our Mercy friends, associates and co-workers



We host many community and recovery groups in the Mercy Centre

Our Mission Statement

We the Sisters of Mercy of the Union of Great Britain in the spirit of Catherine McAuley, commit ourselves to be mercy to all, with a preferential option for the poor. We embrace the challenge of new ministries and will explore creative ways of sharing our life with others, for the sake of the Kingdom.


Whats in it for you?

Friendship | Prayer | Sharing | Ministering | Hospitality | Celebration | Fellowship

Mercy Associates and Co-workers

Every founder and foundress had a special calling to found an Order which concentrated on some particular aspect of the Gospel message. Catherine McAuley, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in the early nineteenth century wanted to imitate the Mercy of God as exemplified in His Son, Jesus Christ. We, as Sisters of Mercy, vow to assist the poor, sick and needy through the spiritual and Corporal works of Mercy. In our days their is great need to involve the people of God in these Works of Mercy because we are all called to the imitation of Christ, by active involvement in the mission of the Church.

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