Our Diocese

St John's is part of the Diocese of Dunkeld, which serves east central Scotland - including Aberfeldy, Alloa, Alva, Alyth, Arbroath,  Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Brechin, Callendar, Carnoustie, Crieff, Cupar, Doune, Dunblane, Dundee, Dunkeld, Forfar, High Valleyfield, Kinross, Leuchars, Pitlochry, Kirriemuir, Perth, Newport, Tayport, and Tullibody.


The Rt. Rev. Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld.


Diocesan Office

24-28 Lawside Road



Fr Tom Shields also serves Perth Royal Infirmary, Murray Royal Hospital, North Inch Home, Luncarty House, Catmoor Nursing Home, St John's Nursing Home, Strathtay House, Upper Springlands Home, the Grange (Balbeggie) and Kincarathie Nursing Home.


Chaplains at PRI and Murray Royal

Fr Tom asks that parishioners let him know if anyone is in hospital so that the person’s spiritual needs can be addressed.

The generic chaplain helps out when she can with referrals but with her added responsibilities she is not always available. There have been a couple of times when parishioners have been in for a couple of weeks before Fr Tom is notified and often when he has been in the ward but missed the person!  

Fr Tom is the RC Chaplain for PRI and Murray Royal and should be contacted if someone requires his ministry. For proper planning amidst so many other calls on him, it is very helpful if he knows in good time whether Catholics are in the hospital.

The tear off slip on the bottom of the bulletin can be handed in with the collection, to him directly, or you can phone the presbytery 01738 622241. For emergencies, please dial 07960 127117.


It is the responsibility of the patient or the patient’s next of kin to take this on board whenever possible.