16th February 2021 – Message from Canon Mulholland, “The parish computer has been hospitalised and all urgent communications should be via the parish telephone – 01738 259371. Normal service should resume next week. Thank you.”

From Tuesday 5th January 2021 our churches are once again closed for public worship and private prayer.

St John the Baptist’s RC Church, Perth

Due to the national COVID-19 restrictions the Scottish Government announced on Monday 4th January 2021, places of worship will close for public worship and private prayer after services on Thursday 7th January.*

* In an updated statement today (5th January 2021) – the Scottish Government has amended the notice it gave on Monday – to say that it should have said that all places of worship would be closed from 1am on Tuesday 5th January – in line with the legal requirement to Stay at Home. Today’s statement from the Scottish Government said “We apologise for the degree of inconsistency in messaging from government but hope that this clears this anomaly up.”

Our parish of St John the Baptist’s Perth, which includes the church of St Mary Magdalene’s, Glenearn Road, Perth, serves the central and northern parts of the city of Perth as well as the rural areas to the north and east of the city towards Dunkeld, Coupar Angus and Errol. The parish also serves Perth Royal Infirmary, Murray Royal Hospital, North Inch Home, Luncarty House, Catmoor Nursing Home, Strathtay House, Upper Springlands Home, Ochil, Louise Brae, Viewlands, the Grange (Balbeggie) and Kincarathie Nursing Home.

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.

Parish Priest
Very Rev. Steven Canon Mulholland MA STL VE (1998)
20 Melville Street, Perth, PH1 5PY
Tel: 01738 259371

Assistant Priests
Rev. Bogdan Palka SDS
16 Melville Street, Perth, PH1 5PY
Tel: 01738 564182

Assistant Priests
Rev. Jude Mukoro
St Mary Magdalene’s Presbytery
7 Glenearn Road
Perth
PH2 0BD

Permanent Deacon
Rev Krzysztof Jablonski
Tel: 07851 735590


Parish Safeguarding Coordinator – Mrs Pauline Ward – 07941 476560

Mr John Smith, 24-28 Lawside Road, Dundee DD3 6XY – Tel. (01382) 225453

Emailsafeguarding@dunkelddiocese.org.uk