Welcome to the Centre
The Exterior of the Church of the Sacred Heart, home of the Lauriston Jesuit Centre.
Welcome to the web pages of the Lauriston Jesuit Centre, the home of the Jesuit Community in Edinburgh.
On these pages you will find details of events taking place in the Lauriston Jesuit Centre, who we are, the work of our parish of the Sacred Heart, and links to other sites which may be of interest.
Lauriston Jesuit Centre
28 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Contact Jim Crampsey 0131 477 5788
Beyond the Referendum
Values for the New Scotland
The Mace Series
The mace is constructed of Scottish silver with an inlaid band of gold panned from Scottish rivers. The gold band is intended to symbolise the marriage of the Parliament, the land, and the people.
Wisdom, Justice, Compassion, Integrity
These words are woven into thistles at the head of the mace to represent the aspirations of the Scottish people for the Members of their Parliament.
The head of the mace bears the words:
"There shall be a Scottish Parliament - Scotland Act 1998".
Wednesday 19th March Austin Lafferty Justice
Monday 24th March Sir Harry S Burns Compassion
Wednesday 2nd April Anne Connolly Wisdom
Wednesday 9th April Nancy Adams Integrity
admission by donation 7.30pm
The Mace Series Speakers
Austin Lafferty is a solicitor, broadcaster, journalist and artist, who has worked in general legal practice since 1981. As well as running his own multi-branch firm in and around Glasgow, he has worked in a variety of media roles on radio and television and newspapers. He has also written It's The Law!,(2004) a handbook on Scots Law for citizens. He was elected Vice-President of the Law Society in May 2011 and was president from May 2012, until May 2013.
Sir Harry Burns, a former surgeon who became chief medical officer of Scotland in 2005, has played a key role in shaping health in Scotland, including leading the response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
In April Sir Harry Burns will become professor of global public health at Strathclyde University. He has said that health inequality is the biggest issue facing Scotland.