St. John's church in Caol

We invite you to come and worship with us

  • Monday 10am
  • Tuesday 10am
  • Wednesday 10am
  • Thursday 10am
  • Friday 10am
  • Saturday 10am
  • Saturday Vigil 7pm
  • Sunday 10.30am
  • Confessions Saturday  9.30-10.00 a.m. and 6.00-6.30 p.m

About St. John's church in Caol, Lochaber

St. John’s the Evangelist Parish, Caol, is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Argyll & the Isles. The church was blessed on Sunday, 14th June 1970 by His Eminence Cardinal Gordon Joseph Gray, the Archbishop and Metropolitan of St. Andrew’s and Edinburgh.

The concelebrants for the solemn opening were: Bishop Stephen McGill, the Bishop of Paisley; Bishop Colin Macpherson, the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles; Monsignor Ewen Macinnes, V.G; and  Fr. John Morrison , parish priest of St. Anne’s  Church, Corpach, which was later closed due to the new church built in Caol. Fr. John Morrison became the first parish priest of St. John’s Evangelist, Caol.

The town of Caol has approximately up to 800 Catholics of whom some 150 join us for Saturday Vigil Mass (at 7:00 pm) and Sunday Mass (at 10:30 am). Our parishioners come from different backgrounds and we worship and support one another as a family.

The stained glass window at the back of the church which captures the beauty and the nature of Lochaber is a lasting and fitting tribute to Charles Kennedy and his parents, Ian and Mary. The window is for the adornment of the church and the inspiration of people.

It also commemorates Ian and Mary who provided music for the Mass at St. John's church for more than 40 years.