St Leonard’s Place, Ardler, Dundee, DD3 9HD
Free Cafe: St Leonard & St Fergus’ Wednesday 10am to 3pm.
Bishop Emeritus Stephen Robson conferred Confirmation on the pupils of St Andrew’s & St Fergus on Sunday 26 February 2023.
Congratulations to the children of St Fergus and St Andrews who were all wonderful, and thanks to Bishop Emeritus Stephen Robson and Father Alex for such an inspiring confirmation mass. Thanks and congratulations also to the school staff for the excellent preparation, organisation and for allowing us to post these photos of the great day.
St Fergus and St Andrews pupils together
May the Holy Spirit be forever their guide and comfort, and keep them faithful to God’s commandments and to the Church.
St Leonard’s parish began in the 1950s, served by the Augustinians from Saints Peter and Paul. The first church is now the parish hall. The current church was opened in 1974.
Saint Fergus parish combined with St Leonards in the early 1980s to form the current parish community serving Downfield, St Mary’s, Ardler, Bridgefoot and other outlying villages.
The April 2019 Dunkeld Diocese page on the sad passing of Mgr. Hugh McInally, recalls that his first appointment as Parish Priest in 1972 was to St Fergus. The page notes that in the new parish of Ss Leonard & Fergus “Such were the numbers wishing to attend Midnight Mass, tickets had to be issued as it was always standing room only.”
Also as noted in this page Ss Leonard & Fergus was a centre for many of the Dunkeld Diocese Lourdes pilgrimage activity for many years with Mgr Neil Gallagher as Dunkeld’s Lourdes Youth Director.