We were very sad to hear that Sr Dorothy Averill OP has died. Her funeral will take place at St Dominic’s Convent, Station Road, Stone, Staffs, ST15 8EN, on Thursday 8th February at 11am. Sr Dot, as she was known here in Edinburgh, was a Dominican Sister who lived in 23b George Square for many years, was much loved by many parishioners and made an important contribution to our Dominican mission here in Scotland. She was a graduate of Edinburgh University, who became a Catholic in the days of Anthony Ross, and went on to join the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena at Stone, taking the name Ninian. For many years Sr Dot suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was in the care of her Sisters at Stone.
The Catholic Chaplaincy serves the students and staff of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.
The Catholic Chaplaincy is also a parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh (the Parish of St Albert the Great) and all Catholic students and staff are automatically members of this parish.