Worship, music & events in an awe-inspiring Cathedral

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Our Mission

As part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s serves as the focal point of the diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. We strive to inspire our congregation, the local community and the wider world in the knowledge and love of God. We aim to engage all generations in the richness of the Christian faith and the Passion of Christ through prayer, worship and music. We invite and welcome everyone to enjoy the beauty of the building and experience a journey of spiritual learning through the worship of God.

A prayer for Ukraine

Lord God, it is difficult to comprehend what is happening in Ukraine. As our lives carry on as normal, the Ukrainian people are sheltering underground, some are trying to flee to safety whilst others try to protect their country.

Lord God, we ask protection for the Ukrainian people and that wisdom and compassion be bestowed on all those in positions of power. We pray for peace between nations and justice for all.

Our regular service times

Everyone is welcome to attend services at Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s. Many members of our congregation are involved in worship in a variety of ways and welcome all those who are visiting or looking to be part of the Perth Cathedral community. 

Pandemic restrictions have recently been relaxed and members of the congregation and visitors are now free to sit wherever they like during services and wear a mask if they wish. Covid-19 is still with us, however, and numbers are still relatively high, but the cathedral is a large building and there is plenty of space!

Our current services are: 

Sunday - Holy Communion 11.00am

Monday - Morning Prayer 9:00am

Tuesday - Morning Prayer 9:00am

Wednesday - Morning Prayer 9:00am, Holy Communion 11.00am

Thursday - Morning Prayer 9:00am

Visiting 

Due to the easing of restrictions we are now open to visitors. We will be open from 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Wednesday (and on Sunday until 12.30pm). If you would like to get in touch with us, please visit our Contact page. 

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer to help keep the cathedral open in the afternoons, please click here.

Provost's Welcome

Welcome to Perth Cathedral, dedicated to God in the name of Saint Ninian, acknowledged as Scotland’s first saint. The building, one of William Butterfield’s early designs, is “A” listed, signifying that it is of national or international importance.

The beauty and magnificence of the architecture is equally matched by the warmth of welcome found among the worshipping community here. We are a mission-shaped church, seeking to connect in many different ways with the community around us and beyond, welcoming visitors and groups from all over the world.

We are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, totally inclusive and ecumenical in our outlook and practice. As a worshipping community we welcome all who wish to share in our daily services and public prayer, in the hope that we can all recognise the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.

The Very Reverend Hunter Farquharson, Provost of Perth Cathedral