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.

Our regular service times

Due to the current social distancing measures and government guidance, there are currently no services held within the cathedral. We do apologise for this however, the safety of our congregation and those who visit us is extremely important to us and we thank you for understanding. Please visit our online worship page as this is up to date with all our online services.

Clergy are still able to respond to to phone calls and email. It is important to remember during this time of uncertainty that we are still a community and we will always hold our congregation in our prayers. Please join us as we pray for those who are suffering from the Coronavirus, those who are vulnerable to it, and those who are fighting to tackle it.

Please visit http://www.scotland.anglican.org/coronavirus-updates/ for more information.

For more information on our online worship, please visit our online worship page.


Unfortunately the cathedral is closed to visitors due to current government guidance regarding COVID 19. We apologise for this and thank you for your understanding. If you would like to get in touch with us, please visit our Contact page. 

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