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.
Baptism is an expression of faith in Christ through the symbolic act of having water sprinkled on the head. This is an act of admission to Christian life through the washing away of sins and accepting God’s call to faith. Many Christians are baptised as infants and parents and Godparents are called upon to raise the child in the Christian life. For more information on adult and child baptisms, please contact the cathedral office.
Confirmation is the acceptance of taking on the promises made at baptism. Candidates for confirmation will go through a course of learning about the Christian life by a priest or lay ministry member in order to understand the life of Jesus, interpret the bible and life the Christian life in the modern world. Whilst confirmation preparation will take place with the priest, the Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane will confirm candidates though the anointment of holy oils.
At Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s we welcome couples who are looking to be joined in marriage. We celebrate faithful, committed relationships of all gender and sexual orientation and feel privileged to be part of such a significant milestone in a couple’s life.
Before you make any arrangements please contact the Provost through the Cathedral Office to discuss possible dates and times. We can also suggest ways to help with your wedding arrangements such as music, flowers, photography, cars, reception venue etc
If you would like more information regarding the legal issues associated with getting married in Scotland this is available on the National Records of Scotland website.
The Provost and clergy team will also advise you about which Scottish Episcopal Church forms you will need to complete, depending on whether either of you have been married before.
We understand how difficult the death of a loved one can be and we can be here to provide comfort and support during this time. Funerals can take a variety of forms so please contact us if you would like to discuss funeral plans and we can talk to you further.