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First time?

If you have not been to St Mary’s before – don’t worry; it is easier than you think. There’s full details here.

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Who we are

As a diverse congregation, St Mary’s aspires to being a community which is open, inclusive and welcoming.

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What we believe

Christianity is a world-wide faith of people who follow Jesus Christ. St Mary’s is a local expression of something much bigger.

What’s on

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Forum with John Curtice

Everything You Wanted to Know about the General Election But Were Afraid to Ask – 12 April 2015 at 1215.

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Next God Factor Course

The taster session for the next God Factor course for beginners and enquirers is on 19 April 2015.

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Baptism Dates

The next opportunities for baptism in St Mary’s are 5 April 2015 and 24 May 2015.

Holy Week and Easter

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Compline and Homily

Tuesday 31 March 2015 at 19.15 – The service of night prayer will be sung and a short homily reflecting on Holy Week will be given by the Vice Provost, the Rev Cedric Blakey.


Maundy Thursday – 2 April 2015

There will be services at 11.00 and 19.30. The evening service will include the washing of feet, the dramatic stripping of the altar and a watch until midnight.

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Good Friday – 3 April 2015

Veneration of the Cross at 9.30 am
Three Hour Devotions led by the Rev John Bell of the Iona Community – 12 noon – 3 pm
Stations of the Cross 7.30 pm

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Holy Saturday – clean and polish

There are jobs for everyone in order to get St Mary’s ready for the great feast. Morning prayer at 9.30 am followed by cleaning and polishing the whole church.

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Fire Vigil – Easter Day – 7 am

The Easter Fire will be lit at a service beginning at 7 am. The service will include baptism, confirmation and reception into the Scottish Episcopal Church. Celebrate the first light of Easter.

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Easter Day Services

The great Eucharist of Easter Day will be at 10.30 am. Glorious music and the preaching of the resurrection from the Provost. Choral Evensong for the Festival at 6.30 pm


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Congregational Roll 2014-2015

Congregational Roll Form – please fill in this form if you wish to be included in the congregational roll for 2014-2015

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St Mary’s Cathedral Choir is recruiting boys and girls aged between 7 and 14 to join the hugely successful ranks of young choristers. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. Trebles sing one Sunday morning and one Sunday evening each month, and concerts, broadcasts and recordings.