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Summer news from St Mary's

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Dear [First Name]

Just a few quick bits of summer news to pass on.

In the media - St Mary's has been in the news quite a bit recently with the news that Scottish Episcopal Churches can now marry same-sex couples. There was a good report in the Herald last week that was then picked up in other papers:

There was also a report in the Guardian:

The report that the Herald carried today on its website suggesting that I would be doing the first same-sex marriage in St Andrews Cathedral (ie Glasgow's Roman Catholic Cathedral) was as inaccurate as a report can possibly be!

No Eucharist on Saturday 28 July 2017

A Eucharist had been arrange on Saturday afternoon for members of the Guild of Servers from Edinburgh. They have now postponed this visit until later in the year, so there will not be a eucharist on Saturday after all.

Bible Study - 31 July 2017

The Bible Study Group will meet on Monday at 7.30 pm in the Synod Hall.

Compline - 1 August 2017

Compline will be sung in St Mary's on Tuesday next week at 7.15 pm.

Choir in Portsmouth

St Mary's Choir is about to begin a week in residence at Portsmouth Cathedral singing the daily services there. Those of us in Glasgow wish those in Portsmouth a great week.

Pride Planning Meeting

There will be a meeting for anyone wanting to help plan the Scottish Episcopal presence at Glasgow Pride on Monday evening 31 July 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Cathedral office at 3 Napiershall Street.

Welcome to Sister Helena and Sister AJ of the Companions of St Luke

It has been good to welcome Sisters Helena and AJ to the congregation recently. They have recently come to live their Benedictine life in Renfew and to join the congregation at St Mary's. It is hoped to be able to hold a forum to hear more about about what they are doing later in the summer. Sister Helena is a priest and has been given permission to officiate by Bishop Gregor and so will start to exercise some priestly ministry over the next few months.

Next baptisms

The next days on which we will be having baptisms in St Mary's at 10.30 am services are
13 August 2017
1 October 2017
26 November 2017

To enquire about baptism for a child or yourself, please use the form on the cathedral website:


Don't forget if you are away from Glasgow you can still hear the preaching on the website at http://thecathedral.org.uk/category/sermons/




The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow







The Cathedral Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Glasgow (St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral)
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