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Reflections given at St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow on Good Friday, 7 April 2023
The Rt Rev Kevin Pearson
The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
The Rev Canon Prof John Riches
The Rev Canon Audrey O’Brien Stewart
The Rev Maggie McTernan
The Rev Canon Oliver Brewer-Lennon
Watch a recording of the livestream on YouTube here.
The Rev Dr Liz Carmichael, Emeritus Research Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford, presents a forum on the extraordinary and largely untold story of The National Peace Accord which undergirded the complex negotiations leading to the election of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa. Join Dr Carmichael for a short presentation followed by discussion in the Cathedral.
Dr Carmichael is author of Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in South Africa: The National Peace Accord, 1991-1994 (Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2022).
If you can get to Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow offers a unique opportunity this Advent. Dr Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow, has recorded a self-guided audio tour exploring seasonal themes of light and dark. You can walk around the gallery at your own pace and go on this ‘retreat’ whenever it’s convenient for you.
About the Tour
At the darkening time of the year, as the clocks go back and nights lengthen, join Dr Deborah Lewer to explore the play of light and shade in art and faith. Artists know that light and darkness – what the Italians call ‘chiaroscuro’ – bring art to life. Biblical and spiritual tradition is rich in images of light and dark. In deep paradoxes of ‘luminous darkness’, artists, psalmists, poets, prophets, and contemplatives have found beauty, hope, meaning – and humour too – beyond the ‘light of the world’. For the Advent season, this visit will be an opportunity to engage with a vivid range of art in the rich collection of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and to think in new ways about shadows and light in a life of faith and in times of darkness.
Debbie is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow and a congregation member at St Mary’s. She is a regular speaker in churches, theological colleges and at festivals and retreats on the rich relationship between art and faith.
In the main hall of the Ground Floor
On the landing of the northeast stair, heading up from the Ground Floor
Along the northeast balcony of the First Floor
In the Dutch Art gallery
In the Scottish Colourists gallery
At the south end of the French Art gallery
You can also download and listen to the entire audio guide on Bandcamp.
Sound effects obtained from www.zapsplat.com
The Annual General Meeting of the congregation takes place on Sunday 20 November 2022 at 12:30 pm in the Cathedral.
Download the Reports and Agenda: Annual Report 2021-2022
A thrilling ceremony of music and readings focusing on the Advent theme of light takes place on Sunday 27 November at 5 pm in the Cathedral. Carols by Palestrina, Elgar, James Macmillan, and Paul Manz set the stage for the season of hopeful waiting and preparation for the feast of Christmas.
Canadian organist Angelique Po, current President of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) Vancouver Centre, is touring Scotland during the first part of November and is to give an organ recital at the Cathedral at 1 pm on Thursday 17 November. Her programme includes music by Bach, Buxtehude, Schubert, and Handel—as well as the Variations on ‘Kelvingrove’ by Denis Bedard. Admission is free, with a retiring collection for the Cathedral Music Fund.
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Sunday 30 October 2022
- 9 am Plainsong Eucharist for All Saints
- 11 am Sung Eucharist for All Saints – livestream available here
- 5 pm Choral Evensong for All Saints
Tuesday 1 November 2022
6 pm Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints at the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
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Wednesday 2 November 2022
7:30 pm Choral Requiem (featuring Howells Requiem) sung by the Cathedral Choir
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