A workshop has been held to gather together ideas for promoting justice and aid causes within the congregation. Many creative ideas came out of the workshop and a result, a small core group of people will work together on such topics for the next few months.
The Rt Rev Gregor Duncan was consecrated in St Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 23 April 2010. About 500 people, including civic, ecumenical and international guests were present. Bishop Gregor will preach at Evensong on 25 April 2010 and join the Cathedral congregation on Ascension Day.
The Very Rev Gregor Duncan will be consecrated in St Mary’s on 23 April 2010 at 6.30 pm. There will also be a special Diocesan Evensong on 25 April 2010 at 6.30 pm.
Tickets are being sent to those who have accepted invitations to the consecration service. The service on 25 April is unticketed and open to all.
The Easter Celebration on Radio Scotland came from St Mary’s this year. It is now available to listen to on the BBC Website here.
The Easter services to celebrate the resurrection are at 0700, 0830, 1030 and 1830. The 1030 service will be a jazz mass and also incorporate the Hallelujah Chorus sung by the whole congregation as the Gradual Hymn. After the service there will be a champagne reception.
St Mary’s is hosting the full range of Holy Week Services. Good Friday sees three liturgies – Morning Prayer and Veneration at 0930, Three Hour Devotions from 1200 until 1500 and Stainer’s Crucifixion in the evening. All evening services start at 1930. The Easter Vigil will take place at 0700, early in the morning on Easter Day.
The 1030 service on Easter Day will be a Jazz Mass with choir, piano, bass and drums.
The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church was the celebrant and preacher at the 1030 Eucharist on 14 March 2010. During his sermon, the Primus commented on his confidence for the Scottish Episcopal Church proclaiming good news in a secular world and related his sermon on the Prodigal Son to the local aspiration to make St Mary’s a place which is open, inclusive and welcoming.
Bishop David’s sermon can be viewed on this website.
There will be a special services for Epiphany at 0830, 1030 and 1830 on 3 January. On this day we celebrate the discovery of Jesus by the Magi who came from the East and begin the Epiphany season in which we are all invited to search for God.
The St Mary’s Carol Service takes place at 6.30 pm today, Sunday 20 December 2009. It will feature the full Cathedral choir of adults and trebles & traditional and modern carols. All Welcome.
The weekend nearest to St Andrew’s Day is being promoted by the Church Life Network of Action of Churches Together in Scotland as a suitable time for a Quiet Day for Scotland. The aim is to provide an opportunity for people to find space to be still and more aware of the presence of God in their lives. This year St Mary’s Cathedral, Lansdowne Parish Church and St Columba’s Roman Catholic Church will be taking part in this Quiet Day for the first time. Each church will be open at the following times on Saturday 28 November and (apart from occasional short prayers and Bible readings) silence will be kept in each building for two hours:
Lansdowne Parish Church from 10.00am-12.00 noon
St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral from 12.00 noon-2.00pm
St Columba’s Roman Catholic Church from 2.00pm-4.00pm