The Forum conversation with Sister Helena Barrett from 21 July 2019 at 12 noon is now available.
The cathedral is open from 10 am until 12.30 pm from Monday to Saturday each day through the summer.
St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow seeks an experienced priest for the post of Vice Provost. More details here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, the Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow has spoken out against the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka and against the terrorist murder of Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland.
In his Easter Day sermon, he said:
“The answer to the world’s troubles does not lie in the fire of the bombers in Sri Lanka or the bullets of the terrorists in Northern Ireland.
“Light, life and love. These are the true way of the world. Death and destruction won’t win. Violence will never conquer. Death will never have the last word.”
Speaking to a packed cathedral, he spoke also of his personal sadness at the fire that ravaged the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, which shares its dedication to the Mother of Jesus with St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow.
“I found the sight of Notre Dame burning extraordinarily upssetting. I’m sure that people across the world who are in the cathedral business were affected the same way.
“What might this generation accomplish that, faced with its destruction in nearly a thousand years would bring people out onto the streets to sing and to pray.
“What made the chaplain to the firefighters in paris run through fire to save the Blessed Sacrament and a relic that has been kissed by the faithful for the last thousand years.
“And what did one man do two thousand years ago that brings us up our of our beds and into this and another 37 million churches all over the world to sing and rejoice and proclain the extraordinary news – “He is not dead but is risen”.”
St Mary’s Cathedral Glasgow is one of the eight cathedrals of the Scottish Episcopal Church which has churches in every part of Scotland. The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth has been the Provost of St Mary’s since 2006.
The full text of the sermon can be read here: https://thurible.net/2019/04/21/sermon-for-easter-day/
There will be a choral mass for Ascension Day on 30 May 2019 at 7.30 pm with music from the Cathedral Choir.
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Sunday services are at 8.30 am, 10.30 am and 6.30 pm. The morning services are communion services, the evening one is usually Choral Evensong. Look out for the Open Silence once a month at 8 pm.
ST MARY’S @ THE MOVIES… A new season of film discussions will be held in St Mary’s Cathedral office, each beginning at 19.30. Discussions will be led by writer and teacher Donny O’Rourke.
For more information or to sign up, contact the cathedral office.
St Mary’s School of Spirituality is a series of one-off sessions that are open to anyone interested in learning and developing their practice of personal spirituality. The most recent series included sessions on silence, “Lectio Divina”, art and prayer, keeping a spiritual journal, the spirituality of Taize and “Capacitar” – the empowering potential of simple body movement.
For further information see the notice on the spirituality section of the cathedral notice board. For more information, complete the form below.