The following articles have been contributed by members of the community at St Mary’s. A new article is usually uploaded every Friday.
As a band, we have continued to take it in turns to run the ringing throughout the year – again my thanks to everyone who has got involved. However, personally I feel that this year we have lost some of the common threads of the prime ring and taking time to concentrate on striking. Furthermore, […]
It is 6.45am on a glacial morning in early March. The streets of Glasgow are still and silent, the city only just beginning to wake up. I turn into my local park beneath a sky that is turning pink and gold. My lips feel frostbitten. It has been a long and dark winter, but, when […]
I attended Pride a couple of years ago for the first time in many years, in fact since I was a student. Back in those days I was motivated by the chance to party and drink outside with people who knew how to party. This time, however, I attended with a group of Episcopalians and […]
The festival of Corpus Christi is undergoing an extraordinary revival in this part of the world. Christine McIntosh travelled from Dunoon to St Mary’s for the service and here she writes about why she bothered to come and about what happened when she did.
Dr Alan McManus has been part of the community in St Mary’s for a number of years. He is now working with at the Abbey on Iona with the Iona Community. In this article he reflects on how Yes and No voters might relate to one another more than a year on from the Scottish Referendum.
This week’s magazine entry is a photogallery of the stalls at the World Christmas Fair.
In this week’s article, Deryl Davies, reflects from the perspective of being an American in Glasgow on the Thanksgiving holiday.
In this week’s article, Pam Barrowman reflects on the past musical tradition of St Mary’s and asks – was it a golden age?
This week, John Doyle writes about some insights that he gained whilst shadowing the Provost and Vice Provost for a couple of weeks.
This week’s article comes from someone who was part of the St Mary’s congregation when living in Glasgow a few years ago, reflecting on that experience and on the impact that St Mary’s has made on her life since.
A central element of the service was the idea of laying down the burdens of worry, anxiety for self or others, the need for forgiveness that we had carried on our pilgrimage. In turn, we each poured out a little water from a glass as a symbol of all that we were relinquishing and laying down in God’s care.
Anne Jones, the Provost’s Warden writes about a recent visit to our local mosque in Carrington Street.
The Vice Provost, Cedric Blakey has devised a game to enable small groups talk about God. In this week’s article explains why he did it and how it works. I have found an astonishing interest and energy for enquiry about God in Glasgow. The following were just a few of the questions asked by the […]
On 18 July 2018, Nelson Mandela’s birthday, a container of 50,000 books left from City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow to be delivered to school and public libraries in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. David Kenvyn describes how that helped to change the world.
There are a very great many different kinds of church within the Christian faith. Some people find this a scandal and think there should only be one. Others think that the different kinds of churches are simply reflections human diversity. But what kind of church is St Mary’s Cathedral?
Member of the choir, Riko Kumabai is running for St Mary’s. In this article, Lesley Buntain interviews her about the running project and what she is raising money for.
The Rev Prof John Riches writes about the relationship between trade and aid.
During the summer period, Rosemary Hannah and Sophie Agrell have been leading a special programme for the Young Church at St Mary’s. When asked about what it was like on their final Sunday, Rosemary said, “It’s been a blast”. In this article she explains why.
On 2 August 2015 the Vice Provost led 35 Muslims, Jews and Christians into the cloud and rain on Glasgow’s nearest Munro. Here Cedric Blakey tells of the why, who and what of that long afternoon.