Services

You are welcome to attend any of our services at St Ninian’s. Our regular weekly service times are shown below. Sometimes these are replaced by special services, for example on Saints’ days. Please check the news and events page for further details.

The Church Services

Sunday 11am Sung Eucharist
Monday 9 am Morning Prayer
Tuesday 9 am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 9 am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 11am Eucharist
Thursday 9 am Eucharist
For details of 9am Sunday services during the winter period see ‘Sundays’ below.

Evensong

Choral Evensong is held generally on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 4.30pm except in July, August. 2017 dates are Sunday 18th June, 17th September (Patronal).

Please check the noticeboard for up to date details of these services.

Sundays

11am Sung Eucharist. This is regarded as the main Cathedral service, with a sermon and choir, using the 1982 Liturgy. On the first Sunday of each month prayers for healing take place in the Lady Chapel.

Communion is celebrated at either the Nave Altar or the High Altar depending on the season. The service is led by the clergy with lay participation in reading (from the Revised Common Lectionary) and intercessions. There is always a choir during term times.

Monthly Prayers for Healing takes place after communion at the 11 am service in the Lady Chapel on the first Sunday of the month.  Anyone is welcome to come along to share in complete confidence quiet prayers in the name of Christ about whatever is in one’s heart and mind.

Children are always welcome and there is also a children’s corner, with soft cushions, in the side aisle where children can read and draw while the service is in progress. The Young Church Team will be running a crèche on Sunday 17th August, 21st September – Harvest, 19th October, 16th November and 21st December 2014.

Tea/coffee is served in the Chapter House after the service and all are welcome to join us for this. A Traidcraft stall is also available most Sundays and a second hand book stall on the first Sunday of each month.

For more detailed information about what happens during our Sunday service please click on the new to St Ninian’s link.

Weekdays

Daily morning prayer is said in the Lady Chapel at 9am on Monday to Wednesday using the Scottish Episcopal Church daily prayer book. Services are led by clergy and laity on a rota basis.

Wednesday 11am: Said Eucharist in the Lady Chapel, led by the clergy, with no sermon. The 1970 Liturgy is used with readings taken from the Revised Common Lectionary

Thursday 9am Said Eucharist in the Lady Chapel, led by the clergy, with no sermon, using the Cathedrals own Celtic Liturgy.

Wednesday 9.50 am A Guided Time for Group Prayer is held in the Lady Chapel.

Taize/Iona Monthly Services

These short services are held in the Cathedral on the first Sunday of the month from September till March, from 5 – 5.45 pm.  During these services we pause to lay aside our busyness before the start of the new week.  There is space for quiet reflection and listening to God’s voice in our lives and for drinking in the peace of the Cathedral.  There are some Taize songs and Iona liturgies.  Everyone is most welcome.  Come and join us for a time of tranquillity and reflection in this place of prayer.  For further information, please contact Stella Cranwell – email skcranwell@hotmail.com.

Festivals and Special Services

Additional services are held during the major festival seasons e.g. Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Advent and Christmas.

Please check the noticeboard for details of these services.

Family Services

Family services take place at 11:00 on some Sundays throughout the year. These are notably Mothering Sunday, Harvest Thanksgiving and the Sunday before Christmas.

Weddings

St Ninian’s Cathedral is an ideal venue for weddings, however small or grand. Before you make any arrangements please contact the Provost through the Cathedral Office to discuss possible dates and times. We can also suggest ways to help with your wedding arrangements such as music, flowers, photography, cars, reception venue etc

If you wish to check the legal issues associated with getting married in Scotland this is available on the Registrars in Scotland website.

The Provost and clergy team will also advise you about which Scottish Episcopal Church forms you will need to complete, depending on whether either of you have been married before.

Baptisms

Baptisms are conducted during one of the main Sunday services. If you would like your child to be baptised, please contact the Cathedral Office for further details.