Perth Cathedral, St Ninian's 

Worship, music and events in an awe-inspiring cathedral

Perth Cathedral,
St Ninian's 

Worship, music and events in an awe-inspiring cathedral

Our Mission

As part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Perth Cathedral St Ninian’s serves as the focal point of the diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. We strive to inspire our congregation, the local community and the wider world in the knowledge and love of God. We aim to engage all generations in the richness of the Christian faith and the Passion of Christ through prayer, worship and music. We invite and welcome everyone to enjoy the beauty of the building and experience a journey of spiritual learning through the worship of God.


Provost’s Welcome

Welcome to Perth Cathedral, dedicated to God in the name of Saint Ninian, acknowledged as Scotland’s first saint. The building, one of William Butterfield’s early designs, is “A” listed, signifying that it is of national or international importance.

The beauty and magnificence of the architecture is equally matched by the warmth of welcome found among the worshipping community here. We are a mission-shaped church, seeking to connect in many different ways with the community around us and beyond, welcoming visitors and groups from all over the world.

We are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, totally inclusive and ecumenical in our outlook and practice. As a worshipping community we welcome all who wish to share in our daily services and public prayer, in the hope that we can all recognise the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.

The Very Reverend Hunter Farquharson, Provost of Perth Cathedral

Latest News and Announcements

  • 05 November 2018

    November 11th 2018 - 6:00am

    Over one thousand pipers will be taking part in undertaking the Battle’s O’er at individual locations at 6am local time around the world that morning in tribute to the many millions that either died or returned home dreadfully wounded during or after the war ended on 11th November 1918. From more information please visit It is taking place at the cathedral at 6am on 11th November.

    We will be illuminating the cathedral in red lights for this event and we welcome everyone to join us to mark this occasion

  • 30 October 2018
    The Scottish Sun are giving tokens to allow schools to receive free books. We would be grateful if anyone collecting the tokens could pass them on to Maihri Cameron or the Cathedral Office to help provide St Ninian's Episcopal Primary School with new books.
  • 30 October 2018
    It is the start of another month and with that comes our latest magazine edition! We are bursting with news this month so please pick up a copy or download it from the Magazine page.
  • 25 October 2018

    We are always delighted to receive visitors to Perth cathedral to join our worship or to come and appreciate our wonderful building. We are now open to visitors from Monday to Thursday 9am - 1pm. Please click here for more information about visiting Perth Cathedral.

  • 25 October 2018

    Thank you to all involved in the consecration of Bishop Ian on 20th October. This wonderful event was a truly magnificent experience and we are thrilled to welcome Ian and his family into our cathedral.

  • 25 October 2018

    We are proud to announce the successful refurbishment of our organ! Thank you to Harrison and Harrison for all their hard work and for remaining on hand during the consecration service to ensure the music was preformed smoothly and contributed to the success of the day. Music is a significant part of our worship and we welcome everyone to come and hear the sound of our wonderful organ. More information about music within the cathedral can be found here.

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