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

Perth Cathedral, St Ninian's is a beautiful church building in Perth, Scotland. As part of the Scottish Episcopal Church there are services of worship every Sunday, featuring music from the cathedral choir and organist. Throughout the week groups meet to serve the local community. The inspiring building is also a popular venue for concerts and other events.


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 world wide 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

Latest News and Announcements

  • 10 September 2018

    Perth cathedral is looking to appoint an experienced Director of Music (part time) who will be responsible for accompanying the congregation for regular worship, as well as overseeing the training, rehearsal and conducting of the cathedral’s long-established SATB choir. Please click here to see the full job description.

  • 30 August 2018

    After lots of hard work by children and staff, St Ninian’s Episcopal Primary School are proud to launch their new website! Please visit to keep up to date with all the latest news and events from our wonderful Primary School!

  • 16 August 2018

    Please support our fellow churches by coming along to the Photography as Prayer Exhibition which is on tour throughout the diocese. Visit the events page for dates and venues.

  • 02 July 2018

    We regret that owing to major restoration work inside the building, the Cathedral will be closed to the public until October 2018. In the meantime the entrance has a small photographic display which can be accessed most days and you are most welcome to sit in the Peace Garden. The Chapter house is currently being used for services and visitors are warmly invited to come in and enjoy the peace and quiet there. We look forward to welcoming visitors again just as soon as this essential work has been completed.

  • 23 July 2018

    To find out about our new Silver Eco-Congregation award, click here.

  • 10 July 2018

    We are thrilled to announce that The Rev Canon Ian Paton has been elected as the new Bishop for the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. We welcome him to our Cathedral and keep him and his family in our prayers. For more information on The Rev Canon Ian Paton please visit The installation of the Bishop will take place at Perth Cathedral, St Ninian’s on Saturday 20th October. More information regarding this will be published here soon

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