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

  • Our Eco team have recently been to a Zerowaste Workshop in Cupar. The workshop presented a range of information and ideas on preserving the environment and how, as a congregation, we can work on implementing this.  Perth Cathedral currently holds a Sliver award from Eco Congregation Scotland and our Eco committee work hard in ensuring we do what we can to nurture and protect the environment.

  • Thank you to everyone involved in creating our new visitors guides! We have a lot of information packed in so we encourage visitors and locals to come and pick one up! You can download a copy on our Visit Us page.

  • We are extremely proud to announce the appointment of Mr Geoff Bolton as our new Director of Music! Mr Bolton has acted as interim organist over the last year and we are delighted that he will be our permanent choir master and organist!

  • The AGM of Perth Cathedral was held at the end of January providing the congregation with an update of the cathedral events over the past 12 months. The congregation and clergy have worked extremely hard in preparing for a number of events over the past year as well as maintaining an environment of peace for our worship. For further information about reports made during the AGM, please contact the cathedral office.

  • We welcome everyone to our weekday Morning prayer at 9am Monday-Wednesday and Holy communion 9am on Thursdays. This short contemplative worship provides opportunity for reflection on the busyness of modern day life.

  • Image Courtesy of The Courier

    We are really looking forward to working with Bishop Ian as he begins his new life in our diocese.

    For more information please visit The Courier.

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