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

Service Times

Sunday 11th August

Pentecost 9
Sung Eucharist 11am

Monday 12th August

Morning prayer 9am

Tuesday 13th August

Morning prayer 9am

Wednesday 14th August

Morning prayer 9am
Holy Communion 11am

Thursday 15th August

Holy Communion 9am

Sunday 18th August

Pentecost 10
Sung Eucharist 11am

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

  • An Ordination to the Diaconate will take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral at 12.00 on Saturday 28th September 2019.  Annie Mackay Hughes, who comes from the congregation of St Ninians, will be ordained as deacon by Bishop Ian, and will serve at St John’s, Perth.  All clergy and members of the diocese are asked to pray for Annie and others who will be ordained at that time in the SEC, and are welcome to attend the service of Ordination.  Clergy are invited to robe with alb and white stole.

  • We have had a booming number of visitors to the cathedral over the last few months with over 400 visitors in June alone!! As a result we have extended our opening times to seven days a week from 9am until 3pm! We have visitors guides in several different languages and there is always a friendly volunteer to welcome any visitors! 
  • Thank you to Margot for organising such a wonderful day of reflection through art and poetry. It was wonderful to see so much creativity! If you were unable to come, please keep checking our events page for dates of the next Contemplative Creative Day. 

  • Thank you to our wonderful Home Communion team for all their work! If you would like to receive Holy Communion at home or know someone who would, please give us a call or speak to one of our clergy.

  • 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.

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