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

  • We are almost ready for the summer opening times for visitors to begin. The cathedral aims to be open Monday to Thursday between 12:30 and 3pm but we really need volunteers to be around to welcome any visitors. Please speak to us if you think you would be able to help.

  • This month's magazine has just been printed and is ready for reading! Collect a copy from the cathedral this Sunday or click here to view it online.

  • This year's lent course will be based around the television series 'Broken'. Each session will take place in the Lady chapel and will involve watching an episode of the series followed by a discussion. The course will take place every Tuesday from 2-4pm on 12th, 19th, 26th March, 2nd, 9th, and 16th April.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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