St Mary's Cathedral


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This was the first major Cathedral to be built from new in Britain since the Reformation. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and erected in 1879.

The Cathedral in visited by people on a daily basis. Some come for the music, some for a moment of quiet in a busy week, and some for the beauty of the building itself. The main focus of Cathedral life is the worship of God through prayer, praise and fellowship. Services of prayer (including communion services) are offered every day and the Cathedral Eucharist takes place at 10.30am every Sunday morning.


0800 Holy Communion (1929 Scottish Liturgy)

1030 Cathedral Eucharist (1982 Scottish Liturgy)

1530 Choral Evensong

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

0730 Morning Prayer and Eucharist

1305 Eucharist

1730 Choral Evensong


0730 Morning Prayer and Eucharist

1130 Holy Communion (1929 Scottish Liturgy)

1305 Eucharist

1730 Choral Eucharist


0730 Morning Prayer and Eucharist

Music is a major part of life in the Cathedral, and the Cathedral Choir sings at all of the major services and festivals throughout the year. It is the only choir in Scotland to sing daily services, and is remarkable in being the first cathedral choir in Britain to admit girls to sing alongside the boy choristers. The Choir has an outstanding reputation as one of the best cathedral choirs in Britain and has made several recordings in recent years to widespread critical acclaim.


Palmerston Place, West-End, EH12 5AW

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