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Welcome to Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral, built upon a Christian site first established by Saint Blane around the year 600, is one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland. It is home to a vibrant and welcoming Church of Scotland congregation of around 1,000 members and serves the parish of Dunblane and its surroundings. Within its ancient walls, people of all ages gather to worship and to explore the significance of the life and teaching of Christ. 

Cathedral Services

Times of services:

  • Weekly throughout the year
    • Sunday morning at 10.30am
    • Midweek Service - Thursday morning at 11.00am
  • Summer Months
    • Family Service - Sunday morning at 9.15am 

Dunblane Cathedral is part of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The main weekly service is held each Sunday at 10.30am, and all are welcome. During this time, Cathedral Kids also meets and shares in the first part of the Service. A Welcome Area is set close to the Main (South) Door where visitors may make themselves known or seek assistance. Tea and Coffee are served in the Cathedral hall after the Service, to which visitors are especially welcome.

The following facilities are also provided each Sunday at the 10.30am Service:

  • A creche is available for children under the age of 3 years.
  • Cathedral Kids meets most term time Sundays from Sept-May in the Cathedral halls and welcomes all children from 3 years - S2 stage. Please see 'Events' for details
  • A transport service to/from the Cathedral is provided for anyone in the local area who may find this helpful.
  • A loop system for the hard of hearing is in operation in the Cathedral.
  • Large-print Hymn books are available from the Elders on duty at the door.
  • Audio tapes of the Services are available most weeks.

During the summer months, we also hold a short, informal, half hour family service each Sunday starting at 9.15am. All are welcome to join us at this, leaving the rest of the day free to enjoy the summer weather!

In addition to the Sunday services, we also have a weekly mid-week service held on Thursdays at 11.00am in the choir area of the Cathedral. All are most welcome at this informal, short service.

Additional sevices e.g. Evensong may be taking places are other times during the year. Look in the Events page for dates and times and more details.

For special services - baptisms, weddings, etc. - look here for more details.

If you plan to visit Dunblane Cathedral at other times than services, look here for more details, including opening hours.


Cathedral Administrator Vacancy


Dunblane Cathedral is looking for a committed, friendly, people person with administrative and IT skills to co-ordinate and develop further the administration of the congregation in close co-operation with the Ministry Team, staff and office bearers.

The post is for 21 hours per week and will be based within the Dunblane Cathedral Offices.
Salary - £12,000 per annum

A detailed job description is available for download by clicking here.

Applications, with a Curriculum Vitae and the name and address of two referees, should be sent to:
Dunblane Cathedral Session Clerk,
Ronald Wright,
54 Roman Way,
Dunblane,
FK15 9DJ 

To apply for the position electronically on-line, or to ask any questions relating to the role, please click here.


Closing date for all applications is Tuesday 17 March 2020. 


Pastoral Care

We're looking for volunteers - can you help? If you think you can, please fill in your details HERE and we will get in touch. Thank you.

Prayers for Ukraine

It is hard to watch each news bulletin on the human tragedy that is unfolding in Ukraine at present, and it is easy to feel helpless in the face of the grief, fear and danger faced by the Ukrainian people remaining in their homeland as it comes under attack from Russian armed forces, and the sorrow, exhaustion and uncertainty of those who have fled their homeland without knowing where they will go.

Prayers for Ukraine, and for peace, will be held in Dunblane Cathedral on Wednesdays at 12.30pm and there will be a prayer vigil for peace in St Mary’s Scottish Episcopal Church on Sundays from 7-8pm.

We are also encouraging people to give financial support the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Working with other major aid agencies, including Christian Aid and the British Red Cross, DEC will be helping to provide, food, water, shelter and medical assistance to the people of Ukraine. Please click HERE to donate.


Cathedral Services

Live in-person services are being held in the Cathedral at 10.30am each Sunday. On-line services are continuing as normal each Sunday, available from 10.15am UK Time here, and on the Dunblane Cathedral YouTube channel. 

Details of all upcoming services are available HERE.

Weekly on-line services are available on the On-Line Services page each week - see HERE.

For all other public events in the Cathedral and Halls and surrounding area, please click HERE

The music lists for our services are available from the Choir link, or by clicking HERE for the Live Service Music, and HERE for the Online Service Music.


Recordings and Reflections

Weekly Sunday Service recordings are available in the "Online Cathedral Services" section below, under "Dunblane Cathedral - For The Community". Please scroll down to find the section.

Twice-weekly 'Thought for the Day' reflections are available in the Thought for the Day section below, also under the "Dunblane Cathedral - For The Community". Again, please scroll down to find the section.


Contact details of all Ministers, Office Bearers, Key Contacts and organisations are available by clicking HERE.

Dunblane Cathedral Visits

The Cathedral is open for public entry when church services are not being performed. Please click HERE for more details.

Please assist with the running of Dunblane Cathedral by clicking on the Donate button image below.

 

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral, built upon a Christian site first established by Saint Blane around the year 600, is one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland. It is home to a vibrant and welcoming Church of Scotland congregation of around 1,000 members and serves the parish of Dunblane and its surroundings. Within its ancient walls, people of all ages gather to worship and to explore the significance of the life and teaching of Christ. 

Cathedral Services

 With the resumption of live services in the Cathedral, items in red below will still remain suspended until further notice.

Times of services:

  • Weekly throughout the year
    • Sunday morning at 10.30am
    • Midweek Service - Thursday morning at 11.00am
  • Summer Months
    • Family Service - Sunday morning at 9.15am 

Dunblane Cathedral is part of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The main weekly service is held each Sunday at 10.30am, and all are welcome. During this time, Cathedral Kids also meets and shares in the first part of the Service. A Welcome Area is set close to the Main (South) Door where visitors may make themselves known or seek assistance. Tea and Coffee are served in the Cathedral hall after the Service, to which visitors are especially welcome.

The following facilities are also provided each Sunday at the 10.30am Service:

  • A creche is available for children babies and toddlers.
  • Cathedral Kids meets most term time Sundays from Sept-May in the Cathedral halls and welcomes all children from 3 years - S2 stage. Please see 'Events' for details
  • A transport service to/from the Cathedral is provided for anyone in the local area who may find this helpful.
  • A loop system for the hard of hearing is in operation in the Cathedral.
  • Large-print Hymn books are available from the Elders on duty at the door.
  • Audio CDs of the Services are available most weeks.

During the summer months, we also hold a short, informal, half hour family service each Sunday starting at 9.15am. All are welcome to join us at this, leaving the rest of the day free to enjoy the summer weather!

In addition to the Sunday services, we also have a weekly mid-week service held on Thursdays at 11.00am in the choir area of the Cathedral. All are most welcome at this informal, short service.

Additional sevices e.g. Evensong may be taking places are other times during the year. Look in the Events page for dates and times and more details.

For special services - baptisms, weddings, etc. - look here for more details.

If you plan to visit Dunblane Cathedral at other times than services, look here for more details, including opening hours.


Pastoral Care

We're always looking for volunteers - can you help? If you think you can, please fill in your details HERE and we will get in touch. Thank you.

Cathedral Events

'Hymne til Ærø' CD - available NOW!

To commemorate 30 years of the Flentrop organ in Dunblane Cathedral, we are delighted to offer a meticulously selected and beautiful CD of Danish works on this magnificent instrument.

"Hymne til Ærø" takes its title from a work of the same name composed by Kevin Duggan, Dunblane Cathedral's Director of Music, after his time living on the Danish island of Ærø. The piece is one of two world-premiere recordings of his music featured on this release.

The CD is available to buy now by clicking HERE

For local residents in Dunblane and Doune, there is a delivery option avaiable HERE

Please note: UK sales only

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