Welcome to St Paul’s Cathedral. At St Paul’s, you will find a living and lively faith community right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant city centre. Our community is made up of a diverse group of people ranging from those who have been born and bred in Dundee to people from all over the world who come to Dundee for work or study at one of the two excellent universities that the city boasts.
Our beautiful building designed by the famous Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, with its soaring spire can be seen all over the city and dominates the skyline particularly since the demolition of many of the city’s highrise tower blocks.
As Cathedral, St Paul’s is the mother church of the Diocese of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Scottish province of the world-wide Anglican Communion and is the seat of the Bishop of Brechin but primarily it is the spiritual home to the rich variety of different people that make up the Cathedral congregation.
The Cathedral extends a welcome to all, whether you are looking for a spiritual home in Dundee or just passing through. People of all faiths and none are very welcome to visit the Cathedral at any time: to join us for a service, to light a candle, or simply enjoy the building and its atmosphere. We work hard at being welcoming and inclusive of all, and constantly look for ways creatively to show the love of God in our city and beyond.
Do come and join in one of our services or other activities if you are living or visiting our city – we would love to meet you – wherever you are on your own faith journey.
Our worship is very much within the Catholic tradition of the Scottish Episcopal Church – vestments are worn and incense is used – but our worship is also contemporary using the best of music from all around the world as well as fresh and often innovative liturgy. Despite being a Cathedral, there is a real ‘family’ feel about the Cathedral community helped by the relatively small and intimate surroundings compared with most Cathedrals and the warmth of the welcome that many people describe after they have worshipped with us. Tea, coffee, homebaking and often wine (and sometimes champagne) are served at the end of each Sunday morning service where we can continue together what we have celebrated together in Word and Sacrament during the Sung Eucharist. So come and say ‘hello’ – you will always be welcome!