The Cathedral interior is being relit an Eco friendly design using only bespoke LED lighting! During the completion of the project, we regret that the Cathedral will remain closed each weekday but will be open for Sunday services. We apologise for the inconvenience caused to those who wish to visit the Cathedral during this period. Weekday services will take place in the chapel at Castlehill House next door to the Cathedral. Please go up the main steps to the Cathedral from where there are signs to direct you to the chapel.
The Cathedral will reopen for weekday visiting and for weekday services on Tuesday 11th December. We look forward to welcoming visitors back into our newly lit building then. The lighting scheme has been designed by Anders Blair of AB Lighting in Edinburgh and the installation is being carried out by Indy Services. The project is being sponsored by the Climate Challenge Fund with a grant of £150,000. See the below for further details. Most of the lighting was used for the first time at our Advent Carol service on 2nd December – this is more or less what it looked like although most say that photos do not do the transformation justice; you need to come and see for yourself!
COMING UP …
SUNDAY 2nd December – THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
10.30am Sung Eucharist with lighting of the first Advent candle (Preacher: The Provost)
6.15pm Veni, Veni, Emmanuel – the Advent Carol Service
(an Ecumenical service of readings, poetry, Advent hymns and carols by candlelight)
TUESDAY 4th December – Clement of Alexandria
1.10pm Midday Prayer (in Castlehill Chapel)
WEDNESDAY 5th December –
12 noon Soup ‘n’ Soul (in Castlehill House Refectory)
1.10pm Midday Prayer and Eucharist (in Castlehill Chapel)
THURSDAY 6th December – Nicholas of Myra
1.10pm Midday Prayer & Eucharist (in Castlehill Chapel)
SUNDAY 9th December – THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
10.30am Sung Eucharist
(5.00pm No Evening service in Cathedral – University Carol Service in Dundee Parish Church (St Mary’s))
THURSDAY 13th December –
7.00pm The High School of Dundee Carol Service
SUNDAY 23rd December – ADVENT 4
5.00pm The Cathedral Carol Service (readings, poetry, Christmas choral music and favourite carols by candlelight)
MONDAY 24th December – CHRISTMAS EVE
11.15pm Christmas Midnight Mass by candlelight (Presider & Preacher: The Bishop of Brechin, the Rt Revd Andrew Swift)
TUESDAY 25th December – CHRISTMAS DAY
10.30am Christmas Morning Eucharist (Presider & Preacher: The Provost)
Here are a few pictures of the Consecration service of Bishop Andrew in the Cathedral on 25th August:
Welcome to St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee! Here, you will find a living and lively faith community right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant city centre. We are 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.
Designed by the famous Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, our beautiful building with its soaring spire can be seen all over the city and dominates the skyline. 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.
We extend a warm 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 to creatively 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.
CATHEDRAL OPENING TIMES
The Cathedral is currently CLOSED to visitors until November 2018
EQUAL ACCESS arrangements
The Cathedral sits upon the Castle Rock of Dundee and therefore all entrances are reached via flights of steps. We are currently working towards access for wheelchair users and anyone with mobility challenges via a series of lifts and ramps. In the meantime, we have a mechanical stair climber with trained operators who will be delighted to assist your access to the Cathedral. If possible, let us know in advance by ringing the Cathedral office (01382) 224486 so that we can have the stairclimber ready at the foot of the steps. Otherwise, simply notify someone on arrival that you would like to use the stair climber.
St Paul’s Cathedral is being supported by Climate Challenge Fund through its project to help cut local carbon emissions.
We are absolutely delighted that our carbon reduction project has secured a £150,000 share of the £15.3 million made available through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF). The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful. The CCF provides funding and support for community groups to help tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Our project at St Paul’s is aimed at educating the congregation and wider community about how we can all help to reduce carbon emissions. Part of the project will also include the installation of an energy efficient lighting system in the Cathedral itself reducing carbon emissions through lighting by over 72%. The CCF has awarded 1,097 grants totalling £101 million to 658 communities since its introduction in 2008, for projects involving energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency. Further information at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccf