Pass it on Week

Pass it on Week is Scotland’s annual celebration of re-use – whether it’s swapping, donating, sharing or repairing to help make things last!  The next Pass it on Week will be held from 7-15 March 2020 and the theme will be “The Great Toy Rescue

In 2019 we had over 500 events registered around Scotland so thank you to everyone who got involved.  Let’s see if we can beat that in 2020.  Have a look at our ideas guide and resources to inspire you and help you get involved.

St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Cathedral is hosting a second ‘Pass it on Week’ in 2020 but it is planned to run it over two weeks from the 7 March to 15 March. We need donations of: unwanted Christmas presents, jewellery, scented candles and room scenters, mugs, toiletries, scarves, hats, gloves, books, photo frames, CDs, DVDs and Toys, preferably in good condition,

Please help us out and have a look, you may find just the thing you are looking for!

Eco-friendly lighting system unveiled

Last night’s ‘unveiling’ of the Cathedral’s eco-friendly state of the art lighting system was a great success. Thanks to Stuart Muir, our Pastoral Musician, and Eoin Tonner with some of his pupils from the High School of Dundee on brass, for providing such stunning music to accompany the display of the new lights in their various combinations. Thanks also to our Provost, Jeremy, to Bishop Andrew, Dr Yit Arn Teh and Anders Blair for their contributions to the evening. The food provided by our caterers, Wild & Smoky, was delicious too. Thanks to everyone involved in making this such an enjoyable and informative evening.

Doors Open Weekend 2018

On SATURDAY 8th September, the Cathedral will be open for Doors Open Day between 10.00 and 18.00 (except between 13.00 & 14.00 when access is limited to those attending our lunchtime concert – see further details below).

On SUNDAY 9th September, the Cathedral will be open between 09.30 and 20.00, with our regular Sunday services taking place at 10.30 and 18.15 – visitors are very welcome to join us for worship, but looking round the building will only be possible outwith the service times (between 10.30 & 11.45 and 18.15 and 19.15).

At present work is being carried out inside the building to install our new LED lighting scheme, therefore there is scaffolding in place in the nave. This has meant we have had to slightly alter our programme for the weekend – our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. However, you’ll still get a chance to see most of our lovely building, including its beautiful stained glass windows and its various nooks and crannies, as well as the bell-tower and Castlehill House.

TOURS will take place on Saturday at 11.00, 12.00 and 15.00 & 16.00 and on Sunday at 13.00. (These are limited to 10 people per tour and are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.)
Unfortunately, the tours are not suitable to those with mobiliy issues due to the nature of access to various parts of the buildings by internal staircases.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT – there is also the chance to enjoy a lovely concert at 13.00 on SATURDAY given by ‘Triquetta’ – Lisa Lulis: soprano, Barbara Scott: mezzo-soprano and Michael Ellacott: piano.
Tickets available at the door (adults: £5; students: £3; accompanied schoolchildren: free).

SUNDAY SERVICES – come and see the building come alive as the regular cathedral community gather for the Sung Eucharist on Sunday morning at 10.30, or the beauiful reflective service of Choral Evensong at 18.15. The organ is played and the cathedral choir will be singing at both services.

ACCESS – for anyone with mobility issues, access to the cathedral for services and the lunchtime concert is possible by use of a mechanical stair-climber – further details available from a steward upon arrival at the cathedral.

REFRESHMENTS – coffee and tea will be available throughout the day on Saturday (except during the concert performance) and refreshments are served after both services on Sunday.

WELCOME TO STUDENTS – there is also a ‘Welcome Supper’ for any students after Choral Evensong on Sunday… any new and returning students are most welcome to come along for pizza and drinks!