All Saints Mass with Dundee University Choir

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Mass for the Feast of All Saints was celebrated at St Andrew’s Cathedral by the Diocesan Administrator, Canon Kevin Golden and Fr Michael with music by the Dundee University Choir, conducted by John Luke Harris. The setting was William Byrd’s Mass in Four Parts – in the 400th anniversary year of the composer’s death.

Catholic Bishops send message to First Minister

Press release

Dear First Minister We have been shocked and horrified by the recent violence in the Holy Land and our hearts go out to the innocent victims, as we pray fervently for a peaceful, and swift, end to hostilities. We would like to express our heartfelt wishes for the safety and wellbeing of your own family in Gaza. We will keep …

Synod update from Rome


Canon Kevin Golden brings us this precis from Bishop Brian McGee of Argyll and the Isles… The start of the Synod was preceded by two prayer events: an Ecumenical Prayer Vigil followed by a three day Retreat. This reminded us that the Synod should be primarily a spiritual experience when we discern together the Spirit’s guidance. As well as bonding …

Scotland’s Bishops call for Middle East peace

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The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has issued the following statement on the hostilities in the Middle East: “We have been shocked and horrified by the outbreak of senseless violence in the Holy Land.” “Our hearts go out to the innocent people of Israel who have been murdered and terrorised and to the innocent civilians of Gaza dying in a war …

Synod opens in Rome


Reporting on the opening of the Synod in Rome, Canon Andrew Clark writes: “In the opening Mass of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, the Pope invites us to face today’s challenges and problems not with a spirit of division and conflict, but by centring our gaze on God, in order to be a Church that listens …

St Mary’s Lochee ‘organ-ise’ Mary’s Meal Fundraiser


People of all ages from across the diocese came together in St Mary’s Forebank Hall in Dundee on Sunday 1 October to enjoy “Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside” as Gary White expertly re-created the sound of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and entertained everyone with music to suit so many different tastes.  The hall was buzzing …

Bishop and Moderator join Justice and Peace to challenge poverty

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The Bishop of Paisley, Bishop John Keenan and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt. Rev. Sally Foster Fulton, will join Justice and Peace members from across Scotland on Thursday 5th October, 2023 at the Conforti Centre in Coatbridge for an event titled: Faith, Compassion and Security – A Challenge Poverty Week Event. “Faith, Compassion and …

Preparing for the Synod

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In preparation for the opening of  The Synod on Synodality in Rome on Wednesday 4 October, Pope Francis will preside over the Ecumenical Prayer Vigil in St Peter’s Square on Saturday, 30 September. This vigil of prayer will welcome the participation and presence of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I; the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and many other Church leaders, as well as …