Scottish Churches call for Scottish and UK Governments to address poverty

Press release

The leaders of Scotland’s three largest Christian churches have called on the Scottish and UK Governments to “set aside political differences” and “seek effective solutions” to the cost of living crisis. Lamenting the tragedy of poverty in the UK in 2022, the Church leaders express serious concerns about the significant increase in energy costs and rising inflation which risk pushing …

Bishops Conference

Return of Sunday Obligation delayed

Press release, Press releases

At the beginning of Advent the Bishops of Scotland had looked forward to welcoming the faithful back to Holy Mass and anticipated that the restoration of the Sunday Obligation might be possible at the start of the New Year. Announcing its postponement, a spokesperson for the Bishops said: “Sadly, there has been a serious worsening of the situation and the …

Christmas Message 2021

Bishop’s Christmas Message 2021

Bishop's Diary, Press release

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas – Bishop Stephen Robson has a special message for the people, Religious and Priests of the Diocese of Dunkeld. The wonders of the story of the first Christmas are retold through the scriptures. In our homes and churches, the crib is a focus for us at this time. It reminds us of the roles …

St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee

Cathedral Canons restored to full strength

Press release

Following the deaths of Mgr Charles Hendry and Mgr John Harty last year – and replacing two other long serving priests, Canon Neil Drysdale and Mgr Basil O’Sullivan, the following priests of Dunkeld Diocese were installed as Canons of the Chapter of St Andrew’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 30th November, 2021: Fr Mark Cassidy, Fr Brian McLean, Fr Tom Shields and …

1st Sunday of Advent, 2021

Press release, Streaming

Mgr Patrick McInally, parish priest at St Columba’s, Cupar as well as the parishes of north Fife at Tayport, Newport-on-Tay and Auchtermuchty, celebrated 11am Mass on the First Sunday of Advent at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee. During the Mass – Mgr McInally read out the Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland announcing the return of the Sunday and Holyday …

Obligation returns for Sunday Mass and Holidays

Press release

In a “Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Scotland” issued this weekend 27/28 November, Scotland’s Catholic bishops have announced that with effect from Sunday 2 January 2022 the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holydays of obligation will be reinstated. Th letter is read here by Mgr Patrick McInally. The requirement was dispensed at the beginning of the pandemic …

Mass for Deceased Priests

Annual Mass for the Deceased Bishops, Priests and Deacons of Dunkeld Diocese

Press release, Streaming

Priests from across the diocese gathered to celebrate Mass with Bishop Stephen Robson at 12 noon on Thursday 11th November, 2021. The occasion was the Annual Mass for the Deceased Bishops, Priests and Deacons of Dunkeld Diocese. In his opening prayers, Bishop Stephen named his predecessor, Bishop Vincent Logan, who died earlier this year, and Fr Jim McCruden, Fr Tony …