Dunkeld’s new Canon is installed in Crieff

Parish News

Sunday Mass in St Fillan’s, Crieff, saw the installation of Fr Andrew Clark as an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Chapter – in recognition of his service with prison chaplaincies in the diocese. Fr Andrew is pictured here along with Bishop Stephen Robson (left) and Canon Tom Shields, parish priest at Crieff.

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 …

Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Press releases

Along with the Holy Father Pope Francis, and churches around the world, Bishop Stephen Robson will lead the diocese in the an Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The service, at 4pm on Friday 25th March in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee, will also be live-streamed. Pope Francis recently announced he would consecrate Russia and …

Perth Peace March Rallies Prayers for Ukraine

Press releases

Setting off from from St John the Baptist Church, Perth, around 300 people took park in a March of Peace in Perth on Saturday 19th March, a day which marks the Feast of the Solemnity of St Joseph in churches around the world. One of the organisers, from among Perth’s Polish Community, said, “It was good to see so many …

Scottish Bishops show solidarity for Ukraine

Press releases

At their meeting today, Scotland’s Catholic bishops welcomed Right Rev Kenneth Nowakowski Bishop for Ukrainian, Belarusian and Slovak Eastern Catholics in Great Britain and expressed their solidarity with the people of Ukraine. In a statement, the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland said: “Together with Pope Francis, we fervently pray for an end to the conflict in Ukraine and for all those who …

Support for Ukraine appeal from Catholic Bishops

Mission work

In the face of the shocking loss of life, bloodshed, displacement of people and destruction of property in Ukraine, we make these heartfelt appeals. We ask our Catholic communities to sustain the prayer and self-denial of Lent as a constant offering to God, begging for an end to this pointless violence.We ask our fellow Christians everywhere, including Patriarch Kirill and …

Prayers for those who have suffered from abuse

Press releases, Safeguarding

The Bishops of Scotland have established a Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse to be marked each year on the Friday following Ash Wednesday. Parishes across the diocese held Holy Hours ‘Service of Acknowledgment, Prayer and Reflection’, on Friday 4th March, excerpts of the prayers were also used at the daily Mass on that day either as …