Michelin plant closure

Press release

Bishop Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld, has offered his support and prayers to all those affected by the Michelin plant closure in Dundee. Commenting on the company’s announcement of its intentions to close the plant, he said: “I am dismayed to hear that the Michelin plant which has been such a significant employer in Dundee for over 26 years and …

Silent Vigil in Dundee City Square


For 15 years now Dundee City centre has been the venue for a candle light vigil commemorating the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act and the 9 million lives lost to abortion in Britain.  The event took place in the City Square on Thursday evening during late night shopping hours.  “We’re heartened to see the numbers of people taking part …

Hillfoot parishes aid for Missionary Projects

Mission work, Parish News

Dunkeld’s Clackmannanshire parishes are setting their sights on two fund raising projects during Advent this year. In conjunction with St Mungo’s, Alloa, St Serf’s, Highvalleyfield and St John Vianney’s, Alva – parishioners at St Bernadette’s in Tullibody aim to send their aid through the Special Projects in Christian Missionary Areas (SPICMA), a Catholic Charity run entirely by volunteers. The Sisters …

Fr Johney Rapael appointed to St Ninian’s, Dundee

Parish News

St Ninian’s, Dundee welcomed Fr Johney Raphael is to become the new Parish Priest – jointly with his existing parish at the neighbouring St Clement’s, Dundee He describes himself as a veritable ‘spring chicken’ compared to many priests in our diocese these days, having been ordained on 13th June, 1996. Fr Raphael was born in Kerala, India, the fifth of …

St Stephen’s, Blairgowrie

Parish News

With the major reparations now completed at St Stephen’s, Blairgowrie, parishioners have been opening the church’s doors to welcome visitors eager to see the glory of their restore Edward Pugin building. Ian Kirkwood has created an audio visual presentation highlight the church’s history and documenting the process. The commentary is by Evelyn Hood.

Teachers – Setting out on the Road


Teachers from Dunkeld diocese, and further afield, spending a thought provoking initial couple of days on the ‘Setting out on the Road’ course . This course, run by the University of Glasgow, leads to the award of the Catholic Teacher Certificate. Setting Out on the Road is an introductory course run by the University of Glasgow on teaching Religious Education …

Blairgowrie lecture

Press releases

St Stephen’s Church in Blairgowrie has recently undergone a significant restoration programme supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This building, somewhat hidden up a side street in the town, is of huge historical significance, having been designed by E W Pugin, a member of the Pugin architectural dynasty, best known for their plans for the Houses of Parliament …

Day for Readers in Dundee


Readers from parishes across the diocese gathered at St John’s High School, Dundee, to listen to Canon Kevin Golden as he led a day of prayer and reflection on reading the Word of God at Mass. PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy – Eddie Mahoney

‘Rosary under the Cross’ for a purification within the Church

Our Lady, Prayer

On the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, 7th October, Bishop John Keenan has invited people to pray in Parish churches or in other chosen venues at 3pm. They are asked to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in Penance & Reparation for the sins committed within the Church and the nation against innocence and purity. ‘Rosary under the …