At the request of the College of Bishops, a Celebration of the Eucharist to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Scottish Episcopal Church is being held on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 2.00pm, at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth. The Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, will preside at the Eucharist and the Rev Canon Dr Anne Tomlinson, Principal of the Scottish Episcopal Institute, will preach the sermon.

The service is open to any who wish to attend. If you plan to attend, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that organisers have an indication of likely numbers.

There is no onsite parking, however there are several public car parks nearby:

Car Parks in Perth


Very limited, but you might be lucky! First 15 minutes free, but thereafter £1.20 per hour, standard for all Perth Council parking.

 Closest to Cathedral Off-street Car Parks:

 Thimblerow Car Park, Paul St, PH1 5QT off-street  

1-4 hours: £1.20 per hour; Up to 6   hours: £7.30 (5-minute walk from Cathedral) 

 Kinnoull Street Multistorey 37 Kinnoull St, PH1 5GE          

£1.20 per hour (5minute walk from Cathedral)

 Canal St Multistorey, 55 Canal St, PH2 8LD                         

£1.20 per hour (10-minute walk from Cathedral)

 Bell’s Sports Centre 63 - 103 Hay St PH1 5HS

2 hours 70p; 5 hours 80p (8 minute walk from Cathedral) Two hours’ free parking at St Catherine’s Retail Park PH1 5XA.

Kind Regards

Sandra Brindley

Administrator (Communications)

Scottish Episcopal Church

General Synod Office

21 Grosvenor Crescent


EH12 5EE

Tel:  0131 225 6357

Fax: 0131 346 7247

Catherine Nardiello concert Thursday 28th November

Catherine Nardiello

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concert Thursday 28th November in Greyfriars Church, 7.30pm  Catherine is returning to entertain us playing a selection of Christmas music with poems read by the Kirkcudbright Poetry Group.  Entry is free. 

Journeying Pilgrim holidays in Britain and Ireland

Journeying started life in 1988, leading small groups of people on pilgrimage to the more remote parts of Britain and Ireland, following in the footsteps of the early Celtic saints. We remain non-profit-seeking with a spiritual ethos and a faith journey in a small, informal, personal way.

Leaders are volunteers and come from all walks of life, and from a wide range of denominations, from ordained ministers to charity workers and business people. They are all experienced in leading group walking holidays and have discovered a closeness to God through travel to remote places and have a passion to share this with others.

Our aim is to enable any walker, hiker, pilgrim to choose a journey that is right for them. Exploring the outdoors is all part of the Journeying experience.

Below is the 2020 Journeying Holiday Programme:




27th April – 4th May

Magic Mull… including Staffa, Iona and the Treshnish Isles

The Island of Mull

16 -23 May

North Wales Odyssey

North Wales, based at Old Colwyn

22nd – 25th May

By gentle waters…

Llangors Lake and the Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons, mid Wales

27th June-3rd July

Way of St David

St Davids, Pembrokeshire

13th – 18th July

Croagh Patrick… Irelands Holy Mountain

Co. Mayo, Ireland

18th-24th July

Way of St David

St Davids, Pembrokeshire

15th-21st August

Way of St David

St Davids, Pembrokeshire

Extra… The close cultural and spiritual links between South West Wales and South East Ireland, form the backdrop to an additional set of holiday journeys currently being prepared for 2020. Details will be available, early New Year. 


We offer a warm Christian welcome to all.

If you would like further details including photographs, about Journeying and our 2020 programme, do get in touch by any of the means noted below. Feel free to use any items on the website.

Thank you,

David Gleed

On behalf of the Journeying Team.


3 Cleggars Park, Lamphey, Pembrokeshire. SA71 5NP. Wales

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   07896 285 839


JOURNEYING is a non-profit-seeking company limited by guarantee. Registered company number 6919850

Registered Address: 45 Devonshire Road, Southampton. Hampshire. SO15 2GL. England

Est.1988.   PATRON: Rt Revd John Pritchard



Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Saturday 30th November 10am-3pm. 

To make this another successful year we do need items for the Bottle Stall, Cakes & Marmalade etc for the popular Cake Stall, and any good quality unwanted gifts etc for the Gift Stall. 

Please note we are not selling books etc this year.  A group has been busy making crafts for the Craft Stall and the Inner Wheel will be running the cafe.  You can leave items in the blue box in the cupboard in the church porch. 

We have arranged two dates for Crafts at Sue's on Wednesday 30th October & Tuesday 19th November both at 2pm.  

We also have a pricing day on Wednesday 27th November at Greyfriars House, 2pm. 

If you can help in any way please contact Vivien 330186. 


Stewartry Food Bank Team

Good Morning, everyone,

 A reminder that our monthly food collection will take place this Tuesday, 8th October from 9 - 9.30am, at Greyfriars' House, Kirkcudbright.

As mentioned in my previous e-mail, our shortages this month are: tinned vegetables, puddings, pasta and pasta sauce - and toothbrushes!

 We look forward to seeing those of you who deliver, and thank you to all who contribute in any way to this valuable service.


Best wishes,

Carol McQuistan

on behalf of Marian Dixon 

and the Stewartry Food Bank Team

Harvest Lunch

The Harvest Lunch will be held at the Parish Church Hall this coming Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 1215 to 1230,  If you wish to bring a dish or light snack please contact Doreen at 015573322333

Greyfriars is Saddened

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Everyone in Greyfriars is saddened to learn of the sudden death on holiday in Norway of Lt. Commander Nigel Davies ( RN rtd.), the esteemed property convenor and vestry member of our church. We tender to his wife Sue, and children Luke, Sarah, Huan, and James, and their respective families our deepest sympathy and prayer support. His funeral and thanksgiving for his life will take place in Greyfriars church on Wednesday 2nd October at 12 noon.  A outdoor sound system will be provided, as there is expected to be a large crowd. nAs requested by the family no black tie or black dress for the ladies.

After the Service there will be a reception at the Selkirk Arms Hotel, (no Black Tie) Thank you


An Appreciation of Living in the Moment





FROM (4pm) FRIDAY 1st NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER (after lunch)

Come and find

‘An Appreciation of Living in the Moment’


Yesterday has gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We only have these moments.

Mindfulness practices help us to cultivate the ability to pay attention in the present moment, whether it is on what we are seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, knowing or feeling. It is about ‘Being’, it is not about ‘Doing’.

Our minds are often preoccupied and sometimes troubled by past events, the future, worries, regrets, judgments and if we try to practice meditation our minds will wander off somewhere. This is not a problem in itself but sometimes we cannot let them go.

Mindfulness practices have been successfully included in medicine, psychology, education, stress management and even in approaches to business leadership. Different brain networks are involved when we bring together novel routines that recognise the unity of our inner and exterior self. This unity helps us to renew our mind.

The processes involved have been invaluable in my work as a Psychologist and Counsellor. It has been beneficial because mindfulness encourages us to celebrate our true selves and helps us to embrace the fullness of life.

Anthea Clarke BA (Hons) Psych; MTh


The Moderator Rev. Colin Sinclair will give the 2019 Marion Fraser Lecture.

Scotland’s Churches Trust is delighted that The Moderator is giving the 2019 Marion Fraser Lecture on October 10th, in his own Church at Palmerston Place at 7pm. (10 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AA).

The Trustees of SCT are grateful to Rev Colin Sinclair, a Stirling University economics graduate, for finding the time in his very busy year to present this Lecture, named in honour of Lady Marion Fraser, a Trustee of SCT and great supporter before her sad death on Christmas Day 2016.

Marion, a former Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was a significant figure across the Scottish voluntary and cultural sector and at the time of her death, she had the distinction of being the only woman from outside the Royal Family appointed to become a member of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland’s highest chivalric order.

The Moderator’s lecture is titled

The place of Church buildings in our emotions

The Lecture is bound to attract a large audience with doors opening at 6.30


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