Welcome to Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral, built upon a Christian site first established by Saint Blane around the year 600, is one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland. It is home to a vibrant and welcoming Church of Scotland congregation of around 1,000 members and serves the parish of Dunblane and its surroundings. Within its ancient walls, people of all ages gather to worship and to explore the significance of the life and teaching of Christ. 

Cathedral Services

Times of services:

  • Weekly throughout the year
    • Sunday morning at 10.30am
    • Midweek Service - Thursday morning at 11.00am
  • Summer Months
    • Family Service - Sunday morning at 9.15am 

Dunblane Cathedral is part of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The main weekly service is held each Sunday at 10.30am, and all are welcome. During this time, Cathedral Kids also meets and shares in the first part of the Service. A Welcome Area is set close to the Main (South) Door where visitors may make themselves known or seek assistance. Tea and Coffee are served in the Cathedral hall after the Service, to which visitors are especially welcome.

The following facilities are also provided each Sunday at the 10.30am Service:

  • A creche is available for children under the age of 3 years.
  • Cathedral Kids meets most term time Sundays from Sept-May in the Cathedral halls and welcomes all children from 3 years - S2 stage. Please see 'Events' for details
  • A transport service to/from the Cathedral is provided for anyone in the local area who may find this helpful.
  • A loop system for the hard of hearing is in operation in the Cathedral.
  • Large-print Hymn books are available from the Elders on duty at the door.
  • Audio tapes of the Services are available most weeks.

During the summer months, we also hold a short, informal, half hour family service each Sunday starting at 9.15am. All are welcome to join us at this, leaving the rest of the day free to enjoy the summer weather!

In addition to the Sunday services, we also have a weekly mid-week service held on Thursdays at 11.00am in the choir area of the Cathedral. All are most welcome at this informal, short service.

Additional sevices e.g. Evensong may be taking places are other times during the year. Look in the Events page for dates and times and more details.

For special services - baptisms, weddings, etc. - look here for more details.

If you plan to visit Dunblane Cathedral at other times than services, look here for more details, including opening hours.


Cathedral Administrator Vacancy


Dunblane Cathedral is looking for a committed, friendly, people person with administrative and IT skills to co-ordinate and develop further the administration of the congregation in close co-operation with the Ministry Team, staff and office bearers.

The post is for 21 hours per week and will be based within the Dunblane Cathedral Offices.
Salary - £12,000 per annum

A detailed job description is available for download by clicking here.

Applications, with a Curriculum Vitae and the name and address of two referees, should be sent to:
Dunblane Cathedral Session Clerk,
Ronald Wright,
54 Roman Way,
Dunblane,
FK15 9DJ 

To apply for the position electronically on-line, or to ask any questions relating to the role, please click here.


Closing date for all applications is Tuesday 17 March 2020. 


Pastoral Care

We're looking for volunteers - can you help? If you think you can, please fill in your details HERE and we will get in touch. Thank you.

We are still here for you!

Prayer and worship have been offered in Dunblane Cathedral for many centuries, and in spite of the fact that we have had to cancel all our services and the wide range of activities within our halls for the time being as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, worship and prayer will still take place. Each Sunday, and perhaps at other times in the week, prayers, readings, reflection and music with the ministers and director of music will be recorded in the Cathedral before being made available as an audio recording  via the Dunblane Cathedral website. It will feel rather strange for us to be leading worship without others physically present, but we hope that a “virtual congregation” will be able to participate in our prayers, thoughts and praise. Details of when these recordings will be available will be posted on the website. 

We are still around even if not as visible as we might like to be, and I hope and pray that ours can be a helpful and supportive presence reflecting something of the enduring love and care of God. 

Please keep in touch with us via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, and let us know if there are ways in which we can offer support at what is an unsettling time for all, ranging from those who are confined to their own homes to young people worried about the effect of school closures on their education at a crucial time in their educational life and to all who are worried about their employment.

Please remember, and support as you are able, our local businesses, those involved in healthcare and social services, our pharmacies and food suppliers at this hugely demanding time for all of them. 

Please remember your neighbours, especially if they are confined to their homes at this time. Even if close physical contact is not advised in the face of the virus that is changing so much for all of us, a caring community can be maintained in a whole variety of ways.

And please keep an eye on our website – as we face new challenges, we shall be looking for new ways of addressing them!

Colin C. Renwick – Minister 
Dorothy U. Anderson – Associate Minister 


To contact the Minister, Rev Colin Renwick, please click here.

To contact the Associate Minister, Rev. Dorothy Anderson, please click here.

To contact the Session Clerk, please click here.

To contact the Director of Music, please click here.

To contact your District Elder, please contact our Rollkeeper here.

To contact the Cathedral's FaceBook or Twitter administrator, please click here.

For IT advice, especially being able to keep in touch, read this, or contact our IT Administrator here.


Keep up to date with services and comments from our Ministers by checking the "Dunblane Cathedral - What's Happening" slot below.

From the Church of England:

Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral, built upon a Christian site first established by Saint Blane around the year 600, is one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland. It is home to a vibrant and welcoming Church of Scotland congregation of around 1,000 members and serves the parish of Dunblane and its surroundings. Within its ancient walls, people of all ages gather to worship and to explore the significance of the life and teaching of Christ. 

Cathedral Services

(Currently suspended)

Times of services:

  • Weekly throughout the year
    • Sunday morning at 10.30am
    • Midweek Service - Thursday morning at 11.00am
  • Summer Months
    • Family Service - Sunday morning at 9.15am 

Dunblane Cathedral is part of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The main weekly service is held each Sunday at 10.30am, and all are welcome. During this time, Cathedral Kids also meets and shares in the first part of the Service. A Welcome Area is set close to the Main (South) Door where visitors may make themselves known or seek assistance. Tea and Coffee are served in the Cathedral hall after the Service, to which visitors are especially welcome.

The following facilities are also provided each Sunday at the 10.30am Service:

  • A creche is available for children under the age of 3 years.
  • Cathedral Kids meets most term time Sundays from Sept-May in the Cathedral halls and welcomes all children from 3 years - S2 stage. Please see 'Events' for details
  • A transport service to/from the Cathedral is provided for anyone in the local area who may find this helpful.
  • A loop system for the hard of hearing is in operation in the Cathedral.
  • Large-print Hymn books are available from the Elders on duty at the door.
  • Audio tapes of the Services are available most weeks.

During the summer months, we also hold a short, informal, half hour family service each Sunday starting at 9.15am. All are welcome to join us at this, leaving the rest of the day free to enjoy the summer weather!

In addition to the Sunday services, we also have a weekly mid-week service held on Thursdays at 11.00am in the choir area of the Cathedral. All are most welcome at this informal, short service.

Additional sevices e.g. Evensong may be taking places are other times during the year. Look in the Events page for dates and times and more details.

For special services - baptisms, weddings, etc. - look here for more details.

If you plan to visit Dunblane Cathedral at other times than services, look here for more details, including opening hours.


Pastoral Care

We're looking for volunteers - can you help? If you think you can, please fill in your details HERE and we will get in touch. Thank you.

Events

09
JUN

Kirk Session Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, 9 June 2020 19:30 - 20:30

03
SEP

Presbytery Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, 3 September 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Bridge of Allan Parish Church, Keir Street 12, FK9 4NW Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom

27
SEP

The Long Journey from Schism to Unity. (The Dunblane Cathedral Lectures)

Date: 
Sunday, 27 September 2020 19:00 - 22:00
The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom
The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers

01
OCT

Presbytery Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, 1 October 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Drymen Parish Church, Main Street, Drymen. G63 0BQ

05
NOV

Presbytery Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, 5 November 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Bridge of Allan Parish Church, Keir Street 12, FK9 4NW Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom

03
DEC

Presbytery Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, 3 December 2020 18:30 - 21:00
Venue to be advised

20
DEC

Service of Lessons and Carols

Date: 
Sunday, 20 December 2020 18:30 - 19:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

25
DEC

Christmas Day Family Service

Date: 
Friday, 25 December 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

19
DEC

Service of Lessons and Carols

Date: 
Sunday, 19 December 2021 18:30 - 19:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

25
DEC

Christmas Day Family Service

Date: 
Saturday, 25 December 2021 10:30 - 11:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

18
DEC

Service of Lessons and Carols

Date: 
Sunday, 18 December 2022 18:30 - 19:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

25
DEC

Christmas Day Family Service

Date: 
Sunday, 25 December 2022 10:30 - 11:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

17
DEC

Service of Lessons and Carols

Date: 
Sunday, 17 December 2023 18:30 - 19:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

25
DEC

Christmas Day Family Service

Date: 
Monday, 25 December 2023 10:30 - 11:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

15
DEC

Service of Lessons and Carols

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2024 18:30 - 19:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

25
DEC

Christmas Day Family Service

Date: 
Wednesday, 25 December 2024 10:30 - 11:30
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, FK15 0AQ Dunblane, United Kingdom

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