Sunday at 1030 – Main Diet of Worship

Chancel with Flowers

Worship is central to life at the Cathedral – as it has been for over a thousand years. The main diet of worship takes place on a Sunday at 10.30am. The service follows the Reformed pattern of the Approach to God, the Word of God, and finally the Response to God. Worship begins with a warm welcome, followed by a mix of music and words, ancient and modern, centred around the seasonal pattern of the Christian year. The Cathedral’s choir contributes to worship weekly, as well as occasional instrumentalists, under the guidance of the Director of Music, Ian Robertson BSc, CertRCO, Dip ABRSM.

The Cathedral uses the Church of Scotland’s most recent hymnal – Church Hymnary: Fourth Edition, as well as hymns from diverse musical traditions such as Taize and the Iona Community. Hymns both ancient and modern take their place in our worship, and liturgy and responses are not infrequent – as we seek to worship God in forms both old and new.

Holy Communion, at which all are welcome, is celebrated formally at Easter and in October.


From early September until early June, there are also Midweek services every second Wednesday at 11.15am. During these services we often engage in more experimental worship, with frequent unaccompanied singing!!

We also offer up to God during these services our Prayer Requests from our Prayer Tree.

Outside the Cathedral in the Kirkyard, a focus for prayer is the Peace Pole – which in common with others all over the world – has the words ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ scribed in six different languages.

The languages being:English,Polish, French, Hungarian,Gaelic and Italian. It stands also as a symbol of peace for our community here in Brechin and surrounding areas.

 The Prayer Tree 

The Prayer Tree is an ancient and anonymous way of sharing Prayer Concerns.

Please email the Minister for a Prayer Leaf to be pinned on to our Tree.

You do not need to give your name, only as much detail on the situation you wish to be prayed for.

We will offer your prayer to God in our Midweek Service, every 2nd Wednesday at 11.15 am.

Prayer Circle:

We have a very successful Prayer Circle that prays for individuals, particular situations and world concerns. This Prayer Circle operates via a PRAYER LETTER which is issued each second Wednesday, i.e.. on the Wednesdays when there is not a Mid-week service. This also continues over the summer months. The idea is that all those on the Prayer Circle will pray at around the same time on Wednesday evenings for the same concerns – thus adding power to the prayer! The Prayer Letter can be sent by email, delivered to your door or collected from the Cathedral Office. If you would like to join the Prayer Circle could you please let the Cathedral Office know.

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