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Festival at St Mary's Cathedral

August is the highlight of Edinburgh's year, with the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and many others coming to our city, along with millions of visitors.  St Mary's Cathedral hosts a superb and varied sucession of events, focussing on music and art, and all taking place in the beautiful space of the Cathedral.

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Festival at St Mary's: Music

  • Cyrenians Recovery Lunch
    Cyrenians Recovery Lunch
    Multiple Dates
    22 May 2024, 12:00 – 15:00
    22 May 2024, 12:00 – 15:00
    A Cyrenians Edinburgh community lunch, exclusively for those in recovery from alcohol and/or illicit substances.
  • Choral Evensong
    Choral Evensong
    Multiple Dates
    22 May 2024, 17:30 – 18:15
    22 May 2024, 17:30 – 18:15
    A service to end the day, sung by the Cathedral Choir.
  • Film Screening: FINITE
    Film Screening: FINITE
    22 May 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    22 May 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    The Edinburgh branch of the Stop Rosebank campaign, in collaboration with A+E, present FINITE: The Climate of Change.
  • Ju Jitsu
    Ju Jitsu
    Multiple Dates
    22 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    22 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Edinburgh Jitsu was set up in 1996 by Shihan Paul Golz. Our style is called (in Japanese) Shin Tai Wa Ryu, which means Co-ordination of Body and Mind.
  • Morning Prayer and Holy Communion
    Morning Prayer and Holy Communion
    Multiple Dates
    23 May 2024, 08:00 – 8:05
    23 May 2024, 08:00 – 8:05
    A short service of prayer and reflection, with communion.
  • NHS Mental Health Information Station
    NHS Mental Health Information Station
    Multiple Dates
    23 May 2024, 10:30 – 15:00
    23 May 2024, 10:30 – 15:00
    The Mental Health Information Station is a weekly NHS mental health information drop-in service.
  • Holy Communion
    Holy Communion
    Multiple Dates
    23 May 2024, 13:00 – 13:30
    23 May 2024, 13:00 – 13:30
    A lunchtime service of the Lord's Supper. All welcome.
  • Iaido Class
    Iaido Class
    Multiple Dates
    23 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    23 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    A martial arts class run by Tokyo Adachi Roshukai UK
  • Fever: Candlelight Concerts
    Fever: Candlelight Concerts
    Multiple Dates
    24 May 2024, 19:15 – 20:30
    24 May 2024, 19:15 – 20:30
    Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Edinburgh.
  • Ring Out for Climate Justice
    Ring Out for Climate Justice
    Multiple Dates
    25 May 2024, 11:30 – 14:00
    25 May 2024, 11:30 – 14:00
    A monthly bellringing event at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, to raise awareness of the climate and ecological crisis – led by young people aged 11-16.
  • Holy Communion (Scottish Liturgy 1929)
    Holy Communion (Scottish Liturgy 1929)
    Multiple Dates
    26 May 2024, 08:00 – 8:30
    26 May 2024, 08:00 – 8:30
    A morning service of the Lord's Supper, according to the Scottish Liturgy. All welcome.
  • Communion@9
    Communion@9
    Multiple Dates
    26 May 2024, 09:00 – 9:40
    26 May 2024, 09:00 – 9:40
    An informal communion service - all welcome!
  • Cathedral Eucharist
    Cathedral Eucharist
    Multiple Dates
    26 May 2024, 10:30 – 11:50
    26 May 2024, 10:30 – 11:50
    Our main weekly service of praise and thanksgiving, with music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
  • Evening Prayer
    Evening Prayer
    Multiple Dates
    27 May 2024, 17:30 – 18:00
    27 May 2024, 17:30 – 18:00
    A short service of prayer and reflection, in the Lady Chapel
  • 3 Spires Lunch Club
    3 Spires Lunch Club
    Multiple Dates
    28 May 2024, 12:30 – 14:30
    28 May 2024, 12:30 – 14:30
    A hot, delicious and freshly prepared meal for anyone over 60, while also offering some respite and support to anyone dealing with the challenges of homelessness, poverty or loneliness.
  • Art and Wellbeing
    Art and Wellbeing
    Multiple Dates
    30 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    30 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    A free drop-in art workshop to support mental health and wellbeing. With A+E.
  • Children's Come and Sing: Jonah-man Jazz
    Children's Come and Sing: Jonah-man Jazz
    01 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:15
    01 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:15
    Calling all children in P3-7 who love to sing! Join us for an afternoon of singing all about the story of Jonah and the Whale.
  • Talk: Song School restoration
    Talk: Song School restoration
    07 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    07 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    Karen Dundas, the restorer of the Song School murals last year, is coming to the Cathedral to give a talk on her work.

Festival at St Mary's: Art

  • Cyrenians Recovery Lunch
    Cyrenians Recovery Lunch
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 22 May
    22 May 2024, 12:00 – 15:00
    22 May 2024, 12:00 – 15:00
    A Cyrenians Edinburgh community lunch, exclusively for those in recovery from alcohol and/or illicit substances.
  • Choral Evensong
    Choral Evensong
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 22 May
    22 May 2024, 17:30 – 18:15
    22 May 2024, 17:30 – 18:15
    A service to end the day, sung by the Cathedral Choir.
  • Film Screening: FINITE
    Film Screening: FINITE
    Wed, 22 May
    22 May 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    22 May 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    The Edinburgh branch of the Stop Rosebank campaign, in collaboration with A+E, present FINITE: The Climate of Change.
  • Ju Jitsu
    Ju Jitsu
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 22 May
    22 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    22 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Edinburgh Jitsu was set up in 1996 by Shihan Paul Golz. Our style is called (in Japanese) Shin Tai Wa Ryu, which means Co-ordination of Body and Mind.
  • Morning Prayer and Holy Communion
    Morning Prayer and Holy Communion
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 23 May
    23 May 2024, 08:00 – 8:05
    23 May 2024, 08:00 – 8:05
    A short service of prayer and reflection, with communion.
  • NHS Mental Health Information Station
    NHS Mental Health Information Station
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 23 May
    23 May 2024, 10:30 – 15:00
    23 May 2024, 10:30 – 15:00
    The Mental Health Information Station is a weekly NHS mental health information drop-in service.
  • Holy Communion
    Holy Communion
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 23 May
    23 May 2024, 13:00 – 13:30
    23 May 2024, 13:00 – 13:30
    A lunchtime service of the Lord's Supper. All welcome.
  • Iaido Class
    Iaido Class
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 23 May
    23 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    23 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    A martial arts class run by Tokyo Adachi Roshukai UK
  • Fever: Candlelight Concerts
    Fever: Candlelight Concerts
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 24 May
    24 May 2024, 19:15 – 20:30
    24 May 2024, 19:15 – 20:30
    Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Edinburgh.
  • Ring Out for Climate Justice
    Ring Out for Climate Justice
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 25 May
    25 May 2024, 11:30 – 14:00
    25 May 2024, 11:30 – 14:00
    A monthly bellringing event at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, to raise awareness of the climate and ecological crisis – led by young people aged 11-16.
  • Holy Communion (Scottish Liturgy 1929)
    Holy Communion (Scottish Liturgy 1929)
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 26 May
    26 May 2024, 08:00 – 8:30
    26 May 2024, 08:00 – 8:30
    A morning service of the Lord's Supper, according to the Scottish Liturgy. All welcome.
  • Communion@9
    Communion@9
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 26 May
    26 May 2024, 09:00 – 9:40
    26 May 2024, 09:00 – 9:40
    An informal communion service - all welcome!
  • Cathedral Eucharist
    Cathedral Eucharist
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 26 May
    26 May 2024, 10:30 – 11:50
    26 May 2024, 10:30 – 11:50
    Our main weekly service of praise and thanksgiving, with music sung by the Cathedral Choir.
  • Evening Prayer
    Evening Prayer
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 27 May
    27 May 2024, 17:30 – 18:00
    27 May 2024, 17:30 – 18:00
    A short service of prayer and reflection, in the Lady Chapel
  • 3 Spires Lunch Club
    3 Spires Lunch Club
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 28 May
    28 May 2024, 12:30 – 14:30
    28 May 2024, 12:30 – 14:30
    A hot, delicious and freshly prepared meal for anyone over 60, while also offering some respite and support to anyone dealing with the challenges of homelessness, poverty or loneliness.
  • Art and Wellbeing
    Art and Wellbeing
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 30 May
    30 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    30 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    A free drop-in art workshop to support mental health and wellbeing. With A+E.
  • Children's Come and Sing: Jonah-man Jazz
    Children's Come and Sing: Jonah-man Jazz
    Sat, 01 Jun
    01 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:15
    01 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:15
    Calling all children in P3-7 who love to sing! Join us for an afternoon of singing all about the story of Jonah and the Whale.
  • Talk: Song School restoration
    Talk: Song School restoration
    Fri, 07 Jun
    07 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    07 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    Karen Dundas, the restorer of the Song School murals last year, is coming to the Cathedral to give a talk on her work.