Welcome

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All around Scotland, wherever you see a Scottish Episcopal Church, you will find this sign of our hope and promise; “You are welcome.”  Whoever you are, where ever you come from, there is a place for you here.

We are a diverse congregation, committed to growing in faith in Jesus and living for God, making a positive difference in the world today.

Some of our members have grown up in the Church and in Dunblane while others have visited and stayed with us because they have felt welcome and found a spiritual home.

We believe that children are as important in the church today as people of all ages are, and we shape our events and services so that everyone can join in the social and worship life of our church. This is a creative process which encourages us to find new ways to express diversity in community: drawing people together, without pretending that everyone is the same.

We worship each Sunday morning at 10.30am.  There is a loop system for those with hearing aids, and wheelchair access at the back of the church.

On the first Tuesday of every month we have a Messy Church in the hall to which you can bring the whole family for the most fun you can have in church, and share a free meal together.

Our church building is open for visitors each day from morning ’til night-fall.

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Pupils and parents from St Mary's School with the Primus, Education Minister John Swinney and pupils from other Scottish Episcopal Schools at an event in Edinburgh Castle this month.Eerie winds whistling around the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle did not deter a multi-faith crowd of teachers, headteachers, pupils and church leaders from celebrating the landmark occasion of the centenary of the Education Act 1918. Deputy First Minister John Swinney explained how the educational life of Scotland is enriched and deepened by the contribution of denominational schools, both at policy level and in particular at the more challenging levels of school leadership and in the classroom: 'Modern Scotland is a multi-faith and multi-cultural society and our aim is that Scotland should be a place where young people of all faiths can follow their religion and achieve their potential. The Scottish Government works hard to protect our common values, including maintaining and advancing freedom of thought, conscience and religion. We value the significant contribution that all faith communities make to public life in Scotland, supporting the most vulnerable people in our society and developing some of the community cohesion which is so precious to all of us who believe in an inclusive and tolerant Scotland'.

Attendees included Primus Mark Strange, Head of the Episcopalian Church in Scotland, Chief Rabbi Moshe Rubin, Papal Nuncio Edward Adams and Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia. Serenaded by outstanding choirs from St Ambrose in Coatbridge and Notre Dame High School in Greenock, the evening was a unique opportunity to bring together all three Episcopal schools and secure a promise to meet again and work together.

Pictured here are pupils and representatives of St Ninian's Perth, Bishop Eden's Inverness and St Mary's Dunblane who had an opportunity to speak to Mr Swinney and ask him about the support the Scottish Government offers to denominational schools. He explained how Scotland's educational system is designed to ensure that we equip all young people with the skills to cope with the challenges they face in an ever-changing world, as well as the values of goodness, hope and spirituality which are enshrined in the tradition of faith schools. He spoke of the 'energetic and enthusiastic support' that multi-faith communities bring to modern Scotland and assured those present of the Government's real commitment to continue to champion this working together in concrete, productive and meaningful ways.
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Three years after she left St Mary's to start her curacy in Perth, Nerys is returning to be our Rector. We look forward to the Institution Service next Saturday at 1 p.m. and the celebration afterwards. ... See MoreSee Less

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