As you know, because of both the works going on in the Cathedral and the restrictions imposed under Covid 19,  we have had to keep the Cathedral closed during the week for some time now. But we are  delighted to say that these restrictions are now easing and the works are now almost complete. So from Monday 10th May, we will be open to visitors Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm. So, if you want to see the fine job our contractors have made of restoring the ceiling the stained glass and the roof, or if you just want to be back in the Cathedral again, please drop in. You are most welcome.


And of course, Sunday worship continues. Services are held at 11am each Sunday and a list of services and preachers for the next three months can be accessed by this link: Services


Although the  Scottish Government has introduced a series of relaxations, we are still subject many of the, by now, familiar Covid 19 Restrictions: face masks are obligatory, social distancing must be observed and there can be no congregational singing. The Scottish Government has removed the cap, setting a maximum capacity for every church. But it now requires each church to assess its own capacity in the light of Social Distancing etc. Because we are only now getting access to the church  during the week it will be a week or two before we complete our full assessment of capacity. In the meantime we have set an interim limit of 55. So advance booking is still necessary. Please email the office at office@stmachar.com by Thursday or phone 07557325897, between the hours of 10am and 12 noon on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays, all in the week prior to the service you want to attend. In fairness to all, we cannot accept advance or block bookings.


If you are in any way vulnerable, it might help you to look at the  Health Assessment Tool

Whether a visitor, a worshipper, or just a curious passer-by, we look forward to welcoming you.


Ian Aitken                                                                                                                                                               Alan Grant

Interim Moderator                                                                                                                                                   Session Clerk

02/05/21