The Gathering 2019


This year’s Gathering takes on a new format with people from around the Diocese invited to gather for the afternoon of Sunday 20th October at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, and finish with an Evensong to celebrate Bishop Ian’s first year in the Diocese.

Arrivals are from 1.30pm – bring a packed lunch if you wish – tea and coffee will be provided. Between 1.30 and 2.30 we have the opportunity to eat our lunches, take a guided tour of the newly refurbished Cathedral, browse and buy books from Cornerstone Bookshop Edinburgh (please bring cash if you would like to make purchases) or walk the indoor labyrinth.

We will be welcomed at 2.30 by Bishop Ian and then get short tasters of a variety of  projects and experiences that are being offered in our churches around the Diocese.

The topics include young and old together, finding new resources, inspiring worship, community engagement, and lay ministries. To ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to hear about each topic, booking is not required for this year’s Gathering and we will rotate through the topics in turn.

We will also learn new music for Evensong and hear Bishop Ian and a guest in conversation on a topical subject. And we will make room for tea and scones!

Street parking and Council car parks are free in Perth on Sundays. So come along and say hello to people you haven’t seen for a while, make some new friends, and get some new ideas, as you hear about the exciting things that are taking place in our Diocese. We expect to depart by 5.30pm. Further information from our Diocesan website and Laurene MacKenzie at