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Cathedral Diary

Sunday 13th November - Rememberance Sunday

10.45 am Cathedral Eucharist
The preacher is the Provost.

Includes the observance of a minute's silence at 11.00 am.
Donations for Refreshments will go to Capability Scotland, for their Dundee day centre Christmas party.

Livestreamed here
Liturgy can be downloaded from here

6.15 pm Choral Evensong
Monday - Thursday 

8.30 am Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer is livestreamed on the Cathedral's Facebook page. You can join live online, or in person in the Cathedral, or catch up online later in the day. The order for Morning Prayer is on the Scottish Episcopal Church website and is updated daily. About twenty minutes: a psalm, a couple of readings, some silence, prayers for the day. Morning Prayer uses the Cathedral Prayer Diary for November
Thursday 17th November
1.00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Friday 18th November
1.00 pm Lunchtime Concert
Sunday 20th November - Christ the King

10.30 am Cathedral Eucharist
followed by the AGM

News and Notes


The Cathedral AGM is on Sunday 20 November. Nomination forms for Vestry members, Lay Representative and Alternate Lay Representative are downloadable here and will be available in church. 
People who are standing need two nominees and they also need to sign the form themselves. All three signatories need to be on the Cathedral Roll as communicant members over 18. Nominations need to be in by 18 November. 


Would you like to help create the Dundee Tapestry? Join the group of Tapestry Stitchers in the Lower Hall on Fridays, 10.00 - 12 noon. They're working on the panel that shows the V&A. If you would like to put a stitch (or more!) into the panel, please come along to see what it's all about. Also, some panels have not yet been allocated to groups, so there is need for more stitchers; so if you're at all interested, come and see the group at 10.00 on a Friday. You will be most welcome!

Friday 11th November, alongside the Tapestry Stitchers, there will be a 'Feel Good Fridays' Craft Cafe meeting between 10am and 12pm in the Lower Hall, 

Bring your craft activity or board game of choice and join in - tea, coffee & cake and lighthearted chat in a cosy space.

Everyone is welcome. 

Edinburgh, 12th November, a March for Climate Justice as part of the Global Day of Action called by Egyptian groups at COP27. The Edinburgh march will be a year on since the historic COP26 Global Day of Action in Glasgow - one of the biggest climate marches in UK history. Meet at 12 noon at St Andrew's Square: full details and a link to register here

What is #CookForUkraine? It's a way to support Ukraine, set up by the cook and writer Olia Hercules, who is Ukrainian and lives in the UK. Olia will be visiting St Andrews to introduce and cook from her new book, Home Food: Recipes to Comfort and Connect. Olia Hercules has become a fierce and passionate activist since the war on Ukraine began and has set up the global movement #cookforukraine.
Olia Hercules on Home Food
Topping & Company Booksellers of St Andrews,
7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9HG 

Tuesday 15th November, 7.30 PM
Tickets can be ordered here

A concert by Dee Ukes on Saturday 19 November, 2.30 - 4.00 pm, in the Steps Theatre, Wellgate Library, Dundee - a fun afternoon of music for Book Week Scotland.  It should be a fun afternoon of music. Tickets are £6, available from the Central Library Reception Desk or from Eventbrite - link and more details here.

Brechin Bulletin 

The newsletter of the Diocese of Brechin: Brechin Bulletin 10th November 2022

Inspires Online

The monthly newsletter of the Scottish Episcopal Church: Inspires Online October 2022



St Mary Magdalene's Church is appealing for donations of warm winter jackets and coats for their 'Big Coat' Project over the winter months. Ladies or gents (but especially gents) contact Rev Canon Kenneth for further details:  07825554419 or email:

Sunday 13 November Remembrance Sunday; donations for refreshments to Capability Scotland
Friday 18 November Lunchtime concert
Sunday 20 November AGM
Sunday 27th November Advent Sunday
Sunday 18th December Cathedral Carol Service

Readings this Sunday

Readings this Sunday, 13th November, are for Remembrance Sunday: Malachi 4:1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19
This is one of the war memorial panels in the Lady Chapel. One of the people remembered here is Kenneth Fairley Strathern (the second name from the bottom). 

Kenneth Strathern died when his aircraft crashed near Wesel, on the east bank of the Rhine, and is buried at the Reichswald cemetery. But before that he fought in Operation Market Garden, near Arnhem. In a village there called Renkum there is a commemoration of the battle every year, focusing on someone who was involved. This year they are remembering Kenneth Strathern, so some people from Renkum visited the Cathedral this summer to see his memorial here and to find out more about him. There is a display in the Cathedral with more information about him, and below is a short account of his life. 
Captain Kenneth Fairley ‘Jock’ Strathern
Kenneth Strathern was born in Glasgow on 24 January 1913. The family later moved to Dundee, where his father, the Reverend Robert Strathern, was the priest at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Lochee from 1927-1935.
After studying at St Andrews University, in October 1939 Strathern signed up to the Cameron Highlanders. Known as ‘Jock’, he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1941 and transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment in November 1943. Horsa gliders were used for reconnaissance and aerial photography.
In September 1944, Strathern’s unit flew to Oosterbeek in the Netherlands, to take part in the Arnhem offensive. Despite heavy mortar fire, Strathern led numerous patrols against the enemy, displaying outstanding initiative and courage, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valour.
On return to England, Strathern was promoted to Captain, and in March 1945, he flew to northern Germany to join Operation Varsity, the major allied attack on the Rhine crossings. In the initial phase of the airborne assault, Strathern encountered flak and poor visibility near Wesel (on east bank of the Rhine) and crashed on landing. Captain Strathern died on 24 March 1945 at the age of 31. He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Westphalia.
In St Paul’s Cathedral, Kenneth Strathern is commemorated on the World War II memorial in the Lady Chapel. A silver ciborium (vessel for communion bread) was donated in his memory.
Aileen Black
Readings next Sunday, 20th November, are for the Feast of Christ the King: Jer 23:1-6, Col 1:11-20, Lk 23:33-43

O God, whose will it is
to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace:
let the design of your great love
shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows;
and give peace to your Church,
peace among nations,
peace in our homes,
and peace in our hearts;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.


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Rector & Provost: the Very Revd Dr Elizabeth Thomson

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