Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Mary
07.15 - 18.00 (21.00 summer months)
|Sunday||10.30 Sung Eucharist, 15.30 Choral Evensong|
|Monday to Friday||17.30 Choral Evensong (except Thursdays: Choral Eucharist)|
Organist & Master of the Music
Duncan Ferguson (since 2008)
The Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh is unique in Scotland in maintaining a daily choral tradition and singing over 250 services every year. The choristers are educated at St Mary's Music School, which acts as the choir school for the cathedral, again unique in Scotland. St Mary's Cathedral became the first in the UK to offer girls' scholarships to sing with the boys as trebles in 1978. The lay clerks of the choir consist of undergraduate choral scholars reading a diverse range of subjects at Edinburgh University and more experienced singers.
Father Willis 1879, rebuilt Harrison & Harrison 1931, 1959, 1979, 1995.
4 manual 57 stops
Pedal 11 stops, Choir 8 stops, Great 16 stops, Swell 14 stops, Solo 8 stops
Also 1887 Father Willis 2 manual & pedals, 8 stops in Song School
The Very Revd Graham Forbes CBE (since 1990)
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the foundation stone was laid in May 1874 and the Nave opened in January 1879. Dilay services have been held since that date. There are ten bells in the central tower of the Cathedral hung for change ringing. They were the gift of the first Dean of St Mary's, the Very Reverend James F Montgomery in 1879..
FCM at St Mary's Edinburgh
FCM Diocesan Representative
Miss Judy Luke
FCM National Gatherings
1972, 1990, 2002