The Cathedral is a 13th Century Parish Church set in the heart of the Royal Burgh of Dornoch, seeking to serve the wider community in which it lies along with its sister churches. The parish extends out from Dornoch to Embo, along Loch Fleet, staying on the south side of the Loch as the road crosses the A9, up past Little Torboll to Loch Buidhe down via Sleastary to the sawmill at Ospisdale and then on down to the Dornoch Firth - following the Firth along on the northern side until it reaches Dornoch again.
We offer regular services on Sundays and other special occasions. Morning services are at 11am and we hold evening Songs of Praise mid-May to mid-September at 7pm.
Communion is celebrated on the third Sundays of February, June and November as well as on Easter Sunday evening.
A list of organisations and their contacts is available covering everything from Toddler's groups, through to the Guild.
Information on weddings is also available.
From the Manse...
Gathering together around God’s word and praising God as well as bringing him our prayers is a central focus of what we do as a congregation. But we believe that the Christ we follow, is very much out there amongst the people, building bridges and reaching out to the most vulnerable and we want to follow his example.
We are passionate about looking for ways to create the space for people of every age and ability to find the opportunity to be all that they can be. From the youngest to the oldest, we want to help people feel valued and important and connected and to help them too, to experience the ’something more’ to life that the Christian faith offers; if you would like to help us to do that then please, make contact with us.
The vision is the kind of vision that means, no matter how much we try to do, there is always more we could and should be doing. Right now, the Church of Scotland nationally, is looking to God for fresh direction and as a congregation, we are doing the same.
These are challenging times for the Christian Church – but they are also exciting times! We trust that the God who has been with us as a Cathedral congregation for almost 8 centuries, is not going to give up on us now! God has plans and we have the joy and the privilege of joining with him in them.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
The Right Reverend Susan Brown