We are currently in a period of Interregnum.

During the vacancy at St John’s, for all general enquiries, please contact David Pollard on 01631 770342 or 07901 617055.

For all pastoral matters including baptisms, weddings and funerals, please contact Revd Ian Walter on 01631 564855, failing which, contact Bishop Kevin Pearson on 01631 562617.

Link to Diocese of Argyll & the Isles website

You can read our latest magazine here:  Winter 2017

Our most enjoyable Thursday coffee mornings have finished for the winter – we are hoping to restart them in May next year. They raised a most welcome £1870 for cathedral funds. A huge ‘thank you’ to Jenny and her team for all their hard work.

Volunteer needed – A Property Convener is required for St John’s. If you are interested or would like to know more about the responsibilities of these posts, please speak to the Provost.

Congregational  Soup Lunches Soup Lunch Help

Fiona Kincaid writes: ‘To alleviate some of the pressure on our already-stretched social committee, I have volunteered to become soup lunch coordinator. The plan is to have four soup lunches a year: one mid-winter, one in late March some time before Easter, a third in June, and a fourth in the autumn. One family or group of people would volunteer to run a lunch. They would then be responsible for everything that makes that lunch happen smoothly: asking for help with soup making, baking, setting up, serving, and tidying up afterwards. The hope is that no one has to do more than one lunch a year.  I am looking for volunteers to run lunches throughout the year. You can choose a date which suits you around the time suggested. Please think carefully about whether you can help in this way. I think it will not only spread the load, but will strengthen our community spirit in St John’s. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer in this way.’

Easy Fundraising – click on the link to go directly to the Easyfundraising page for St John’s Cathedral. Click on this link for an explanation of Easyfundraising.

Recycle Toner Cartridges – Bring your old inkjet cartridges to St John’s for recycling or pick up a freepost envelope.