Services

Our Sunday service is a Sung Eucharist at 10:15am.                

We welcome you to join us in worship and the fellowship that follows!                              

St John's Cathedral worship is enhanced by our Cathedral Choir under the direction of our Organist - Norman Nicholson. We use a modern language service.

We have a Wednesday Eucharist at 11:00am followed by coffee. 

Apart from Lent (when we use traditional language) our Wednesday communion uses the modern language service and usually includes 2 hymns. The service takes places in the Lady Chapel.

We have a Bible Study on the second Tuesday of the month.   

This meets from 10:45am - 12:00 at the home of a congregation member (please use 'contact us' for details)

Special Services   

At particular times of the year ~ Christmas and Easter, at Remembrance, Harvest and at other times of celebration or commemoration, St John's Cathedral offers special services.    Please check our weekly sheet, facebook page, magazine and events pages for details of these. 

For Children 

Although St John's does not have a Sunday School, we delight in sharing our worship with children and young people. For our younger members, we have a dedicated area with crafts and sheets that link to the theme of the service and toys for little ones. We hope that all will feel very welcome.

 

Music in the Cathedral

Our worship is much enhanced by the Cathedral Choir, directed by the Organist, Norman Nicholson. Members of the choir are drawn from amongst the worshipping community and lead us in our regular worship. They offer a wide range of choral music, through hymnody, service settings and anthems. 

Three times a year they lead us in a traditional language service with a fully choral setting of the Eucharist and during the summer, sing Cathedral Choral Evensongs. 

Norman Nicholson has led the choir over many years and is a well known musician who in addition directs the Oban Bach Choir and Orchestra. He is a teacher and composer who has written one of the Eucharistic settings used regularly in the Cathedral.

We also have 2 assisting Organists: James Campbell and George Cringles.

The Cathedral Choir practices on Thursday evenings and would always be delighted to welcome new members. If you are interested in joining, please use the Contacts Page.

 

The Organ in St John's Cathedral

The Organ by J Wood and Sons was installed in 1994.

PEDAL   GREAT

Contra Bourdon                32                         Open Diapason                 8

Principal                          16                           Chimney Flute                  8

Bourdon                           16                           Principal                           4

Violone                            16                           Nason Flute                      4

Octave                              8                           Twelfth                               2 2/3

Flute                                 8                           Fifteenth                            2

Choral Bass                      4                           Piccolo                              2

Trombone                        16                           Sesquialtera                    12.17 II

Schalmei                          8                            Mixture                             19.22.26 III

Trumpet                           8

    Great to Pedal

    Swell to Pedal                    Swell to Great

    Choir to Pedal                    Choir to Great

    Great/Pedal Pistons Coupled

SWELL  

CHOIR  

Quintadena                    16                           Spitz Flute              8

Principal                          8                           Principal                  4

Gedackt                          8                           Flute                        4

Spitz Gamba                   8                           Nazard                    2 2/3

Voix Celeste                    8                           Block Flute              2

Octave                            4                           Tierce                      1 3/5

Flute                               4                           Dulzian                     16

Fifteenth                         2                            Crumhorn                 8

Larigot                            1 1/3                      Tremulant          

Mixture                           22.26.29.33 IV

Contra Fagotto                16                           Swell to Choir

Trompette                        8

Clarion                             4

Tremulant

 

6 thumb pistons for each manual. 6 toe pistons for pedals.

6 general pistons (thumb and toe). 8 coupler pistons.

Memory Capture System, A, B, and C.

Expression Pedals for Swell and for Choir.

MIDI and Playback facilities.