St John the Baptist Sharing Christ's love in Perth
Installation of Dean Graham at Diocesan Evensong on Sunday 21st November at 3pm

In support of our Rector Graham and the Diocese Bishop Ian welcomes all who are able and wish to attend Diocesan Evensong on Sunday 21 November at 3pm.  Please do put this date in your diary and pray for all those involved.
At the service we will welcome and install a number of people who have served the Diocese:
– as Honorary Canons: the Revd Celia Matthews, the Revd Dr Trevor Hart (Canon Theologian).
– as Honorary Lay Canon (our first): Dr John Ferguson-Smith.
We will welcome and install as the new Dean of the Diocese, the Very Revd Graham Taylor.
We will also be saying thank you and farewell to the former Dean, Kenny Rathband, who will also be installed as an Honorary Canon.
YouTube links to the remaining two 10.30am Sunday services in October.

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.

The live streaming links for the 10.30 am service for the two remaining Sundays in October Sunday 24th October https://youtu.be/txNmSsIXK6U and Sunday 31st October https://youtu.be/qwSJq1l7Ir8 should be available here on the relevant Sunday shortly before worship commences.

YouTube link for 10.30am service on Sunday 17th October

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming link for the 10.30 am service Sunday 17th October should be available here shortly before worship commences: https://youtu.be/xMjPoPbWBGM

YouTube link for the 10.30am service Sunday 10th October

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming link for the 10.30 am service Sunday 10th October should be available here shortly before worship commences: https://youtu.be/9_pfmjlfqUI

YouTube link for 10.30am service on Sunday 3rd October

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming link for the 10.30 am service Sunday 3rd October should be available here shortly before worship commences: https://youtu.be/R-fKs8gHp8I

The Very Reverend Graham Taylor

Our new Dean the Very Reverend Graham Taylor receiving his license from Bishop Ian at a simple ceremony with St John's vestry present yesterday evening. There will be a more formal installation later in the year. There is a video of the licensing available to view on the church Facebook page.

News for St John’s and the Diocese

The message below was went out by Bishop Ian this afternoon.  Photos from the vestry will follow later.

New Dean of the Diocese

 I am very pleased to announce the appointment today of the Very Revd Graham Taylor as Dean of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, in succession to the Very Revd Kenny Rathband, who retired on 31st August 2021.

 Graham continues to serve as Rector of St John the Baptist, Princes Street, Perth, where he has been since 2014, becoming a Canon of St Ninian’s Cathedral in 2019. Before coming to this Diocese, Graham served in several charges in the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, where he was ordained in 2001.

 The role of Dean is one of the most important in the life of any diocese. It includes support for the Bishop’s ministry; sharing in leadership of the Diocese with the Bishop and others; encouraging the clergy, lay ministers and vestries of the Diocese; and fulfilling the other duties specified in the Code of Canons.  Graham brings to this ministry his love of the Scottish Episcopal Church, his long experience of congregational ministry, his priority of pastoral care, and his warm sense of humour!

I am very glad that Graham accepted my invitation to become Dean, and I am looking forward very much to welcoming him as a colleague and adviser, and to helping him as he settles into this new ministry.

Graham will be Licensed as Dean at a short and simple service at St John the Baptist, Perth, today, 1st September 2021, with members of St John’s Vestry present. But he will also be Installed and welcomed, in the presence of many more people, at the full Diocesan service we intend to have at the Cathedral before Advent. At that service other Canons, appointed during lockdown, will also be installed, and we will be able to thank Kenny Rathband as retiring Dean.

Please welcome Graham, and pray for him as he becomes Dean of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

+Ian St Andrews

1st September, 2021

Live YouTube link for 10.30am worship on Sunday 29th August

The whole of Scotland moved to a low level of Covid 19 restrictions on Monday 9th August meaning we can welcome all who wish to join us for worship thus we look forward to greeting you for Sunday morning services.  To safeguard us the Scottish Government requires us to continue to wear face coverings but over the last couple of months most of us have enjoyed singing the hymns despite this restriction.

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming link for the 10.30 am service Sunday 29th August should be available here shortly before worship commences: https://youtu.be/sw22P4EmpYA

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