Saturday, 7 April 2012

Pontifical High Mass in Edinburgh

Una Voce Scotland's diary for 2012 is beginning to fill up, including a number of pilgrimages to pre-reformation sites, plus, we have the additional joy in welcoming H.E. Bishop Rifan back to Scotland during his busy trip to the UK.

Bishop Rifan is Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney.

His Eminence Cardinal O'Brien has graciously given permission for a Pontifical High Mass to be offered by Bishop Rifan on Monday 2 July at 7:00 p.m in St. Andrew's Church, 77 Ravelston Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS .

For more details, keep an eye on this blog, or

Monday, 12 March 2012

Gregorian Chant over Easter

The Office of Tenebræ will be chanted by the St Margaret Schola at 10.00 a.m. on the mornings of Maundy Thursday (5 April), Good Friday (6 April) and Holy Saturday (7 April).  This will take place at the same location as all the other Holy Week and Easter celebrations in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, namely St Andrew's Church, 77 Ravelston Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS.

Tenebræ consists of the Offices of Matins (Vigils) and Lauds, which on the three days of the Triduum are sung together, without a break. Office booklets will be available that contain all the texts in both Latin and English.

Tenebræ will be chanted according to the 1961 Roman Breviary, the other Holy Week and Easter celebrations all in accordance with the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal) - in Latin with Gregorian Chant.  The celebrant will be Fr John Emerson FSSP.

Thursday 5 April
10.00 a.m. Tenebræ of Maundy Thursday
  7.30 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper

Friday 6 April
10.00 a.m. Tenebræ of Good Friday
  3.00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy and Veneration of the Cross

Saturday 7 April
10.00 a.m. Tenebræ of Holy Saturday
  8.00 p.m. Paschal Vigil

Sunday 8 April
11.30 a.m. Solemn Mass of Easter Day

For more information, see the following links:

New Calendar of Events

Valid from March 2012:

Please note, dates are provisional. If attending and travelling some distance, please ring for further details.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Vespers in Advent

Vespers and Benediction on Saturday 17th December
at 4:00 pm
in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
The first of the Great ‘O’ Antiphons – O Sapientia. 
Celebrant:  Mgr. Regan, Cathedral Administrator.

Vespers and Benediction on Friday 23rd December
at 7:00 pm
in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
The last of the Great ‘O’ Antiphons – O Emmanuel. 
Celebrant:  Fr. Emerson, FSSP

Monday, 18 July 2011

Gregorian Chant for Beginners in Orkney

Mr Ben Whitworth of the Orkney Schola will be teaching an evening class, 'Gregorian Chant for Beginners', starting on Wednesday 28 September, and running until Wednesday 23 November (with a break on 9 November) in Orkney. The course will be held at the King Street Halls, Kirkwall, under the auspices of the Council's Community Learning Programme.

Full details will be available soon, but please mark your diary now! More information will be found on the Schola's blog at

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

New Vespers Location at St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee

The Schola is excited to announce a new regular location for Vespers at St Andrew's Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Dunkeld, in Dundee.

Vespers will now take place in Dundee approximately every other month, alternating with our existing commitment in Edinburgh.

We are particularly grateful to Vincent, Bishop of Dunkeld, for his support and to Fr Martin Pletts, the administrator of the Cathedral.

Please see the calendar of events for details of individual events.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

2011 Calendar of Events

This post will be regularly updated - check back for updates!

Saturday 19 February
Septuagesima Sunday
Solemn First Vespers and Benediction

Saturday 19 March
Feast of St Joseph
Solemn Second Vespers and Benediction

Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd April
Tenebrae for the Sacred Triduum
Solemn Sung Matins and Lauds
8am, St Mary's Cathedral

Thursday 23rd June
Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Solemn Second Vespers
5pm, St Mary's Cathedral

Saturday 2nd July
Solemn Vespers
5pm, St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee

Thursday 21 July
St Lawrence of Brindisi
5pm, Solemn Vespers and Benediction

Friday 26 August
Couperin: Messe Pour les Paroisses
7.30pm, St Mary's Cathedral

François Couperin's masterly Messe pour les Paroisses (Mass for the Parishes), plainchant settings of Mass movements for the organ, will receive a rare liturgical performance here on the cathedral organ, alternating with chants sung as part of the Mass by the Schola.

Saturdays, 6, 13 and 20 August
Latin Choral Vespers

Sundays, 7, 14, 21 and 28 August
9pm, Compline by Candlelight


All liturgies begin at 4:00pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, Broughton St, unless otherwise stated. Once new events are finalised, they will be added here. Bookmark this page!