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Services for St Mungo Festival

Thursday January 12 2023

Glasgow’s churches are running three events this weekend marking the city’s patron saint, St Mungo.

Part of the week-long St Mungo Festival, the first church event is Evening Prayer at St Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral tomorrow (Friday January 13, the Feast of St Mungo) at 7pm.

On Saturday there is an opportunity to see a copy of the Vita Kentigerni, the 12th century Life of St Mungo, at the Mitchell Library from 12.15pm. Extracts will be read from the book (in English and Latin) and the St Mungo Singers and children’s singing studio of the Russian Orthodox School will present songs to celebrate the birthday of the city of Glasgow.

The third event is the festival’s Annual Ecumenical Service celebrating the life of St Mungo and his mother, St Enoch, in Glasgow Cathedral on Sunday January 15 at 4pm. Beginning with a procession of city and church leaders, performers will include the St Mungo Singers, children from St Denis’s Primary School, harpist Carissa Swan and Glasgow’s Poet Laureate, Jim Carruth. The Rev Hilary McDougall, Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery, will give the reflection.

St Mungo Festival is an annual event run by Glasgow Churches Together and Mediaeval Glasgow Trust. The programme also includes lectures, an art exhibition, a concert by Strathclyde University Chamber Choir and guided walk in the steps of St Mungo along the Molendinar Burn.

Full details are on the festival website.


Mhairi Irving - Friday, January 13th, 2023

“This sounds really worthwhile! I didn't know about this festival and hope to attend at least one event. Good wishes to you all.”

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