Martinmas 2023-24

Sunday Worship services take place weekly during term time, as detailed below, at 11am in St Salvator’s Chapel.   Services are available to watch online for those unable to attend in person – see ‘Livestream’ section on the Worship webpage.

3 September
Service of Welcome
Revd Dr Donald MacEwan
University Chaplain
Sermon: Holy Ground


10 September
Opening Service
Revd Dr Donald MacEwan
University Chaplain
Sermon: The Promised Hand


17 September Revd Dr Janet Foggie
Celebrant and Author
Sermon: The calling of Eli: a reflection on the churches and gender.


24 September Revd Dr Doug Gay
Senior Lecturer, Theology and Religious Studies
University of Glasgow
Sermon: Should you be angry?


1 October Fiona Barnard
Honorary Global Chaplain
Sermon: What’s the story?


8 October Dr Joanna Leidenhag
Lecturer in Theology and Liberal Arts
Leeds University
Sermon: God’s bad vineyard


15 October
Revd Dr Donald MacEwan
University Chaplain
Sermon: In the highways and the hedges


22 October Revd Jill Clancy
Prison Chaplain
HM Barlinnie Prison
Sermon: If your face fits


29 October The Revd Malcolm Guite
Girton College Cambridge
Sermon: Undeserved Abundance: a meditation on music-making


5 November Monsignor Patrick Burke
Vicar General
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edinburgh and St Andrews
Sermon: Distinction and Separation lie at the heart of Jesus’ teaching. Can one be faithful in theory alone? Or must fidelity, in order to be real, be translated into a concrete way of being?


12 November
Revd Samantha Ferguson
Assistant University Chaplain
Sermon: Practically Perfect In Every Way…


19 November Professor Dame Sally Mapstone DBE, FRSE
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Sermon: A Prophet in Her Own Land


26 November Professor Ian Smith
University of St Andrews Business School
Sermon: How to be a worshipper


3 December
First Sunday of Advent
Professor Nina Laurie
Professor of Human Geography
School of Geography and Sustainable Development
Sermon: El Niño cometh


10 December
A Service of Music and Readings
Revd Dr Donald MacEwan
University Chaplain
Sermon: A Holy Land Pilgrimage