Sunday 10th January 2010
I had the great pleasure of attending the St Mungo’s Day Liturgy service in Glasgow Cathedral on Sunday 10th January 2010 as a guest of the Glasgow and District Association of Burns Clubs. Organised by Glasgow Churches Together (GCT) and hosted by the Cathedral parish community, the service was conducted by the minister Dr. Whitley.
As well as church and civic representatives (including the Rev. Jayne Scott, Minister of Culross and Torryburn which have historic links to St. Mungo), there was musical support from the Rutherglen Salvation Army Band, Carissa Bovill on clarsach, the St. Mungo Singers and the newly formed Russkaya Cappella, and dance from the Visual Statement Dance Company.
There was one very special part of the service when President, Mrs. Jane Jack, handed over a display case to house the copy of the Vita Kentigerni (the Life of Kentigern), on behalf of the Glasgow and District Association of Burns Clubs, as a thank you for the Homecoming Service which had been held in the Cathedral on 25th January 2009. This handsome gift to the Cathedral was dedicated by the Moderator of the Glasgow Presbytery, the Rev. Bill Ferguson. The congregation were then led by the St. Mungo Singers in a very stirring rendition of the Glasgow anthem “Let Glasgow Flourish”.