Principal at Inverness Cathedral for Trinity Sunday

SEI’s Principal, Prof Michael Hull, was honoured to preside and preach at the Holy Eucharist on Trinity Sunday, 26 May at 11am at Inverness Cathedral. The Rev Canon Dr John Cuthbert welcomed Prof Hull on behalf of the Provost, the Very Rev Sarah Murray, who is on sabbatical.

Inverness Cathedral (dedicated to St Andrew) is the mother church of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. A surge in membership in the Scottish Episcopal Church in the nineteenth century led to the building of a Cathedral of the Highlands. The foundation stone was laid in 1866, and the Cathedral was opened for services in 1869 and consecrated in 1874. Its architect, Alexander Ross, practiced in Inverness for over seventy years and was Provost of the Burgh from 1889 to 1895. Inverness is the first Cathedral to be completely built and consecrated in Great Britain since the Reformation. In 1971, it was included in the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest in Scotland.

Prof Hull was in the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness as part of SEI’s renewed efforts to engage the wider SEC it serves. SEI supports ordinands, students for lay ministries and all those engaged in deepening their Christian faith across the SEC. It does this through programmes of formation and learning, both onsite and online, which aim to nurture the discipleship of all the baptised in their shared response to the call of God in their individual vocations.

Photo courtesy of Michael Hull