Icon: Saint Mungo

Saint Mungo

Glasgow’s patron saint will be celebrated with a series of special events across the city to mark his life and work, from January 9-18, 2014.

The St Mungo Festival 2014 launches with the Molendinar Lecture at the City Chambers on Thursday 9 January. This ticket-only event will be delivered by Sir Harry Burns, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Scotland, on the subject of Glasgow & Health.

Other highlights will include Mungo’s Bairns, when children from selected primary schools will tell the story of the patron saint in song and dance at the City Chambers.

The Molendinar Awards will follow, with presentations being made by the Councillor Gordon Matheson, the Leader of Glasgow City Council, to school pupils. The pupils have worked hard on a variety of projects relating to the history and archaeology of the city.

Celebrations continue on Saturday at the Mitchell Library when Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia and Rev Dr Laurence Whitley will read Latin and English text from a copy of Vita St Kentigerni, the 12th century book commissioned by Bishop Jocelyn of Glasgow to promote the story of St Mungo. Glasgow Russian Children’s Choir and the St Mungo Singers will also perform, celebrating the story of the birth of Mungo at Culross, Fife.

On Monday Evening, Archbishop Tartaglia will celebrate Mass for the Feast of St Mungo at St Mungo’s Church in Townhead.

The festival runs for 10 days and will conclude with a service at St Mungo’s tomb, Glasgow Cathedral.

Full event listings

Thursday 9th January 2014
Launch of St Mungo Festival – Clr Gordon Matheson Leader of Glasgow City Council
Molendinar lecture –   Glasgow & Health
City Chambers, by invitation only.

Friday 10 January 2014
Mungo’s Bairns
Selected Primary Schools to sing, dance and tell stories of St Mungo. What does St Mungo mean to the city and to our young people?
City Chambers, by invitation only.

Friday 10th January 2014
Molendinar Awards – 4th Annual Presentation

Showcasing Glasgow’s schools projects focusing on the heritage of the city and our links with the commonwealth. Young people will sing and perform their award winning entries.
City Chambers, by invitation only.

Saturday 11th January 2014
St Mungo’s Life and Legends from Vita Kentigerni
View a copy of Vita St Kentigerni, the 12th Century book commissioned by Bishop Jocelyn of Glasgow, to promote the City as a Pilgrim destination. Learn about St Mungo and St Enoch. Latin and English text will be read by Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow and Rev Dr Laurence Whitley. Listen to Glasgow Russian Children’s choir and St Mungo Singers as they celebrate the story of the birth of St Mungo at Culross in Fife.
12.30pm  –  1.00pm
Mitchell Library,
Castle Street,
Glasgow
Tickets:  The Mitchell Library – 0141-287-2908

Sunday 12th January 2014
Glasgow Churches Together invite you to celebrate the Feast of St Mungo
Ecumenical Service led by Civic and Church leaders and representatives of Trades House, Merchants and groups from across the city. Russkaya Cappella, Visual Statement Dance Group and the St Mungo Singers will be accompanied by the Salvation Army band.
6.30pm – 7.30pm
Glasgow Cathedral,
Cathedral Precinct,
Glasgow

Monday 13th January 2014
Service Dedication of Youth at tomb of St Mungo
Dr Laurence Whitely will lead the service for dedication of Young people at the Tomb of St Mungo. Accompanying the service will be pupils from St Mungo’s Academy and Whitehill Secondary School.
12.00pm
Glasgow Cathedral,
Cathedral Precinct,
Glasgow

Monday 13th January 2014
Feast of St Mungo Celebration
Cathedral Chapter and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will celebrate Mass of the feast for Archdiocese.
7.00pm.
St Mungo’s Church,
Parson Street,
Glasgow

Friday 17th January 2014
St Enoch Centre Present

Dance Company – Visual Statement perform St Mungo and River of stories.
12.30-2.30pm.
St Enoch Centre,
Argyle Street,
Glasgow

Saturday 18th January 2014
St Enoch Centre Present

Dance Company – Visual Statement perform St Mungo and River of stories.
12.30-2.30pm.
St Enoch Centre,
Argyle Street,
Glasgow

Saturday 18th January 2014
Society of Friends of Glasgow Cathedral
Service at Tomb of St Mungo
10.30am
Glasgow Cathedral,
Cathedral Precinct,
Glasgow