St Mungo Festival

St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow, is celebrated during the city's official St Mungo Festival held annually in January!

St Mungo Festival

About St Mungo Festival

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The city of Glasgow has been affected by the ongoing stresses and challenges of the pandemic. We have worked hard to ensure that the St Mungo Festival takes place in 2021 albeit mostly in an online environment. While the majority of the Festival events will be presented online, we aim to retain the essence of what the Festival was founded to celebrate: St Mungo, Glasgow, the city’s history and people.

We anticipate that we will still be facing some forms of restrictions in January and we will be presenting our lecture series on Zoom. In addition to viewing the lectures you will be able to participate in the question and answer sessions that will follow each lecture. For some events you will be able to email questions in beforehand and you will also be able to submit questions during the event. The chairperson will direct the questions to the speaker at the event.

The Festival will also feature some short presentations and conversations on topics of interest, such as the meaning of Glasgow’s Coat of Arms – why is there a fish in a tree? – and the manuscript of the Life of St Mungo written by Bishop Jocelin which is kept in the city’s Mitchell Library.

There will be a physical event: the walk along the Molendinar on St Mungo’s Feast Day will take place with limited numbers.

There are many interesting and stimulating lectures, talks and events taking place and we hope you are able to attend as many as possible.

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for St Mungo Festival are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at St Mungo Festival

Opening Lecture: Mediaeval Glasgow in Scottish Literature

Opening Lecture: Mediaeval Glasgow in Scottish Literature

7th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Join Professor Gerry Carruthers for the opening lecture of the 2021 St Mungo Festival: Mediaeval Glasgow in Scottish Literature.
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Youth Dedication at Glasgow Cathedral

Youth Dedication at Glasgow Cathedral

8th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Join a short service of dedication of the Glasgow's youth to St Mungo, presented by Rev Mark Johnson, minister of Glasgow Cathedral with contributions from local schoolchildren.
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Opening of the Vita Kentigerni

Opening of the Vita Kentigerni

9th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

St Mungo Festival presents an online presentation of the manuscript of the life of Glasgow's patron saint written by Jocelyn of Furness in the twelfth century.
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Signs & Symbols: Glasgow’s Coat of Arms

Signs & Symbols: Glasgow’s Coat of Arms

9th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Discover the stories behind the symbols of the City of Glasgow as part of the 2021 St Mungo Festival!
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St Mungo Festival Ecumenical Service

St Mungo Festival Ecumenical Service

10th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Glasgow Churches Together brings the Civic Leader Lord Provost, with Trades House, Merchants House, Councillors, and The Vice Chancellor of Glasgow University to commemorate the Feast of St Mungo!
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Mungo’s Bairns

Mungo’s Bairns

12th January 2021
Online Event Glasgow

St Mungo Festival: Glasgow Churches Together put on a family event celebrating the life of Glasgow's Patron Saint!
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