News & Views: June 2020

The June edition of News and Views is now available for download. Please note that to fulfil GDPR criteria, some details have been removed. On page 17, there is a brief summary of a debate recently held by the International Student Café. Attached is the full summary of the debate. If you would like to contact the…

Thank You Janet!

After 10 years of ministry in St Peter’s as Lay Reader, we said farewell and a grateful thank you to Janet McKinnell for all she has contributed to St Peter’s over the past 10 years. She is returning to her main focus of ministry in mentoring Lay Readers over the Diocese of Edinburgh. In the…

Sunday 24th May: Easter 7

10.45am: Rev Nick Wills is conducting preaching for this service. The premiere of the service will start at 10.45am, on the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHhYHVFO1hqHLPo4GtFjG_A 11am: For the 7th Sunday of Easter, the Scottish Episcopal Church Diocesan Eucharist Service will be led by The Rt Rev Ian Paton, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane. Led from his…

Was Jesus a Feminist?

An International Student Café Debate, held in April 2020 Summarised by Kristee Boyd, Community Development Officer Prior to our current lockdown situation, some of our young adults had the idea of holding a debate on the topic: Was Jesus a Feminist? We were not able to have this debate face-to-face as planned, so we decided…

Sunday 17th May: Easter 6

Rev Nick Wills conducted and Rev Sue Whitehouse preached for this service: https://youtu.be/SP3UknVrwRs This week’s morning Eucharist from the SEC was led by The Rt Rev Andrew Swift, Bishop of Brechin, from his home in Dundee. https://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship/

Sunday 10th May 2020: Easter 5

Rev Nick Wills conducted and preached at the morning service on ‘Zoom’, with other members of the congregation also participating. The YouTube link to the edited service is: https://youtu.be/2zPQwIK0SAg For the Fifth Sunday of Easter, The Rt Revd Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh, celebrated the Eucharist from his home. https://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship/

Sunday 3rd May: Easter 4

Rev Nick Wills, our newly Installed Rector, conducted this service in the morning of 3rd May on ‘Zoom’. Based on Psalm 23, with a variety of the congregation taking part, the a recording of the service can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNlXwQk3hk4 For the fourth Sunday of Easter, the Most Rev Mark Strange, Primus of the…

Sunday 26th April, 2020: Easter 3

The Very Reverend Jim Mein, our Interim Pastor has prepared a sermon for Easter 3. This is Jim’s last Sunday as Interim Pastor and we thank him for all his wisdom, guidance and encouragement over the past 8 months. Once the lockdown is over, we plan to invite Jim back to say a proper thank…

Sunday 19th April: Easter 2

Revd Sue Whitehouse recorded the Gospel reading and a reflection for Sunday, 19th April, which is Easter 2. It lasts 15 minutes, and can be played at any time: https://youtu.be/QFQ1ieZq8Dw As there have been over the past few weeks, there is an SEC Eucharist service at 11am, this week led by The Rt Rev Anne Dyer, the…

Easter Day: Sunday 12th April, 2020

Communion Service at 10.45am: We met our new Rector, Rev Nick Wills, who led a special Communion service for Easter Day: https://youtu.be/Y0jmuJO5zyI 11am: The Rt Rev Ian Paton and the Rev Canon Dr Carrie Applegath celebrated the Easter Eucharist from within St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth. (No-one else was present). It is available to watch at…

Holy Saturday: 11th April, 2020

Prepared by The Very Revd Jim Mein, our Interim Pastor, for this service you will see that if you wish, a candle and matches will be required to light a candle during the worship. Although you can read this whenever suits you best, it is for a service that was originally supposed to start at…

Good Friday: 10th April 2020

Our services for Good Friday has been prepared for us by The Very Revd Jim Mein, our Interim Pastor. It is designed to be read between 12 Noon and 3pm, the meditation follows the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Each section contains a Hymn, Reflection and a Prayer, followed by some silence. The approximate times…

9th April: Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, 6pm: The Edinburgh Diocese is joining an online service from the Scottish Episcopal Church at 6pm. The Rt Rev Ian Paton, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, and Rev Canon Dr Carrie Applegarth celebrate a Eucharist from their home in Perth. To connect you to the service: http://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship/  and then click on ‘Our Facebook page’ or ‘Our YouTube’. 

Sunday 5th April, 2020: Palm Sunday

For Palm Sunday, Revd Sue Whitehouse has prepared an Order of Service for private reflection: As we cannot hand out Palm Crosses this week, one could make one with paper, thin card, or the long leaf of a flower such as a daffodil. If you want to make one, this YouTube clip is very good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcmeCOf-b4k (Hint,…

Welcome to Rev Nick Wills!

We are delighted to announce that Rev Nick Wills has already begun at St Peter’s! Due to the Coronavirus situation, the public Institution due on 28th April has been cancelled, but Bishop John has Licensed Nick to start early. On the 28th April, Bishop John will formally Institute Nick via Zoom with only Vestry members…