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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. Our Interim, The Very Revd Jim Mein is still officially in charge until Nick takes over…

Are you having difficulty keeping occupied?

Claire Ryan, who leads the voluntary webpage, Chatter Pack, has given many ideas and resources to keep both children and adults occupied during this period of isolation. https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home?fbclid=IwAR1w9BPBKpHh9Tc7QKMlX1g7NkqOhUPAiZMSmzYXi2jq3sfEMaKN_11edf8 There are plenty ideas with which to keep oneself occupied!

Mothering Sunday: 22nd March 2020

Together with the Service prepared for Mothering Sunday, we look at the qualities that underlie the stories of five remarkable mothers from different times and cultures and consider how we might reflect these qualities in our own relationships. In Christ we are all called to encourage and support each other.

Open Church

On Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd March, the church was open for quiet prayer and reflection. We are sorry to announce that due to the Government’s announcement on the evening of 23rd March, the building can no longer be open each day.

Coronavirus – Cessation of Church Services

The College of Bishops continues to follow closely the developing situation in relation to coronavirus. The rapidly changing picture brings about changes on an almost daily basis. The College continues to hold in its prayers the clergy and laity of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the people of Scotland and the United Kingdom as a…

Lent Calendar 2020

I desire mercy, not sacrifice – Matthew 9:13 Following the idea of the Christmas Advent Calendar, the 2020 Lent Calendar suggests one thing to do each day. It may be seeing, helping or supporting someone, thinking of the climate, or being nice to yourself, the calendar is full of interesting and unusual ideas. Feel free…

Toddler Suspended…

The Scottish Episcopal Church has issued guidelines for while COVID-19 is an issue, and all events and services have now been suspended until further notice. We are very sorry to do this, as it’s a real highlight to the week to chat with everyone while making the coffee! Hopefully we will be back up and…

‘Let’s talk … about Mark!’ during Lent

The Scottish Episcopal Church has given guidelines about church groups running during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, this has meant that the rest of the Lent group meetings have had to be cancelled. If however you would like more information about it, please contact the church office. Let’s talk … about Mark!: ‘Mark’s call to…