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…

Congregational thoughts on the Reflection Questions given on Sunday 24th May…

A summary by Kristee Boyd, Community Development Officer After the sermon on Sunday 24th May, the congregation were given five questions to consider. They were asked to send their thought to Kristee, who then summarised them. The sermon can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wAGA0jhJlo The Sermon starts at 11.10. The Questions were: 1. Where do you…

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…

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’. 

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…

‘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…

Burns Supper, 2020

On Friday 24th January, 2020, the Community Outreach Group organised a Burns Supper with a traditional three-course Burns Supper meal of Cock a’leekie soup, haggis (veg, gluten free and vegan options) neeps and tatties, dessert, tea/coffee. The haggis was addressed with amusing speeches by Dan Dowcra, Rupert Forbes and Angela Saunders. The excellent entertainment with…

Jubilate Deo Prèmiere, October 2018

On Sunday 14th October, 2018, many friends, family and congregation joined to hear the St Peter’s Choir sing the prèmiere of Jubilate Deo, by Ghislaine Reece-Trapp. It was commissioned by the choir in memory of Fiona Smith, who is still greatly missed by all that knew her. We were delighted that the composer was present…