Welcome, and thank you for visiting St Mary's Scottish Episcopal Church online. We hope that our website highlights the variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbour.
The churches across Scotland commend a united response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and invite people of faith across the nation, to join in prayerful solidarity with this witness.
The invitation is to light a candle* at 7pm every Sunday, in the window of our homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, the source of hope in this life.
You may wish to use this prayer** when lighting your candle:
For all that is good in life, thank you,
For the love of family and friends, thank you,
For the kindness of good neighbour and Samaritan stranger, thank you.
May those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless, experience support,
May those who are sick, know healing,
May those who are anxious or bereaved, sense comfort.
Bless and guide political leaders and decision-makers, with wisdom,
Bless and guide health workers and key workers, with strength and well-being,
Bless and guide each one of us, as we adapt to a new way of living.
And may the light shining from our windows,
across road and wynd, glen and ben, kyle and isle,
be reflected in our hearts and hands and hopes.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Services are held in the main Church:
Wednesday and Sunday services are currently suspended due to Coronavirus. Our church building is closed for the time being, but our people continue to meet virtually.
The Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) is broadcasting video coverage of Sunday 11am Eucharistic services via its website, social media channels and YouTube channel.
The web page for the broadcast is located at www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship .
*Safety Note: Please take all necessary fire precautions when using a lit candle. Ensure you remain with the lit candle at all times, and do not leave it to burn if you leave the room. Ensure there are no fabrics or materials such as curtains near the candle. If you are able to use a small electric ‘candle’ instead, that will be safe to leave unattended.
**This prayer was originally used for a Call to a National Day of Prayer by the churches across Scotland https://www.cte.org.uk/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=569010