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Private Prayer

The church building will be open for private prayer or simply a ‘quiet space’ on Wednesdays, Saturdyas and Sunday afternoon until 16:00. We ask that all users of the church at these times follow the safe space guidance for coronavirus precautions – using hand sanitiser on entry and exit to the church, wear face covering, use only the designated seating and minimise contact with surfaces. Private bibles and other litany may be brought for personal use but please take them home with you on completion of your time in Church. A prayer tree has been set up in the entrance foyer where requests for prayers of comfort, healing, guidance, peace, hope, praise or joy may be written on the labels provide and hung on the tree.  These will be included in daily prayers and Sunday Worship Intercessory Prayer.

Meeting for Worship

St Andrews’ is open for public worship  with continued coronavirus precautions .  The maximum number of people, subject to socially distancing, that can be accommodated at any one service is 36, subject to individual household numbers.

We continue to offer simultaneous online worship using the Zoom app.

Booking for the Sunday ‘in person’ service will be required in advance as before via revmb@btinternet.com. or by calling the rectory on 01975562203  Joining details for the Zoom link will be published on the ‘services’ page of this web-site.

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Join Call to Prayer, Sunday evenings at 7pm

Many of those joining together on Trinity Sunday in prayer, which appears below in English and Gaelic, will also light candles.

In a joint message, church leaders in Scotland said:

“The vision of the Lord offered by the prophet Isaiah is one in which the presence of the living God fills the Temple and we hear resounding from every corner the cry:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
The whole earth is full of his glory

“The Temple itself is shaken as the fulness of God’s presence is revealed. The prophet Isaiah can do no more than acknowledge who he is before God. Yet, even as he senses his own weakness, he hears the voice of the Lord calling: ‘Whom shall I send?’ In response, Isaiah says: ‘Here am I. Send me!’

“Today, in the midst of all we face, the fulness of the living God is made known to us in Creation and revealed through Jesus Christ as our Redeemer and by the Holy Spirit as our Sustainer. In our weakness, we also may hear the voice of the Lord calling: ‘Whom shall I send?’ In response, we also may say: ‘Here am I. Send me!’”

We pray:

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord Almighty;
Living God, may your presence be known to us
Even in our weakness.
May we know you as your presence is revealed
And as your calling is renewed.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord Almighty;
Living God, may your presence be known to us
In all the gifts of Creation.
May we receive these gifts as a sacred trust
And treasure all that you have given to us.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord Almighty;
Living God, may your presence be known to us
In the One whom you have sent to redeem us.
May we share in the life of Christ
And in the life of the body of Christ.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord Almighty;
Living God, may your presence be known to us
In the One whom you have poured out upon us.
May we be renewed by the Spirit
And share in the life the Spirit gives to us.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord Almighty;
Living God, may your presence be known to us
In our worship in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
May you receive us as we are
And accept us in our weakness.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.


Primus commends Declaration to General Assembly

May 24, 2021

The Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, spoke warmly of the “shared journey” with the Church of Scotland and reaffirmed the strong ties between the denominations. The Churches are seeking agreement on formal recognition of the way that they have both ministered to the whole of Scotland for many years, and how they will continue to work together.

The Saint Andrew Declaration outlines a series of acknowledgments and commitments between the Churches, and is the result of conversations that have taken place in the Our Common Calling Working Group.

A copy of the declaration may be found at:-

https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/81331/Saint-Andrew-Declaration.pdf