O Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:
Let all the earth be moved at his presence (Psalm 96. 9)
Welcome to St Bride’s Scottish Episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Our Rector is The Revd Dr Kevin Francis, who is also Honorary Anglican Chaplain at the University of Glasgow.
Following the announcement by the First Minister on January 4th, St Bride’s will be CLOSED for public worship through January and February and until further notice.
for further information please contact the Rector:
The church is not otherwise open for services or events during the week.
But always we pray …
Sunday 21st February: The First Sunday of Lent
10.00am Matins (1929 Scottish Prayer Book)
Matins and other services can be accessed via zoom.
Please contact the Rector for details
[The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, when restrictions allow, is a quiet, said service. Hand sanitising and social distancing are required for all who join us. The hymns appointed are those which otherwise would have been sung at the Eucharist – they are from the New English Hymnal unless otherwise stated.]
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Kalendar Dates for this week:
Sunday February 21st, The First Sunday of Lent (Matins at 10.00am, via zoom from The Rectory)
Monday February 22nd (Evening Prayer at 7.00pm, via zoom from The Rectory)
Tuesday February 23rd, Polycarp of Smyrna, Bishop and Martyr, c. 156
Wednesday February 24th, Lent Ember Day
Thursday February 25th
Friday February 26th, Lent Ember Day
Saturday February 27th, Lent Ember Day
Sunday February 28th: The Second Sunday of Lent (Matins at 10.00am, via zoom from The Rectory)
and for all this month …
CHURCH OPENING TIMES – Remain suspended until further notice.
The Memorial Garden is open for any who would like to visit and sit quietly.
Music is of fundamental importance to the life of St Bride’s but will be restricted to an organ voluntary at the beginning of the service and during distribution of Communion for the time being. Normally, every week you would hear a variety of beautiful choral and organ music at the services and events that take place. On the 3rd Sunday of each month (except July and August) we would normally have a special service of Choral Evensong and Benediction, where the choir sings more elaborate music. See our Organ, Choir, Music List and Events pages for more information.
Above all, we want you to be a part of our community. We are dedicated to making St Bride’s a warm, welcoming and friendly place for everyone who visits us. So, if you are in the area, do pop in and say hello!
(In normal times …) The highlight of our worship each week is the Choral Eucharist (or High Mass) celebrated at 10.30 am every Sunday morning, and we have further services during the week. Baptised members of all churches are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and everyone is welcome at the altar for a blessing. Refreshments are served after Choral Eucharist on Sunday mornings and at other times as well. This is a great opportunity to chat and get to know each other.
A Baptism, Wedding or Funeral can be arranged by contacting the Rector (firstname.lastname@example.org) who, together with our pastoral assistants, are always willing to visit the housebound or those in hospital, offer a listening ear, or (where appropriate) provide practical support.
ORGAN CD NOW AVAILABLE
Following the restoration of our magnificent, historic 1865 William Hill & Son organ we now have a CD of the instrument available. Priced at £10 it is available after Sunday morning services and at all West End Festival events. Further details are available here
The current edition of our church magazine is available for download in PDF form here. (Note: If you’re asked to sign up to DropBox, simply click the X on the small window that appears and the page will load as normal.)
If you are still unable to access the current magazine it can be found listed here along with older editions.
The Pew Sheets are available by clicking here. During the time when the church is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic there will be a weekly Information sheet instead of the usual Pew Sheet.
(Note: The most recent editions of The Oystercatcher are at the top of the scroll-down list in chronological order. To find the most recent Pew Sheet, scroll down the list until you find the relevant day, month and year, e.g. 1 June 20.)
JOIN OUR CHOIR
The choir of St Bride’s is looking for new members. If you are keen to sing a variety of sacred music week by week, have reasonable sight-reading skills (or wish to develop your skills) and a clear voice, we should be delighted to hear from you. Choral Scholarships may also be available for singers in full-time education. Further details are at the choir section of the website, or e-mail our Director of Music, Alan Tavener, on email@example.com