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 until recently also served as Honorary Anglican Chaplain at the University of Glasgow.
Our programme of First Sunday of the Month organ recitals has resumed as of Sunday October 3rd …
Sunday November 7th at 1.00pm:
Kevin Duggan (Dunblane Cathedral)
… and the Choir has formally returned to re-occupy their stalls, also as of Sunday October 3rd.
Although attendance is no longer formerly limited and there is no requirement for social distancing, we are constrained by the need to continue to use hand sanitisers and to wear masks/face coverings when in church.
Please contact the Rector in advance if you wish you join us at any of our services in church: firstname.lastname@example.org
The church is not otherwise open for services or events during the week unless as noted below.
But always we pray …
Sunday 17th October, Trinity 20: Morning Prayer at 9.00am, via zoom from The Rectory:
Choral Eucharist at 10.30am in St Bride’s Episcopal Church:
Choral Eucharist returned (as of October 3rd) as our main Sunday service.
Hand sanitising and the wearing of mask/face covering are required for all who join us.
The hymns appointed are from the New English Hymnal unless otherwise stated.
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Morning Prayer and other services not held in church can be accessed via zoom. Please contact the Rector for details
Monday 18th October: Evening Prayer from the Rectory via zoom at 7.00pm: Luke, Evangelist
Tuesday 19th October
Wednesday 20th October
Thursday 21st October
Friday 22nd October
Saturday 23rd October: James of Jerusalem
Sunday 24th October: TRINITY 21 (Twenty First Sunday after Trinity)
Morning Prayer at 9.00am, via zoom from the Rectory
10.30am: Choral Eucharist (1970 Liturgy) with Confirmation
Presiding Priest and Preacher: The Rt Revd Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
Kalendar for the month ahead …
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. 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. We hope to resume these services in the New Year. 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!
and SUNDAY LUNCHTIME PERFORMANCES
We are delighted to be able to announce that our programme of Sunday lunchtime organ recitals resumes as of October 3rd when Alan Tavener BEM, our Director of Music, take his position at the console. All are welcome and admission is free – but donations to our Robert Lamont Music Fund are welcome.
(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 (email@example.com) 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 dropbox.com/home/st brides/oystercatcher here along with older editions.
The current Pew Sheet is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org