Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Let all the earth be moved at his presence (Psalm 96. 9)
St Bride’s Episcopal Church – WELCOME!
Welcome to our website, and if you have not yet joined us at one of our services, we hope to see you in person soon. Our Rector is Revd Dr Kevin Francis, who is also Honorary Anglican Chaplain at the University of Glasgow. Our Associate Priest is Fr Kenneth Roach.
Have a good browse around our website to get a flavour of what goes on here – we hope that you will be inspired to come along to our church, to experience the beauty, peace and fellowship of St Bride’s.
St Bride’s is first of all a place where we offer prayer and worship to God. As you will see when you look around our website, we also have one of the most beautiful and interesting church buildings in Glasgow. Our church is an oasis of calm in Glasgow’s bustling West End. We are open six days a week for various services, and at other times as well; see below for our Opening Times. Everyone is welcome to come in to St Bride’s at any of these times, to simply sit and enjoy the peace and quiet, or to pray, and to look at the lovely architecture and stained glass windows.
Music is of fundamental importance to the life of St Bride’s, and every week you will hear a variety of beautiful choral and organ music at the services and events that take place here. On the 3rd Sunday of each month (except July and August) we 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.
Do click on the links below to read our church magazine The Oystercatcher and our Pew Sheets. These, and this website, are updated every week and contain a host of useful information about what’s happening currently at St Bride’s.
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!
We are delighted that you have found our website. Happy browsing, and we hope to see you soon!
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 one of our Clergy, 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 RESTORATION PROJECT
Our magnificent, historic 1865 William Hill & Son organ is now undergoing a complete restoration. The organ was originally installed in Anderston Parish Church, and was the first organ in Scotland to be used with official authorisation in Presbyterian worship. It was moved to St Bride’s in 1972 when Anderston closed. We still need £10,000 to complete our Organ Restoration Fund. Please see our Organ and Organ Restoration pages for more information, and to find out how you can support this exciting project. Photo on right: Ross Campbell.
SERVICES AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday 24th July – 5.30 p.m. Evening Prayer 6.00 p.m. The Eucharist (1970 Liturgy)
Tuesday 25th July – James, Apostle 7.30 a.m. Morning Prayer 8.00 a.m. The Eucharist (1982 Liturgy)
Wednesday 26th July – Anne and Joachim, Parents of Mary, Mother of our Lord 5.30 p.m. Evening Prayer 6.00 p.m. The Eucharist (1970 Liturgy)
Thursday 27th July – John Comper, Priest 1903 9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer 10.00 a.m. The Eucharist (1970 Liturgy) with hymns
Friday 28th July – Wedding of Colette Black and Richard Lord
Saturday 29th July – Martha and Mary of Bethany 9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer 9.30 a.m. The Eucharist (1982 Liturgy)
Sunday 30th July – Trinity 7 10.30 a.m. The Eucharist (1970 Liturgy), sung with sermon Celebrant: Fr Kenneth; Preacher: Fr Kenneth
CHURCH OPENING TIMES
The church is open for general visiting at the following times:
– 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 9.00 am to Midday
– 3rd Sunday of the month from Midday to 3.00 pm
The church is also open at other times for private prayer and visiting, by request.
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.
Older editions can be found here and Pew Sheets are available by clicking here.
Note: The most recent editions of The Oystercatcher are at the bottom 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. 6 Mar 16.
CALL FOR SINGERS
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 and a clear voice, we should be delighted to hear from you. Choral Scholarships are available for singers under the age of 25 and/or in full-time education. Please contact us for more details.