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.
Following the recent announcements by the First Minister, St Bride’s will re-open for public communal worship for the Eucharist on EASTER DAY and, we hope and pray, for Sundays thereafter.
Attendance remains limited. Please contact the Rector if you wish you join us at any of our Sunday services: email@example.com
The church is not otherwise open for services or events during the week.
But always we pray …
Sunday 11th April: The Second Sunday of EASTER (Low Sunday).
Morning Prayer at 9.00am, via zoom from The Rectory
The Eucharist at 10.30am in St Bride’s Episcopal Church. (Please contact the Rector if wishing to attend the 10.30am service – places are limited due to the Covid-19 restrictions.)
Matins and other services can be accessed via zoom.
Please contact the Rector for details
[The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, resuming on Easter Day, is a quiet, said service. Hand sanitising, social distancing and the wearing of mask/face covering 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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Monday 12th April: William Forbes, Bishop, 1634
Tuesday 13th April
Wednesday 14th April
Thursday 15th April
Friday 16th April: Magnus of Orkney, martyr, ca 1116
Saturday 17th April: Donnan and Companions, Martyrs, ca 617
Sunday 18th April, Easter 3:
Morning Prayer at 9.00am, via zoom from the Rectory
10.30am; The Eucharist (1970 Liturgy)
Kalendar for the rest of this month …
Services for Holy Week and the Triduum (these will remain here until the Feast of the Ascension):
Sunday March 28th, The Sixth Sunday of Lent: Palm Sunday (The Morning Service at 10.00am, via zoom from The Rectory)
Monday March 29th, Monday of Holy Week (Morning Prayer at 10.00am, Evensong at 7.00pm, both via zoom from The Rectory)
Tuesday March 30th, Tuesday of Holy Week (Morning Prayer at 10.00am, Evensong at 7.00pm, both via zoom from The Rectory)
Wednesday March 31st, Wednesday of Holy Week (Morning Prayer at 10.00am, Evensong at 7.00pm, Stations of the Cross at 7.45pm, all via zoom from The Rectory)
Thursday April 1st, Maundy Thursday (Morning Prayer at 10.00am, Liturgy of the Word for Maundy Thursday at 7.00pm, The Watch at 8.00pm, Compline at 11.45pm, all via zoom from The Rectory)
Friday April 2nd, Good Friday (Morning Prayer at 8.00am, Liturgy of the Word for Good Friday, with Veneration of the Cross, at 10.00am, Meditations on the Last Words at 12 noon, all via zoom from The Rectory)
Saturday April 3rd, Holy Saturday (Morning Prayer at 10.00am, Easter Eve Vigil at 8.00pm, both via zoom from The Rectory)
Sunday April 4th: EASTER DAY (Morning Prayer at 9.00am, via zoom from The Rectory; The Eucharist at 10.30am in St Bride’s Episcopal Church.) (Please contact the Rector if wishing to attend the 10.30am service – places are limited due to the Covid-19 restrictions.)
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