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.
St Bride’s re-opened for public communal worship for the Eucharist on EASTER DAY.
As of Sunday July 25th congregational hymn singing is reintroduced, as we move towards a full Choral Eucharist later in the autumn.
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 here.
But always we pray …
Sunday 19th September, Harvest Festival: Morning Prayer at 9.00am, via zoom from The Rectory:
The Eucharist at 10.30am in St Bride’s Episcopal Church:
Morning Prayer and other services not held in church can be accessed via zoom.
Please contact the Rector for details
The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is now (as of August 15th) a partially sung 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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Monday 20th September: Eve of St Matthew
Tuesday 21st September: Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Wednesday 22nd September
Thursday 23rd September: Adamnan of Iona, Abbot, 704
Friday 24th September
Saturday 25th September: Finnbar of Caithness, Bishop, c610
Sunday 26th September: TRINITY 17 (Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity)
Morning Prayer at 9.00am, via zoom from the Rectory
10.30am: The Eucharist (1970 Liturgy)
Kalendar for the month ahead …
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 (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