We are worshipping ONLINE!

We're not allowed to meet in person at present
but please join us every Sunday morning at 11am on our

You can go directly to this Sunday's YouTube service

and to the Order of Service

Annual General Meeting 2020

Our annual general meeting is slightly delayed this year. It will be held on Zoom at 4pm, Sunday 31 January 2021.

The agenda and papers are now available

Music of the week


As I went down in the river to pray

Covid-19 Virtual Choir Schola Diffusa

Poem of the week

Footprints in the Sand

(The authorship of the poem is disputed, with a number of people claiming to have written it.)

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to him and one to my Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
He looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that at many times along the path of his life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled him, so he asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

The Lord replied, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
During your times of trial and suffering
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

Other options for worship and prayer.

The Scottish Episcopal church puts up the official liturgy for daily prayer online every day - Morning prayer, evening prayer and compline are arranged each day for that particular day.


For those who are not online the Archbishop of Canterbury has set up a Freephone Daily Hope service of hymns, prayers and readings. It is available 24 hours a day on 0800 8048044

RADIO 4 LONG WAVE Daily morning service Mon-Fri 09:45

Other Sunday options for worship …. the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) is broadcasting video coverage of Eucharistic services via its website, social media channels and YouTube channel. The web page for the broadcast is located at www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship .

On BBC 1 Scotland at 11.30am Reflections from the Quay and on BBC Scotland at 12 noon Sunday Service

Songs of Praise is on BBC1 at 1:30pm

Radio options for Sunday worship are New Every Sunday at 7.30am on Radio Scotland and Sunday Worship at 8.10am on Radio 4. Both are available thereafter on BBC Sounds. 

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