During these unprecedented and challenging times when "social distancing" is for the sake of saving lives we invite you to join us online via our new Youtube channel.
Every Sunday morning at 11:00am
The Order of Service is on the
Sunday Service page.
We are worshiping ONLINE!
The church is open for private prayer on Monday, Friday and Sunday between 12.00pm and 2.00pm.
A leaflet will inform you of the requisite guidelines. When you pick up this leaflet, please do not put it back - either take it with you or place it in the recycling bin by the rear exit.
There is a video on the Holy Trinity Youtube channel which talks you through the process.
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.
Creationtide – Week four
As we enter the final week of this year’s Season of Creation we recall Pope Francis’ powerful words – “This is the season for letting our prayer be inspired anew by closeness to nature, to reflect on our lifestyles … directing the planet towards life, not death.”
We have known for decades that this time will come. Glaciers are retreating, rainforests vanishing and deserts are expanding. We have been made aware of the rapid extinction of beautiful and unique creatures. Thanks to the honest and disciplined work of climate scientists, we know right now that our lifestyle is unsustainable, and our dominant philosophy of “permanent growth at all cost” carries the seeds of destruction of the life that God called good. Here we are so fortunate to be surrounded by our beautiful Border countryside and must give thanks for the bountiful gifts that come from it. But we need to act to keep this for future generations.
Music for Creationtide
Finlandia by Sibelius (Come in at 6 minutes for the ‘Be Still My Soul’ bit but all the music and graphics are beautiful, especially the Northern Lights and Mummy and baby bears.)
Poetry for Creationtide
Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)
Glory be to God for dappled things –
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
May the blessing of light be on you,
as a light from a fire that gathers friends around.
And may light shine from your eyes,
like a candle set in the window of a house,
And may the blessing of the rain be on you,
may it wash your spirit fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines,
And may the blessing of the earth be on you,
soft under your feet as you pass along the roads,
and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it.
And may the Lord bless you now, and bless you kindly. Amen.