Scottish Episcopal Church Online Advent Calendar for 2017

December 1, 2017

December 13 – Signing the Celebration of Christ

The Rev Rosie Addis, Assistant Curate at Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield and chaplain to Albany Deaf Church discusses how to spread the good news of Christ’s birth in British Sign Language.

December 12 – Yearning for God

The Right Reverend Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll and The Isles shares his reflection on how our love for God is shown through our relationships with our loved ones as we anticipate the birth of a child.

December 11 – The Great Hymns of the Church

City of Edinburgh organist and music director at Old Saint Paul’s Church in the Diocese of Edinburgh talks about the beauty of music written for the Advent season.

December 9 – Prayers on a Postcard

Petko Marinov, a member of the congregation of St Mary’s Cathedral in the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway, talks about his project ‘Prayers on a Postcard’, it’s inspiration and how you can get involved.


December 8 – Burning Brightly with the Love of God

The Rev Christine Barclay, rector of St Peter’s, Linlithgow and St Columba’s, Bathgate talks about the ongoing development project at St Peter’s.

December 7 – Soul Food

Anne Burnett, a member of the congregation at St Paul’s and St George’s, Edinburgh talks about the upcoming christmas dinner that the Soul Food Initiative is organising this winter.

December 6 – The Shepherds sing; and shall I silent be?
Young people from every diocese in the Scottish Episcopal Church read George Herbert’s poem ‘Christmas’

December 5 – A Momentous Life
The Rev Canon Dr Alison Peden reflects on Mary, Elizabeth, and meeting with loved ones at important moments.

December the 4 – Rev Sally Foster-Fulton: Head of Christian Aid Scotland

Rev Sally says: “Presentaid is an ethical gift project that supports the work of Christian Aid. We are the UK Churches’ International Development Agency, working in 40 countries around the world. We always work with local partners because we believe those living on the sharp end of poverty are best placed to identify their needs and drive the solutions. The Scottish Episcopal Church are one of our 41 sponsoring churches and are strong partners with Christian Aid Scotland – we work together with congregations to expose the scandal of poverty – campaigning for climate, gender and tax justice. You help us raise awareness, action and money.”

December 3 – The First Sunday of Advent

Meghan Philp, one of the young people from the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness reads a collect for the First Sunday of Advent

December 2 – Not Just for You

Joanna MacDonald discusses how the actions of The Virgin Mary call us all to say yes to God.

December the 1st – Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

The Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church introduces our Advent Video Calendar for 2017.