Bishop Andrew leads Holy Week online worship

April 3, 2020

The College of Bishops continues to lead online worship with the Scottish Episcopal Church this weekend, with the Rt Rev Andrew Swift, Bishop of Brechin, celebrating the Eucharist on Palm Sunday.

The service is held in private at the Bishop’s House in Dundee, with the only exceptions to participation being immediate family living in the same household. This is in line with SEC guidelines following government advice to suspend church services and stay at home as part of the national effort to halt the spread of coronavirus.

The broadcast is available for all to access on YouTube and Facebook.

This website page will also contain a downloadable video and audio format of the service, when these are ready. The service will be available for one week after its initial broadcast.

The next broadcast will be on Maundy Thursday at 6pm, followed by Good Friday (time to be confirmed), the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday (8.30pm) and Easter Sunday (11am).

The Palm Sunday service liturgy is available to download here. In response to queries about spiritual communion at home, the College of Bishops has issued the following guidance on the SEC website.

We encourage people to distribute the video/audio recordings and the Liturgy widely within their own personal networks. In households with no internet or playback capacity at all, if people are simply given the opportunity to read the words of the Liturgy to themselves close to the appointed time, they will be praising God along with others in the Church.